Call for Papers: Social and Personality Psychology

We invite you to submit your work in social and personality psychology to Collabra: Psychology, the open access (OA) journal from University of California Press.

If you’ve already heard of us, you will know that Collabra: Psychology is different. It is not just another OA journal, but a journal that actually gives back to the research community through a novel mechanism that recognizes and shares the value contributed by editors and peer reviewers. This mechanism shares earnings with editors and reviewers for any journal work (not just work leading to acceptance), and allows them to make decisions as to what happens with this value, with options to “pay forward” that value to institutional OA budgets, or to an author waiver fund subsidizing APCs for other researchers. This page explains it in full.

Additionally, Collabra: Psychology is focused on scientific, methodological, and ethical rigor. Editors and reviewers do not attempt to predict a submission’s impact to the field, nor employ any topic bias in accepting articles — they will check for rigorously and transparently conducted, statistically sound, adequately powered, and fairly analyzed research worthy of inclusion in the scholarly record. The bar is set high.

But, most importantly for this call for papers, Collabra: Psychology has a great team of editors from the social and personality psychology communities, currently including:

Simine Vazire (Senior Editor), University of California, Davis

Brent Donnellan (Senior Editor), Texas A&M University

Joel Cooper (Senior Editor), Princeton University

Mitja Back, University of Muenster

Jeremy Biesanz, University of British Columbia

Wiebke Bleidorn, University of California, Davis

Sam Gosling, University of Texas

Katie Corker, Grand Valley State University

Matthias Mehl, University of Arizona

Elizabeth Page-Gould, University of Toronto

Nairan Ramirez-Esparza, University of Connecticut

Rebecca Schlegel, Texas A&M University

Alexa Tullett, University of Alabama

Beth Visser, Lakehead University

We encourage you to submit your work to us, and to know that you will be supporting one of the first journals that shares actual value with all of the people who do the work and help create a journal’s brand. With our first papers now published and receiving over 25,000 views collectively, we look forward to continued publishing success. Any questions, please contact Dan Morgan.

For Collabra: Psychology news and updates please follow @CollabraOA, the Collabra blog, or sign up for the Collabra e-newsletter.

There are many more innovative features at Collabra: Psychology, including optional open peer review, article-level metrics, article annotation and commentary from, and an article-sharing partnership with Kudos, to name just a few. Please do check out the website for the full story:

We hope to hear from you soon!

(On behalf of the Editors)

— Dan Morgan, Publisher, Collabra