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Masthead Policy and Types of Articles Published

Masthead Policy     

The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology publishes papers that focus on the interrelationships between culture and psychological processes. Submitted manuscripts may report results from either cross-cultural comparative research or results from other types of research concerning the ways in which culture (and related concepts such as ethnicity) affect the thinking and behavior of individuals as well as how individual thought and behavior define and reflect aspects of culture. Also welcome for consideration are review papers and innovative reformulations of cross-cultural theory. Manuscripts reporting data from within a single nation should focus on cultural factors and explore the theoretical or practical relevance of their findings from a more broadly cross-cultural perspective. Empirical studies must be described in sufficient detail to be potentially replicable. Authors who are uncertain about the appropriateness of particular manuscripts should contact the Editor (David Matsumoto at dm@sfsu.edu) or Founding and Special Issues Editor (Walter J. Lonner at walt.lonner@wwu.edu).

Manuscript Submission

Submit manuscripts for publication in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jccp. Manuscripts should not be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript length should normally be 15 to 35 double-spaced, typewritten pages. Longer papers will be considered and published if they meet the above criteria. The American Psychological Association's Publication Manual (5th ed.) should be followed when preparing manuscripts. Manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial Advisory Board. Allow up to 3 months for a publication decision and up to 1 year for publication.  

Brief Reports

Accepted Brief Reports should be no more than 10 double-spaced manuscript pages long, including title page, references and any tables. Further information can be obtained from the Editor.

Special Issues  

An important part of JCCP's publication policy is the periodic publication of special issues or special sections of regular issues. Current needs, emerging trends, and readership interest guide the publication of material in this category. Ideas or suggestions for special issues or special sections should be discussed with Found and Special Issues Editor, Walter J. Lonner. His address is

Walter J. Lonner
Center for Cross-Cultural Research
Department of Psychology
Western Washington University
Bellingham, Washington U.S.A. 98225-9089

Journal Information

The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (ISSN 0022-0221) is published six times annually--in January, March, May, July, September, and November--by Sage Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousands Oaks, CA 91320. JCCP was inaugurated in 1970 as a quarterly publication at Western Washington State College (now Western Washington University) as part of the activities of Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research (CCCR).  Beginning in 1973, Sage published it for the Center, the original copyright holder. Since 1972, it has been associated with the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP). In 2004 the copyright was sold to Sage Publications and it continues to be published by Sage for the IACCP in cooperation with the CCCR, Department of Psychology, Western Washington Univserity.  The Editorial Advisory Board, in consultation with IACCP's Communications and Publications Committee, has exclusive control over the publication policies.  Many university libraries carry the Journal, and it can be obtained from most others through interlibrary loan services. Alternately, reprints of individual articles may be requested directly from authors. Finally, preparations for an online version of JCCP are in the final stages.

Social Science Citation Index ranking: JCCP has a high ranking in the social psychology journals where it is listed by the Institute for Scientific Information and consistently has had the highest impact factor of the several psychology journals that focus to varying degrees on the interface between the individual and his or her culture.

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