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BMC Psychology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that welcomes articles on a broad range of topics related to psychology, human behavior, and the mind. The scope is not limited to but includes developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, and theoretical psychology, as well as health and social psychology, psychology and its relationship to law, policy, personality and individual differences. The journal encourages submissions using a variety of research methods, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as basic and translational research.

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  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.7
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: N/A
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.182
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.954

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 22
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 163

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 2,897,978
    Altmetric mentions: 2,709

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Identity transparency: Single anonymized

Reviewer interacts with: Editor

Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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