Psychological Science
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Psychological Science

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 09567976, 14679280
Publisher: SAGE Publications
History: 1990-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


With a citation ranking/impact factor placing it in the top ten psychology journals worldwide, Psychological Science is a leader in the field. The flagship journal of The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society), the journal publishes authoritative articles of interest across all of psychological science, including brain and behavior, clinical science, cognition, learning and memory, social psychology, and developmental psychology. In addition to these full-length articles, Psychological Science also features summaries of new research developments and discussions of psychological issues in government and public affairs. Psychological Science is published twelve times a year.

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.


Psychological Science
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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Psychological Science
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    7.576 7.432 7.582
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    7.29 7.421 7.967
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    5.32 5.851 6.105
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    6.059 5.391 6.544
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    5.269 6.272 6.938
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    6.783 6.914 7.59
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    6.77 6.948 7.146
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    6.734 6.87 7.27
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    6.326 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    5.89 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    5.975 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    5.597 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    5.577 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    5.587 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    5.133 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.545 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    4.818 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    5.154 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    3.923 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    3.979 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    2.961 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.859 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    2.643 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