Journal of Individual Differences


The new journal on individual differences in behavior, emotion, cognition, and their developmental aspects!


Impact factor of 1.222 for 2014!!


ISSN-L 1614-0001, ISSN-Print 1614-0001, ISSN-Online 2151-2299


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About the Journal

Researchers, teachers, and students interested in all areas of individual differences (e.g., gender, temperament, personality, intelligence) and their assessment in human and animal research will find the Journal of Individual Differences useful. The Journal of Individual Differences publishes manuscripts dealing with individual differences in behavior, emotion, cognition, and their developmental aspects. This includes human as well as animal research. The Journal of Individual Differences is conceptualized to bring together researchers working in different areas ranging from, for example, molecular genetics to theories of complex behavior. Moreover, it places emphasis on papers dealing with special methodological and conceptual issues in basic science as well as in their applied fields (assessment of personality and intelligence).


Abstracting/Indexing Services
Journal of Individual Differences is abstracted/indexed in Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, PsycINFO, and PSYNDEX.


Electronic Archive
Journal of Individual Differences is archived with Portico.


Impact Factor*
2014: 1.222
2013: 0.944
2012: 1.208
2011: 0.827
2010: 0.750

* (From Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition – a Thomson Reuters product.)



Editor in Chief
Prof. Dr. André Beauducel
Institut für Psychologie
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Univesität
Kaiser-Karl-Ring 9
53111 Bonn
Tel. +49 228 734-151
beauducel(at)uni-bonn.deOpens window for sending emailOpens window for sending email

Associate Editors

Philip J. Corr (UK)
Sam Gosling (USA)
Jürgen Hennig (Germany)
Philipp Y. Herzberg (Germany)
Aljoscha Neubauer (Austria)
Thomas Rammsayer (Switzerland)
Willibald Ruch (Switzerland)
Stefan Schmukle (Germany)
Astrid Schütz (Germany)
Andrzej Sekowski (Poland)
Jutta Stahl (Germany)

Editorial Board

Ackerman, Philipp L. (USA)
Asendorpf, Jens (Germany)
Bermudez, José (Spain)
Borkenau, Peter (Germany)
Brebner, John (Australia)
Brocke, Burkhard (Germany)
Deary, Ian (UK)
Depue, Richard (USA)
Ebstein, Richard (Israel)
Gregg, Aiden P. (UK)
Häcker, Hartmut (Germany)
Hofstee, Willem B. (The Netherlands
Kubinger, Klaus (Austria)
Marcus, Bernd (Germany)
McCrae, Robert A. (USA)
Morf, Carolyn C. (Switzerland)
Mormede, Pierre (France)
Neubauer, Aljoscha (Austria)
Panksepp, Jaak (USA)
Pawlik, Kurt (Germany)
Plomin, Robert (UK)
Riemann, Rainer (Germany)
Stapf, Kurt (Germany)
Stelmack, Bob (Canada)
Stemmler, Gerhard (Germany)
Strelau, Jan (Poland)