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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).

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