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: 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: 22.8 days to first decision (learn more)
  • Mean production time: 59 days to online publication
  • 2015 average monthly full-text downloads: 30,929
  • 2015 impact factor 7.658 (learn more)
  • 2015 impact factor rank: 4 of 129 journals in Psychology, Multidisciplinary
  • 2015 five-year impact factor 12.043
  • Immediacy index 2.306 (learn more)
  • Article influence score 6.104 (learn more)
  • Cited half-life 4.6 (learn more)
  • Eigenfactor score 0.02598 (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
Katherine Kinzler Cornell University, Department of Psychology
Alison Ledgerwood University of California, Davis, Department of Psychology
Timothy McNamara Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychological Sciences
Jennifer L. Tackett University of Houston, Department of Psychology
Special Associate Editors
Alex O. Holcombe University of Sydney, Department of Psychology
Daniel J. Simons University of Illinois, 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
Elizabeth F. Loftus University of California, Irvine, Department of Psychology & Social Behavior
Walter Mischel Columbia University, Department of Psychology
Consulting Editors
Terry Kit-Fong Au University of Hong Kong, Department of Psychology
Mandeep K. Dhami Middlesex University, Department of Psychology
Phoebe C. Ellsworth University of Michigan, Department of Psychology
Bertram Gawronski University of Texas at Austin
Arthur M. Glenberg Arizona State University, Department of Psychology
Sam Glucksberg Princeton University, Department of Psychology
Richard Gonzalez University of Michigan, Department of Psychology
Anthony G. Greenwald University of Washington, Department of Psychology
J. Kiley Hamlin University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology
Ran Hassin The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Psychology
Reid Hastie University of Chicago, School of Business
Åse H. Innes-Ker Lund University, Department of Psychology
James C. Kaufman University of Connecticut, USA
Robert Kurzban University of Ottawa
Mara Mather University of Southern California, School of Gerontology
Ewan McNay University of Albany, SUNY, Department of Psychology
Blakeley McShane Northwestern University, Department of Marketing
Candice L. Odgers Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy
Daniel M. Oppenheimer University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Marketing
Frank Schmidt University of Iowa, Department of Management & Organizations
Simone Schnall University of Cambridge, Department of Psychology
Barry Schwartz Swarthmore College, Department of Psychology
Uri Simonsohn University of Pennsylvania, Department of Operations and Information Management
Dean K. Simonton University of California, Davis, Department of Psychology
John J. Skowronski Northern Illinois University, USA
Jeanine Stefanucci University of Utah, Department of Psychology
Teresa A. Treat University of Iowa, Department of Psychology
Zheng Joyce Wang The Ohio State University, School of Communication
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