Frontiers in Personality Science and Individual Differences is a Specialty Section of Frontiers in Psychology.
Frontiers in Personality Science and Individual Differences is a specialty section of Frontiers in Psychology devoted to the description, assessment, explanation and application of individuality in cognition, mental representations including self-concept, emotion, motivation and behavior in humans and animals. This individuality is revealed by variable-centered analyses of interindividual differences in behavior and their cognitive, physiological, and genetic underpinnings; by person-centered analyses of personality structure and dynamics; by studies of person – situation relations including personal relationships; and by work on the real-life concomitants of individual characteristics. This population-specific cross-sectional view is expanded by longitudinal studies of the antecedents and consequences of individual characteristics, as well as work on variations of individual differences across cultures and species. Research on personality and individual differences has major applications, e.g., to education, work, health, and psychopathology. Accordingly, the specialty section provides a forum for reporting and reviewing original empirical research dealing with theoretical and applied issues concerning all areas of personality and individual differences.
Frontiers in Personality Science and Individual Differences welcomes the following tier 1 article types
: Book Review, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
All articles must be submitted directly to Frontiers in Personality Science and Individual Differences, where they are processed by the associate and review editors of the Specialty Section.
All articles published in Frontiers in Personality Science and Individual Differences will be subjected to the Frontiers Evaluation System
after online publication. Authors of the original research articles
with the highest impact, as judged by many expert readers, will be invited by the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Psychology to write a prestigious Frontiers Focused Review
- a tier 2 article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering
". The author selection is based on article-level impact metrics of Original Research published in the Frontiers Specialties. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it in a wider context, and aim to address the wider audience across all of Psychology.