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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
June Gruber University of Colorado, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, USA

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eISSN: 17456924 | ISSN: 17456916 | Current volume: 14 | Current issue: 1 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: 23 days to first decision (learn more)
  • Mean production time: 120 days to online publication
  • 2017 average monthly full-text downloads: 46,319
  • 2017 impact factor 9.305 (learn more)
  • 2017 impact factor rank: 5 of 135 journals in Psychology, Multidisciplinary
  • 2017 five-year impact factor 12.114
  • Immediacy index 1.295 (learn more)
  • Article influence score 5.617 (learn more)
  • Cited half-life 6.2 (learn more)
  • Eigenfactor score 0.02369 (learn more)
  • H index 96 (learn more)
  • SJR indicator (2017) 5.26 (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.

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Incoming Editor
Laura A. King University of Missouri, Department of Psychological Sciences, USA
Interim Editor
June Gruber University of Colorado, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, USA
Associate Editors
Brad J. Bushman The Ohio State University, School of Communication and Department of Psychology, USA
Timothy McNamara Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychological Sciences, USA
Marjorie Rhodes New York University, Department of Psychology, USA
Darby Saxbe University of Southern California, Department of Psychology, USA
Managing Editor
Rodney Atkins Association for Psychological Science
Advisory Editor
Robert W. Levenson University of California, Berkeley, Department of Psychology, USA
Consulting Editors
Stephen Benning University of Nebraska, Department of Psychology, USA
Scott Campbell University of Michigan, USA
Andrei Cimpian New York University, Department of Psychology, USA
Roberto Colom Autonomous University of Madrid, Department of Psychology, Spain
Sarah Creem-Regehr University of Utah, Department of Psychology, USA
Rodica Damian University of Houston, Department of Psychology, USA
Joachim Funke Heidelberg University, Department of Psychology, Germany
Tony Greenwald University of Washington, Department of Psychology, USA
Chris Hopwood Michigan State University, USA
Richard Huskey Ohio State University, USA
Michael Kraus Yale University, School of Management, USA
Joachim Krueger Brown University, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, & Psychological Sciences, USA
Richard Lucas Michigan State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Blakeley McShane Northwestern University, Department of Marketing, USA
Jane Mendle Cornell University, Department of Human Development, USA
James Nairne Purdue University, USA
Kate Ratliff University of Florida, Department of Psychology, USA
Hannah Rothstein Baruch College, CUNY Zicklin School of Business, USA
Brad Sagarin Northern Illinois University, Department of Psychology, USA
Uri Simonsohn University of Pennsylvania, Department of Operations, Information and Decisions
Dean K. Simonton University of California, Davis, USA
Erik S. Turkheimer University of Virginia, Department of Psychology, USA
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