Help us promote JSI, ASAP, and SIPR. New flyer here.
SPSSI, along with Wiley Blackwell, currently publishes three scholarly journals and a book series that includes both authored and edited volumes. Brief descriptions of these journals and books and of our other publications are below. More information can be found about each by clicking on the title of the journal or book.
Help us build awareness of the journals and encourage your library to subscribe using our flyer.
Journal of Social Issues
The Journal of Social Issues (JSI) is a thematic journal published quarterly. Through JSI the Society seeks to bring behavioral and social science theory, empirical evidence and practice into focus on human problems. Each issue of JSI is devoted to a single topic and has as its goal the communication of scientific findings and interpretations in an accurate but readily understandable fashion. Sheri Levy, (Stony Brook University), serves as JSI Editor through the end of 2013. Issue proposals and inquiries for 2014 and beyond should be directed to incoming Editor Ann Bettencourt (University of Missouri).
Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy
Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP), is an outlet for psychological and social science scholarship with implications for social action and policy. Under the guidance of an international editorial board, ASAP serves a global audience that includes policy makers and advocates as well as social scientists, students, and the public at large. Articles are published electronically as soon as they are accepted for publication, then in print at the end of every calendar year. Articles may be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asap; inquiries about the journal should be directed to the editor, Kevin Lanning, at email@example.com.
Social Issues and Policy Review
Social Issues and Policy Review (SIPR) is an annual journal that provides state of the art and timely theoretical and empirical reviews of topics and programs of research that are directly relevant to understanding and addressing social issues and public policy. Drs. Samuel Gaertner (University of Delaware) and Rupert Brown (Sussex University) are the editors for this journal. All proposals and inquiries about potential SIPR issues should be directed to these editors.
Dr. Mark Snyder (University of Minnesota) is the SPSSI books editor. Please contact Dr. Snyder with suggestions and inquiries.
Books in the Contemporary Social Issues series are grounded in the authors' programs of research and focus on psychological research relevant to social issues facing individuals, groups, communities, and/or society at large. Each volume is written to speak to scholars, students, practitioners, and policy-makers.
The goal of the Social Issues and Interventions series of edited books is to help fill the gap between basic research on social issues and translation into social policy and program interventions. Each book in the series is an edited volume devoted to a specific social issue- relevant theme, covering related theory, research, and application.
SPSSI also has several other publications. Over the years, we have sponsored several topical, methodological, and text books. A list of these publications can be found by clicking on “books” on the left hand side of this page. In addition to these journals and books, we publish two newsletters, the Forward and The Rookie Student Newsletter, and publish pamphlets and fact sheets on social issues and social change. More information about these can also be found by clicking on the corresponding links on the left hand side of the page.
Our Publications Committee co-chairs for 2012-2013:
Chris Crandall of Kansas University and Buju Dasgupta of University of Massachusetts, Amherst