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Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

eISSN: 15525422 | ISSN: 00220221 | Current volume: 55 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

For 50 years the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology has provided a leading interdisciplinary forum for psychologists, sociologists, and other researchers who study the relations between culture and behavior.

Comprehensive Coverage - Eight Times a Year!

The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology provides the latest empirical research on important cross-cultural questions in social, developmental, cognitive, linguistic, personality, organizational and other areas of psychology.

Regular Features

Each volume of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology includes empirical papers, brief reports, and integrative review articles of empirical cross-cultural research, along with theoretical papers that may suggest new orientations for future research. The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology publishes cross-cultural and single culture studies, and quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods are represented.

Thematic Discussions

The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology supplements its broad coverage with single-themed Special Issues and Special Sections dedicated to topics of particular interest. Previous thematic discussions include Bridging Cross-Cultural Psychology with Societal Development Studies, Half-Century Assessment, Europe's Culture(s): Negotiating Cultural Meanings, Values, and Identities in the European Context, and Reflections on Methods and Theory. Special Issues Coming Soon: Diverse Methods for Assessing Cultural Identity, and Mapping Human Morality: Human Universals and Cultural Differences.

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology publishes papers that focus on the interrelations between culture and psychological processes. Submitted manuscripts may report results from either cross-cultural comparative research or single culture studies.

Research that concerns the ways in which culture, and related concepts such as ethnicity, affects the thinking and behavior of individuals, as well as how individual thought and behavior define and reflect aspects of culture are appropriate for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Cultural Variables. Cultural variables that may be related to the behavior(s) of interest should be assessed rather than relying upon conjectures regarding assumed cultural differences that could be influencing behavior(s).

Empirical Research. Most papers published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology are reports of empirical research. Empirical studies must be described in sufficient detail to be potentially replicable. 

  • NOTE: The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology does not publish psychometric studies of test construction or validation. Studies that compare scale performance or factor structure among different cultural groups are also not considered by the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Reviews and Theoretical Papers. Integrative reviews that synthesize empirical studies and innovative reformulations of cross-cultural theory will also be considered. These reviews are expected to reformulate or offer a novel perspective to an existing cross-cultural theory or research area.

Single Nation/Culture Research. Studies reporting data from within a single nation should focus on cultural factors and explore the theoretical or applied relevance of the findings from a broad cross-cultural perspective.

Methods. Psychology publishes studies using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.

Authors who are uncertain about the appropriateness of particular manuscripts should contact the Editor, Senior Editor, or any of the Associate Editors for clarification and advice.

Editor in Chief
Sylvia Xiaohua Chen Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Founding and Contributing Editor
Walter J. Lonner Western Washington University, USA (Emeritus)
Special Issues Editor
Deborah L. Best Wake Forest University, USA (Emerita)
Associate Editors
Brien Ashdown Carlos Albizu University, USA
Nicolas Geeraert University of Essex, UK
Yanjun Guan Nottingham University Business School, China
Takeshi Hamamura Curtin University, Australia
Keiko Ishii Nagoya University, Japan
Vaishali Raval Miami University, USA
Sunita Stewart University of Texas Southwestern, USA
Junko Tanaka-Matsumi Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Antonio Terracciano Florida State University, USA
Ching (Catherine) Wan Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Consulting Editors
John Adamopoulos Grand Valley State University, USA
Juri Allik University of Tartu, Estonia
Theodore Bartholomew Scripps College, USA
Veronica Benet-Martinez Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Diana Boer Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Michael H. Bond Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Seger Breugelmanns Tilburg University, Netherlands
Symen Brouwers North-West University, South Africa
Pradeep Chakkarath Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Yulia Chentsova Dutton Georgetown University, USA
Valery Chirkov the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Chi-Yue Chiu Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
A . Timothy Church Washington State University, USA
Wolfgang Friedlmeier Grand Valley State University, USA
Cindy Gallois University of Queensland, Australia (Emerita)
Harry Gardiner University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, USA (Emeritus)
Jan Hofer University of Trier, Germany
Hyi Sung Hwang San Francisco State University and Humintell, LLC, USA
Ding-Yu Jiang National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Emiko S. Kashima La Trobe University, Australia
Yoshihisa Kashima University of Melbourne, Australia
David Matsumoto San Francisco State University, USA
Robert R. McCrae Baltimore, MD, USA
Sumie Okazaki New York University, USA
Vassilis Pavlopoulos University of Athens, Greece
Ype H Poortinga Tilburg University, Netherlands (Emeritus)
Anu Realo University of Warwick, UK
Tina L. Rochelle City University of Hong Kong, China
Andrew Ryder Concordia University, Canada
Saba Safdar University of Guelph, Canada
Lilach Sagiv Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Shalom H Schwartz Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Peter B. Smith University of Sussex, UK (Emeritus)
Gisela Trommsdorff University of Konstanz, Germany (Emerita)
Evert Van de Vliert University of Groningen, Netherlands (Emeritus)
Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler Elon College, USA
Lei Wang Peking University, China
Colleen A. Ward Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
S. Arzu Wasti Sabanci University, Turkey
Christian Welzel University of Leuphana, Germany
Susumu Yamaguchi The University of Tokyo, Japan
Editorial Assistant
Janice Jennings Wake Forest University, USA
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  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (JCCP) publishes material in three categories: (1) regular, unsolicited manuscripts, (2) brief reports, and (3) special issues. We do not publish book reviews. Summary details of each category are as follows:



    1.Regular, Unsolicited Manuscripts. This is JCCP’s main emphasis. See Aims and Scope for a detailed description of appropriate manuscripts.

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the Editor.

    Manuscript length should normally be 15 to 35 double-spaced, typewritten pages. Longer papers will be considered and published if they meet the above criteria. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the most recent edition of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual. Manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial Advisory Board. Allow up to 3 months for a publication decision and up to 1 year for publication.


    2. Brief Reports. Accepted Brief Reports should be no more than 10 double-spaced manuscript pages long, including title page, references and any tables.


    3. Special Issues. An important part of JCCP’s publication policy is the periodic publication of special issues or special sections of regular issues. Current needs, emerging trends, and readership interest guide the publication of material in this category. Ideas or suggestions for special issues or special sections should be discussed with Walter J. Lonner (, Founding and Special Issues Editor, or other members of the Editorial Advisory Board, especially current Editor, Deborah L. Best (


    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.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

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