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Psychology: Journals

Databases, journals, reference works and websites that will help you with your research and assignments

Key journals for psychology

Journals, also referred to as serials, periodicals, magazines, or newspapers, often contain more up-to-date information than books; many are now available electronically, with links from the catalogue.

Title Hard copy access Electronic access
American psychologist Yes Yes (1946 to present)
Australian journal of psychology Yes Yes (1996 to present)
Australian psychologist Yes Yes (1997 to present)
British journal of psychology Yes Yes (1975 to 1 year ago)
Developmental psychology Yes Yes (1969 to present)
Health psychology Yes Yes (1993 to present)
Journal of abnormal psychology Yes Yes (1965 to present)
Journal of applied psychology Yes Yes (1917 to present)
Journal of counseling psychology Yes Yes (1954 to present)
Journal of educational psychology Yes Yes (1910 to present)
Neuropsychology Yes Yes (1990 to present)
Psychological methods Yes Yes (1996 to present)
Psychological review Yes Yes (1894 to present)
Psychology, crime & law No Yes (1996 to present)
Psychology & health Yes Yes (1987 to present)
Psychology, health & medicine No Yes (1997 to 18 months ago)

Medicine ejournals

Journal title abbreviations

Confused by abbreviated journal titles? Try Genamics JournalSeek to get the full title.

Peer reviewed journals

Synonomous with 'refereed', peer review is a formal process whereby any article submitted to a journal or conference is sent to several established scholars in that field of study, who may suggest improvements.

It is worth noting that some quite scholarly journals and conferences are not peer reviewed.  Also, not everything in a publication with 'peer review' status will have been peer reviewed, eg. editorial opinion pieces, book reviews etc.

To see if a journal is peer-reviewed you could check the Ulrich's website via the library databases page.  Search by journal title.