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Acta Psychologica

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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

Medicine (miscellaneous)

Developmental and Educational Psychology
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Publisher Elsevier
Publication typeJournals
ISSN18736297, 00016918
Coverage1936-1937, 1939, 1941, 1949-1951, 1953-2020
Scope Acta Psychologica publishes research studies, review articles and special issues in any area of experimental psychology. Research studies should be focused on increasing our understanding of human behaviour and cognition. The majority of the articles deal with perception, attention, language, memory, cognitive and/or affective control, numerical and motor cognition. However, more clinical, social, computational, neuropsychological and neuroscientific papers will also be considered as long as the study focuses on a specific aspect of human information processing and is of interest to one of the above-mentioned research communities. Papers outside this scope and papers with limited theoretical value (effect-driven papers) will not be considered. Review papers and special issues are typically on invitation, but authors can contact the Editor-in-Chief for an informal inquiry. Acta Psychologica has published seminal papers in the past and intends to do so in the future. We aim to publish articles that serve as solid building blocks for a research field while still being accessible for researchers outside this field. We strive to publish good research rather than deciding about papers exclusively from the viewpoint of originality. Hence we will also consider replication studies.


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The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology1999Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2000Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2001Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2002Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2003Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2004Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2005Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2006Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2007Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2008Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2009Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2010Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2011Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2012Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2013Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2014Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2015Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2016Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2017Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2018Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2019Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology1999Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2000Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2001Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2002Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2003Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2004Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2005Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2006Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2007Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2008Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2009Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2010Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2011Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2012Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2013Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2014Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2015Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2016Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2017Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2018Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2019Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)19990.794
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.047
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.239
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.801
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.339
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.017
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.335
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.844
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.629
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.729
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.114
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.321
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.041
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.415
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.241
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.794
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.087
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.898
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.907
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.568
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.490
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.543
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.599
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.864
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.025
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.321
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.718
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.291
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.466
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.593
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.990
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.490
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.953
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.502
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.546
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.759
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.580
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.199
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.545
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites199915
Self Cites20006
Self Cites20012
Self Cites200214
Self Cites20039
Self Cites200417
Self Cites200512
Self Cites200622
Self Cites200728
Self Cites200851
Self Cites200950
Self Cites201045
Self Cites201164
Self Cites201271
Self Cites201380
Self Cites201498
Self Cites201584
Self Cites201644
Self Cites201747
Self Cites201842
Self Cites201950
Total Cites1999127
Total Cites2000163
Total Cites2001189
Total Cites2002241
Total Cites2003246
Total Cites2004289
Total Cites2005307
Total Cites2006380
Total Cites2007381
Total Cites2008417
Total Cites2009707
Total Cites2010816
Total Cites20111069
Total Cites2012971
Total Cites20131204
Total Cites20141239
Total Cites20151134
Total Cites20161123
Total Cites20171049
Total Cites2018758
Total Cites2019718
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document19990.700
External Cites per document20001.047
External Cites per document20011.365
External Cites per document20021.787
External Cites per document20031.837
External Cites per document20041.850
External Cites per document20051.903
External Cites per document20062.419
External Cites per document20072.307
External Cites per document20082.232
External Cites per document20092.415
External Cites per document20102.561
External Cites per document20112.847
External Cites per document20122.655
External Cites per document20132.824
External Cites per document20142.547
External Cites per document20152.152
External Cites per document20162.220
External Cites per document20172.217
External Cites per document20181.836
External Cites per document20191.598
Cites per document19990.794
Cites per document20001.087
Cites per document20011.380
Cites per document20021.898
Cites per document20031.907
Cites per document20041.966
Cites per document20051.981
Cites per document20062.568
Cites per document20072.490
Cites per document20082.543
Cites per document20092.599
Cites per document20102.711
Cites per document20113.028
Cites per document20122.864
Cites per document20133.025
Cites per document20142.766
Cites per document20152.324
Cites per document20162.311
Cites per document20172.321
Cites per document20181.944
Cites per document20191.718
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20075
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20098
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents201116
Non-citable documents201217
Non-citable documents201318
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20191
Citable documents1999160
Citable documents2000150
Citable documents2001137
Citable documents2002127
Citable documents2003129
Citable documents2004147
Citable documents2005155
Citable documents2006148
Citable documents2007153
Citable documents2008164
Citable documents2009272
Citable documents2010301
Citable documents2011353
Citable documents2012339
Citable documents2013398
Citable documents2014448
Citable documents2015488
Citable documents2016486
Citable documents2017452
Citable documents2018390
Citable documents2019418
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents199990
Uncited documents200073
Uncited documents200162
Uncited documents200253
Uncited documents200356
Uncited documents200452
Uncited documents200551
Uncited documents200636
Uncited documents200736
Uncited documents200835
Uncited documents200972
Uncited documents201075
Uncited documents201183
Uncited documents201280
Uncited documents201385
Uncited documents2014107
Uncited documents2015134
Uncited documents2016132
Uncited documents2017119
Uncited documents2018111
Uncited documents2019141
Cited documents199970
Cited documents200077
Cited documents200177
Cited documents200277
Cited documents200377
Cited documents200498
Cited documents2005108
Cited documents2006116
Cited documents2007122
Cited documents2008135
Cited documents2009208
Cited documents2010233
Cited documents2011286
Cited documents2012276
Cited documents2013331
Cited documents2014349
Cited documents2015359
Cited documents2016358
Cited documents2017335
Cited documents2018280
Cited documents2019278
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