Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

The Journal of Experimental Psychology: General is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the American Psychological Association. It was established in 1975 as an independent section of the Journal of Experimental Psychology and covers research in experimental psychology.[1]

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
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DisciplineExperimental Psychology
Edited byNelson Cowan
Publication details
4.913 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Exp. Psychol. Gen.
ISSN0096-3445 (print)
1939-2222 (web)
OCLC no.2441503

The journal has implemented the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines. [2] The TOP Guidelines provide structure to research planning and reporting and aim to make research more transparent, accessible, and reproducible. [3]

The journal may include articles on the following topics:[1]

  • social processes
  • developmental processes
  • psychopathology
  • neuroscience
  • computational modeling

The current editor-in-chief is Nelson Cowan (University of Missouri). His predecessor was Isabel Gauthier (Vanderbilt University).

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed by MEDLINE/PubMed and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2021 impact factor of 4.913.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Journal of Experimental Psychology: General". American Psychological Association. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  2. ^ "Transparency and Openness Promotion". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  3. ^ "What are the TOP Guidelines and why are they important?". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  4. ^ "Journal of Experimental Psychology: General". 2021 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate. 2022.

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