Introducing our Psychology and Cognitive Science Publishers

Jennifer Franklin  Kate Wilson 
Jennifer Franklin
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.


Watch this new video introducing the editorial team at Child Abuse & Neglect, The International Journal.

Most Downloaded OA Articles
Read the most-downloaded open access articles from our journals.

Anti-bullying collection

Can research help us prevent bullying?
Special article collection for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month – free access

Peter Miller to stand down as Editor-in-Chief, Marcantonio Spada announced as his successor

Author Stories - Child Abuse & Neglect

Exclusive video of Journal of Adolescence Special Issue Guest Editor, Ann Hagell

Free article collection explores what’s behind good mental health – for Mental Health Awareness Week

Addiction to modern technology: what the science says free collection of articles highlights the latest trends in behavioral addiction

Have you submitted your research to The Arts in Psychotherapy?

Meet the editorial team from Cognition!

Call for applications for the role of Editor-in Chief of Journal of Research in Personality

Meet the Editor-in-Chief of Child Abuse & Neglect, Christine Wekerle

Call for applications for the role of Editor-in Chief of New Ideas in Psychology

Top quality research from Cognition

Addictive Behaviors Reports (ABREP) is the sister publication of Addictive Behaviors

What are your peers reading in Personality and Individual Differences?

Popular Research from Journal of Mathematical Psychology

Journal of Adolescence – Editor’s Choice

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.

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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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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