Psychological Review

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psychological Review
Edited byElena L. Grigorenko
Publication details
8.934 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Psychol. Rev.
ISSN0033-295X (print)
1939-1471 (web)
OCLC no.1318836

Psychological Review is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal that covers psychological theory. It was established by James Mark Baldwin (Princeton University) and James McKeen Cattell (Columbia University) in 1894 as a publication vehicle for psychologists not connected with the laboratory of G. Stanley Hall (Clark University), who often published in his American Journal of Psychology. Psychological Review soon became the most prominent and influential psychology journal in North America, publishing important articles by William James, John Dewey, James Rowland Angell, and many others.[1][2]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2020 impact factor of 8.934.[3]

The journal has implemented the Transparency and Openness Promotion guidelines[4] that provide structure to research planning and reporting and aim to make research more transparent, accessible, and reproducible.[5]


In the early years of the 20th century, Baldwin purchased Cattell's interest in the journal, but was forced to sell the journal to Howard Warren in 1908 when scandal forced him out of his professorship at Johns Hopkins University (where he had moved in 1903). Editorship of the journal fell to Baldwin's newly hired young colleague John B. Watson, who used the journal to advance his school of behaviorism. Psychological Review was eventually sold by Warren to the American Psychological Association, which has owned it ever since.


The following persons are or have been editor-in-chief of the journal:[6]


  1. ^ Green, C. D.; Feinerer, I.; Burman, J. T. (2015). "Searching for the structure of early American psychology: Networking Psychological Review, 1894–1908". History of Psychology. 18 (1): 15–31. doi:10.1037/a0038406. PMID 25664883.
  2. ^ Green, C. D.; Feinerer, I.; Burman, J. T. (2015). "Searching for the structure of early American psychology: Networking Psychological Review, 1909–1923". History of Psychology. 18 (2): 196–204. doi:10.1037/a0039013. PMID 26120920.
  3. ^ "Psychological Review". 2020 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2021.
  4. ^ "Transparency and Openness Promotion". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  5. ^ "What are the TOP Guidelines and why are they important?". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  6. ^ Kintsch, Walter; Cacioppo, John T. (1994). "Introduction to the 100th Anniversary Issue of the Psychological Review". Psychological Review. 101 (2): 195–199. doi:10.1037/0033-295x.101.2.195.

External links[edit]