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Six BPS journals have increased their impact factor

05 July 2019

The British Journal of Psychology has seen a sharp increase in its impact factor and is now ranked at number 20 among 137 multidisciplinary psychology journals across the world.

Figures just released by Clarivate Analytics show that five more of the journals we publish with our partners Wiley have recorded a rise in their impact factor over the past year:

  • British Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • British Journal of Educational Psychology
  • British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
  • British Journal of Social Psychology
  • Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice

Professor Daryl O’Connor, chair of our Research Board, says:

“While journal impact factors are only one measure of the performance and standing of a journal, it is pleasing to see that these six publications, together with the rest of our portfolio, continue to hold their own and make a strong contribution to the burgeoning psychological science literature internationally.”

A journal’s impact factor is a measure of how widely the papers it publishes are cited by other academic literature. A high score makes it more likely to attract authors and to be stocked by university libraries.


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