SBP Journal

ISSNs: 1179-6391 (Online), 0301-2212 (Print)

Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal (SBP), founded in 1973, publishes papers on all aspects of social, personality, and developmental psychology. In the past 50 years SBP has published the work of over 7,600 researchers and professionals, and the journal’s archive now contains several thousand articles. The journal is indexed in the SSCI with a current impact factor of 1.3 and has a CiteScore of 2.5.

Celebrating 50 years of publishing Social Behavior and Personality

Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Bob Stewart, introduces the 50th volume of SBP with a personal reflection on half a century of journal publication and looks ahead to what comes next.

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Since 2019, SBP Journal has been published in electronic format only.

SBP has a distinguished Board of Consulting Editors and works with thousands of expert peer reviewers around the globe. A minimum of 12 issues are published each year and the journal is available in the libraries of major universities all over the world.

All published articles can be accessed via Ingenta Connect and on the journal’s website, Articles are also abstracted, indexed, and preserved in the following networks:

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SBP Journal offers:

  A well-established international journal published monthly
  A distinguished Editorial Board, featuring pioneers of psychology and up-and-coming researchers
  Online submission of your manuscripts
  Expert peer feedback from worldwide reviewers through a double-blind review process
  Published work of over 7,600 researchers and professionals
  Individual article purchases for a flat fee of $US29 each; search our article database
  Institutional and personal subscription options
  Free two month trial for institutions


SBP Journal is indexed, abstracted, or archived in the following locations:

Academic Search Premier, AgeLine, Arts and Humanities Database, ArticleFirst, ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, British Library, Chicano Database, CINAHL, Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, CLOCKSS, CNPIEC, Communication and Mass Media Index, Copyright Clearance Centre, CrossRef, Current Citations Express (EBSCO), Current Contents – Social & Behavioral Sciences, Dietrich’s Index Philosophicus, EBSCOhost, Educational Research Abstracts Online, Family and Society Studies Worldwide, Google, Google Scholar, Higher Education Abstracts, IBZ Online (De Gruyter), Ingenta Connect, Institute of Scientific Information, J-Gate (Informatics), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, OCLC, Portico, ProQuest, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, PsycINFO, Public Affairs Index, Research Alert (Institute for Scientific Information), SportDiscus, Social Service Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Thomson Reuters, WorldCat.