The Journal of Black Psychology brings you the latest scholarly discussion on timely and sensitive topics. It provides the empirical, theoretical, and methodological studies you need to stay on top of the rapid developments in knowledge about Black experience and behavior. Since 1974, The Journal of Black Psychology has led and recorded the most outstanding contributions within the field of psychology toward the understanding of the experiences and behavior of Black populations. The journal provides complete and balanced coverage of the field’s latest developments and advances, through original articles and special features such as Research Briefs, Essays, Commentary, and Book Reviews. An international array of distinguished authors brings you original analyses and perspectives covering a wide variety of areas, including:
- African-centered psychology
- Counseling & Clinical Psychology
- Psychology of black children
- Therapeutic interventions
- Health & social behavior
- Life span & family issues
- Diversity in African cultures
- Organizational Psychology
The Journal of Black Psychology publishes scholarly contributions within the field of psychology toward the understanding of the experience and behavior of Black populations. This includes reports of empirical research and discussions of the current literature and of original theoretical analyses of data from research studies or programs. Therefore, the Journal publishes work in any of the areas of cognition, personality, social behavior, physiological functioning, child development, education, and clinical application, in addition to empirical research and original theoretical formulations outside traditional boundaries, all integrated by a focus on the domain of Black populations and the objective of scholarly contributions.
|Beverly J. Vandiver||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Bridget Weller||Western Michigan University, USA|
|Sha’Kema Blackmon||University of Memphis, USA|
|Tawanda M. Greer-Medley||Cleveland State University, USA|
|Kenneth M. Tyler||University of Kentucky, USA|
|Na'Im Akbar||Florida State University, USA|
|Oscar A. Barbarin||University of Michigan (Emeritus)|
|Faye Z. Belgrave||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Nancy Boyd-Franklin||Rutgers University, USA|
|A. Wade Boykin||Howard University, USA|
|William E. Cross Jr.||University of Denver, USA|
|Janet E. Helms||Boston College, USA|
|James M. Jones||University of Delaware, USA|
|Thomas A. Parham||California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA|
|Margaret Beale Spencer||University of Chicago-Illinois, USA|
|Tahirah Abdullah||University of Massachusetts Boston, USA|
|Alex Ajayi||Augsburg University, USA|
|Apryl Alexander||University of Denver, USA|
|Candice Aston||Towson University, USA|
|Germine H. Awad||The University of Texas at Austin, USA|
|Debora R. Baldwin||University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA|
|Samuel T. Beasley||Western Michigan University, USA|
|LaVerne A. Berkel||University of Missouri–Kansas City, USA|
|Donte Boyd||University of Houston, USA|
|Clifford Broman||Michigan State University, USA|
|Danice L. Brown||Towson University, USA|
|Mia Budescu||Lehman College (CUNY), USA|
|Roslyn Caldwell||The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Los Angeles and Irvine/Anaheim, USA|
|Sierra E. Carter||Georgia State University, USA|
|Shannon Chavez-Korell||Wayne State University, USA|
|Eddie M. Clark||Saint Louis University, USA|
|Danielle Dickens||Spelman College, USA|
|David Goode-Cross||East Towson Psychological Services, USA|
|Janelle R. Goodwill||The University of Chicago, USA|
|Candice Hargons||University of Kentucky, USA|
|Angela M. Heads||McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, USA|
|Carla D. Hunter||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|DeReef Jamison||The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA|
|Martinque Jones||University of North Texas, USA|
|Shawn C. T. Jones||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Manisha Joshi||University of South Florida, USA|
|Jonathan M. Lassiter||Rowan University, USA|
|Seanna Leath||Washington University in St. Louis, USA|
|Rhonda Lewis||Wichita State University, USA|
|Tania Lodge||Minority Behavioral Health Group, USA|
|Fantasy T. Lozada||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Heather Z. Lyons||Loyola University of Maryland, USA|
|Keith Maddox||Tufts University, USA|
|Shannon McClain||University of Missouri–Columbia, USA|
|Yara Mekawi||Emory University, USA|
|Kristen J. Mills||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Camilla Nonterah||University of Richmond, USA|
|Seth Oppong||University of Botswana, Botswana|
|Janise Parker||William & Mary School of Education, USA|
|Camille R. Quinn||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Catherine C. Ragland Woods||VA West Los Angeles Medical Center, USA|
|JaNelle Ricks||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Tangela Roberts||Western Michigan University, USA|
|Amorie Robinson||The Ruth Ellis Center, USA|
|Tchilissila Alicerces Simões||University of Coimbra, Portugal|
|Steven Stone-Sabali||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Marie-Anne Suizzo||The University of Texas at Austin, USA|
|Yuma I. Tomes||Sam Houston State University, USA|
|Erlanger Turner||Pepperdine University, USA|
|Rheeda Walker||University of Houston, USA|
|Marcus Watson||Buffalo State (SUNY), USA|
|Antoinette Wilson||University of Houston Downtown, USA|
Manuscripts should be submitted at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jbp, where authors will be required to set up an online account in the Sage Track system powered by ScholarOne.
Prospective authors may also wish to download the Editor’s Statement, published in the May 2009 issue.
Full-length manuscripts reporting results of a single quantitative study generally should not exceed 35 pages total (including cover page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figures), with margins of at least 1 inch on all sides and a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman) of 12 points (no smaller). The entire paper (text, references, tables, etc.) must be double spaced.
Reports of qualitative studies generally should not exceed 45 pages. For papers that exceed these page limits, authors must provide a rationale to justify the extended length in their cover letter (e.g., multiple studies are reported). Papers that do not conform to these guidelines may be returned with instructions to revise before a peer review is invited.
Literature reviews generally should not exceed 40 pages, including references.
Papers that do not conform to these guidelines may be returned with instructions to revise before a peer review is invited.
In addition to full-length manuscripts, the journal will consider brief reports. The brief reports format may be appropriate for empirically sound studies that are limited in scope, reports of preliminary findings that need further replication, or replications and extensions of prior published work.
Authors should indicate in the cover letter that they wish to have their manuscript considered as a brief report, and they must agree not to submit the full report to another journal. The brief report should give a clear, condensed summary of the procedure of the study and as full an account of the results as space permits.
Brief reports should not exceed 15 pages in total length (including cover page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figures) and must follow the same format requirements as full length manuscripts. Brief reports that exceed 15 pages will not be considered.
Manuscript Submission Instructions
Please submit electronic files using MS Word (Windows Vista users, please save your files as an earlier ".doc" filetype). Each submission should consist of a cover file and manuscript file. The cover file should contain a request for review of the manuscript and a statement of the purpose and focus of the submitted paper. Cover files should also include the following information:
- manuscript title and all author names, affiliations, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses
- short biographical paragraphs of each author and any acknowledgments
- manuscript submission date
Every effort should be made by the author to see that the manuscript file contains no clues as to the author's identity. Footnotes containing information pertaining to the identity of the author or institutional affiliation should be on separate pages. Manuscripts, including references, must be double spaced throughout and must conform to guidelines given in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition (APA, 2019).
The manuscript file should begin with a title page, omitting the author's name and affiliation but including the title and the date submitted. Following the title page should be a 100-175 word abstract and 4-5 keywords. The introduction section should follow and precede, in order, the Method, Results, and Discussion sections for empirical reports. Following in order should be note pages, references (entries double spaced and alphabetically listed), appendixes, tables, and figures. Table and figure locations should be indicated in text by callouts (e.g., "[insert Table 1 here]") inserted after the respective paragraphs. Figures must be camera ready.