American Psychologist (AM PSYCHOL)

Publisher: American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association

Journal description

The 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. Archival and Association documents include, but are not limited to, the annual report of the Association, Council minutes, the Presidential Address, editorials, other reports of the Association, ethics information, surveys of the membership, employment data, obituaries, calendars of events, announcements, and selected award addresses. Articles published cover all aspects of psychology. Submissions should be current, timely, and of interest to the broad AP A membership; they should be written in a style that is accessible to and of interest to all psychologists, regardless of area of specialization. American Psychologist contributions often address national and international policy issues as well as topics relevant to Association policy and activities. The first step in the AP editorial review process is performed by the AP editor/APA CEO. Approximately 70% of author-submitted manuscripts are returned without review within 30 days for a host of reasons: Empirical manuscripts are more appropriate for one of the APA primary journals; the topic of the manuscript or style of the writing is too narrow for the broad AP readership; the same topic was recently covered in the journal; inappropriate content or style; or other, more typical reasons such as the paper does not offer a major contribution to the field or is simply not written well enough. As the official journal of the APA, AP does not publish papers advocating policies contrary to officially adopted APA policy, although debates of the evidence supporting such policies may appear from time to time. Comments on the policies of the Association and articles published in the American Psychologist are also considered for the AP Comment section.

Current impact factor: 6.87

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2009 Impact Factor 6.537

Additional details

5-year impact 8.99
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 3.13
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 4.17
Website American Psychologist website
Other titles The American psychologist
ISSN 0003-066X
OCLC 1435230
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

American Psychological Association

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • Authors' pre-print on a web-site
    • Authors' pre-print must be labeled with date and accompanied with statement that paper has not (yet) been published
    • Copy of authors final peer-reviewed manuscript as accepted for publication
    • Authors' post-print on author's web-site, employers server or institutional repository, after acceptance
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to APA journal home page or article DOI
    • Article must include the following statement: 'This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.'
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • APA will submit NIH author articles to PubMed Central, after author completion of form
  • Classification

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