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Psychology, Public Policy, and Law

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United States
Journal ISSN: 10768971
Publisher: American Psychological Association
History: 1995-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Psychology, Public Policy, and Law ® provides a forum in which to critically evaluate the contributions of psychology and related disciplines (hereinafter psychology) to public policy and legal issues, and vice versa. It is read by legal scholars and professionals and public policy analysts as well as psychology researchers and practitioners working at the interface of the three fields. The journal publishes theoretical and empirical articles that critically evaluate the contributions and potential contributions of psychology to public policy and legal issues;assess the desirability of different public policy and legal alternatives in light of the scientific knowledge base in psychology;articulate research needs that address public policy and legal issues for which there is currently insufficient theoretical and empirical knowledge;present empirical work that makes a significant contribution to the application of psychological knowledge to public policy or the law; andexamine public policy and legal issues relating to the conduct of psychology and related disciplines (e.g., human subjects, protection policies; informed consent procedures).

Psychology, Public Policy, and Law

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2018 / 2019
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Psychology, Public Policy, and Law

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 2.595
  • 2017 Impact Factor 1.920
  • 2016 Impact Factor 2.408
  • 2015 Impact Factor 2.850
  • 2014 Impact Factor 2.315
  • 2013 Impact Factor 2.617
  • 2012 Impact Factor 3.342
  • 2011 Impact Factor 2.467
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.609
  • 2009 Impact Factor 2.000
  • 2008 Impact Factor 2.609
  • 2007 Impact Factor 3.100
  • 2006 Impact Factor 1.935
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.526
  • 2004 Impact Factor 1.258
  • 2003 Impact Factor 2.154
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.693
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.509
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.469
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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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


Psychology, Public Policy, and Law

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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.