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Psychological Science in the Public Interest

Psychological Science in the Public Interest

Published in Association with Association for Psychological Science

Editor
Valerie F. Reyna Department of Human Development, Cornell University, USA

Other Titles in:
Psychology

eISSN: 15396053 | ISSN: 15291006 | Current volume: 19 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

Psychological Science in the Public Interest (PSPI) is a unique journal featuring comprehensive and compelling reviews of issues that are of direct relevance to the general public. These reviews are written by blue ribbon teams of specialists representing a range of viewpoints, and are intended to assess the current state-of-the-science with regard to the topic. Among other things, PSPI reports have challenged the validity of the Rorschach and other projective tests; have explored how to keep the aging brain sharp; and have documented problems with the current state of clinical psychology. PSPI reports are regularly featured in Scientific American Mind and are typically covered in a variety of other major media outlets.

Psychological Science in the Public Interest 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 in the Public Interest recommends that these metrics be used solely for those wishing to assess this journal:

  • Mean production time: 44 days to online publication
  • 2017 average monthly full-text downloads: 23,637
  • 2017 impact factor 21.142 (learn more)
  • 2017 impact factor rank: 3 of 135 journals in Psychology, Multidisciplinary
  • 2017 five-year impact factor: 33.059
  • Immediacy index 1.333 (learn more)
  • Cited half-life 6.4 (learn more)
  • Eigenfactor score 0.00358 (learn more)
  • H index 44 (learn more)
  • SJR indicator (2017) 6.993 (learn more)


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Editor
Valerie F. Reyna Department of Human Development, Cornell University, USA
Managing Editor
Rodney Atkins Association for Psychological Science
Editorial Board
Mahzarin R. Banaji Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
Stephen J. Ceci Department of Human Development, Cornell University, USA
Uta Frith Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of College London, UK
Morton Ann Gernsbacher Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
John Jemmott, III Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Daniel Kahneman Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, USA
Elizabeth F. Loftus Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, USA
Marcus E. Raichle Department of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Henry L. Roediger, III Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Daniel L. Schacter Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
Richard Shiffrin Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, USA
Keith E. Stanovich Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, University of Toronto, Canada
Laurence Steinberg Department of Psychology, Temple University, USA
Cass R. Sunstein Harvard Law School, USA
Wendy M. Williams Department of Human Development, Cornell University, USA
Christopher Wolfe Department of Psychology, Miami University, USA
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  • Selection of Topics:
    All articles are commissioned by the editors, and PSPI does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. An article is commissioned by the editors only after careful vetting of both the topic and the authors. Topics chosen for commissioning are nominated from many sources, including editorial board members, APS Board of Directors, and members of APS. All members of APS are invited to nominate topics (and names of potential authors). Send nominations to the editor at ReynaPSPI@cornell.edu.

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