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Group Processes & Intergroup Relations (GPIR) is a scientific social psychology journal dedicated to research on social psychological processes within and between groups. It provides a forum for and is aimed at researchers and students in social psychology and related disciples (e.g., organizational and management sciences, political science, sociology, language and communication, cross cultural psychology, international relations) that have a scientific interest in the social psychology of human groups. The journal has an extensive editorial team that includes many of the leading scholars in social psychology of group processes and intergroup relations from around the world.
GPIR communications basic and applied empirical research and theory on topics of critical concern to society:
- social categorization
- minority and majority influence
- group decision-making
- group structure
- group socialization
- bargaining and negotiation
- intergroup conflict and cooperation
- collective action and cognition
- collective self and identity
- social identity
- language and identity
- ethnic and cultural relations
- social dilemmas
Articles, Reports and Special Issues
GPIR publishes standard quantitative research and review articles, typically 5000-8000 words, excluding references, tables, and figures. Single study papers are welcome; however, these must be sufficiently powered and make an important contribution to the literature. GPIR does not currently accept short reports or qualitative work. If authors wish to submit longer or shorter articles, this should be discussed in advance with the editor by e-mail. Manuscripts should be prepared strictly in accordance with APA publication guidelines as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).
Of the 8 issues published each year one or two are typically thematic Special Issues which highlight hot, novel or controversial topics in group processes and intergroup relations. Special Issues are peer-reviewed like regular issues but they are guest edited. Special Issues can be initiated by the journal editors who invite guest editors, or they can be initiated by scholars in the field. If you feel you have an idea for a Special Issue that you would like to guest edit contact the Special Issues Editor, Michael Hogg.
All enquires should be directed to the GPIR Editorial office -
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
School of Psychology
University of Kent
Tel: +44 1227 827475
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Submissions to Group Processes and Intergroup Relations are double blind reviewed (reviewers' and authors' names are withheld). The Editors check submissions for suitability, and assign suitable submissions to the appropriate Associate Editor who seeks reviews from two or three expert peer reviewers. The journal aims to receive comments within 4 weeks of each reviewer's agreement to review, and to make editorial decisions within four weeks of having received sufficient reviews.
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Group Processes & Intergroup Relations is a scientific social psychology journal dedicated to research on social psychological processes within and between groups. It provides a forum for and is aimed at researchers and students in social psychology and related disciples (e.g., organizational and management sciences, political science, sociology, language and communication, cross cultural psychology, international relations) that have a scientific interest in the social psychology of human groups. The journal has an extensive editorial team that includes many if not most of the leading scholars in social psychology of group processes and intergroup relations from around the world.
GPIR communicates basic and applied empirical research and theory on topics of critical concern to society: prejudice * discrimination * stereotyping * social categorization * minority and majority influence * conformity * group decision-making * leadership * group structure * group socialization * bargaining and negotiation * intergroup conflict and cooperation * collective action and cognition * collective self and identity * social identity * language and identity * ethnic and cultural relations · and social dilemmas
|Zoe Horsham||University of Kent, UK|
|Ashleigh Haydock-Symonds||University of Kent, UK|
|Anita Blanchard||University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA|
|Emanuele Castano||University of Trento, Italy|
|Stéphanie Demoulin||Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium|
|Amber M. Gaffney||Cal Poly Humboldt, USA|
|Ángel Gómez||Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED, Spain|
|Erin Hennes||Purdue University, USA|
|James Larson||Loyola University, Chicago, USA|
|Geoffrey Leonardelli||Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada|
|David Marx||San Diego State University, USA|
|Rose Meleady||University of East Anglia, UK|
|Laurie O’Brien||Tulane University, USA|
|Kimberly Rios||Ohio University, USA|
|Tamar Saguy||Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel|
|Sofia Stathi||University of Greenwich, UK|
|Scott Tindale||Loyola University, Chicago, USA|
|Loris Vezzali||Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy|
|Christopher Aberson||Cal Poly Humboldt, USA|
|Catherine Amiot||Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada|
|Winton W. T. Au||Chinese University of Hong Kong, China|
|Fiona Barlow||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Danielle Blaylock||Queen's University Belfast, UK|
|Galen Bodenhausen||Northwestern University, USA|
|Nyla Branscombe||University of Kansas, USA|
|Marilynn B Brewer||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Lindsey Cameron||University of Kent, UK|
|Emanuele Castano||University of Trento, Italy|
|Richard J. Crisp||Durham University, UK|
|Carsten K.W. De Dreu||University of Leiden, The Netherlands|
|Thierry Devos||San Diego State University, USA|
|Kristof Dhont||University of Kent, UK|
|Bertjan E J Doosje||University of Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|John Dovidio||Yale University, USA|
|Libby Drury||Birkbeck, University of London, UK|
|Victoria Esses||University of Western Ontario, Canada|
|Adam Fingerhut||Loyola Marymount University, USA|
|Susan Fiske||Princeton University, USA|
|Lowell Gaertner||University of Tennessee, USA|
|Samuel L. Gaertner||University of Delaware, Newark, USA|
|Wendi L. Gardner||Northwestern University, USA|
|Michele Gelfand||University of Maryland, USA|
|Howard Giles||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA and University of Queensland, Australia|
|Peter S. Glick||Lawrence University, USA|
|Peter Grant||University of Sasketchewan, Canada|
|Miles Hewstone||Oxford University, UK|
|Gordon Hodson||Brock University, Canada|
|Zachary Hohman||Texas Tech University, USA|
|Matthew Hornsey||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Michael Inzlicht||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Jay W Jackson||Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA|
|John T. Jost||New York University, USA|
|Aaron Kay||Duke University, USA|
|Janice Kelly||Purdue University, USA|
|Norbert Kerr||Michigan State University, USA|
|Nour Kteily||Northwestern University, USA|
|Richard N Lalonde||York University, Canada|
|Colin W. Leach||University of Connecticut, USA|
|John M. Levine||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Sheri Levy||Stony Brook University, USA|
|Brian Lickel||University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA|
|Winnifred Louis||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Diane Mackie||University of California Santa Barbara, USA|
|Gregory Maio||University of Bath, UK|
|Brenda Major||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA|
|José M Marques||University of Porto, Portugal|
|Robin Martin||University of Manchester, UK|
|Barbara Masser||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Craig McGarty||University of Western Sydney, Australia|
|Blake McKimmie||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Dominic Packer||Lehigh University, USA|
|Craig D Parks||Washington State University, USA|
|Adam Pearson||Pomona College, USA|
|Cynthia L. Pickett||University of California, Davis, USA|
|Felicia Pratto||University of Connecticut, USA|
|Deborah A. Prentice||Princeton University, USA|
|Helena Radke||University of Edinburgh, UK|
|David Rast||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Stephen D. Reicher||University of St Andrews, UK|
|Scott A. Reid||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA|
|Jennifer A. Richeson||Northwestern University, USA|
|Katharina Schmid||ESADE Business School, Spain|
|Christine M Smith||Grand Valley State University, USA|
|Joanne R Smith||University of Exeter, UK|
|Gary Stasser||Miami University, USA|
|Hermann Swart||Stellenbosch University, South Africa|
|Linda Tropp||University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA|
|Rhiannon Turner||Queens University Belfast, UK|
|Ilja van Beest||Tilburg University, Netherlands|
|Kees van den Bos||Utrecht University, Netherlands|
|Rolf van Dick||Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany|
|Daan van Knippenberg||Rice University, USA|
|Martijn Van Zomeren||University of Groningen, Netherlands|
|Ulrich Wagner||Philipps University Marburg, Germany|
|Kipling D. Williams||Purdue University, USA|
|Gwen M. Wittenbaum||Michigan State University, USA|
|Wendy Wood||University Southern California, USA|
|Steve Wright||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Natalie Wyer||University of Plymouth, UK|
|Vincent Yzerbyt||Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gpir to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Group Processes and Intergroup Relations may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy. If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.
If you have any questions about publishing with Sage, please visit the Sage Journal Solutions Portal
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Statistical Reporting
4.3 Artwork, figures, tables, and other graphics
4.4 Supplemental material
4.5 Reference style
4.6 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 Sage Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
Manuscripts should be prepared strictly in accordance with APA publication guidelines as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). The title page should be anonymous and include two to five key words, to identify the contents of the article. The page should also provide separate word counts for the abstract, the main text, notes, references and tables. Authors should also indicate how many tables and figures are included. The abstract should be no more than 150 words and should summarize succinctly the key points.
GPIR publishes standard quantitative research and review articles, typically 5000-8000 words, excluding references, tables, and figures. Single study papers are welcome; however, these must be sufficiently powered and make an important contribution to the literature. GPIR does not accept short reports or qualitative work. If authors wish to submit longer or shorter articles, this should be discussed in advance with the editor by e-mail. Manuscripts should be prepared strictly in accordance with APA publication guidelines as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).
The Sage Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources. Sage Author Services also offers authors a variety of ways to improve and enhance their article including English language editing, plagiarism detection, and video abstract and infographic preparation.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online
Submissions to Group Processes and Intergroup Relations are double anonymize reviewed (reviewers' and authors' names are withheld). The Editors check submissions for suitability, and assign suitable submissions to the appropriate Associate Editor who seeks reviews from two or three expert peer reviewers. The journal aims to receive comments within 4 weeks of each reviewer's agreement to review, and to make editorial decisions within four weeks of having received sufficient reviews.
All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.
Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
- Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
- Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
- Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, Sage reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here
At Sage we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. GPIR requires that, if asked to do so, its authors must be willing to make the data underpinning articles reviewed by and published in GPIR available to the editors for verification. GPIR further expects authors, where feasible, to share their research data, if appropriate, in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations. Where data is included authors should add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file and authors should also follow data citation principles. If authors do not wish, or unable to share the research data, authors are expected to provide a reasonable explanation during the submission process. For more information on research data sharing please visit the Sage Author Gateway, which includes information about Sage's partnership with the data repository Figshare.
Sage is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the Sage Author Gateway
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations and Sage take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a Sage journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the Sage Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication, Sage requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Sage’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants Sage the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than Sage. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the Sage Author Gateway
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations offers optional open access publishing via the Sage Choice programme. For more information please visit the Sage Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit Sage Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
Report statistics in accordance with APA guidelines. Especially pay attention to rounding to three decimal digits where appropriate to do so and use a zero before the decimal point of statistics that can be greater than 1.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Sage’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
If you are including Tables or Figures with your submission, these should be collated into separate files. There should be one file containing all of your tables, and a separate file containing all of your figures. Each submission should include a maximum of one table file (including all tables) and one figure file (including all figures).
For ease during the review process, please collate all your figures, artwork and graphs in to an ordered document that you can upload at review stage.
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Sage after receipt of your accepted article.
The main manuscript must be a self-contained piece that can be read and fully understood in isolation. The journal’s decision whether to accept for publication a submitted manuscript rests entirely on evaluation of the MS itself. GPIR does not encourage the routine inclusion of additional material as it does not inevitably address questions of interest to the readership and often places further burdens of time or inconvenience on readers, reviewers and editors.
However, if necessary and well-justified it is able to host such materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc.).
Such documents should include a cover page with a paragraph clarifying what they contain, be predominantly single-spaced in a sans serif font, sized in 10 or 12 point (e.g. Times Roman 12), and submitted as PDFs. In other respects, APA style and formatting should be used where possible. GPIR adopts US English rather than UK English spelling in its copy editing of articles, and therefore authors are requested to use US English in the Supplementary Materials in order to maintain consistency.
Titles of documents should have the same title as the main manuscript, but with ‘Supplementary Material’ included in both the title and the running head. Supplementary files will be uploaded as supplied. They will not be checked for accuracy, copyedited, typeset or proofread. The responsibility for scientific accuracy and file functionality remains with the authors. A disclaimer to this effect will be displayed alongside any supplementary material published. Please note that data supplements are permanent records just like the articles themselves – i.e., they may not be altered after they have been published on the GPIR OnlineFirst page. The file sizes should be kept as small as possible, as large files will deter readers. Although there are no size restrictions, aim for something between 1 MB to 10 MB, where possible.
For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.
Note regarding the Reference List: All periodical (journal) references should have DOI numbers listed at the end. For example:
Turner R. N., & West K. (2012). Behavioural consequences of imagining intergroup contact with stigmatized outgroups. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 193–202. doi: 10.1177/1368430211418699.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using Sage Language Services. Visit Sage Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations is hosted on Sage Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gpir to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, or seek advice on the submission process please contact the GPIR editorial team at the following email address: email@example.com.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
For promotional purposes, you will be asked to provide your Twitter handle (if applicable).
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the Sage Author Gateway
Your Sage Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal Sage Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate.
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the Sage Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.
Sage provides authors with online access to their final article.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The Sage Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows: