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  • Writer's pictureManos Tsakiris

Crowdsourcing the Next Generation of Ideas in Political Psychology

Are you interested in political cognition and behavior? Do you have an idea with the potential to create new theoretical insights or have important practical implications? Then consider submitting your idea for consideration for our new special issue of Political Psychology.

Benjamin Ruisch, Leor Zmigrod, Ruthie Pliskin and Manos Tsakiris are co-editing a Special Issue for Political Psychology. Their aim is to invert the usual "top-down" editor-driven approach to selecting articles, instead turning these decisions over to the community - that is, the social scientists that conduct political psychological research. In doing so, we test a more democratic approach to the academic publishing pipeline in which the best ideas win.

Research groups are invited to submit short (150-word) "mini-proposals" outlining their best new ideas (deadline 15th January). These mini-proposals will be evaluated through an open survey of the field. The top 20 rated proposals will be invited to submit a full registered-report style proposal, which will then undergo peer review and be published in Political Psychology following data collection.

To ensure that funding limitations do not prevent the best work from being conducted, the 3 top rated proposals will receive $1,500 USD each to support the research, through funding provided by the Centre for the Politics of Feelings.

You can read much more on this initiative and the process here :



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