Personality and Individual Differences: The Journal of ISSID


The official journal of ISSID is Personality and Individual Differences, published by Elsevier. The section editors, associate editors and editorial board reflect the broad interests of the society.


Personality and Individual Differences is an influential peer-reviewed journal which publishes several hundred papers in 16 volumes per year.  It is primarily devoted to the publication of articles (experimental, correlational, theoretical, expository/review) which enhance our understanding of the structure of personality and other forms of individual differences, the processes which cause these individual differences to emerge, and their practical applications. Accessible methodological contributions are also welcome. Pre-registered studies are encouraged but are not required, and the journal has a correspondence section to allow discussion and comment.  It also invites authors to submit books for review.


The Editors invite papers that focus on the genetic, biological, and environmental foundations of individual differences, and possible interaction effects. Whilst they recognize the importance of questionnaires for the measurement of individual differences, the editors particularly encourage their use in conjunction with experimental and behavioural measures. Topics covered by the journal include personality, intelligence and cognitive abilities, psychometric theory, mood, motivation, important applications, genetic and environmental influences on behaviour and studies of the psychophysiological and physiological basis of personality, abilities, and other traits and states.


 The editors particularly welcome innovative studies having a sound theoretical basis. Ultimately they view human beings as bio-social organisms and that work on individual differences can be most fruitfully pursued by attending to both these aspects of our nature.

Instructions for authors are available online and should be followed.

ISSID members who wish to purchase a one-year, hard-copy subscription to Personality and Individual Differences may do so for £80.00.  Members interested in purchasing this subscription should submit their request directly to:




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