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Psychological Science

Psychological Science

An official journal of the Association for Psychological Science
Other Titles in:
Psychology (General)

eISSN: 14679280 | ISSN: 09567976 | Current volume: 34 | Current issue: 11 Frequency: Monthly
Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science, is the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology and is truly a leader in the field. The journal publishes cutting-edge research articles and short reports, spanning the entire spectrum of the science of psychology. This journal is the source for the latest findings in cognitive, social, developmental, and health psychology, as well as behavioral neuroscience and biopsychology. Psychological Science routinely features studies employing novel research methodologies and the newest, most innovative techniques of analysis.

Psychological Science provides metrics that help provide a view of the journal’s performance. The Association for Psychological Science is a signatory of DORA, which recommends that journal-based metrics not be used to assess individual scientist contributions, including for hiring, promotion, or funding decisions. Therefore, Psychological Science recommends that these metrics be used solely for those wishing to assess this journal:

  • Mean review time: 22 days to first decision (learn more)
  • Mean production time: 74 days to online publication (learn more)
  • 2018 average monthly full-text downloads: 137,975
  • 2018 impact factor 4.902 (learn more)
  • 2018 impact factor rank: 8 of 137 journals in Psychology, Multidisciplinary
  • 2018 five-year impact factor 7.352
  • Immediacy index 1.110 (learn more)
  • Article influence score 3.658 (learn more)
  • Cited half-life 9.9 (learn more)
  • Eigenfactor score 0.05123 (learn more)
  • H index 227 (learn more)
  • SJR indicator (2018) 4.116 (learn more)
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The Association for Psychological Science (APS) is the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders. APS members provide a richer understanding of the world through their research, teaching, and application of psychological science. APS is passionate about supporting psychological scientists in these pursuits, which it does by sharing cutting-edge research across all areas of the field through its journals and conventions; promoting the integration of scientific perspectives within psychological science and with related disciplines; fostering global connections among its members; engaging the public with research to promote broader understanding and awareness of psychological science; and advocating for increased support for psychological science in the public policy arena. More than 30,000 leading psychological researchers, as well as students and teachers, have made APS their scientific home.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Please see the Aims & Scope of the journal from the APS Publications Committee.

Editor in Chief
Patricia J. Bauer Emory University, USA
Senior Editors
Alice Cronin-Golomb Boston University, USA
Lisa Diamond University of Utah, USA
Scott Huettel Duke University, USA
Barbara Knowlton University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Kate Ratliff University of Florida, USA
Associate Editors
Mark Brandt Tilburg University, Netherlands
Lasana Harris University College London, UK
Martie Haselton University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Yoel Inbar University of Toronto, Canada
Rachael Jack University of Glasgow, UK
Paul Jose Victoria University-Wellington, New Zealand
Sanchiko Kinoshita Maquarie University, Australia
Angela Lukowski University of California, Irvine, USA
Sylvia Perry Northwestern University, USA
M. Natasha Rajah McGill University, Canada
Karen Rodrigue The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Krishnankutty Sathian Pennsylvania State University, USA
Daniela Schiller Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Vladimir Sloutsky The Ohio State University, USA
Leah Somerville Harvard University, USA
Open Science Advisors
Daniel Conroy-Beam University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Jaimie Arona Krems Oklahoma State University, USA
Christopher R. Madan The University of Nottingham, UK
Managing Editor Emeritus
Michele Nathan Germantown, Maryland, USA
Peer Review Manager
Becca G. White Association for Psychological Science
Statistical Advisors
Noel Card University of Georgia, USA
Gregory S. Francis Purdue University, USA
Heungsun Hwang McGill University, Canada
Ryo Kitada Kobe University, Japan
Monica Melby-Lervag University of Oslo, Department of Special Needs Education, Norway
Mijke Rhemtulla University of California, Davis, USA
Editorial Board
Michael Anderson University of Cambridge, UK
Edward S. Awh University of Chicago, USA
Ozlem Ayduk University of California, Berkeley, USA
David Badre Brown University, USA
Daniel Balliet Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
David Barner University of California, San Diego, USA
Lisa Feldman Barrett Northeastern University, USA
Pierre N. Barrouillet Université de Genève, Switzerland
Marina Bedny Johns Hopkins University, USA
Dorthe Berntsen Aarhus University, Denmark
Neil Bramley University of Edinburgh, Scotland
S. Alexandra Burt Michigan State University, USA
Kirsten R. Butcher University of Utah, USA
Patrick Curran The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Mauricio Delgado Rutgers University, USA
Bradley C. Duchaine Dartmouth College, USA
Nicolas Dumay University of Exeter, England
Christopher Fagundes Rice University, USA
R. Chris Fraley University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Sarah Gaither Duke University, USA
Douglas Garrett Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Thomas D. Gilovich Cornell University, USA
Jeremy Ginges The New School, USA
Kelly Giovanello The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Angela Gutchess Brandeis University, USA
Susan J. Hespos Northwestern University, USA
Gail Heyman University of California, San Diego, USA
Julianne Holt-Lunstad Brigham Young University, USA
Melanie A. Killen University of Maryland, USA
Judith Kroll University of California, Irvine, USA
Ethan Kross University of Michigan, USA
Ariel Malka Yeshiva University, USA
Richard E. Mayer University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Janet A. Metcalfe Columbia University, USA
Akira Miyake University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Laurie T. O'Brien Tulane University, USA
Charan Ranganath University of California, Davis, USA
Henry L. Roediger, III Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Basak Sahin-Acar Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Daniel L. Schacter Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
Robert S. Siegler Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Julia Simner University of Sussex, Department of Psychology
Colin T. Smith University of Florida, USA
Emma Tecwyn Birmingham City University, England
Debra Titone McGill University, Canada
Michael Tomasello Duke University, USA
Christopher Trentacosta Wayne State University, USA
Nicholas Turk-Browne Yale University, USA
Brandon Turner The Ohio State University, USA
Joshua M. Tybur Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Suman Varma Panjab University, India
Kathleen Vohs University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, USA
John T. Wixted University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychology
Fei Xu University of California, Berkeley, USA
Jeffrey Zacks Washington University in St. Louis, USA
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