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We are recruiting new Editorial Board members

We are now recruiting Associate Editors for our Editorial Board to join our team of academic editors in assessing manuscripts in the field of psychology.


Featured article: Media multitasking is associated with altered processing in person perception

Read the recent blog about how media multitasking may be linked to altered perception of other people.

Results-free review: Help shape the future of peer review

Openness and transparency are the pillars of scientific progress. However, there is a bias towards publishing positive results, distorting the evidence base and undermining the reproducibility of research. Results-free review offers a solution to this problem, focusing editorial decisions on the rationale and methods alone. If you submit your research to BMC Psychology, you can simply opt-in to results-free review at the click of a button, adding credibility to your published results via inclusion in our special article collection.


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Results-free peer review
Collection published: 1 December 2016

Psychology: replication and beyond
Collection published: 31 May 2016

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Aims and scope

BMC Psychology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychology, human behavior and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, health and social psychology, as well as personality and individual differences. The journal welcomes quantitative and qualitative research methods, including animal studies.


Section Editors

  • Johanna Kissler, University of Bielefeld
  • Keith R Laws, University of Hertfordshire
  • Francesco Pagnini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore​​​​​​​

Editorial Advisors

  • Dorothy Bishop, University of Oxford
  • Irismar Reis de Oliveira, Federal University of Bahia
  • Rosemary Tannock, The Hospital for Sick Children

Francesco Pagnini, Section Editor

Francesco Pagnini (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. in Integrated Psychotherapy) is Assistant Professor at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Milan, and Associate at Harvard University and is the new Section Editor for Health psychology. His main research interest is the connection between mind and body.

Data Support Services pilot

Authors submitting to this journal can opt to use a new service that will make it easier to share research data

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