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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

Ping Li (Pennsylvania State University) is the new Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Neurolinguistics

Wim Notebaert (Universiteit Gent) is the new Editor-in-Chief of Acta Psychologica

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

Introducing the Dr. Sybil Eysenck 2014 Award associated with Personality and Individual Differences. Find out more today!

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.

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Recent Special Issues in Psychology and Cognitive Science

Behavioral Ethics
Organizational Behavior And Human Decision Processes, Volume 123, Issue 2, pages 77-240 (Mar-14)
Edited by Maureen L. Ambrose, Marshall J. Schminke, Scott J. Reynolds

The Flynn Effect Re-Evaluated
Intelligence , Volume 41, Issue 6, pages 751-858 (Nov-13)
Edited by James Thompson

Multiculturalism, beyond ethnocultural diversity and contestations
International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Volume 37, Issue 6, pages 657-750 (Nov-13)
Edited by Chan-Hoong Leong, James H. Liu

Most Downloaded Articles on ScienceDirect

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.

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

Who uses Facebook? An investigation into the relationship between the Big Five, shyness, narcissism, loneliness, and Facebook usage • Article
Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 27, Issue 5, September 2011, Pages 1658-1664 | Ryan, Tracii; Xenos, Sophia

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
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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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