Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Applied Developmental Science


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Psychology Press Ltd



Publication type



10888691, 1532480X





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The focus of this multidisciplinary journal is the synthesis of research and application to promote positive development across the life span and across the globe. The journal publishes research that generates knowledge about human development that informs public dialogue, social policy, and preventive and development optimizing interventions. The applied developmental science orientation is defined by three conjoint emphases. The applied aspect reflects its direct implication for what individuals, families, practitioners, and policymakers do. The developmental aspect emphasizes a focus on systematic and successive changes within individual and social systems that occur across the life span. The science aspect underscores the need to use a range of research methods to collect reliable and objective information in a systematic manner to test the validity of theory and application. The convergence of these three aspects leads to a fostering of a reciprocal relationship between theory and application as a cornerstone of applied developmental science, one wherein empirically based, developmental theory not only guides intervention strategies and social policy, but is influenced by the outcome of these activities. Furthermore, the convergence calls for a multidisciplinary perspective aimed at integrating information from biological, medical, social, and behavioral science disciplines. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Applied Psychology2007Q2
Applied Psychology2008Q2
Applied Psychology2009Q2
Applied Psychology2010Q2
Applied Psychology2011Q2
Applied Psychology2012Q2
Applied Psychology2013Q2
Applied Psychology2014Q2
Applied Psychology2015Q3
Applied Psychology2016Q2
Applied Psychology2017Q2
Applied Psychology2018Q3
Applied Psychology2019Q2
Applied Psychology2020Q2
Applied Psychology2021Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2007Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2008Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2009Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2010Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2011Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2012Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2013Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2014Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2015Q3
Developmental and Educational Psychology2016Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2017Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2018Q3
Developmental and Educational Psychology2019Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2020Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2021Q1
Life-span and Life-course Studies2007Q1
Life-span and Life-course Studies2008Q1
Life-span and Life-course Studies2009Q1
Life-span and Life-course Studies2010Q1
Life-span and Life-course Studies2011Q2
Life-span and Life-course Studies2012Q2
Life-span and Life-course Studies2013Q1
Life-span and Life-course Studies2014Q1
Life-span and Life-course Studies2015Q2
Life-span and Life-course Studies2016Q1
Life-span and Life-course Studies2017Q1
Life-span and Life-course Studies2018Q2
Life-span and Life-course Studies2019Q1
Life-span and Life-course Studies2020Q1
Life-span and Life-course Studies2021Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)19990.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.492
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.274
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.742
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.020
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.934
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.901
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.168
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.092
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.973
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.774
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.952
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.952
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20215.151
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.647
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.492
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.436
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.760
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.852
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.806
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.373
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.581
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.228
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.850
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.493
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20215.294
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.922
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.291
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.016
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.921
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.279
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.760
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20216.049
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 Cites19991
Self Cites20006
Self Cites20016
Self Cites200213
Self Cites20038
Self Cites200413
Self Cites200518
Self Cites20067
Self Cites20074
Self Cites20086
Self Cites20091
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20126
Self Cites20136
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20166
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20199
Self Cites202014
Self Cites202119
Total Cites199922
Total Cites200091
Total Cites200186
Total Cites2002116
Total Cites2003121
Total Cites2004112
Total Cites2005132
Total Cites2006167
Total Cites2007100
Total Cites2008100
Total Cites2009127
Total Cites2010130
Total Cites2011108
Total Cites201269
Total Cites2013121
Total Cites201492
Total Cites201598
Total Cites2016127
Total Cites2017111
Total Cites2018100
Total Cites2019169
Total Cites2020222
Total Cites2021540
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 document20001.545
External Cites per document20011.270
External Cites per document20021.537
External Cites per document20031.638
External Cites per document20041.394
External Cites per document20051.727
External Cites per document20063.019
External Cites per document20072.182
External Cites per document20081.808
External Cites per document20092.136
External Cites per document20102.345
External Cites per document20112.213
External Cites per document20121.432
External Cites per document20132.300
External Cites per document20141.784
External Cites per document20151.959
External Cites per document20162.521
External Cites per document20172.038
External Cites per document20181.644
External Cites per document20192.500
External Cites per document20203.059
External Cites per document20216.058
Cites per document19990.647
Cites per document20001.492
Cites per document20011.303
Cites per document20021.589
Cites per document20031.635
Cites per document20041.436
Cites per document20051.760
Cites per document20062.651
Cites per document20071.852
Cites per document20081.471
Cites per document20091.608
Cites per document20101.806
Cites per document20112.038
Cites per document20121.438
Cites per document20131.921
Cites per document20141.373
Cites per document20151.581
Cites per document20162.228
Cites per document20171.850
Cites per document20181.493
Cites per document20192.522
Cites per document20203.000
Cites per document20215.294
% 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 documents19994
Non-citable documents20006
Non-citable documents20013
Non-citable documents20026
Non-citable documents20035
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents20059
Non-citable documents200610
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents200816
Non-citable documents200920
Non-citable documents201017
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201416
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20206
Non-citable documents202116
Citable documents199930
Citable documents200055
Citable documents200163
Citable documents200267
Citable documents200369
Citable documents200471
Citable documents200566
Citable documents200653
Citable documents200744
Citable documents200852
Citable documents200959
Citable documents201055
Citable documents201147
Citable documents201244
Citable documents201350
Citable documents201451
Citable documents201549
Citable documents201648
Citable documents201753
Citable documents201859
Citable documents201964
Citable documents202068
Citable documents202186
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 documents199918
Uncited documents200021
Uncited documents200129
Uncited documents200228
Uncited documents200330
Uncited documents200433
Uncited documents200528
Uncited documents200614
Uncited documents200712
Uncited documents200830
Uncited documents200938
Uncited documents201021
Uncited documents201113
Uncited documents201223
Uncited documents201329
Uncited documents201433
Uncited documents201528
Uncited documents201616
Uncited documents201719
Uncited documents201821
Uncited documents201919
Uncited documents202017
Uncited documents202125
Cited documents199916
Cited documents200040
Cited documents200137
Cited documents200245
Cited documents200344
Cited documents200445
Cited documents200547
Cited documents200649
Cited documents200742
Cited documents200838
Cited documents200941
Cited documents201051
Cited documents201140
Cited documents201225
Cited documents201334
Cited documents201434
Cited documents201534
Cited documents201641
Cited documents201741
Cited documents201846
Cited documents201948
Cited documents202057
Cited documents202177
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