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About the journal

Editors:
Jeffrey A. Hayes -  Pennsylvania State University, USA, Managing Editor

Wolfgang Lutz  - University of Trier, Germany

Associate Editors:
Dana Atzil-Slonim - Bar Ilan University, Israel
Isabel Caro Gabalda - University of Valencia, Spain
Catherine F. Eubanks - Yeshiva University, USA
Christoph Flückiger - University of Zurich, Switzerland
Lynne Knobloch-Fedders - Marquette University, 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 118 advisory editors

Editorial Assistant: Sarah Sokoloski

Ad Hoc Reviewers: In 2016, 178 ad hoc reviewers contributed to Psychotherapy Research.


Impact factor: 2.953 (2017)

 

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.

Submission Rates

Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012  2013  2014  2015 2016 2017

Original

 161 222 223 195 205  195  214  218  243  264
Revised  170 120 98 170 171  217  132  194  176  192
Total  331 342
321 365 367  412  346  412  419  456

 

Submissions by Country

We had submissions from first authors representing 36 different countries.

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate in 2017 was approximately 31%.

Decision Lag

The decision lag, on average, was 28 days. In 2016, it took on average 3.7 weeks for a manuscript to receive a decision from submission. It was 2015 on average 7 weeks and 2014 on average 10.9 weeks.

Publication Lag

Median publication lag in 2017 was 20 days to online publication.

Circulation

There were 109,582 downloads of articles in 2017.

Publisher Relations

The relationship with Taylor & Francis continues to be excellent. The publisher has been very responsive to the editors, authors and readership. Changes continue to be made to refine ScholarOne and to improve the review process. And a variety of creative promotional efforts continue.

Message to Members

We continue in our commitment to making PR the premier psychotherapy research journal on the international stage:

  • READ YOUR JOURNAL
  • CITE IT WHEN YOU WRITE
  • SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK
  • ASK YOUR LIBRARY TO SUBSCRIBE

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

Past Editors

Klaus Grawe 1991-1996

David Shapiro 1991-1996

Hans Strupp 1991-1999
Robert Elliott 1994-1998
Bill Stiles 1999-2003  
Bernhard Strauß 1995-2000
Uwe Hentschel 2001-2006
Clara Hill 2004-2009
Paulo Machado 2007-2012
Chris Muran 2010-2015
Wolfgang Lutz 2013-2018
Jeffrey Hayes 2016-2021
Christoph Flückiger 2019-2024 

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