The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


Journal of Social Issues

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Mission statement: The Journal of Social Issues (JSI) is the flagship journal of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. The goal of JSI is to communicate scientific findings and interpretations relevant to pressing social issues in a non-technical manner but without the sacrifice of professional standards.  Each issue of JSI is organized around an integral theme. Issues of the Journal are proposed and developed by social researchers, who serve as issue editors under the direction of the JSI board. JSI does not publish unsolicited manuscripts or book reviews. Our sister journal, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP) accepts unsolicited manuscripts and book reviews.

Upcoming issues

JSI Editor Ann Bettencourt

JSI - Editorial Board


Developing a special issue: We encourage individuals to consider developing a special issue for this journal, however we do not accept individual manuscripts for publication. Our sister journal, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, accepts unsolicited manuscripts.

Instructions for Submissions to Journal of Social Issues: Preliminary proposals and all subsequent correspondences should be sent to

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Subscriptions: Subscription is free to SPSSI members. For non-members, subscription cost and information about ordering back issues from 1995 to present, is available at Wiley-Blackwell. Back issues prior to 1995 may be available by contacting SPSSI. Copies of individual papers are not available.

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Updated December 2014



Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
- Kurt Lewin