Call for Papers: Call for Papers

Interpersona is a peer-reviewed, semiannual (June and December), open access online journal on all kinds of human interactions and relationships, from weak ties to close relationships, and their relations with society and culture. With an Editorial Board formed by scholars from 65 countries the journal seeks to internationalize the investigation of human relationships. Interpersona is published by PsychOpen, Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information, University of Trier, Trier, Germany, on behalf of the International Center for Interpersonal Relationship Research, Brazil. Interpersona is indexed in  ScopusDOAJLATINDEXEBSCOPSICODOCDIALNETPubPsychGoogle ScholarCNKI ScholarOpenAIRECiteSeerXBASE. There is no charge for submitting or publishing in Interpersona.

All those investigating any aspect of human interactions or relationships from any academic discipline are invited to submit papers to the next Interpersona issue. Original empirical (qualitative or quantitative) research, theoretical or methodological contributions, integrative reviews, meta-analyses, comparative or historical studies, and critical assessments of the field are welcome. Manuscripts must be submitted in English and should ideally be 5,000-7,500 words, with an Abstract (in English) of 150-250 words. Each manuscript will be evaluated by reviewers based on its relevance, clarity, and originality. All submitted papers are reviewed by at least two referees before being accepted for publication. Manuscripts will be sent anonymously for review by independent referees and so all material identifying the author should be deleted. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Further details are available at

Subject Coverage

Manuscripts examining a wide range of human interactions and relationships, including close or intimate relationships and weak or temporary ties, are welcome. Some examples of possible contributions from different disciplines are indicated below:

Biology - Biological foundations of human interactions and relationships: physiological and neurobiological phenomena related to interpersonal behavior. The evolutionary foundations of interpersonal behavior including comparative and animal studies of social interactions.

Psychology and Family Studies - Close or intimate relations including romantic and sexual relationships, family relationships and friendship. Family relationships encompass spouses, parents and children, siblings, and other relations among nuclear and extended family members.

Social Sciences - Human interactions and relationships in traditional and modern cultures. Interpersonal relations in communities, associations (religious, civil, scientific, and others), social movements, political parties and organizations, neighborhoods, non-governmental organizations, sport clubs, and so on. The interpersonal structure and dynamics of social groups and the social tissue. Relationships and human rights, social justice and social change. Interpersonal intercultural relations and relationships in politics and diplomacy.

Communication Studies – Interpersonal communication. Interpersonal interactions and relationships and mass media, communication technology and internet. Online and offline social networks.

Environmental Sciences – The contribution of Ecology, Geography, Demography and other environmental sciences to understand human interactions and relationships. How environment affects human interactions and relationships, and vice-versa, in different levels: the micro-environment, or the immediate space surrounding relations; the meso-environment, such as town or city characteristics affecting human interactions and relations; and the macro-environment dimension, including general environment characteristics such as the climate, topography and others.

Health Sciences - Interpersonal interactions and relationships in medical practice, nursing, physiotherapy, and other health sciences. Human relationships, health and mental health.

Education – Human interactions and relationships related to learning and teaching, from childhood to old age. Relations with classmates and teacher-student interactions.

Economics - The relational foundations of economic activity: human interactions and relationships in industry, agriculture, commerce, and services. Interpersonal aspects of business and consumption, financial and job markets. Human relations and micro-economics. Interpersonal relationships and economic behavior.

Management Science – Interpersonal relationships at workplace with coworkers, clients, and others. Relationships in teams and organizations. Management of interpersonal relations.

Law Studies - Critical appraisals of laws regulating different aspects of personal relationships in different countries. Legal issues and legal regulation of personal relationships.

History and Arts – Historical studies of interpersonal relationships. Scientific analyses of human relations in painting, dancing, music, sculpture, literature, theater, and so on, as well as the ways relationships affect art production and how human interactions and relationships are affected by different artistic expressions.

Submission Deadline

Manuscripts may be submitted at any time.

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Agnaldo Garcia (

Agnaldo Garcia, Ph.D., Editor

Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships


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