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Social Psychology Quarterly is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes theoretical and empirical papers in the field of social psychology. The editors-in-chief are Matthew E. Brashears and Brent Simpson (University of South Carolina). It is published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the American Sociological Association, of which this is an official journal.

Social Psychology Quarterly  
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DisciplineSocial psychology
Publication details
Former name(s)
Sociometry, Social Psychology
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
Soc. Psychol. Q.
ISSN0190-2725 (print)
1939-8999 (web)
OCLC no.643521364



The journal was established in 1937 under the title Sociometry by Jacob L. Moreno, who served as publisher and chair of the editorial committee until 1955. In 1955, Moreno transferred ownership of the journal to the American Sociological Society (now the American Sociological Association), which has published the journal continuously since then. The journal's name was changed to Social Psychology in 1978 and it obtained its current name in 1979.[1]

Abstracting and indexingEdit

Social Psychology Quarterly is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2017 impact factor is 2.341, ranking it 18th out of 64 journals in the category "Psychology, Social".[2]

Past EditorsEdit

The following persons have been editors-in-chief of the journal:[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Rhoades, Lawrence J. (1981). "Chapter 7: Golden Era Dawns". A History of the American Sociological Association, 1905-1980. American Sociological Association. OCLC 8547896.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Social". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.
  3. ^ Rosich, Katherine J. (2005). "Appendix 6: Editors of ASA Publications". A History of the American Sociological Association, 1980-2004 (PDF). American Sociological Association. ISBN 0-912764-43-0.

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