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Perspectives on Psychological Science

Perspectives on Psychological Science

An official journal of the Association for Psychological Science

Laura A. King University of Missouri, Department of Psychological Sciences, USA

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eISSN: 17456924 | ISSN: 17456916 | Current volume: 14 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Perspectives on Psychological Science publishes an eclectic mix of provocative reports and articles, including broad integrative reviews, overviews of research programs, meta-analyses, theoretical statements, book reviews, and articles on topics such as the philosophy of science, opinion pieces about major issues in the field, autobiographical reflections of senior members of the field, and even occasional humorous essays and sketches. Perspectives contains both invited and submitted articles. An article in 2009 investigating correlative analyses commonly used in neuroimaging studies is still reverberating throughout the field, and a recent special issue of Perspectives, featuring prominent researchers writing about what they consider to be “The Next Big Questions in Psychology,” continues to shape the future trajectory of the discipline.

Perspectives on 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, Perspectives on Psychological Science recommends that these metrics be used solely for those wishing to assess this journal:

  • Mean review time: 21 days to first decision (learn more)
  • Mean production time: 90 days to online publication
  • 2018 average monthly full-text downloads: 51,236
  • 2018 impact factor 8.190 (learn more)
  • 2018 impact factor rank: 5 of 137 journals in Psychology, Multidisciplinary
  • 2018 five-year impact factor 10.577
  • Immediacy index 2.056 (learn more)
  • Article influence score 5.147 (learn more)
  • Cited half-life 6.8 (learn more)
  • Eigenfactor score 0.02284 (learn more)
  • H index 115 (learn more)
  • SJR indicator (2018) 5.421 (learn more)
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Laura A. King University of Missouri, Department of Psychological Sciences, USA
Associate Editors
June Gruber University of Colorado, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, USA
Richard Lucas Michigan State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Aina Puce Indiana University, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, USA
Jennifer Wiley University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychology, USA
Managing Editor
Rodney Atkins Association for Psychological Science
Consulting Editors
Jordan Booker University of Missouri, Department of Psychology, USA
Josep Call University of St. Andrews, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, UK
Rodica Damian University of Houston, Department of Psychology, USA
Dorothy Fragaszy University of Georgia, Department of Psychology, USA
Marta Garrido University of Queensland, Queensland Brain Institute, Australia
Samantha Heintzelman Rutgers University, Department of Psychology, USA
Chris Hopwood Michigan State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Dan Kennedy Indiana University, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, USA
Neil Lewis Cornell University, Department of Psychology, USA
Stefan Schmukle University of Leipzig, Department of Psychology, Germany
Uri Simonsohn University of Pennsylvania, Department of Operations, Information and Decisions, USA
Jennifer L. Tackett Northwestern University, Department of Psychology, USA
Alexa Tullett University of Alabama, Department of Psychology, USA
Erik S. Turkheimer University of Virginia, Department of Psychology, USA
Simine Vazire University of California, Davis, Department of Psychology, USA
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