Perspectives on Psychological Science

Perspectives on Psychological Science

An official journal of the Association for Psychological Science

Robert J. Sternberg Cornell University

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eISSN: 17456924 | ISSN: 17456916 | Current volume: 12 | Current issue: 3 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: 25 days to first decision (learn more)
  • Mean production time: 89 days to online publication
  • 2016 average monthly full-text downloads: 40,782
  • 2016 impact factor 7.359 (learn more)
  • 2016 impact factor rank: 6 of 128 journals in Psychology, Multidisciplinary
  • 2016 five-year impact factor 13.170
  • Immediacy index 1.915 (learn more)
  • Article influence score 6.606 (learn more)
  • Cited half-life 5.3 (learn more)
  • Eigenfactor score 0.02854 (learn more)
  • H index 54 (learn more)
  • SJR indicator (2015) 6.080 (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.

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Robert J. Sternberg Cornell University
Associate Editors
Brad J. Bushman The Ohio State University, School of Communication and Department of Psychology and VU University Amsterdam, Departmentof Communication Science
Katherine Kinzler Cornell University, Department of Psychology
Timothy McNamara Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychological Sciences
Jennifer L. Tackett Northwestern University, Department of Psychology
Special Associate Editors
Alex O. Holcombe University of Sydney, Department of Psychology
Daniel J. Simons University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Psychology
Managing Editor
Torrance Gloss Association for Psychological Science
Advisory Editors
John T. Cacioppo University of Chicago, Department of Psychology
Robert W. Levenson University of California, Berkeley, Department of Psychology
Walter Mischel Columbia University, Department of Psychology
Consulting Editors
Stephen Benning University of Nebraska, Department of Psychology
Andrei Cimpian New York University, Department of Psychology
Roberto Colom Autonomous University of Madrid, Department of Psychology
Sarah Creem-Regehr University of Utah, Department of Psychology
Rodica Damian University of Houston, Department of Psychology
Joachim Funke Heidelberg University, Department of Psychology
Tony Greenwald University of Washington, Department of Psychology
Chris Hopwood Michigan State University
Richard Huskey Ohio State University
James C. Kaufman University of Connecticut, USA
Michael Kraus Yale University, School of Management
Joachim Krueger Brown University, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, & Psychological Sciences
Richard Lucas Michigan State University, Department of Psychology
Blakeley McShane Northwestern University, Department of Marketing
Jane Mendle Cornell University, Department of Human Development
James Nairne Purdue University, Department of Psychology
Kate Ratliff University of Florida, Department of Psychology
Hannah Rothstein Baruch College, CUNY Zicklin School of Business
Brad Sagarin Northern Illinois University, Department of Psychology
Uri Simonsohn University of Pennsylvania, Department of Operations, Information and Decisions
Dean K. Simonton University of California, Davis, Department of Psychology
Erik S. Turkheimer University of Virginia, Department of Psychology
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