Psychological Bulletin
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Psychological Bulletin

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00332909, 19391455
Publisher: American Psychological Association
History: 1904-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Psychological Bulletin publishes evaluative and integrative research reviews and interpretations of issues in scientific psychology. Primary research is reported only for illustrative purposes. Integrative reviews or research syntheses focus on empirical studies and seek to summarize past research by drawing overall conclusions from many separate investigations that address related or identical hypotheses.

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.


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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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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    22.266 24.113 24.796
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    21.282 22.017 29.598
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    13.898 20.926 20.53
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    23.938 18.543 20.254
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    16.36 17.471 21.102
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    13.977 18.013 18.517
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    17.642 16.817 17.935
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    15.204 14.793 16.1
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    14.147 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    15.529 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    16.935 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    14.286 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    12.396 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    13.843 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    13.022 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    10.223 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    10.794 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    9.813 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    9.06 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    8.714 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    6.663 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    7.191 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    7.055 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)

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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


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H-Index History