Zeitschrift für Psychologie


Founded by Hermann Ebbinghaus and Arthur König in 1890


Impact factor of 1.569 for 2014!!


ISSN-L 2151-2604, ISSN-Print 2190-8370, ISSN-Online 2151-2604


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About the Journal

About the journal

The Zeitschrift für Psychologie, originally founded in 1890, is the oldest psychology journal in Europe and the second oldest in the world. One of the founding editors was Hermann Ebbinghaus. Since 2007, it is published in English and devoted to topical issues that provide state-of-the-art overviews of current research in psychology.

The Zeitschrift für Psychologie publishes high-quality research from all branches of empirical psychology that is clearly of international interest and relevance, and does so in four topical issues per year. Each topical issue is carefully compiled by guest editors and generally features one broad Review Article accompanied by Original Articles from leading researchers as well as additional shorter contributions such as Research Spotlights (presenting details of individual studies or summaries of particularly interesting work in progress), Horizons (summarizing important recent or future meetings or outlining future directions of work), and Opinion pieces that provide a platform for both established and alternative views on aspects of the issue’s topic. The guest editors and the editorial team are assisted by an experienced international editorial board and external reviewers to ensure that the journal’s strict peer-review process is in keeping with its long and honorable tradition of publishing only the best of psychological science. The subjects being covered are determined by the editorial team after consultation within the scientific community, thus ensuring topicality. The Zeitschrift für Psychologie thus brings convenient, cutting-edge compilations of the best of modern psychological science, each covering an area of current interest.


Abstracting/Indexing Services
Zeitschrift für Psychologie is abstracted/indexed in Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Research Alert, PsyJOURNALS, PsycINFO, PsycLit, IBZ, ERIH, PSYNDEX.


Electronic Archive
Zeitschrift für Psychologie is archived with Portico.


Impact Factor*
2014: 1.569
2013: 1.036
2012: 1.000
2011: 1.565
2010: 1.750
2009: 0.807
2008: 0.700
2007: 0.342
2006: 0.611
2005: 0.35
2004: 0.44
2003: 0.139

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



Bernd Leplow
Insitute of Psychology
University of Halle-Wittenberg
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Associate Editors


Michael Bošnjak, Mannheim, Germany
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Edgar Erdfelder, Mannheim, Germany

Herta Flor, Mannheim, Germany

Dieter Frey, Munich, Germany


Friedrich W. Hesse, Tübingen, Germany


Benjamin E. Hilbig, Landau, Germany
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Heinz Holling, Muenster, Germany


Christiane Spiel, Vienna, Austria



Editorial Board

Gary Bente, Cologne, Germany
Dietrich Dörner, Bamberg, Germany
Nigel Foreman, London, UK
Joachim Funke, Heidelberg, Germany
Werner Greve, Hildesheim, Germany
Winfried Hacker, Dresden, Germany
Robert J. Hartsuiker, Ghent, Belgium
Jürgen Hellbrück, Eichstätt, Germany
Ronald Hübner, Konstanz, Germany
Arthur Jacobs, Berlin, Germany
Matthias Jerusalem, Berlin, Germany
Andreas Kruse, Heidelberg, Germany
Wolfgang Miltner, Jena, Germany
Terrie E. Moffitt, London, UK
Andrew L. Molinsky, Waltham, MA, USA
Helfried Moosbrugger, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Wolfgang Schneider, Würzburg, Germany
Birgit Schyns, Durham, UK
Bernd Six, Halle/Saale, Germany
Peter K. Smith, London, UK
Werner Sommer, Berlin, Germany
Alexander von Eye, East Lansing, MI, USA
Katja Wiemer-Hastings, DeKalb, IL, USA