Peer-reviewed Articles

  1. Goerres, Achim, Sabrina J Mayer & Dennis C Spies (forthcoming): A New Electorate? Explaining the Party Preferences of Immigrant-Origin Voters at the 2017 Bundestag Election. British Journal of Political Science.
  2. Mayer, Sabrina J & Christoph G Nguyen (2021): Angry Reactionary Narcissists? Anger Activates the Link Between Narcissism and Right-Populist Party Support. Politics and Governance. DOI: 10.17645/pag.v9i3.4000 (Open Access)
  3. Johann, David & Sabrina J Mayer (forthcoming): Do interviewers affect measures of factual political knowledge? Evidence from Austria and Germany. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. DOI: 10.1093/ijpor/edab002 | PDF
  4. Johann, David, Sabrina J Mayer & Kathrin Thomas (forthcoming): Too Immature to Have a Sense of Duty? Civic Duty in Youths Aged 16 and 17. German Politics. DOI: 10.1080/09644008.2020.1741549 | PDF
  5. Hamidou-Schmidt, Hayfat & Sabrina J Mayer (2021): The Relation Between Social Identities and Outgroup Hostility Among German Immigrant-origin Citizens. Political Psychology. Vol 42(2): 311-331. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12700 (Open Access)
  6. Mayer, Sabrina J, Carl C Berning & David Johann (2020): The Two Dimensions of Narcissistic Personality and Support for the Radical Right: The Role of Right-wing Authoritarianism, Social Dominance Orientation and Anti-immigrant Sentiment. European Journal of Personality. Vol 34(1): 60-76. DOI: 10.1002/per.2228 (Open Access)
  7. Spies, Dennis C, Sabrina J Mayer & Achim Goerres (2020): What are we missing? Explaining immigrant-origin voter turnout with standard and immigrant-specific theories. Electoral Studies. Vol 65. DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2019.102103 | PDF
  8. Goerres, Achim, Sabrina J Mayer & Dennis C Spies (2020): Immigrant Voters against their Will? A Focus Group Analysis of Identities, Political Issues and Party Allegiances among German Resettlers during the 2017 Bundestag Election Campaign. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Vol 46(7): 1205-1222. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1503527 | PDF
  9. Mayer, Sabrina J & Martin Schultze (2019): The effects of political involvement and cross-pressures on multiple party identifications in multi-party systems – evidence from Germany. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, Vol 29(2): 245-261, DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2018.1466785 | PDF
  10. Mayer, Sabrina J (2019): Ideological congruency, social group linkage or the best-evaluated party of all? Why partisans identify with a political party. Quality & Quantity, Vol 53(1): 297-313, DOI: 10.1007/s11135-018-0753-2 (Open Access)
  11. Johann, David & Sabrina J Mayer (2019): The perception of scientific authorship across disciplines. Minerva. Vol 57(2): 175-196, DOI: 10.1007/s11024-018-9363-3 | PDF
  12. Mayer, Sabrina J & Justus MK Rathmann (2018): How does research productivity relate to gender? Analyzing gender differences for multiple publication dimensions. Scientometrics.Vol 117(3): 1663-1693, DOI: 10.1007/s11192-018-2933-1 (Open Access)
  13. Mayer, Sabrina J (2017): How negative partisanship affects voting behavior in Europe. Evidence from an analysis of 17 European multi-party systems with proportional voting, Research and Politics, Vol 4(1), 1-7. DOI: 10.1177/2053168016686636 (Open Access)
  14. Mayer, Sabrina J & Martin Schultze (2017): Multiple Parteiidentifikation, politische Involvierung und Cross-Pressures (Multiple party identifications, political involvement, and cross pressures). Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 3/17. 367-391. DOI: 10.5771/0032-3470-2017-3-36
  15. Johann, David & Sabrina J Mayer (2017): Reif für die Wahl? Stand und Struktur des politischen Wissens in Österreich: Ein Vergleich der 16- und 17-Jährigen mit anderen Altersgruppen (Mature enough to vote? Level and structure of political knowledge in Austria: a comparison between 16 and 17 year olds and older segments of the population). Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, Vol 46(2), 1-19. DOI: 10.15203/ozp.1626.vol46iss2 (Open Access)
  16. Rathmann, Justus & Sabrina J Mayer (2017): Was beeinflusst die Produktivität von Professorinnen und Professoren? Eine Untersuchung individueller und organisatorischer Einflussfaktoren in der Psychologie (What affects the productivity of professors? An analysis of individual and organizational determinants in Psychology), Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung, 2/2017, 76-101 | PDF
  17. Mayer, Sabrina J (2015): Die Messung der Parteiidentifikation auf Basis des Ansatzes der sozialen Identität (Measuring party identification as social identity). Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sonderheft 50, 263-286. DOI: 10.5771/9783845254418 | PDF

Articles in Editor-reviewed Journals and Peer-reviewed Contributions in Edited Volumes

  1. Mayer, Sabrina J, Achim Goerres & Dennis C. Spies (forthcoming): Die Wahlbeteiligung der Deutschen mit Migrationshintergrund – Befunde der Immigrant German Election Study (IMGES) (Turnout among Germans with migration background – Evidence from IMGES). In: H. Schoen, B. Weßels (Eds.): Wahlen und Wähler. Analysen aus Anlass der Bundestagswahl 2017. Springer VS. PDF
  2. Mayer, Sabrina J , Hayfat Hamidou & Achim Goerres (forthcoming): Der Zusammenhang zwischen nicht-politischer Integration und politischer Teilhabe von Bürger/innen mit Migrationshintergrund (The relationship between non-political integration and political participation among citizens with migration background). In: G. Pickel, O. Decker, S. Kailitz, A. Röder, J. Schulze Wessel (Eds.): Handbuch Integration, Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-21570-5_28-1 | PDF
  3. Fitzpatrick, Jasmin & Sabrina J Mayer (2021): Mehr als immer nur dagegen? Die legislative Agenda grüner Parteien in Deutschland und Österreich (More than always being opposed? The legislative agenda of Green parties in Germany and Austria). Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, DOI: 10.5771/0340-1758-2021-1-95, 95-107 | PDF
  4. Fitzpatrick, Jasmin & Sabrina J Mayer (2020): Fokusgruppen (Focus groups). In: I. Borucki, K. Kleinen-von Königslöw, S. Marschall, T. Zerback (Eds.): Handbuch Politische Kommunikation. Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-26242-6_50-1 | PDF
  5. Rosema, Martin & Sabrina J Mayer (2020): Measuring party attachments with survey questionnaires: a review. In: S. Holmberg, H. Oscarsson (Eds.): Research Handbook on Political Partisanship, Edward Elgar Publishing. 123–140. DOI: 10.4337/9781788111997.00015 | PDF
  6. Fitzpatrick, Jasmin & Sabrina J Mayer (2019): The common grounds of adherence? – A qualitative analysis of young partisans’ collective identity. In: M. Steinbrecher, E. Bytzek, U. Rosar (Eds.): Identität – Identifikation – Ideologie, Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-25604-3_4, 113-139 | PDF
  7. Mayer, Sabrina J (2019): Der Einfluss multipler Parteibindungen auf das Wahlverhalten (The effect of multiple party identifications on vote choice). In: E. Bytzek, M. Steinbrecher, U. Rosar (Eds.): Wahrnehmung – Persönlichkeit – Einstellungen, Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-21216-2_7, 205-234 | PDF
  8. Johann, David & Sabrina J Mayer (2019): Effekte spezifischen politischen Wissens auf einstellungskongruente Wahlentscheidungen (Effects of specific political knowledge on correct voting). In: M. Tausendpfund & B. Westle (Eds.): Politisches Wissen, Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-23787-5, 263-288 | PDF
  9. Mayer, Sabrina J (2018): Faktorenanalyse und Hauptkomponentenanalyse (Factor Analysis and Principal Component Analysis). In C. Wagemann, A. Goerres, and M. Siewert (Eds.): Handbuch Methoden der Politikwissenschaft, Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-16937-4_31-1 (Open Access)
  10. Johann, David & Sabrina J Mayer (2017). Was Wissenschaftler/innen an Universitäten über das Promotionsrecht für Fachhochschulen denken (What scientists think about the right to award doctorates for universities of applied sciences). Das Hochschulwesen (HSW), 6/2017, 169-178.

Peer-reviewed Contributions in Conference Proceedings

  1. Mayer, Sabrina J & Justus Rathmann (2019): Changing dynamics in an emerging field: Tracking authorship developments in the journal Political Psychology 1985-2015. Proceedings of the ISSI 2019, Rome, Italy, 2505-2506.
  2. Aker, A., H. Gravenkamp, S.J. Mayer, M. Hamacher, A. Smets, A. Nti, J. Erdmann, J. Serong, A. Welpinghus & F. Marchi (2019): Corpus of news articles annotated with article-level sentiment, A. Aker, D. Albakour, A. Barreon-Cedeno, S. Dori-Hacohen, M. Martinez, J. Stray, S. Tippmann (Eds.): Proceedings of the NewsIR’19 Workshop at SIGIR, Paris, France, 30-35.
  3. Aker, A., H. Gravenkamp, S.J. Mayer, M. Hamacher, A. Smets, A. Nti, J. Erdmann, J. Serong, A. Welpinghus & F. Marchi (2019): Corpus of News Articles Annotated with Article Level Subjectivity, Workshop on Reducing Online Misinformation Exposure (ROME 2019). Paris, France.
  4. Mayer, Sabrina J (2016): Trends and Developments in Multi-Authorship in five Social Science disciplines from 1991 to 2014. In: Ràfols, I., Molas-Gallart, J., Castro-Martínez, E., & Woolley, R. (Eds.), Peripheries, frontiers and beyond. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, 924-933 (PDF).
  5. Mayer, Sabrina J (2016): Gender-based differences in German-language publications. In: Ràfols, I., Molas-Gallart, J., Castro-Martínez, E., & Woolley, R. (Eds.), Peripheries, frontiers and beyond. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, 1458-1462 (PDF).


  1. Mayer, Sabrina J (2017): Die Parteiidentifikation. Eine Konstruktvalidierung neuer Maße auf Basis des Ansatzes sozialer Identität (Party identification. A construct validation of new measures based on the social identity approach), Springer VS. 330 pages. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-15672-5
  2. Mayer, Sabrina J (2011): Die Wähler der NPD. Eine empirische Untersuchung der Einflussfaktoren auf die Wahl der NPD 1969 (The voters of the NPD 1969). Wiesbaden, Drewipunkt, 190 pages.

Data sets

  1. Goerres, Achim, Spies, Dennis, & Mayer, Sabrina J (2020): Immigrant German Election Study (IMGES). GESIS Datenarchiv, Köln. ZA7495 Datenfile Version 1.0.0 (2020). DOI: 10.4232/1.13405
  2. Goerres, Achim, Spies, Dennis & Mayer, Sabrina J (2020): Das Wahlverhalten der Deutschen mit Migrationshintergrund – Qualitative Phase. Studienreport. Bremen: FDZ Qualiservice. DOI: 10.26092/elib/150.

Other Publications

  1. Khalil, Samir, Almuth Lietz & Sabrina J Mayer (2020): Systemrelevant und prekär beschäftigt: Wie Migrant*innen in unsicheren Arbeitsverhältnissen unser Gemeinwesen aufrechterhalten. DRN 03/20.
  2. Mayer, Sabrina J & Justus Rathmann (2019): Differences in men’s and women’s academic productivity persist and are most pronounced for publications in top journals, LSE Impact Blog.
  3. Johann, David & Sabrina J Mayer (2016): Wählen als Bürgerpflicht? Die subjektiv empfundene Wahlnorm der 16- und 17-Jährigen im Vergleich. (Voting as civic duty? The perceived duty to vote among 16 and 17 year olds compared to other age groups). Blog post @Aus der Wissenschaft in die Politik & Working Paper, University Duisburg-Essen.
  4. Mayer, Sabrina J (2015): Mehrfache Parteianhänger und ihre Bedeutung für die Wahlforschung (Multiple party adherents and their importance for electoral research). Blog post @Aus der Wissenschaft in die Politik, University Duisburg-Essen.
  5. Mayer, Sabrina J & Stefan Röhle (2014): Plagiatserkennungssoftware in der Praxis: Ein erster Erfahrungsbericht (Plagiarism detection software in practice: A first experience report). Information-Wissenschaft & Praxis, 65(1), 63-66.