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Experimental Psychology - PSY 3123: Psych Journals

This is a guide to resources relevant to Experimental Psychology students in PSY 3123 and other Psychology researchers.

Journals by Impact Factor

There are thousands of psychology journals but some have more impact on the field than others. Below are two lists of journals ranked by "impact factor," which measures how frequently the articles in a given journal are cited. The list on the left is for the subfield of Experimental Psychology and the list on the right is for the field of Psychology as a whole.

Experimental Psych Journals Ranked

Below is the 2015 top ten list of journals in Experimental Psychology ranked by Impact Factor. Journals available via the A-State library are hyperlinked.

Journal Title

Impact Factor

Total # of Cites

Trends in Cognitive Sciences

17.850

21,382

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

6.150

3,880

Journal of Memory and Language

5.218

7,601

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

5.101

4,695

Cognitive Psychology

4.537

6,431

Journal of Experimental Psychology - General

4.070

8,296

Developmental Science

3.982

5,268

British Journal of Mathematical & Statistical Psychology

3.698

1,278

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

3.559

16,535

Journal of Neuropsychology

3.537

414

General Psychology Journals Ranked

Below is the 2015 top ten list of journals in Psychology (General) ranked by Impact Factor. Journals available via the A-State library are hyperlinked.

Journal Title

Impact Factor

Total # of Cites

Annual Review of Psychology

19.085

14,292

Psychological Bulletin

14.839

39,345

Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

12.214

3,653

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics

7.632

2,808

Psychological Review

7.581

23,958

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

6.615

16,111

Psychological Medicine

5.491

20,304

Journal of Memory and Language

5.218

7,601

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

5.101

4,695

Depression and Anxiety

5.004

6,362