IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences

Editors: Dr Sharo Shafaie and Dr Deborah G. Wooldridge

ISSN: 2187-0675
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs
Contact: [email protected]

The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on psychology and the behavioral sciences. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in December 2015, and the journal aims to publish two issues annually.

Indexes: The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences is indexed in DOAJ, TROVESHERPA/RoMEO, MIAR, ScienceGate, and Google Scholar, and Scilit. DOIs are assigned to each published issue and article via Crossref.


Latest Issue


Submissions are currently OPEN

Submissions are currently open for the spring 2023 issue only


2022/23 Publication Timeline

Volume 8 Issue 1
Submission period: Monday, February 7 – Friday, May 27, 2022
Published: August 12, 2022

Volume 8 Issue 2 *
* Sufficient manuscripts have been received for this issue and no more can be considered for inclusion.
Target publication date: December, 2022

Submissions are currently OPEN for Volume 9 Issue 1, the spring 2023 issue.

Updated September 7, 2022

IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences publishes original articles with the primary focus being on psychology and behavioral sciences. Work that cuts across a variety of disciplines and fields related to psychology and the behavioral sciences is encouraged.

The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences covers a variety of topics:

  • General Psychology
  • Psychology and Education
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Human Development
  • Psychological Outreach Services & Community Development
  • Family Studies & Professional Practice
  • At-Risk Children, Youth & Families and Vulnerable Populations

All papers are reviewed equally according to standard peer review processes, regardless of whether or not the authors have attended a related IAFOR conference. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors.

2023 Publication Timeline

The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences will publish two articles in 2023, Volume 9 Issue 1, and Volume 9 Issue 2.

Submissions are currently OPEN for Volume 9 Issue 1, the spring issue.


IAFOR Commitment

IAFOR believes in “Open Access” publishing, and since 2009, has been committed to maintaining an online searchable research archive that offers free access to anyone, anywhere, where there is Internet access, regardless of institutional affiliation or scholarly rank. IAFOR publications are accessible on the website (Open Access) to researchers all over the world, completely free of charge and without delay or embargo. Authors and contributors are not required to pay charges of any sort towards the publication of IAFOR journals.


License and Copyright Statement

Abstracts, research papers, and video footage are published under an IAFOR user license and are protected by copyright. Users may access, download, copy, translate, text and data mine, redistribute, display or adapt the articles for non-commercial purposes provided that users follow the guidelines set out in the IAFOR User License.

Journals and other forms of print and digital media will be made available by IAFOR to the general public on an online, Open Access basis. By publishing their work with IAFOR, authors enter into an exclusive License Agreement, where they have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to IAFOR as the publisher.