Behavioral Sciences

Browse the latest Impact Factors for your favourite Taylor & Francis Group titles. Search for journals in Behavioral Sciences below.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (2.264) (Listed in the Social Sciences Citation Index® from 2015) published on behalf of the Swedish Association of Behavioural Therapists, devoted to the application of behavioural and cognitive sciences to clinical psychology and psychotherapy.

Cognitive Psychology

Cognition & Emotion (2.688) aims to bring together work on emotion undertaken by researchers in cognitive, social, clinical, and developmental psychology, psychophysiology, neuropsychology/neuroscience, and cognitive science.

Cognitive Neuropsychology (1.146) aims to promote the investigation of human cognition that is based on neuropsychological methods including brain pathology, recording, stimulation or imaging.

Journal of Cognitive Psychology (1.503) official journal of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, publishes contributions from all areas of cognitive psychology, focusing on sound & theory-driven studies that advance our understanding of cognitive mechanisms & processes.

Language Acquisition (1.303) aims to be the premier journal in the fields of first and second language acquisition.

Language and Cognitive Processes (1.852) publishes high-quality papers taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of brain and language, and promotes studies that integrate cognitive theoretical accounts of language and its neural bases.

Laterality (1.264) publishes high quality research on all aspects of lateralisation in humans and non-human species, including its psychological, behavioural and neurological correlates, and it is pleased to publish papers which use fMRI and other neural imaging techniques.

Memory (2.118) publishes high quality papers in all areas of memory research, including experimental studies of memory (including laboratory-based research, everyday memory studies, and applied memory research), developmental, educational, neuropsychological, clinical and social research on memory.

Neurocase (0.998) is a rapid response journal of case studies and innovative group studies in neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology that speak to the neural basis of cognition.

Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2.129) published for the Experimental Psychology Society, promoting the interests of scientific psychology and its researchers with a long-standing tradition of publishing cutting-edge research.

Thinking & Reasoning (2.783) is dedicated to the understanding of human thought processes, with particular emphasis on studies on reasoning, decision-making, and problem-solving.

Visual Cognition (1.372) publishes new empirical research that advances theoretical understanding of the processes underlying human visual cognition.

Creative Arts Therapy

Nordic Journal of Music Therapy (1.296) published in collaboration with The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre, serves the international community of music therapy by being an avenue for publication of scholarly articles, texts on practice, theory and research, dialogues and discussions, reviews and critique.

Developmental Psychology

Applied Developmental Science (1.581) publishes research that generates knowledge about human development that informs public dialogue, social policy, and preventive and development optimizing interventions.

Attachment & Human Development (2.042) is the official journal of the Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies and is the leading forum for the presentation of empirical research, reviews and clinical case studies that reflect contemporary advances in attachment theory and research.

Developmental Neuropsychology (1.813) publishes scholarly papers on the appearance and development of behavioral functions, such as language, perception, and social, motivational and cognitive processes as they relate to brain functions and structures.

European Journal of Developmental Psychology (1.302) is published on behalf of the European Association of Developmental Psychology.  The journal publishes innovative original papers dealing with psychological development and developmental psychopathology during infancy, childhood and adolescence.

Infancia y Aprendizaje: Journal for the Study of Education and Development (0.526) looks at developmental and educational psychology admitting works coming both from basic research of human learning and development processes and applied research and intervention in educational settings, all throughout the life span.

Journal of Cognition and Development (1.621) is the official journal of the Cognitive Development Society (CDS). Some CDS members are concerned with basic research or theory; others focus on policy issues and practical applications.

Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology (1.351) is the official journal of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology. The Journal reports and reviews outstanding research on psychological, behavioural, medical and social aspects of human reproduction, pregnancy and infancy.

Parenting (2.188) strives to promote the exchange of empirical findings, theoretical perspectives, and methodological approaches from all disciplines that help to define and advance theory, research, and practice in parenting, caregiving, and childrearing broadly construed.

Research in Human Development (1.019) is the official journal of the Society for the Study of Human Development. The journal promotes conceptual, empirical, and methodological integrative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of human development across the entire life span.

Forensic Psychology

International Journal of Forensic Mental Health (1.362) Official Journal of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, the Journal focuses on forensic issues such as criminal responsibility, competency or fitness to stand trial, risk assessment, family violence, and treatment of forensic clients.

Journal of Child Sexual Abuse (0.649) advocates for increased networking in the sexual abuse field, greater dissemination of information and research, a higher priority for this international epidemic, and development of effective assessment, intervention, and prevention programs.

The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology (1.000) publishes papers relating to aspects of psychiatry and psychological knowledge (research, theory and practice) as applied to offenders and to legal issues arising within civil, criminal, correctional or legislative contexts.

Journal of Sexual Aggression (1.082) provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of original research findings, reviews, theory, and practice developments regarding sexual aggression in all its forms.

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (0.662) disseminates high quality information to scholars and professionals working in the areas, or intersections, of psychiatry, psychology and the law, aiming to keep professionals informed about contemporary research and practice.

Psychology, Crime and Law (1.408) promotes the study and application of psychological approaches to crime, criminal and civil law, and the influence of law on behavior.


Clinical Gerontologist  (0.593) presents timely material relevant to the needs of mental health professionals and all practitioners who deal with the aged client.

Experimental Aging Research (1.345) is a life span developmental and aging journal dealing with research on the aging process from a psychological and psychobiological perspective.

Journal of Aging & Social Policy (1.256) presents insightful contributions from an international and interdisciplinary panel of policy analysts, researchers, and scholars. 

Journal of Women & Aging (0.658) provides practitioners, educators, researchers, and administrators with a comprehensive guide to the unique challenges facing women in their later years.

Mental Health

Aging & Mental Health (2.658) provides a leading international forum for the rapidly expanding field which investigates the relationship between the aging process and mental health.

Eating Disorders (1.116)  is contemporary and wide ranging, and takes a fundamentally practical, humanistic, compassionate view of clients and their presenting problems.

Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities (0.567) the official research journal of NADD, is an interdisciplinary research journal with the purpose of reporting original scientific and scholarly contributions to advance knowledge about mental health issues among persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Psychiatry (2.397) a journal of the Washington School of Psychiatry, has responded to rapid research advances in psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, trauma, and psychopathology.

Psychosis (0.895) published in association with the International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and Other Psychoses, fills an important gap in mental health literature, namely research focused on the psychological treatments of psychosis and the psycho-social causes of psychosis.


Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition (1.763) aims to publish research on both the normal and dysfunctional aspects of cognitive development in adulthood and aging, and promote the integration of theories, methods, and research findings between the fields of cognitive gerontology and neuropsychology.

Aphasiology (1.626) is concerned with all aspects of language impairment and disability and related disorders resulting from brain damage. It provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and the dissemination of current research and expertise in all aspects of aphasia and related topics, from all disciplinary perspectives.

Applied Neuropsychology: Adult (0.728) publishes clinical neuropsychological articles concerning assessment, brain functioning and neuroimaging, neuropsychological treatment, and rehabilitation in adults.

Applied Neuropsychology: Child (1.164) publishes clinical neuropsychological articles concerning assessment, brain functioning and neuroimaging, neuropsychological treatment, and rehabilitation in children.

Child Neuropsychology (2.660) is the official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and aims to publish research on the neuropsychological effects of disorders which affect brain functioning in children and adolescents.

The Clinical Neuropsychologist (1.564) is the official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and publishes clinically-relevant scientific research, in-depth professional discussions of matters germane to evidence-based practice, and clinical case studies in neuropsychology.

Cognitive Neuropsychiatry (1.338) publishes high quality empirical and theoretical papers in the multi-disciplinary field of cognitive neuropsychiatry.

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (1.839) publishes research on the neuropsychological consequences of brain disease, disorders, and dysfunction, and aims to promote the integration of theories, methods, and research findings in clinical and experimental neuropsychology.

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (2.280) publishes human experimental and clinical research related to rehabilitation, recovery of function, and brain plasticity.


Behavioral Sleep Medicine (2.411) addresses behavioral dimensions of normal and abnormal sleep mechanisms and the prevention, assessment, and treatment of sleep disorders and associated behavioral and emotional problems. 

Cognitive Neuroscience (1.870) publishes high quality empirical and theoretical papers on any topic in the field of cognitive neuroscience including perception, attention, memory, language, action, social cognition, and executive function.

Journal of the History of The Neurosciences (0.633) official journal of the International Society for the History of Neurosciences, is the leading communication platform dealing with the historical roots of the basic and applied neurosciences.

Journal of Motor Behavior (1.327) a multidisciplinary journal of movement neuroscience, publishes articles that contribute to a basic understanding of motor control. 

Religion, Brain & Behavior (Web of Science Expanded Edition) published in association with the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion, aims to provide a vehicle for the advancement of current biological approaches to understanding religion at every level from brain to behavior.

Social Neuroscience (2.255) provides a place to publish empirical articles that intend to further our understanding of the neural mechanisms contributing to the development and maintenance of social behaviors, or to understanding how these mechanisms are disrupted in clinical disorders.


Contemporary Psychoanalysis (0.424) official journal of The William Alanson White Institute and The William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society.

Psychoanalytic Dialogues (0.603) was founded on the premise that within the diverse world of psychoanalysis there had developed a set of overlapping perspectives that regarded relational configurations of self and others, real and fantasied, as the primary units of human motivation and psychodynamic explanation.

Psychoanalytic Inquiry (0.187) retains distinction in the world of clinical publishing as a genuinely monographic journal. By dedicating each issue to a single topic, PI achieves a depth of coverage and diversity of perspective unique to the journal format.


Anxiety, Stress & Coping (2.042) is the journal of the Stress & Anxiety Research Society and deals with experimental and field studies of anxiety dimensions and stress and coping processes.

Discourse Processes (2.074) is a multidisciplinary journal providing a forum for cross-fertilization of ideas from diverse disciplines sharing a common interest in discourse-prose comprehension and recall, dialogue analysis, text grammar construction, computer simulation of natural language, cross-cultural comparisons of communicative competence, or related topics.

Ecological Psychology (1.277) publishes original articles that contribute to the understanding of psychological and behavioral processes as they occur within the ecological constraints of animal-environment systems.

Estudios de Psicologia: Studies in Psychology (0.281)  publishes articles of empirical research, methodological innovation, and theoretical debate in the frontier of psychological knowledge. 

Ethics & Behavior (0.762) publishes articles on an array of topics pertaining to various moral issues and conduct. 

Health Psychology Review (7.421) contributes to the advancement of the discipline of health psychology and strengthens its relationship to the field of psychology as a whole, as well as to other related academic and professional arenas.

International Gambling Studies (1.439) adopts a transnational and comparative approach to the challenges posed by the global expansion of gambling in the twenty-first century.

International Journal for the Psychology of Religion (0.897) is devoted to psychological studies of religious processes and phenomena in all religious traditions—the only international publication concerned exclusively with the psychology of religion.

International Journal of Aviation Psychology (0.950) primary goal is the publication of scholarly papers developed within this increasingly important field of study—the development and management of safe, effective aviation systems from the standpoint of the human operators. 

Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (4.396) is the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) American Psychological Association.

Journal of Constructivist Psychology (0.476) provides a professional forum for such diverse expressions of constructivism as personal construct theory, radical constructivism, social constructionism, narrative psychology, dialogical self theory, and postmodern psychology.

The Journal of General Psychology (0.872) is devoted to research in experimental psychology. Both basic and applied research from a broad variety of research areas is included.

The Journal of Genetic Psychology (0.452) is devoted to research and theory in the field of developmental psychology. It encompasses a life-span approach, so in addition to manuscripts devoted to infancy, childhood, and adolescence, articles on adulthood and aging are also published.

Journal of Personality Assessment  (2.024) is the journal of the Society for Personality Assessment, seeks to publish papers on the methods and processes related to the psychological assessment of personality, both normative and pathological. 

The Journal of Positive Psychology (2.327) is devoted to basic research and professional application on states of optimal human functioning and fulfillment, and the facilitation and promotion of well-being.

The Journal of Psychology (1.642) is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes empirical research and theoretical articles in applied areas of psychology.

Journal of Psychology in Africa (0.373) is published in association with the Africa Scholarship Development Enterprize. The core mission of the Journal is to advance psychological research for the social-cultural and health development in Africanist settings, inclusive of the African diaspora communities around the globe.

Media Psychology (3.125)  is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to publishing theoretically oriented, empirical research that is at the intersection of psychology and media/mediated communication.

Multivariate Behavioral Research (2.593) the journal of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, publishes a variety of substantive, methodological, and theoretical articles in all areas of the social and behavioral sciences.

Psychological Inquiry (16.455) is an international journal devoted to advancing theory in psychology, presenting new, broad, provocative theories, primarily in the areas of personality and social psychology.

Psychology & Health (2.225) promotes the study and application of psychological approaches to health and illness, including work on psychological aspects of physical illness, treatment processes and recovery; psychosocial factors in the aetiology of physical illnesses; health attitudes and behaviour.

Nordic Psychology (0.316) reflects the special approaches used by psychologists in Nordic welfare societies. This includes a developed public health system, a fine-meshed social security system, a high educational level, a fully developed working programme for children and young persons, and intense working efforts in the area of refugees.

Structural Equation Modeling (3.097) publishes refereed scholarly work from all academic disciplines interested in structural equation modeling.

Psychotherapy and Counselling

British Journal of Guidance & Counselling (0.469) exists to communicate research, theoretical and practical writing of high quality in the guidance and counselling fields.

Psychotherapy Research (2.57) published in association with the Society for Psychotherapy Research, seeks to enhance the development, scientific quality, and social relevance of psychotherapy research and to foster the use of research findings in practice, education, and policy formulation.

Social Psychology

Basic and Applied Social Psychology (1.818) publishes basic work in areas of social psychology that can be applied to societal problems, as well as direct application of social psychology to such problems.

European Review of Social Psychology (1.389) provides an outlet for substantial, theory-based reviews of empirical work addressing the full range of topics covered by the field of social psychology.

Journal of Constructivist Psychology (0.476) the official publication of the Constructivist Psychology Network, this is the first publication to provide a professional forum for such diverse expressions of constructivism as personal construct theory, radical constructivism, social constructionism, narrative psychology, dialogical self theory, and postmodern psychology.

Journal of Loss and Trauma (0.744) brings together scholarship on personal losses relating to family, health, and aging issues. The journal addresses issues dealing with psychological and physical health and interpersonal losses relative to extended family, community life, and society as a whole.

The Journal of Social Psychology (0.844) since John Dewey and Carl Murchison founded it in 1929, The Journal of Social Psychology, has published original empirical research in all areas of basic and applied social psychology.

Journal of Trauma and Dissociation (1.682) the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation, this journal is dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed scientific literature on dissociation, the dissociative disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, psychological trauma and its sequelae, and on aspect of memory associated with trauma and dissociation.

Research on Language and Social Interaction (1.896) publishes the highest quality empirical and theoretical research bearing on  language as it is used in interaction.

Revista de Psicologia Social: International Journal of Social Psychology (0.364) publishes original works of empirical research, and exceptionally theoretical reviews, from all fields of Social Psychology.

Self and Identity (1.463) is devoted to the study of social and psychological processes of the self, including both its agentic aspects, as well as the perceived and construed aspects as reflected in its mental representations.

Social Influence (1.000) provides an integrated focus for research into this dynamic, and multi-disciplinary field.

Work and Organizational Psychology

European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (2.300) aims to promote and support the development of Work and Organizational Psychology by publishing high-quality scientific articles that improve our understanding of phenomena occurring in work and organizational settings.

Human Performance (1.302) publishes research investigating the nature and role of performance in the workplace and in organizational settings and offers a rich variety of information going beyond the study of traditional job behavior.

Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (1.189), the official journal of the OBM Network, is a periodical devoted specifically to scientific principles to improve organizational performance through behavior change.

Work and Stress (3.400) is an international, multidisciplinary quarterly presenting high-quality papers concerned with the psychological, social and organizational aspects of occupational health and well-being, and stress and safety management.