Psychological Bulletin

The Psychological Bulletin is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes evaluative and integrative research reviews and interpretations of issues in psychology, including both qualitative (narrative) and/or quantitative (meta-analytic) aspects.[1] The editor-in-chief is Dolores Albarracin (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign).

Psychological Bulletin
Edited byDolores Albarracín
Publication details
13.250 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Psychol. Bull.
OCLC no.1681351


The journal was established by Johns Hopkins psychologist James Mark Baldwin in 1904,[2] immediately after he had bought out James McKeen Cattell's share of Psychological Review, which the two had established ten years earlier. Baldwin gave the editorship of both journals to John B. Watson, when scandal forced him to resign his position at Johns Hopkins in 1920. Ownership of the Bulletin passed to Howard C. Warren, who eventually donated it to the American Psychological Association, which continues to own it to the present day.

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed by MEDLINE/PubMed, the Social Science Citation Index, and the Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 13.250, ranking it 4th out of 135 journals in the category "Psychology, Multidisciplinary".[3]


  1. "Psychological Bulletin". American Psychological Association. July 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  2. Benjamin, Ludy T. A Brief History of Modern Psychology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2007, pp. 701, ISBN 978-1-4051-3205-3.
  3. "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Multidisciplinary". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2018.
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