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Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering research on social and personal relationships. It was established in 1984 by Sage Publications, originally in association with the International Network on Personal Relationships, which merged with the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships to form the International Association for Relationship Research. The editor-in-chief is Geoff MacDonald (University of Toronto).

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships  
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Discipline Psychology
Language English
Edited by Geoff MacDonald
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 8/year
Standard abbreviations
J. Soc. Pers. Relatsh.
ISSN 0265-4075 (print)
1460-3608 (web)
LCCN 97652884
OCLC no. 10643317

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 1.459.[1]


  1. ^ "Journal of Social and Personal Relationships". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014.

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