Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Personality Psychology (IJPP) is the official organ of the World Association for Personality Psychology (WAPP), and published by the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. The IJPP aims to be a worldwide publication and discussion platform for research in the areas of personality, individuality, intelligence, and individual differences in a broad sense, including studies with a cultural or cross-cultural content. The Journal publishes original (not published elsewhere) research-papers, reviews, theoretical papers, commentaries, brief notes, etc., provided they fit the field described above, and provided that the submissions pass the review process.

 

Section Policies

editorials

this section is only for editors

  • Unchecked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Unchecked Peer Reviewed

research articles

The focus of this Research Articles section is on research-papers, reviews, theoretical papers, not published elsewhere

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

research notes

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

regional reports

The focus of this Regional Reports section is on papers (empirical or theoretical) that have a strong cultural emphasis

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

commentaries

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Unchecked Peer Reviewed

book reviews

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts will be subjected to peer review. Typically 2 to 3 reviewers will be asked to evaluate submissions. Generally manuscripts are evaluated on:

  • relevance of the contribution to the field of the journal
  • coherence and soundness of theory and methodology
  • grammar and style

The normal turn-around time for evaluation of manuscripts is 1 to 3 months from the date of receipt.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is regularly updated with new articles or other items to be published. Typically, individual items will be published as soon as they are ready.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content, on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.