Experimental Psychology

The journal for experimental research in psychology

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ISSN-L 1618-3169, ISSN-Print 1618-3169, ISSN-Online 2190-5142
Impact Factor:
0.803 (5 Year Impact Factor: 1.513)
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Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Medline, PsycINFO, PSYNDEX, ERIH, Scopus, and EMCare.
Andreas B. Eder (Editor-in-chief)
Christian Frings (Editor-in-chief)
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About the journal

As its name implies, Experimental Psychology publishes innovative, original, high-quality experimental research in psychology.

Why is Experimental Psychology a quality journal?

    • Professional outlet for cutting-edge experimental research in psychology since 50 years
    • Rigorous peer review and a dedicated editorial team
    • Electronic manuscript submission and peer review via Editorial Manager
    • Transparency through TOP guidelines and Open Science Practices
    • Author friendly and non-bureaucratic handling of submission

    To get more detailed information, read the Editorial by Andreas B. Eder and Christian Frings

    What makes Experimental Psychology special?

    • Open to all disciplines of experimental research in psychology
    • Various article types (Research Articles, Theoretical Articles, Registered Reports)
    • Publication of Brief Articles reporting a single experiment
    • Preregistration of Registered Reports using a two-tiered system
    • Dedication to Open Science Practices (data archiving, open science badges, etc.)
    • Low hurdle submission guidelines
    • Rapid quality check of incoming submissions
    • Optional publication models: subscription –based or open access for a fair price!
    • Advance online publication in the paper’s final form within 12 weeks of acceptance. *
      *Provided there are no delays in approving proofs for release.


    New editorial out now!

    The editors of our journal Experimental Psychology have written a new editorial “Where We Stand and Where to Go” that is packed with their thoughts on the future of the journal, as well as an announcement of grants for authors of registered reports and much more. Check out the advance article version here!

    Call for Registered Replication Studies

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    COVID-19 and its impact on publication process

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the “standard times” due dates. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines, but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.



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    Recent editorials


    Stress and Cognition in Humans
    Current Findings and Open Questions in Experimental Psychology

    Gregor Domes and Christian Frings
    Experimental Psychology, Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 73-76

    Experimental Psychology in the Year 2020
    Where We Stand and Where to Go

    Andreas B. Eder and Christian Frings
    Experimental Psychology, Vol. 67, No. 1, pp. 1-4


    What Makes a Quality Journal?
    Andreas B. Eder and Christian Frings
    Experimental Psychology, Vol. 65, No. 5, pp. 257–262


    Factors Guiding Moral Judgment, Reason, Decision, and Action
    Alex Wiegmann and Magda Osman
    Experimental Psychology, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 65-67

    Experimental Psychology – Methodological Rigor and Transparency
    Christoph Stahl
    Experimental Psychology, Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 1-4


    Experimental Psychology – A Call for Confirmatory Research
    Christoph Stahl
    Experimental Psychology, Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 1-2

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