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Perspectives on Psychological Science

Perspectives on Psychological Science

An official journal of the Association for Psychological Science
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eISSN: 17456924 | ISSN: 17456916 | Current volume: 18 | Current issue: 4 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)

*Starting from the date all files have been received, which is usually not the same as the acceptance date.

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

Editor (2022)
Peer Review Manager
Becca G. White Association for Psychological Science
Editorial Board (2022)
Lawrence W. Barsalou iversity of Glasgow, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, UK
Sudeep Bhatia University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychology, USA
Wändi Bruine de Bruin University of Southern California, Price School of Public Policy and Dornsife Department of Psychology, USA
Jan De Houwer Ghent University, Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Belgium
Barbara Fasolo London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Management, UK
Brigid Finn Educational Testing Services, Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, USA
Eiko Fried Leiden University, Clinical Psychology Department, Netherlands
Julie D. Golomb The Ohio State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Cleotilde Gonzalez Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Social and Decision Sciences, USA
Crystal Hall University of Washington, Department of Public Policy and Governance, USA
Bernhard Hommel TU Dresden, Department of Biological Psychology, Germany
Joel Huber Duke University, Department of Business, USA
Chris Janiszewski University of Florida, Department of Business, USA
Gita V. Johar Columbia University, Department of Marketing, USA
Yoshihisa Kashima University of Melbourne, Department of Psychology, Australia
Uzma Khan University of Miami, Department of Business, USA
Shenghua Luan Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China
Ben Newell University of New South Wales, Department of Psychology, Australia
Magda Osman University of Cambridge, Centre for Science and Policy, UK
Mario Pandelaere Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Marketing, USA
Andrew Perfors University of Melbourne, Department of Psychology, Australia
Francine E. Petersen University of Lausanne, HEC Lausanne, Department of Marketing, Switzerland
Travis Proulx Cardiff University, School of Psychology, UK
Valerie F. Reyna Cornell University Department of Psychology, and Human Neuroscience Institute, Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research, USA
Azzurra Ruggeri Max Planck Institute for Human Development, MPRG iSearch, Germany; Technical University Munich, School of Social Sciences and Technology, Germany; and Central European University, Department of Cognitive Science, Hungary
Anne Scheel Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Philosophy, and Leiden University, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Netherlands
Norbert Schwarz University of Southern California, Department of Psychology and Marshall School of Business, USA
Sharon Shavitt University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Departments of Business Administration and Psychology, USA
Neil Stewart University of Warwick, Warwick Business School, UK
Masanori Takezawa Hokkaido University, Department of Behavioral Science, Japan
David Trafimow New Mexico State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Jessica K. Witt Colorado State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Editor (2021)
Laura A. King University of Missouri, Department of Psychological Sciences, USA
Associate Editors (2021)
Adam Cohen Arizona State University, Department of Psychology, USA
June Gruber University of Colorado, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, USA
Joshua Hicks Texas A&M University, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, USA
Aina Puce Indiana University, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, USA
Matthew Rhodes Colorado State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Consulting Editors (2021)
Jordan Booker University of Missouri, 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 ESADE Business School, Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences, Spain
Alexa Tullett University of Alabama, Department of Psychology, USA
Eric Turkheimer University of Virginia, Department of Psychology, USA
Simine Vazire University of California, Davis, Department of Psychology, USA
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    Perspectives on Psychological Science has temporarily suspended the consideration of new manuscript submissions as of December 9, 2022. The Editor-in-Chief position is currently vacant, and APS is working to appoint an Interim Editor to lead the journal until the next Editor-in-Chief has been selected. During this time, some journal activities may continue on previously submitted manuscripts; however no editorial decisions will be rendered until an Interim Editor has been appointed.

    Thank you for your patience as APS determines the best path forward for the journal.


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