FROM THE CEO
APA’s Journals Program has grown significantly this year and is slated
to continue that trajectory.
APA journals are among the most
Journal of Applied Psychology and Psychological Review.
prestigious in the behavioral and social
science community and directly support
the association’s mission of advancing the
creation, communication and application
of psychological knowledge to benefit society. Our journals are
also among the most widely circulated, often used and frequently
cited in the behavioral and social sciences. In fact, APA publishes
the four most cited journals in psychology: the Journal of
Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, the
When expanding our portfolio, we look to serve the needs of
our members and the psychology community at large. We are
proud to begin publishing these eight journals in 2014:
• American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, edited by Oscar A.
Barbarin, PhD, and Gary B. Melton, PhD, in partnership with
the American Orthopsychiatric Association.
• Decision, edited by Jerome R. Busemeyer, PhD.
• Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, edited by Dan O’Brien,
PhD, in partnership with the NorthEastern Evolutionary
• Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, edited by
Stephen D. Hart, PhD, in partnership with the Association of
Threat Assessment Professionals, the Association of European
Threat Assessment Professionals, the Canadian Association of
Threat Assessment Professionals and the Australian Association
of Threat Assessment Professionals.
• Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice,
edited by Steven Jay Lynn, PhD.
• Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity,
edited by John Gonsiorek, PhD, in partnership with APA Div.
44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender Issues).
• Qualitative Psychology, edited by Ruthellen Josselson, PhD, in
partnership with the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology,
a section of APA Div. 5 (Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics).
• Spirituality in Clinical Practice, edited by Lisa Miller, PhD,
and Len Sperry, PhD.
We are also pleased to announce three exciting new
initiatives from the Journals Program:
• APA Journals has worked to further the science of
psychology with the launch of the Archives of Scientific
Psychology, APA’s first open-access, open-methods journal,
with all author fees waived through 2014. The journal, which
covers all areas of psychology, has a collaborative data-sharing
policy. That means authors have completed questionnaires that
provide a description of each study’s rationale, method, results
and interpretation. It also means they have made available the
data that underlie the analyses presented in their articles. Upon
review of available data repositories, APA came to an agreement
with the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social
Research (ICPSR), the largest international archive of digital
social science data. Authors accepted for publication in the
Archives are encouraged to deposit the data in their articles with
• APA Journals has partnered with the American
Psychological Association of Graduate Students to launch
Translational Issues in Psychological Science. The journal has two
missions: to provide critical reviews of psychological science
for translation to a broader audience, including scientists in
other disciplines and the general public, and to serve as a peer-review training vehicle for graduate students and early career
psychologists. Each issue will address a different theme, with
an expert special issue editor and two psychologists-in-training
serving as associate editors. Manuscripts will be reviewed
and co-authored by professional psychologists and graduate
students. Mary Beth Kenkel, PhD, serves as editor-in-chief, both
shepherding content and facilitating mentorship. The journal
will debut next year.
• In another example of APA’s work to disseminate
psychological research, we are joining the Association
of American Medical Colleges and the American Dental
Education Association to bring psychological content to the
MedEdPortal ( www.mededportal.org), a site for peer-reviewed
and non-peer-reviewed publications focused on health
education. In collaboration with APA’s Education Directorate,
we will review and publish short scholarly works in a venue
that integrates psychological resources into the field of health
education teaching and assessment.
To see the full list of our journals, go to www.apa.org/pubs/
journals/catalog.pdf, or browse through them on PsycINFO at
www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycinfo/index.aspx. APA’s Journals
Program puts the best research right at your fingertips. n
APA’s Journals Program
expands with new offerings
BY DR. NORMAN B. ANDERSON • APA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER