Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal includes, but is not limited to the following fields:


· Abnormal Psychology

· Animal Behavior

· Behavior Disorders

· Behavior Genetics

· Behavioral Neuroscience

· Behaviorism

· Clinical Psychology

· Cognitive Psychology

· Counseling Psychology

· Developmental Psychology

· Drugs and Behavior

· Educational Psychology

· Emotional & Behavioral Characteristics

· Environmental Psychology

· Evolutionary Psychology

· Forensic Psychology

· General Psychology

· Health Psychology

· History of Psychology

· Industrial Organizational Psychology

· Marriage & Family Therapy

· Neural Basis of Behavior

· Psychiatry

· Psychoanalytic Psychology

· Regulatory Behavior

· Social Psychology

· Sport-Exercise Psychology

· Understanding Statistics in Psychology


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal adopts double-blind peer review (also called anonymous peer review), That is, on one hand, the reviewers do not know the author's identity, on the other hand, the authors do not know who accept to review their manuscripts. After accepting the review task, the external reviewers should return the review result in two weeks.


Publication Frequency

2021 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2020 Semiannual, published in June and December

2019 Semiannual, published in June and December


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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