Social Psychology Quarterly

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Social Psychology Quarterly  
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Former names
Sociometry, Social Psychology
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Soc. Psychol. Q.
Discipline Social psychology
Language English
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0190-2725 (print)
1939-8999 (web)
OCLC no. 643521364
JSTOR 01902725

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 Jan E. Stets (University of California, Riverside) and Richard Serpe (Kent State University). It is published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the American Sociological Association, of which this is an official journal.


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 indexing[edit]

Social Psychology Quarterly is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2011 impact factor is 1.892, ranking it 15th out of 59 journals in the category "Psychology, Social".[2]

Past editors[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  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". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2011. 
  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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