Best Psychology Journals

The ranking of best journals for Psychology was published by Research.com, one of the prominent websites for computer science research providing trusted data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The position in the ranking is based on a unique bibliometric score created by Research.com which is computed using the estimated h-index and the number of leading scientists who have endorsed the journal during the last three previous years. Show more

The ranking contains Impact Score values gathered on December 6th, 2021.

The process for ranking journals involves examining more than 5,942 journals which were selected after detailed inspection and rigorous examination of over 107,206 scientific documents published during the last three years by 8,117 leading and well-respected scientists in the area of computer science.

More details on the methodology for computing the score can be found on our Methodology Page.

Rank
Journal Details
Best Scientists
Documents
Impact Score
1 Psychological Medicine

Psychological Medicine

0033-2917
Best Scientists 819 934 Impact Score 20.20
2 Nature Human Behaviour

Nature Human Behaviour

Best Scientists 340 244 Impact Score 19.80
3 Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews

Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews

0149-7634
Best Scientists 504 475 Impact Score 18.60
4 Clinical Psychology Review

Clinical Psychology Review

0272-7358
Best Scientists 313 237 Impact Score 18.40
5 The Lancet Psychiatry

The Lancet Psychiatry

2215-0366
Best Scientists 308 264 Impact Score 18.30
6 American Journal of Psychiatry

American Journal of Psychiatry

0002-953X
Best Scientists 314 267 Impact Score 18.10
7 Frontiers in Psychology

Frontiers in Psychology

1664-1078
Best Scientists 1796 3052 Impact Score 18.00
8 American Psychologist

American Psychologist

0003-066X
Best Scientists 331 263 Impact Score 17.80
9 Child Development

Child Development

0009-3920
Best Scientists 560 577 Impact Score 17.50
10 Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines

0021-9630
Best Scientists 563 562 Impact Score 17.20
11 Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Trends in Cognitive Sciences

1364-6613
Best Scientists 267 269 Impact Score 17.20
12 Biological Psychiatry

Biological Psychiatry

0006-3223
Best Scientists 714 1467 Impact Score 17.10
13 Journal of Affective Disorders

Journal of Affective Disorders

0165-0327
Best Scientists 960 1485 Impact Score 16.70
14 Psychological Bulletin

Psychological Bulletin

0033-2909
Best Scientists 176 116 Impact Score 16.50
15 Translational Psychiatry

Translational Psychiatry

2158-3188
Best Scientists 471 372 Impact Score 16.30
16 Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

0022-3514
Best Scientists 344 394 Impact Score 16.20
17 Psychological Science

Psychological Science

0956-7976
Best Scientists 479 423 Impact Score 15.30
18 Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

0145-2339
Best Scientists 407 313 Impact Score 14.90
19 Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

0022-006X
Best Scientists 416 311 Impact Score 14.50
20 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

0890-8567
Best Scientists 503 822 Impact Score 13.60
21 Journal of Applied Psychology

Journal of Applied Psychology

0021-9010
Best Scientists 158 239 Impact Score 13.60
22 Frontiers in Psychiatry

Frontiers in Psychiatry

1664-0640
Best Scientists 792 1041 Impact Score 13.30
23 Current Opinion in Psychology

Current Opinion in Psychology

2352-250X
Best Scientists 377 394 Impact Score 13.20
24 Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

0162-3257
Best Scientists 452 914 Impact Score 13.10
25 Addiction

Addiction

0965-2140
Best Scientists 266 285 Impact Score 12.50
26 Personality and Individual Differences

Personality and Individual Differences

0191-8869
Best Scientists 594 942 Impact Score 12.10
27 Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety

1091-4269
Best Scientists 362 299 Impact Score 11.90
28 Developmental Science

Developmental Science

1363-755X
Best Scientists 355 392 Impact Score 11.80
29 Schizophrenia Bulletin

Schizophrenia Bulletin

0586-7614
Best Scientists 348 1041 Impact Score 11.70
30 Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology

0012-1649
Best Scientists 486 511 Impact Score 11.60
31 Annual Review of Psychology

Annual Review of Psychology

0066-4308
Best Scientists 128 91 Impact Score 11.40
32 Autism Research

Autism Research

1939-3792
Best Scientists 265 410 Impact Score 11.10
33 Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging

Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging

0925-4927
Best Scientists 885 1228 Impact Score 10.70
34 Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Journal of Youth and Adolescence

0047-2891
Best Scientists 351 448 Impact Score 10.70
35 Behaviour Research and Therapy

Behaviour Research and Therapy

0005-7967
Best Scientists 435 461 Impact Score 10.60
36 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

1878-9293
Best Scientists 304 340 Impact Score 10.50
37 Journal of Psychiatric Research

Journal of Psychiatric Research

0022-3956
Best Scientists 465 490 Impact Score 10.40
38 Development and Psychopathology

Development and Psychopathology

0954-5794
Best Scientists 557 609 Impact Score 10.10
39 Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

1749-5024
Best Scientists 408 410 Impact Score 10.10
40 Computers in Human Behavior

Computers in Human Behavior

0747-5632 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 200 272 Impact Score 10.00
41 Schizophrenia Research

Schizophrenia Research

0920-9964
Best Scientists 333 667 Impact Score 9.90
42 British Journal of Psychiatry

British Journal of Psychiatry

0007-1250
Best Scientists 233 191 Impact Score 9.90
43 Clinical Psychological Science

Clinical Psychological Science

2167-7026
Best Scientists 348 322 Impact Score 9.80
44 Neuropsychopharmacology

Neuropsychopharmacology

0893-133X
Best Scientists 299 280 Impact Score 9.70
45 Autism

Autism

1362-3613
Best Scientists 253 398 Impact Score 9.50
46 Journal of Management

Journal of Management

0149-2063
Best Scientists 82 94 Impact Score 9.40
47 Current Directions in Psychological Science

Current Directions in Psychological Science

0963-7214
Best Scientists 255 216 Impact Score 9.30
48 Addictive Behaviors

Addictive Behaviors

0306-4603
Best Scientists 459 720 Impact Score 9.20
49 Comprehensive Psychiatry

Comprehensive Psychiatry

0010-440X
Best Scientists 198 198 Impact Score 9.20
50 Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

0146-1672
Best Scientists 285 328 Impact Score 9.10
51 Appetite

Appetite

0195-6663
Best Scientists 272 481 Impact Score 9.10
52 Psychoneuroendocrinology

Psychoneuroendocrinology

0306-4530
Best Scientists 479 658 Impact Score 8.90
53 Journal of Personality

Journal of Personality

0022-3506
Best Scientists 284 269 Impact Score 8.90
54 Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

1548-5943
Best Scientists 102 72 Impact Score 8.90
55 Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

1537-4416
Best Scientists 333 360 Impact Score 8.80
56 Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

0091-0627
Best Scientists 464 486 Impact Score 8.70
57 Neuropsychologia

Neuropsychologia

0028-3932
Best Scientists 569 727 Impact Score 8.50
58 European Neuropsychopharmacology

European Neuropsychopharmacology

0924-977X
Best Scientists 461 839 Impact Score 8.50
59 Assessment

Assessment

1073-1911
Best Scientists 413 386 Impact Score 8.50
60 Cognition

Cognition

0010-0277
Best Scientists 399 520 Impact Score 8.50
61 European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

1018-8827
Best Scientists 341 401 Impact Score 8.50
62 Journal of Educational Psychology

Journal of Educational Psychology

0022-0663
Best Scientists 151 213 Impact Score 8.40
63 Cortex

Cortex

0010-9452
Best Scientists 483 716 Impact Score 8.30
64 Journal of Anxiety Disorders

Journal of Anxiety Disorders

0887-6185
Best Scientists 279 309 Impact Score 8.20
65 Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse and Neglect

0145-2134
Best Scientists 267 360 Impact Score 8.20
66 Psychological Assessment

Psychological Assessment

1040-3590
Best Scientists 384 383 Impact Score 8.00
67 Journal of Behavioral Addictions

Journal of Behavioral Addictions

2062-5871
Best Scientists 114 268 Impact Score 8.00
68 Journal of Vocational Behavior

Journal of Vocational Behavior

0001-8791
Best Scientists 109 207 Impact Score 8.00
69 Psychophysiology

Psychophysiology

0048-5772
Best Scientists 344 475 Impact Score 7.90
70 European Psychiatry

European Psychiatry

0924-9338
Best Scientists 302 410 Impact Score 7.90
71 Social Psychological and Personality Science

Social Psychological and Personality Science

1948-5506
Best Scientists 240 256 Impact Score 7.90
72 International Journal of Eating Disorders

International Journal of Eating Disorders

0276-3478
Best Scientists 196 418 Impact Score 7.90
73 Psychonomic Bulletin and Review

Psychonomic Bulletin and Review

1069-9384
Best Scientists 257 317 Impact Score 7.70
74 Journal of Adolescent Health

Journal of Adolescent Health

1054-139X
Best Scientists 242 346 Impact Score 7.70
75 Brain Imaging and Behavior

Brain Imaging and Behavior

1931-7557
Best Scientists 233 202 Impact Score 7.70
76 International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research

International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research

1049-8931
Best Scientists 155 96 Impact Score 7.70
77 Emotion

Emotion

1528-3542
Best Scientists 379 416 Impact Score 7.60
78 Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy

0005-7894
Best Scientists 316 338 Impact Score 7.60
79 Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

0096-3445
Best Scientists 326 335 Impact Score 7.50
80 Archives of Sexual Behavior

Archives of Sexual Behavior

0004-0002
Best Scientists 245 435 Impact Score 7.50
81 Drug and Alcohol Dependence

Drug and Alcohol Dependence

0376-8716
Best Scientists 369 554 Impact Score 7.40
82 Biological Psychology

Biological Psychology

0301-0511
Best Scientists 358 362 Impact Score 7.30
83 Health Psychology

Health Psychology

0278-6133
Best Scientists 297 273 Impact Score 7.20
84 The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

0160-6689
Best Scientists 174 155 Impact Score 7.20
85 Journal of Research in Personality

Journal of Research in Personality

0092-6566
Best Scientists 242 255 Impact Score 7.10
86 European Journal of Personality

European Journal of Personality

0890-2070
Best Scientists 163 172 Impact Score 7.10
87 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

1662-5161
Best Scientists 437 534 Impact Score 7.00
88 BMC Psychiatry

BMC Psychiatry

1471-244X
Best Scientists 381 448 Impact Score 7.00
89 Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

0898-929X
Best Scientists 282 329 Impact Score 7.00
90 Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

0001-690X
Best Scientists 158 150 Impact Score 7.00
91 Psychopharmacology

Psychopharmacology

0033-3158
Best Scientists 215 239 Impact Score 6.90
92 Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

2352-1546
Best Scientists 211 215 Impact Score 6.90
93 Psycho-Oncology

Psycho-Oncology

1057-9249
Best Scientists 186 343 Impact Score 6.90
94 Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar Disorders

1398-5647
Best Scientists 128 161 Impact Score 6.90
95 European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

0940-1334
Best Scientists 170 149 Impact Score 6.80
96 Cognition and Emotion

Cognition and Emotion

0269-9931
Best Scientists 284 351 Impact Score 6.70
97 Journal of Traumatic Stress

Journal of Traumatic Stress

0894-9867
Best Scientists 229 272 Impact Score 6.70
98 Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

0933-7954
Best Scientists 195 190 Impact Score 6.70
99 European Journal of Psychotraumatology

European Journal of Psychotraumatology

2000-8198
Best Scientists 186 339 Impact Score 6.70
100 Current Psychiatry Reports

Current Psychiatry Reports

1523-3812
Best Scientists 132 134 Impact Score 6.70

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