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Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology ® welcomes scholarly manuscripts that examine peace, conflict, and their interaction at all levels of analysis, from interpersonal to community, regional, national, and international issues.

The journal publishes empirical, theoretical, clinical, and historical papers and book reviews on emerging and enduring issues of interest to researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and educators.

International in scope, the journal welcomes manuscripts from psychologists and scholars in kindred disciplines throughout the world.

Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology® is a registered trademark of American Psychological Association
Editorial Board


Fathali Moghaddam
Georgetown University

Associate Editors

Julia Chaitin
Sapir College

Peter J. Hegarty
University of Surrey

Winnifred R. Louis
University of Queensland

Gordon Sammut
University of Malta

Brady Wagoner
Aalborg University

Bibliographer and Book Review Editor

Herbert H. Blumberg
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Editorial Board

Diane Stapleton Bretherton
University of Queensland

Daniel J. Christie
The Ohio State University

Dinka Corkalo Biruski
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Roxane de la Sablonnière
Université de Montréal, Canada

Bertjan Doosje
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Norman Duncan
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Michelle Fine
City University of New York

Brandon Hamber
University of Ulster, United Kingdom

Kathleen Kostelny
Columbia Group for Children in Adversity

Timothy J. Luke
University of Gothenburg

M. Brinton Lykes
Boston College

Clark McCauley
Bryn Mawr College Research Professor

Cristina Jayme Montiel
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Linden L. Nelson
California Polytechnic State University

Laura K. Taylor
Queen's University Belfast

Joseph E. Trimble
Western Washington University

Michael Wessells
Columbia University

Peer Review Coordinator

Charlie Retzlaff
American Psychological Association

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Manuscript Submission

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.


To submit to the Editorial Office of Fathali Moghaddam, please submit manuscripts electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal in Microsoft Word or Open Office format.

Submit Manuscript

Fathali Moghaddam
Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Government
Georgetown University

General correspondence may be directed to the Editor's Office.

In addition to addresses and phone numbers, please include email addresses and fax numbers for use by the editorial office and later by the production office. The majority of correspondence between the editorial office and authors is handled by email, so a valid email address is important to the timely flow of communication during the editorial process.

Keep a copy of the manuscript to guard against loss. Manuscripts are not returned.

All parts of the manuscript should be double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides.

Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper.

Authors should supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces.

Masked Review Policy

The journal has a masked review policy, which means that the identities of both authors and reviewers are masked. Authors should make every effort to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to their identities.

Authors should never use first person (I, my, we, our) when referring to a study conducted by the author(s) or when doing so reveals the authors' identities, e.g., "in our previous work, Johnson et al., 1998 reported that..." Instead, references to the authors' work should be in third person, e.g., "Johnson et al. (1998) reported that...."

The authors' institutional affiliations should also be masked in the manuscript.

Include the title of the manuscript along with all authors' names and institutional affiliations in the cover letter. The first page of the manuscript should omit the authors' names and affiliations, but should include the title of the manuscript and the date it is submitted.

Responsibility for masking the manuscript rests with the authors; manuscripts will be returned to the author if not appropriately masked. If the manuscript is accepted, authors will be asked to make changes in wording so that the paper is no longer masked.

Please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Regular Articles

Regular articles are limited to 8,000 words (including references, but not including tables and figures). In exceptional circumstances, word-length may be relaxed upon request of the author and approval of the Editor prior to manuscript submission. Please contact the Editor's Office.

Brief Reports

Brief reports may contain up to 1,500 words, up to 3 tables or figures, a 150 word abstract, and up to 10 references. However, the Editor may provide specific requirements for individual papers.

Book Reviews

Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology® regularly publishes book reviews. Correspondence regarding a book of potential interest to the journal may be directed to the journal's Book Review Editor, Herbert Blumberg.

Publishers should forward any queries or one copy of a book (or a description of a book) for review consideration to:

Herbert H. Blumberg
Department of Psychology
Goldsmiths College
University of London
London SE14 6NW, England

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).

Review APA's Journal Manuscript Preparation Guidelines before submitting your article.

If your manuscript was mask reviewed, please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual. Additional guidance on APA Style is available on the APA Style website.

Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations, computer code, and tables.

Display Equations

We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.

To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:

  • Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
  • Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.

If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.

Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.

Computer Code

Because altering computer code in any way (e.g., indents, line spacing, line breaks, page breaks) during the typesetting process could alter its meaning, we treat computer code differently from the rest of your article in our production process. To that end, we request separate files for computer code.

In Online Supplemental Material

We request that runnable source code be included as supplemental material to the article. For more information, visit Supplementing Your Article With Online Material.

In the Text of the Article

If you would like to include code in the text of your published manuscript, please submit a separate file with your code exactly as you want it to appear, using Courier New font with a type size of 8 points. We will make an image of each segment of code in your article that exceeds 40 characters in length. (Shorter snippets of code that appear in text will be typeset in Courier New and run in with the rest of the text.) If an appendix contains a mix of code and explanatory text, please submit a file that contains the entire appendix, with the code keyed in 8-point Courier New.


Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Academic Writing and English Language Editing Services

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Use of such service is not mandatory for publication in an APA journal. Use of one or more of these services does not guarantee selection for peer review, manuscript acceptance, or preference for publication in any APA journal.

Submitting Supplemental Materials

APA can place supplemental materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.

Public Significance Statement

Authors submitting manuscripts to Peace and Conflict are required to provide a short statement of one to two sentences to summarize the article's findings and significance to the educated public (e.g., understanding human thought, feeling, and behavior and/or assisting with solutions to psychological or societal problems). This description should be included within the manuscript on the abstract/keywords page.


List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.

Examples of basic reference formats:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151.
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.


Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff or EPS files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.

For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.

When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.

APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.

The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

  • $900 for one figure
  • An additional $600 for the second figure
  • An additional $450 for each subsequent figure


Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).

On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.

Publication Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

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Special Issues
  • Refugee Integration

    Special issue of the APA journal Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 3, August 2018. The focus is on the ways in which policies of refugee settlement at the international, national, regional, and local level support or hinder integration by affecting the social context.

  • Social Movements and Political and Social Transformation

    Special issue of the APA journal Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 1, February 2018. The articles address the broad theme of understanding the relationship between social movements and social transformation, with five specific research questions centering on the relationships between collective action, structural violence, direct violence, and peace.

  • Psychology and Human Rights

    Special issue of the APA journal Peace and Conflict, Vol. 21, No. 1, February 2015. Includes articles about attitudes to human rights, human rights in cultural and political contexts, and human rights in the practice of psychology and professional work of psychologists.

  • Museums as Sites for Historical Understanding, Peace, and Social Justice

    Special issue of the APA journal Peace and Conflict, Vol. 19, No. 4, November 2013. Each article focuses on one of three Canadian museums (the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the Canadian War Museum) and its relevance to peace and conflict.

  • Continuous Traumatic Stress

    Special issue of the APA journal Peace and Conflict, Vol. 19, No. 2, May 2013. The 11 conceptual and empirical articles address the nature, effects, and clinical responses to chronic exposure to conflict, violence, and war.

  • Of Narratives and Nostalgia

    Special issue of the APA journal Peace and Conflict, Vol. 18, No. 3, August 2012. Includes articles about the roles of nostalgia, memories, and personal narratives in terms of apartheid and racism.