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Social Psychology Quarterly (SPQ): Quick facts and submission tips

Editage Insights | Jan 27, 2015 | 14,431 views
Social Psychology Quarterly; SPQ; ASA; American Sociology Association
Aims and ScopeSocial Psychology Quarterly (SPQ) publishes theoretical and empirical papers concerning the relationship between the individual and society. Included are the study of the relations between individuals; individuals and groups, collectivities, and institutions; and intra-individual processes as they substantially influence, or are influenced by, social structure and process.
As an interdisciplinary journal, SPQ publishes works by both sociologists and psychologists.
PublisherAmerican Sociological Association (ASA)
Frequency of publicationQuarterly: March, June, September, and December
Editorial Information


  • Richard T. Serpe, Kent State University
  • Jan E. Stets, University of California, Riverside

Managing Editor:

  • Ryan Trettevik, Univ. of California Riverside

Deputy Editors:

  • Linda K George, Duke University
  • Wil Kalkhoff, Kent University
  • Donileen R. Loseke, Univ. of South Florida

Further editorial information:



  • Papers must concern the relationship between the individual and society, which includes relations between individuals, or individuals and groups, individuals and collectivities, or individuals and institutions.
  • Otherwise, studies may focus on the intra-individual processes that substantially influence, or are influenced by, social structure and process.





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  • ASA finds it unethical to submit a manuscript to another professional journal while it is under review by SPQ.
  • Authors must identify significant findings or contributions that have already appeared (or will appear) elsewhere.
  • Other ethical guidelines can be found at ASA’s website.





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  • Academic Search - Premier
  • Academic Search Alumni Edition
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
  • Academic Search Elite
  • AgeLine
  • Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • Arts & Sciences I - JSTOR
  • Current Abstracts - EBSCO
  • Current Index to Statistics
  • Educational Research Abstracts Online (T&F)
  • Educator's Reference Complete (Gale)
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • FRANCIS Database
  • General OneFile - Gale
  • IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • MasterFILE - Ebsco
  • ProQuest Social Science Journals
  • Psychology Collection - Gale
  • PsycINFO
  • Scopus
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • TOC Premier - EBSCO



Impact factor: 1.647

Ranks 24/61 in Psychology, Social

Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)


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