• Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences

    Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences

    Devoted to the development and improvement of high-quality open access measurement instruments

    Free of charge for authors and readers

    Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences (MISS) is an interdisciplinary scholarly journal for the social sciences. The journal publishes high-quality, open access measurement instruments intended for scientific use across various disciplines (e.g., sociology, psychology, education, political science, economics etc.) or as adaptations in local cultural contexts. Though focusing mainly on social surveys for the general population, instruments may also be relevant for the study of individual differences and useful in specific diagnostic contexts of relevance to the general population. MISS advances social science measurement and methodology also through systematic reviews, test reviews, meeting reports, and best practice approaches related to specific tools and measurement in general. MISS expects empirical backing up of scientific claims, predominantly by a quantitative approach. 

    MISS is indexed (amongst others) in:

  • Psychology of Human-Animal Intergroup Relations

    Psychology of Human-Animal Intergroup Relations

    A new online-only, open-access journal for scientific inquiries into how humans interact with non-human animals

    Free of charge for authors and readers

    The goal of the journal Psychology of Human-Animal Intergroup Relations (PHAIR) is to publish scientific research on a wide range of topics related to how people perceive, treat, and interact with animals. The journal is open to studies from moral and social psychology, attitudes and persuasion, diet and health, human-animal relationships, personality/individual differences, sustainability and environmental psychology, and other related sub-fields.

    PHAIR is the Official Academic Journal of the PHAIR Society ( The Mission of the PHAIR Society is to provide a forum for scientific scholarship that supports justice for non-human and human animals. PHAIR welcomes a diversity of opinions about what constitutes justice and how to achieve it; the society’s primary focus is on using psychological science to help answer these questions.

    PHAIR is indexed (amongst others) in:

  • Global Environmental Psychology

    Global Environmental Psychology

    A new online-only, open-access journal committed to open science and diversity

    Free of charge for authors and readers

    Global Environmental Psychology (GEP) is a peer-reviewed, fully open journal that is published online under the PsychOpen GOLD programme of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). GEP is endorsed by the International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS), by the environmental psychology section of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), and the Society for Environmental, Population, & Conservation Psychology (Division 34 of the American Psychological Association).

  • Biolinguistics


    An online-only, open-access journal for scientific inquiries into biologically-oriented linguistics

    Free of charge for authors and readers

    The journal BIOLINGUISTICS is a peer-reviewed journal exploring (theoretical) linguistics that takes the biological foundations of human language seriously. The Advisory Board and the Editorial Board are made up of leading scholars from all continents in the fields of theoretical linguistics, language acquisition, language change, theoretical biology, genetics, philosophy of mind, and cognitive psychology.

    We publish different types of articles, ranging from fully-fledged Articles reporting original research to Registered Reports and peer-reviewed commentary as part of our Forum section. BIOLINGUISTICS has no article processing charges (APCs) and no submission charges for authors.

    BIOLINGUISTICS is indexed (amongst others) in:

    Biolinguistics is also member of the Free Journal Network (FJN).

    Submit your work to BIOLINGUISTICS!

  • Journal of Numerical Cognition

    Welcome to the Journal of Numerical Cognition (JNC). The main objective of this Journal is to provide a scholarly forum for the focused discussion of research into numerical cognition. The Journal aims to be inclusive, and takes numerical cognition to encompass for example all branches of mathematics (including spatial reasoning), and welcomes research for its quality, regardless of whether its origins are in (Cognitive) Psychology, Education, Anthropology, or other disciplines.

    JNC is a free-to-publish, open access and peer-reviewed journal publishing original studies, critical commentaries, theoretical position statements and book reviews relevant to the area. The journal emphasizes scholarship, whilst also seeking to bridge theory and practice. The journal aims to represent the vibrancy and innovation of empirical work and ideas in the field, and showcase the best contemporary research. It seeks to have a worldwide audience, which the open access model facilitates.

    JNC aims to facilitate communication not only amongst psychologists but also between psychologists and cognate disciplines. It also encourages dialogue between theory development and practice with respect to understanding numerical cognition. The objective of the journal is to provide readers with access to high-quality professional information, thus stimulating progress throughout the scientific community. Indeed JNC welcomes contributions from researchers and practitioners irrespective of their geographical location.

    JNC is indexed in Scopus, ERIC, DimensionsPubPsychOpenAIREDOAJBASEGoogle Scholar, Scilit, EBSCO, and Genios. JNC is also member of the Free Journal Network (FJN).

    JNC is listed in Scopus with an impact factor of 1.775.

    Cover JNC is the official journal of the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society (MCLS).

  • Journal of Social and Political Psychology

    Journal of Social and Political Psychology

    Publishing research from multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives

    Free of charge for authors and readers

    The Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal (without author fees). It publishes articles at the intersection of social and political psychology from different epistemological, methodological, theoretical, and cultural perspectives and from different regions across the globe that substantially advance the understanding of social problems, their reduction, and the promotion of social justice.

    Before submitting, please check our review criteria for the kind of work we publish in the journal. Only manuscripts that meet these criteria will be sent out for review.

  • Europe’s Journal of Psychology

    Europe's Journal of Psychology

    An online-only, open-access journal for scientific inquiries into a wide range of topics in psychology

    Free of charge for authors and readers

    Cover Europe’s Journal of Psychology (EJOP) is a quarterly electronic publication of scientific psychology featuring original Research Reports, Theoretical Contributions and practical Tutorials written by and intended for psychologists worldwide. Read more about EJOP's Focus and Scope.

    EJOP's main objectives are to expand, on the one hand, the publication space in which knowledge can be contributed by everyone and accessed by everyone without barriers. We therefore focus on creating an open research environment that maximises transparency and accessibility.

    Europe’s Journal of Psychology is published four times a year. Articles can be submitted at any time.

  • Methodology

    Methodology. European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

    A platform for interdisciplinary exchange of methodological research and applications

    Free of charge for authors and readers

    Methodology is the official organ of the European Association of Methodology (EAM), a union of methodologists working in different areas of the social and behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics, educational and political sciences). The journal provides a platform for interdisciplinary exchange of methodological research and applications in the different fields, including new methodological approaches, review articles, software information, and instructional papers that can be used in teaching. Three main disciplines are covered: data analysis, research methodology, and psychometrics. The articles published in the journal are not only accessible to methodologists but also to more applied researchers in the various disciplines.

    Since 2020, Methodology is published as an open-access journal in cooperation with the PsychOpen GOLD portal of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). Both, access to published articles by readers as well as the submission, review, and publication of contributions for authors are free of charge!

    Articles published before 2020 (Vol. 1-15) are accessible via the journal archive of Methodology's former publisher (Hogrefe). Methodology is the successor of the two journals Metodologia de las Ciencias del Comportamiento and Methods of Psychological Research-Online (MPR-Online).

  • Clinical Psychology in Europe

    Clinical Psychology in Europe

    A platform for clinical psychological research in Europe

    Free of charge for authors and readers

    The journal Clinical Psychology in Europe (CPE) has the aim of providing a platform for clinical psychological research in Europe that contributes to advances in clinical psychological science. It is a platform that provides access to cutting-edge psychological research with the objective of covering multiple approaches, topics and conceptual views.

    CPE is the Official Academic Journal of the European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment (EACLIPТ). The journal welcomes research conducted both in and outside of Europe and hopes to portray the advances these make to the field of clinical psychology in Europe. By offering an open-access journal that is free of charge to authors and readers, we aim to make research in the field of clinical psychology widely visible.

  • Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships

    Interpersona is a peer-reviewed, semiannual (June and December), open access online journal on all kinds of human relationships, from weak ties to close relationships, and their relations with society and culture.

    Interpersona is published by PsychOpen, Leibniz Institute for Psychology, Trier, Germany, on behalf of the Study group on Assessment, Therapy and Emotions (Grupo de estudos em Avaliação, Terapia e Emoções - GATE), Brazil.

    With an international Editorial Board the journal seeks to internationalize the investigation of human relationships. There is no charge for submitting or publishing in Interpersona.

    Interpersona has published articles from all over the world, including Europe, North America, South and Central America, Asia, Oceania, and Africa.

    Interpersona was founded in 2007 to foster the internationalization of research on human relationships. In 2012, Interpersona changed to PsychOpen to improve the international visibility and exchange of information on relationship research.

    Indexation - Scopus, PsycINFODOAJ, LATINDEX, EBSCO, PSICODOC, DIALNET, PubPsych, Google Scholar, OpenAIRE, BASE, Dimensions, Scilit

  • Social Psychological Bulletin

    Social Psychological Bulletin

    Publishing contributions in the field of basic and applied social psychology

    Free of charge for authors and readers

    Social Psychological Bulletin (SPB) is an open-access no-APC journal (free for both reader and authors), that publishes original empirical research, theoretical review papers, scientific debates, and methodological contributions in the field of basic and applied social psychology. SPB actively promotes standards of open-science, supports an integrative approach to all aspects of social psychological science and is committed to discussing timely social issues of high importance.

    Indexed: EBSCO SocINDEX, APA PsycInfo, Scopus (since 2022), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), PubPsych, Sherpa Romeo, DimensionsScienceOpenGoogle Scholar, OPENAire, Scilit, EBSCO. Archived: CLOCKSSPsychArchivesMember of: Free Journal Network (FJN). Top Factor: 18

  • Personality Science


    Personality Science

    A new online-only, open-access journal
    for scientific inquiries into personality and individual differences

    Free of charge for authors and readers

    Submitting a Revision

    To upload a requested revision, please log into your author account and upload the revision to the "Revisions" section of the submission's "Review" page.

    Submitting a New Article

    Submission of new papers is currently not possible as the journal is intended to move to a different publisher. We will inform you here once and where submissions of new papers will be possible again. Thank you, and we are looking forward to your future submissions!

    Personality psychology is already the psychological discipline with the most bandwidth, examining differences between (interindividual perspective) and within (intraindividual perspective) individuals or groups of individuals in biological, psychological, and social origins, expressions, structures, dynamics, processes, mechanisms, functioning, development, and consequences. The journal Personality Science seeks to capitalize on this rich smorgasbord and subscribes broadly to the idea of even further expanding the field beyond disciplinary or geographic borders. This includes examining non-pathological and pathological individual differences between and within humans, animals, virtual avatars, intelligent systems, and robots. The journal publishes highest-quality theoretical, methodological, empirical, applied, and commentary papers continuously once they are ready – exclusively in an online open-access format (i.e., with no article processing charges or paywalls).

    We plan to foster diversity by three interrelated expansions that set our journal apart from more traditional and narrower top-tier personality journals:

    Expansion of the field. The journal is multidisciplinary in scope and also actively seeks out contributions from fields of science other than psychology (e.g., genetics, anthropology, sociology, computer science, economics, educational science, medicine, political science, etc.) that also study personality and individual differences, broadly construed. It thus seeks to honor personality science as a hub science and enable cross-fertilization of topics, ideas, theories, methods, and applications between different disciplines or areas of inquiry.

    Expansion to the public. The journal welcomes papers that concern how personality science can inform, and be informed by, societal and geo-political issues, public interest, policy, and applied practice. It seeks to open up the field to a more diverse readership, including policy-makers, industry, NGOs, and international institutions. The journal thus aims to publish papers of significant relevance and implications, which includes both basic and applied research.

    Expansions in geographical reach. The journal seeks high-quality publications from authors around the globe and publications using non-WEIRD samples. As geographical diversity is a core concern for us, the journal aims to foster regional diversity and inclusion by a diverse editorial team, special invited topics, and public outreach initiatives.

    Personality Science is an official journal of the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP) and published under the PsychOpen GOLD program of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID).

    The journal promotes open, transparent, rigorous, and impactful research on personality and individual differences.
    Before submitting your paper, please consult the aims, scope, and values of the journal; its policies; as well as guidelines on Open Science implementations, different paper formats with their requirements, and preparing your submission for Personality Science. Frequently Asked Questions and further information can be found here.

    We are looking forward to your submissions!

    If you would like to be kept up to date, please consider subscribing to the journal newsletter.

  • Sexual Offending: Theory, Research, and Prevention

    The journal “Sexual Offending: Theory, Research, and Prevention (SOTRAP)” is an international peer-reviewed journal open to all scientists, clinicians, and policymakers researching and preventing all forms of sexual violence. We welcome all contributions that enhance or illuminate relevant clinical practice, science, and policy about the etiology, prevention, (risk) assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who have committed sexual offenses or are at risk of doing so. Furthermore, aspects of legal, psychological, and somatic consequences of sexual offending are of interest for the readership of SOTRAP.

    We would like to invite clinicians, practitioners, and academics to submit research articles, reviews, meta-analyses, brief research notes/articles (e.g., brief methodological discussions), and (clinical) case reports/studies. We accept both qualitative and quantitative research. We fully acknowledge the value and importance of open science practices and SOTRAP would like to contribute to a better understanding and implementation of open science practices in the field of sex research and forensic sciences.

    Cover SOTRAP is the official journal of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO). IATSO was also responsible for the publication of the predecessor of SOTRAP, “Sexual Offender Treatment” (SOT, ISSN 1862-2941).


    SOTRAP is indexed (amongst others) in:

  • Quantitative and Computational Methods in Behavioral Sciences

    The journal Quantitative and Computational Methods in Behavioral Sciences (QCMB) strives to foster the development of methods in psychology and related fields. To achieve this aim, QCMB publishes scientific articles that are suited to extend the understanding of foundational mathematics used in psychological methods, development of new methods and software or hardware for those, comparison of existing or new methods, and dissemination of this knowledge to a broader audience of scientists in psychology or related fields. QCMB is dedicated to Open Science: All published articles are openly available for free. There is no publication fee for the review process or the publication. QCMB makes all articles available as pre-prints as soon as they go into the review process and keeps them available regardless of the formal decision.

    QCMB publishes articles in two sections:

    The fundamental research section targets an audience of quantitative psychologists, mathematicians, and statisticians with an interest in psychological applications of computational, statistical, and mathematical models. This section publishes articles that advance fundamental research in the field of quantitative psychology. Topics include but are not limited to mathematical foundations of statistical methods, introduction and investigation of heuristics that guide data-analytic decisions, introduction of algorithms, performance analyses of existing software, simulation studies that provide insights into mathematical properties of models, the adoption of statistical learning and machine learning paradigms to psychological inquiries, and mathematical theories related to statistical analyses in quantitative psychology.

    The method dissemination section concentrates on methodological articles that target an audience of social scientists that want to apply top-notch analysis methods. Topics include but are not limited to introducing new statistical methods or software, tutorials explaining the application of statistical methods or software, simulation studies to compare the benefit of methods across different domains, introduction of new data tools used for methodology, and experimental design methods or tools, as for example for optimal study design planning.

    QCMB is indexed (amongst others) in: