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.

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

Jennifer FranklinJennifer Franklin
Kate WilsonKate Wilson
Associate Publisher
Sophie-de-KoningSophie de Koning
Associate Publisher
keithKeith De Blanger
Executive Publisher

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.

Editor showcases view all

Editor showcase – Dagmara Dimitriou

Name: Dagmara Dimitriou
Journal Role: Editor-in-Chief
Journal: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Affiliation: University College London (UCL), London, UK

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Editor showcase – Brendan Kelly

Professor Brendan Kelly

Name: Brendan Kelly

Journal Role: Editor-in-Chief

Journal: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry

Affiliation: Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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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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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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