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Psychological Research

An International Journal of Perception, Attention, Memory, and Action

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Psychological Research is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge contributing to a basic understanding of human cognition and behavior.

  • Focuses on human perception, attention, memory, and action.
  • Upholds impartiality, independent of any particular approach or school of thought.
  • Includes theoretical and historical papers alongside applied research if they contibute to basic understanding of cognition
  • Adheres to firm experimental ground in its publications.

  • Bernhard Hommel
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2.3 (2022)
5 year impact factor
2.4 (2022)
Submission to first decision (median)
22 days
672,020 (2023)

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  • Psychological Research is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for 2025

    Psychological Research is seeking nominations for a new, incoming Editor-in-Chief, term beginning January 1 2025.

    Interested candidates should email their CV and a letter of interest, indicating their expertise, editorial experience, and a vision statement (2 pages or so) for the journal to

    The call will be open until May 1st, 2024, and candidates will be contacted shortly after. 

  • Psychological Research celebrates 100 years in Publication!

    New Content Item

    Special Issue on 100 years Psychologische Forschung/ Psychological Research edited by Bernhard Hommel (pp 2305 - 2365) and Special Issue on Concrete constraints on abstract concepts edited by Anna M. Borghi, Samuel Shaki and Martin H. Fischer (pp 2366 - 2560)

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