About the Journal

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. 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.

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

IJPP provides immediate open access to all content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Articles in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0).


IJPP is sponsored by the World Association for Personality Psychology (WAPP). The WAPP is located in The Netherlands (see www.perpsy.org).

Journal History

The International Journal for Personality Psychology was started in 2014. The decision to have a journal was taken during the first World Conference on Personality in Stellenbosch, South Africa, on March 23,  2013