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Special Topic: Is psychology self-correcting? Reflections on the credibility revolution in social and personality psychology

Social Psychological Bulletin

Guest Editors: Simine Vazire and Brian Nosek

Ten years after the start of the so-called "Replication Crisis" in social and personality psychology, how has the field changed? Has the field improved? Have attempted reforms been effective? Have there been unintended consequences of reforms?

We invite submissions to a special issue of Social Psychological Bulletin that aims to critically reflect on developments in the field of social and personality psychology since 2011. Authors are encouraged to examine issues beyond replicability and reproducibility. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) developments in the field's norms and practices around: validity, theory, transparency, policy-relevance, diversity and inclusion, methods, statistics, collaboration, impact, and popularization. We welcome empirical submissions as well as historical, philosophical, and other non-empirical submissions. We also welcome submissions of Stage 1 Registered Reports (but see earlier deadline).

Proposal submissions are optional but strongly recommended, and will be reviewed until April 30, 2022.  To submit a proposal, email the proposed title and a brief description (500 words max.) to spb@psychopen.eu. 

Submission deadline: Stage 1 Registered Reports must be submitted by April 30, 2022 and will be fast-tracked through peer review.  All other manuscripts must be submitted by July 31, 2022.

Submissions will be evaluated based on the rigor of the methods and analyses, transparency and completeness of reporting, ethical soundness, quality of reasoning, clarity of presentation, calibration of conclusions to evidence, and, in the case of commentaries, the originality of the ideas presented.

Social Psychological Bulletin is a diamond open access journal. All accepted manuscripts will be published open access and will be free for authors and for readers.

If you need further information on the Special Topic, please feel free to contact the Guest Editors:

Simine Vazire (simine.vazire@unimelb.edu.au)

Brian Nosek (ban2b@virginia.edu)


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