Current Directions in Psychological Science
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Current Directions in Psychological Science

An official journal of the Association for Psychological Science

Editor
Randall W. Engle Georgia Institute of Technology

Other Titles in:
Psychology

eISSN: 14678721 | ISSN: 09637214 | Current volume: 25 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Current Directions in Psychological Science publishes reviews by leading experts covering all of scientific psychology and its applications. Each issue of Current Directions features a diverse mix of reports on various topics such as language, memory and cognition, development, the neural basis of behavior and emotions, various aspects of psychopathology, and theory of mind. These articles allow readers to stay apprised of important developments across subfields beyond their areas of expertise and bodies of research they might not otherwise be aware of. The articles in Current Directions are also written to be accessible to non-experts, making them ideally suited for use in the classroom as teaching supplements.

Current Directions in 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, Current Directions in Psychological Science recommends that these metrics be used solely for those wishing to assess this journal:

  • Mean review time: 42.6 days to first decision
  • Mean production time: 104 days to online publication
  • 2015 average monthly full-text downloads: 38,879
  • 2015 impact factor 5.545 (learn more)
  • 2015 impact factor rank: 7 of 129 journals in Psychology, Multidisciplinary
  • 2015 five-year impact factor 6.634
  • Immediacy index 0.568 (learn more)
  • Article influence score 3.254 (learn more)
  • Cited half-life 8.5 (learn more)
  • Eigenfactor score 0.01764 (learn more)
  • H index 109 (learn more)
  • SJR indicator (2015) 4.454 (learn more)


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The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level. It was founded in 1988 by a group of scientifically oriented psychologists interested in advancing scientific psychology and its representation as a science at the national level. The Association's mission is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare. APS has more than 20,000 members and includes the leading psychological scientists and academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators. www.psychologicalscience.org

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Editor
Randall W. Engle Georgia Institute of Technology
Senior Managing Editor
Torrance Gloss Association for Psychological Science
Advisory Editorial Board
Marie T. Banich University of Colorado Boulder
Martha Ann Bell Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Valerie Camos Université de Fribourg
Sheldon Cohen Carnegie Mellon University
Frank Durso Georgia Institute of Technology
Joseph P. Forgas The University of New South Wales
Chris Fraley University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Isabel Gauthier Vanderbilt University
David Myers Hope College
James Nairne Purdue University
Thomas Oltmanns Washington University at St. Louis
Howard Weiss Georgia Institute of Technology
Steve West Arizona State University
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