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SPSSI Publications

SPSSI publishes three scholarly journals, a book series that includes both authored and edited volumes, a member newsletter, a graduate student newsletter, and a blog. SPSSI also publishes a range of webinars recorded conference presentations to its YouTube channel, and contributes a regular column to APA's Monitor on Psychology. SPSSI's Publications Committee Co-chairs are Luis Rivera and Jessica Salvatore.

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SPSSI Journals


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 Martin D. Ruck.

Call for Proposals: How Can Psychologists Walk the Walk
to Promote Racial Justice?  Situating racial justice intervention research
within the translational research framework
Submissions Due October 31, 2023

Call for Proposals: Using Neurodiversity-Affirming Intersectional Approaches to Build More Equitable Societies and Shape Public Policy
Submissions Due October 15, 2023

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. Inquiries about the journal should be directed to ASAP Co-Editors Kevin Carriere and Shaun Wiley.

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 and inquiries about potential SIPR submissions should be directed to the SIPR Editors Ann Bettencourt and Michael Zárate (2021 – 2023); Asia Eaton and Keon West (2024 – 2026),

Virtual Series Issue (VSI). VSI is a virtual journal based around thematic or significant anniversaries or events (e.g. Brown v. Board of Education, MLK Remembrance, SPSSI's Annual Conferences), calendar events (e.g. Earth Day), and major policy initiatives (e.g., health care, welfare reform, major Supreme Court cases). The VSI Editor identifies and selects appropriate articles from previously published issues of SPSSI's journals to be bundled for inclusion in each virtual issue. Inquiries should be directed to VSI Editor Roxanne Moadel-Attie



SPSSI Books may be authored or edited. SPSSI authored 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. SPSSI 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 the SPSSI Books Editor Brian Christens with suggestions and inquiries.


SPSSI Newsletters

Newsletter Titles

The Forward is SPSSI's member newsletter.

Social Issues from Student Perspectives is SPSSI's graduate student newsletter.

Both are published three times each year.



Sound Science, Sound Policy

Sound Science, Sound Policy is a blog produced by SPSSI and published on the website Psychology Today. Each blog post looks at the science behind a different (and timely) policy issue. 

SPSSI's Judicial Notebook Column

Judicial Notebook

Judicial Notebook is a column produced by SPSSI's Courtwatch Committee. The column is published in the APA Monitor on Psychology and serves two purposes: 1) To make readers aware of court decisions that may affect their professional practice or be of interest to them; and 2) To alert psychologists (and other social scientists) to pending cases or legislation in which they might become professionally involved.


SPSSI's Academic YouTube Video Series

Academic YouTube Video Series

SPSSI's Academic YouTube Video Series features social and behavioral scientists talking about their research and the implications of their research for the broader public. Eleven videos are now available with new videos scheduled to be released in 2021.