Introducing our Psychology and Cognitive Science Publishers

Adam Fraser  Jennifer Franklin  Kate Wilson 
Adam Fraser
Jennifer Franklin
Associate Publisher
Kate Wilson
Associate Publisher

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.

High Quality Journals

By delivering first class information and innovative tools, we continue to refine our portfolio to serve the research needs 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 of our journals are available online via ScienceDirect,, the essential information resource for researchers worldwide.

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


APS 2017, Boston – How to get published workshop

Child Abuse & Neglect - Editors Choice
Editor-in-Chief, Christine Wekerle, has selected ten articles which display the strength and depth of contributions to the journal.

Call for applications for the role of Editor-in Chief of Research in Developmental Disabilities

SRCD Reading Material
Enjoy a vast range of Special Issues to mark our sponsorship of The Society for Research in Child Development in Austin, Texas.

The Neurocognitive Aspects of Stress: A Virtual Special Issue
For this virtual special issue the Editors of Brain and Cognition have made a selection of papers on the neurocognitive aspects of stress published in the journal in the last few years.

Read the Psychology Articles Everyone is Talking About
Get free access to some of the hottest articles in Psychology research.

Read Leading Articles in Clinical Psychology
Read a range of  selected articles (many of them free to access until December 2016) from some of our leading journals in the field, including Addictive Behaviors, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Behaviour Research and Therapy and Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.

Elsevier brings you the latest advances in Psychology Research
Free access to selected articles from across psychology

Psychology of Sport and Exercise New Virtual Special Issue (VSI) Featuring Key Articles for 2016
To celebrate the journals significant rise in Impact Factor the Editors-in-Chief have chosen a selection of articles that address key issues in sport and exercise psychology.

Mental Health and Physical Activity receives its first impact factor
Journal debuts in the top half of psychiatry journal rankings.

Registered Reports in Human Movement Science
Human Movement Science begins accepting submissions of a new article format, Registered Reports.

Registered Reports in the International Journal of Psychophysiology
International Journal of Psychophysiology accepting submissions of a new article format, Registered Reports.

Autism Awareness Month

Read the special Autism Awareness Month article collection – free access until 1 October 2017.

An estimated one in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) in the US has been diagnosed with autism. These children can have challenges with social skills, speech and nonverbal communication, caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. They can have a range of learning, thinking and problem-solving abilities, from being gifted to having serious problems.

Throughout National Autism Awareness Month in April, organizations such as the Autism Society are promoting acceptance of the condition in a society that often has a poor understanding of what it means to be autistic.

To support this initiative, we have collated the most recent and popular research and review articles on autism from across Elsevier’s portfolio of psychology journals, exploring clinical, experimental and developmental aspects of autism.

The collection is free to access until 1 October 2017.

Start reading here.

Article collection: Mental Health Awareness Week

Are you thriving or surviving?

May 8-14 is Mental Health Awareness Week; this year the campaign focuses on promoting good mental health rather than treating problems, exploring why some of us are surviving while others are thriving.

Understanding mental health requires a broad view of some deeply complex issues – looking at results from research across disciplines and journals can help scientists understand mental health in new ways.

In a special article collection, we have collated a number of articles published in 2016 and 2017 that investigate mental health by looking at what is behind some people’s success, happiness and mental health – what makes some people thrive.

Start reading here!


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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Most Downloaded Articles on

Do social media marketing activities enhance customer equity? An empirical study of luxury fashion brand * Article
Journal of Business Research, Volume 65, Issue 10, Pages 1480-1486 | Kim, Angella J.; Ko, Eunju

College students' social networking experiences on Facebook * Article
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Volume 30, Issue 3, 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, Pages 578-586 | Ross, Craig; Orr, Emily S.; Sisic, Mia; Arseneault, Jaime M.; Simmering, Mary G.; Orr, R. Robert

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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

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

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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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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Article Transfer Service (ATS)

Hassle-free resubmission

Planning to resubmit your article to a different journal? Save time and cut down on admin with our new easy-to-use article transfer service.

Ethics in Research and Publication

Make valuable and lasting contributions to the health and future of society. Understanding the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing is a key step in making sure your work gets off to the best start. From there, anything's possible.

The Ethics in Research & Publication program is the collaboration of an independent panel of experts in research and publishing ethics and Elsevier. Visit the website for resources and tools so you can proceed confidently.

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