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About the journal

Editors:
Wolfgang Lutz  - University of Trier, Germany, Managing Editor
Jeffrey A. Hayes -  Pennsylvania State University, USA
Associate Editors:
Christoph Flückiger - University of Zurich, Switzerland
Lynne Knobloch-Fedders - Northwestern University, USA
Heidi Levitt - University of Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Page - University of Western Australia, Australia
Book Review Editors:
Mariane Krause - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Ulrike Dinger - University of Heidelberg, Germany 

Advisory Editors: We have 80 advisory editors, from 12 different countries
Impact factor: 2.570 (2015)

Psychotherapy Research is the official journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.  A pan-discipline, pan-theoretical publication, its scope covers all aspects of psychotherapy research from process to outcomes; service evaluation and training.  Access to all the online content of the journal from 1991 is available free to all members of SPR.  More detailed information about the journal can be found on its dedicated web page Psychotherapy Research and via the specific links below.

Published Papers

During 2014, 58 papers were published in six issues of Psychotherapy Research. The manuscript types are as follows: 1 Editorial and 57 Original Papers.

Submission Rates

Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012  2013  2014

Original

 161 222 223 195 205  195  214
Revised  170 120 98 170 171  217  132
Total  331 342
321 365 367  412  346

 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate in 2014 for original manuscripts was approximately 20% and for total manuscripts 46%.

Decision Lag

In 2014, it took on average 71 days for a manuscript to receive a final decision from submission: 46% within 60 days, 78% within 90 days, and 91% within 120 days.

Publication Lag

In 2014, time from acceptance by action editor to being published online was approximately 45 days.  The average time from acceptance to print was approximately 239 days.

Decisions by Country

Manuscripts with an acceptance decision between Jan 1, 2014 and Dec 31, 2014 included first authors from 30 different countries.

Circulation

Psychotherapy Research circulation remain stable. 

Abstract & Indexing

Psychotherapy Research is included in the following abstracting and indexing databases:

  • MEDLINE
  • Scopus
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Psychological  Abstracts
  • PsycINFO
  • PsycLIT
  • Innovations & Research

 

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