A word from the Senior Associate Editor

It is with great pride that we present to you the Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity (JIRIRI). The expertise developed in the past nine years and the dedication of our team and our authors promise an article quality unequaled until today.

For this ninth volume, we continued to strive towards the achievement of the two primary objectives of the JIRIRI—to promote the development of new theoretical ideas in the fields of interpersonal relations, intergroup relations and identity, and to provide undergraduate students with the complete experience of scientific publication. This year, we were delighted to witness the extent to which the peer-review process could enhance the quality of a manuscript. The excellent undergraduate authors, editors, and reviewers worked in concert to produce well-developed final products. This ninth volume positions the JIRIRI as an important vehicle of new psychological ideas.

We are currently working towards the publication of the tenth volume and are determined to pursue what has become a tradition of excellence. The mission of the JIRIRI is to be a learning environment that always strives to support the authors, as well as all the students who are involved in the editorial board. Also this year, we are continuing our distribution work all over the globe to establish contacts with a maximum of students and teachers on five continents. We are also entering a phase of diffusion of our material in order to benefit all members of the scientific community who would like to launch a scientific journal with peer review commitee for undergraduate students. Our goal is to benefit as many people as we can of this formative experience and help develop new ideas that will one day change the world.

See also: Roxane de la Sablonnière's website

Reviewing Process

  1. Primary selection
    • Following the reception of the articles, a coordinator makes a first selection. The articles considered are then transferred to a reviewer.
  2. Peer review committee
    • Composed of undergraduate students, the committee makes a first evaluation of the article and sends its comments to the student.
    • The editor is responsible for deciding if the manuscript pursues the revision process or not.
  3. Correction of the manuscript by the author
    • The author corrects his manuscript according to the suggestions proposed by the reviewing committee. The author may refuse some modifications but must justify this decision when resubmitting his article.
  4. Second revision
    • The reviewing committee evaluates the second version.
    • Rejection of the manuscript if the modifications are judged inadequate
    • Acceptance of the manuscript if the author has sufficiently succeeded to enrich it.
  5. Correction of the manuscript by the author
    The author corrects his manuscript according to the suggestions proposed by the reviewing committee. The author may refuse some modifications but must justify this decision in writing when resubmitting his article.
  6. Final decision
    The editor makes a final decision regarding the manuscript:
    • The manuscript does not get published if it still has flaws.
    • The manuscript gets published if the modifications brought by the author bring a superior quality to the manuscript.

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