Focus and Scope

Interpersona aims at promoting scholarship in the field of interpersonal relationships based on different methodologies and stemming from several disciplines, including Psychology, Family Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Studies,  Economics, Management Science, Biology, Health Sciences, History, and others. Interpersona aims at contributing to the collective construction of an Interpersonal Relationship Science.

Manuscripts examining a wide range of relationships, including close or intimate relationships and weak or temporary ties, are welcome. Some examples are indicated below:

  • Biology - Biological foundations of human relationships: physiological and neurobiological phenomena related to interpersonal interactions. The evolutionary foundations of interpersonal relationships including comparative and animal studies of social interactions.
  • Psychology and Family Studies: close or intimate relations including romantic 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 relationships in traditional cultures. Personal relationships and the social tissue. Personal relationships in communities, associations, social movements, political parties and organizations, neighborhoods, non-governmental organizations, religious associations, civil associations, scientific associations, sport clubs, and so on. The interpersonal structure and dynamics of social groups and movements. Relationships and human rights, social and social change. Interpersonal intercultural cultural relations and relationships in politics and diplomacy.
  • Communication Studies - Interpersonal communication. Personal relationships and mass media. Communication technology, social networks, internet and relationships.
  • Environmental Sciences - Demography and human relationships. Environment and relationships:  micro, meso and macro dimensions.
  • Health Sciences and Education: interpersonal relationships in medical practice, nursing, physiotherapy, and  others. Relationships, health and mental health. Relationships in education. Relations with classmates and teacher-student interactions.
  • Economics: the relational foundations of economic activity: human relationships in industry, agriculture, commerce, and services. Interpersonal  aspects of business and consumption, financial and job markets. Human relations and micro-economics. Personal relationships and economic  behavior.
  • Management Science - Interpersonal relationships at workplace with coworkers, clients, and others. Personal 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 – Interpersona publishes historical studies of interpersonal relationships and scientific analyses of human relations in painting, dancing, music, sculpture, literature, and so on as well as the ways relationships affect art production.

In addition to original empirical (qualitative or quantitative) research, theoretical or methodological contributions, integrative reviews, meta-analyses, comparative or historical studies, and critical assessments of the status of the field are welcome as submissions.

Interpersona is a totally free access journal and readers may read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles without any charge. All papers are peer-reviewed by members of the editorial board or ad-hoc reviewers under the supervision of an editor. The journal aims at reporting primary results of research or overviews of research results to a scholarly community. Interpersona is a scientific and scholarly periodical that publishes research or review papers in full text having as primary target public researchers in the area.

All Interpersona content is available in full text with no charge. All submitted papers are reviewed by at least two referees before being accepted for publication.