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SPSSI Publications

SPSSI publishes three scholarly journals and a book series that includes both authored and edited volumes. 

You can help us build awareness of the journals and encourage your library to subscribe using our flyer.


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. Issue proposals and inquiries should be directed to Editor Carey Ryan.

Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy
(ASAP) is an outlet for psychological and social science scholarship with implications for social action and policy. 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. Articles may be submitted online at; inquiries about the journal should be directed to the editor, Chris Aberson.

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. Proposals in inquiries about potential SIPR submissions should be directed to the editors, Naomi Ellemers and Jolanda Jetten


SPSSI publishes both authored and edited booksAuthored books are grounded in 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. Our edited books help to fill the gap between basic research on social issues and translation into social policy and program interventions. Each book in the series is devoted to a specific social issue- relevant theme, covering related theory, research, and application. Please contact our books editor, Daniel Perlman with suggestions and inquiries.



Our member newsletter, the Forward and our graduate student newsletter, the Rookie are normally published three times each year.

Our Publications Committee co-chairs for 2018:
Peggy Stockdale and Kevin Lanning