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Call for papers for the Special Section on New frontiers in collective action research

New frontiers in collective action research: Allies, emotions, faith, and networks

The guest editors (Winnifred Louis, University of Queensland; Niki Harré, University of Auckland; and Allan Bernardo, University of Macau) welcome new research in collective action, with our specific aims being to broaden the scope of collective action research along six dimensions:

1. From disadvantaged groups acting in their own interests to solidarity and allyship among groups with varying social locations;
2. From WEIRD samples (Henrich, Heine, & Norenzayan, 2010) to a broader range of samples;
3. From anger-based actions to a broader range of positive and negative emotions;
4. From models focusing on political and social issues alone to research integrating faith-based or community-based approaches – we welcome research on religious or community action that explicitly aims to challenge the status quo or that is oriented differently (e.g., celebrations, ritual);
5. From single- or two-group models to network models, by which we also mean to invite consideration of phenomena such as multiple group memberships, intersectionality, coalitions, and so on;
6. And from a single, well-trod methodologies to multiple or creative methodologies.

Our aim is to bring together cutting edge papers as well as a discussion piece expanding the frontiers of collective action research theoretically and empirically.

Please include in your 2 page proposal (below) reference to one or more of the above six points and how your paper addresses some or all of the desired areas of innovation. There is certainly no expectation that any paper would address all six; these signal areas of desired innovation however.

JPRP has a regional focus on Asia and the Pacific, but papers from all areas of the world are welcome for the special section.

Anticipated timeline:

  • Submitting a 2-page proposal for each paper via email to Winnifred Louis (, Niki Harré (, or Allan Bernardo ( (required): 1 Feb 2018
  • Invitation for submission of full papers for selected proposals by the editors: mid Feb 2018
  • Deadline of full manuscripts submission via the ScholarOne system (see website link below) to be sent for peer review: 1 April 2018
  • First editorial decision with reject or 'Revise & Resubmit': 1 June 2018
  • Revisions due back for re-review (by Editors only): 1 September 2018
  • Second editorial letters with reject or 'Accept with Revision': 1 October 2018
  • 'Accept with Revision's due back: 1 November 2018
  • Final acceptances by 15 November 2018
  • Publication: January 2019


The Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology

JPRP from 2017 has become open access (free to readers) with no author fees (these are paid by the journal owner), so audiences and citations are expected to grow. The current IF is 0.90.

The normal length for research articles, review, and meta-analysis articles is 7000 words, and the normal length for short articles is 3000 words. Word counts include references, tables and figures.  Manuscripts should follow APA 6th ed format.

Reference Henrich, J., Heine, S. J., & Norenzayan, A. (2010). Beyond WEIRD: Towards a Broad-based Behavioral Science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33 (2-3), 111-135