• Introducing our Psychology and Cognitive Science Publishers

    Working together with top Editors and Authors in the field, we publish journals covering Applied, Clinical, Developmental, Educational and Social Psychology and Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience. Our international focus enables us to publish journals across the world, whilst maintaining close links with our global society partners.

    We are proud to publish high quality, peer reviewed journals on behalf of and together with societies and we value the contribution these societies bring to the field.

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  • High Quality Journals

    Welcome to the Psychology area of Elsevier.

    By delivering first class information and innovative tools, we continue to refine our portfolio to serve the research need of educators, researchers and students worldwide. We are proud to play an integral part within the academic community and to participate in the advancement of this field.

    All our journals are available online via ScienceDirect,, the essential information resource for over 14 million researchers worldwide.

    For full aims and scope, to submit your articles or subscribe, visit the journal homepages.

  • Journal Insights

    Journal metrics provide authors with an extra insight into our journals and helps in the journal selection process when submitting an article for publication.

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  • Latest Impact Factors

    Each year, the quality of papers published in our Psychology journals is secured by the contribution of all our outstanding authors, reviewers and editors.

    The latest Impact Factor figures for Elsevier's Psychology journals were released in June 2013.

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    Interested in submitting a paper to one of our Clinical Psychology journals? Check out our dedicated Elsevier Mental Health website which brings together information and resources from all of our products and services in the area of clinical psychology, psychological therapy, and mental health. Visit today!


The current Editor-in-Chief of Learning and Individual Differences, Elena Grigorenko, has decided to stand down after 9 successful years in the role. Elsevier is currently seeking a successor to head up this internationally regarded journal and is issuing an open call for applications. Read more

New Virtual Special Issue on Technical, practical  and analytic innovations of single case designs live on the Journal of  Contextual Behavioral Science journal homepage. View our selection  of freely available articles today!

Addictive Behaviors is now accepting submissions on behavioral addictions (e.g. gambling, internet, social networking).

Leonardo Fontenelle (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) is the new Associate Editor of Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Good news – Take a look at our top rated Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Computers in Human Behavior articles featured in the media via the new Altmetrics pod.

Could you be the next Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Adolescence? Read the call today to find out more.

A new open access journal that lets you get credit without writing up a traditional article. MethodsX showcases the work you've done to customize a method. Find out more

New open access virtual special issue on Psychology and Neuroscience. View our selection of open access papers today.

Article Transfer Service (ATS)

No need to reformat. No need to resubmit.

Our latest improvement to the manuscript submission process is the complimentary Article Transfer Service (ATS) – a service designed to save authors valuable time and effort when submitting to our journals.

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AudioSlides - a free service to authors

These are brief, webcast-style presentations based on slides and audio that are shown next to the article on ScienceDirect. This format gives authors the opportunity to explain their research in their own words and promote their work.

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Open Access

Access to quality research is vital to the scientific community and beyond. We support sustainable access and work hard to provide a range of open access options alongside our access initiatives to ensure everyone can read, use and trust the latest research.

We are committed to working in partnership with the research community, librarians, funders and other stakeholders. Our Elsevier team is continually on the road meeting the community, participating in discussions and establishing partnerships which will help support increase access to research. Read more about our institutional and funding body agreements.

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Recent Special Issues in Psychology and Cognitive Science

The Dark Triad of Personality
Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 67, pages 1-122 (Sep-14)
Edited by Livia Veselka, Philip A Vernon

Acquiring Expertise: Ability, Practice, and Other Influences
Intelligence, Volume 45, pages 1-124 (Jul-14)

Emotional intelligence: Research and Applications
Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 65, pages 1-96 (Jul-14)
Edited by Don Saklofske, Elizabeth Austin

Most Downloaded Articles on ScienceDirect

Personality and motivations associated with Facebook use • Article
Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 25, Issue 2, March 2009, Pages 578-586 | Ross, Craig; Orr, Emily S.; Sisic, Mia; Arseneault, Jaime M.; Simmering, Mary G.; Orr, R. Robert

Is breast truly best? Estimating the effects of breastfeeding on long-term child health and wellbeing in the United States using sibling comparisons • Article
Social Science & Medicine, Volume 109, May 2014, Pages 55-65 | Colen, C.G.; Ramey, D.M.

College students' social networking experiences on Facebook • Article
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Volume 30, Issue 3, May 2009, Pages 227-238 | Pempek, Tiffany A.; Yermolayeva, Yevdokiya A.; Calvert, Sandra L.

Top Cited Articles in Scopus

Responsive supply chain: A competitive strategy in a networked economy
Author(s):Gunasekaran, A. | Lai, K.-h. | Edwin Cheng, T.C.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Omega

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An integrated multiobjective decision making process for supplier selection and order allocation
Author(s):Demirtas, E.A. | Üstün, O.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Omega

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Network design for reverse logistics
Author(s):Srivastava, S.K.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Omega

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