European Journal of Personality
|Edited by||Mitja Back|
John Wiley & Sons (United States)
|Eur. J. Pers.|
The European Journal of Personality (EJP) is the official bimonthly academic journal of the European Association of Personality Psychology covering research on personality, published by Wiley. In 2017, EJP had a 5-year impact factor of 4.2, which has increased since 2013 (from 2.9). Moreover, based on impact factor, the journal ranked 2nd of all the empirical journals in the social-personality field, and 1st when looking at journals exclusively devoted to research on personality. EJP seeks to promote the development of empirical and theoretical work in personality psychology. It publishes papers relevant to advancing the field of personality in the broadest sense, and encompasses topics such as the nature of personality, expressions of personality in a social context, personality development, and the consequences of personality. EJP also publishes work on methodological advances in research on personality. It is abstracted in many of the leading abstracting services including Psychological Abstracts/PsycINFO, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Web of Science.
Since 2017, EJP has also implemented new editorial policies to promote the transparency of work published in the journal. EJP requires a minimal standard of reporting (e.g., sample size justification), and promotes the sharing of materials and data to the authors via Open Science badges. According to numbers in early 2019, the percentage of articles that were published in 2016 to 2019 that received one or more Open Science badges (i.e., Open Material badge, Open Data badge, and the pre-registration badge) has gone up from 2% in 2016 to nearly 70% in 2018. Moreover, in February 2019, EJP ranked third for transparency on a list of the Center for Open Science (along with Collabra: Psychology; calculated based on implementation of the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines).
EJP introduced two new options in the submission process in 2018. The journal now encourages authors to submit registered reports. In a registered report, "authors create a study proposal that includes theoretical and empirical background, research questions/hypotheses, and pilot data (if available). Upon submission, this proposal will then be reviewed prior to data collection, and if accepted, the paper resulting from this peer-reviewed procedure will be published, regardless of the study outcomes.” The journal also allows for streamlined review, a process in which a paper that was previously rejected elsewhere can be send in along with the original decision letter and the reviews. These documents can then be used as additional information by the editors at the EJP.
EJP also seeks to increase the visibility of its papers through their blog and social media accounts. The blog is focused on highlighting the work of its authors through interviews, press releases, and journal updates. In addition, the EJP has an active Facebook and Twitter account.
- Back, Mitja D. (2017). "Editorial". European Journal of Personality. 31: 3–7. doi:10.1002/per.2093.
- "A reflection on open science practices at EJP in 2018".
- "Promoting Adoption of Open Science Policies at Journals". Osf. 20 January 2019.
- Back, Mitja D. (2018). "Continued Quality, Openness, and Curiosity at the European Journal of Personality". European Journal of Personality. 32: 3–5. doi:10.1002/per.2141.