Journal History

2011 The inaugural issue was released. Behavioral Sciences was published as a quarterly journal.
2014 Behavioral Sciences was indexed in PubMed and PubMed Central.
2016 Behavioral Sciences was indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)—Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
2018 Behavioral Sciences adopted a monthly publication schedule.
Behavioral Sciences was indexed in Scopus.
2020 Behavioral Sciences established the following sections:
Biological Psychiatry;
Geriatric Psychiatry;
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;
Psychiatric, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders;
Developmental Psychology;
Educational Psychology;
Social Psychology;
Health Psychology;
Organizational Behaviors;
Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences.

Behavioral Sciences announced the first edition of the Best Paper/Best Reviewer awards.
Behavioral Sciences received its first CiteScore (2019) of 2.5, ranked 64/239 (Q2) in "Development", 79/204 (Q2) in "General Psychology".
2021 Behavioral Sciences was indexed in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)—Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
Behavioral Sciences received its CiteScore (2020) of 3.4, ranked 51/257 (Q1) in "Development", 56/203 (Q2) in "General Psychology".
2022 Behavioral Sciences received its first Impact Factor (2.286), ranked 82/148 (Q3) in "Psychology, Multidisciplinary".
Behavioral Sciences received its CiteScore (2021) of 3.8, ranked 58/287 (Q1) in "Development", 60/209 (Q2) in "General Psychology".
2023 The Impact Factor increased to 2.6, ranked 61/147 (Q2) in "Psychology, Multidisciplinary".
Behavioral Sciences was indexed in ANVUR.


2011–2016 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. John Coverdale
2016–2018 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Scott J. Hunter
2019–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Gianluca Serafini

Section Editor-in-Chief

2020–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Andrew Soundy for the section on Health Psychology
2022–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Sukanlaya Sawang for the section on Organizational Behaviors
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