American Psychologist
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

American Psychologist

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 0003066X, 1935990X
Publisher: American Psychological Association
History: 1948-1954, 1965-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


American Psychologist is the official journal of the American Psychological Association. As such, the journal contains archival documents and articles covering current issues in psychology, the science and practice of psychology, and psychology"s contribution to public policy.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.


American Psychologist
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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American Psychologist
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    11.117 10.018 10.402
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    7.43 7.893 7.575
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    4.464 4.645 4.574
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.652 3.616 4.351
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.816 3.88 4.187
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.418 4.012 4.193
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.669 3.945 4.49
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.643 4.217 4.819
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    4.015 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4.192 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.876 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.683 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.405 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    3.358 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.632 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    3.444 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    3.632 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    3.702 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.36 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.25 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    3 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    3.892 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    6.195 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

American Psychologist

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


American Psychologist
H-Index History