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The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context

The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, the official journal of the Sociedad Española de Psicología Jurídica y Forense [Spanish Society of Forensic Psychology] and the Asociación Iberoamericana de Justicia Terapéutica [Latin-American Association of Therapeutic Jurisprudence] edited by these associations and Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid [Madrid Regional Association of Psychology]. It publishes unpublished empirical articles and meta-analytic reviews of topics dealing with psychology and law (e.g., legal decision making, eyewitness). Papers addressing both the inquisitorial and the adversarial legal systems will be welcome as well as papers based on concrete laws of a European or Latin-American country. Neither the Editors nor the Publishers will accept responsibility for the views or statements expressed by the authors. The journal is aimed at researchers, academics and professionals in Psychology, Law, Social Work, Forensic Sciences, Educators and, in general, people related with Social Sciences and the Law.

The manuscripts will be reviewed by two blind referees. The reviews are anonymous for authors and reviewers. Author identities will be removed before sending out a manuscript to the reviewers.

Authors are not charged any fees or charges for manuscript processing and/or publishing in the journal.

Editor-in-chief: Ramón Arce


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Impact Factor (2022): 9.5 (Q1: "Law" and "Psychology, multidiscipinary")

Rank by Journal Citation Factor: 1/152 (Law) and 9/147 (Psychology, multidisciplinary)

CiteScore 2022 = 15.5 (Rank: Q1, 3/885, P99 in "Law" category)




ISSN: 1889-1861

E- ISSN: ISSN: 1989-4007


The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context makes use of DOI, the international code allowing reliable and consistent access to content at any moment.


Works that are published in this journal are subject to the following terms:

1) Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid, as Publisher,  retains the proprietary rights (copyright) of published works, and favors and allows the reuse of the same under the license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. ©Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid.

2) The works are published in the online edition of the journal under a license Creative Commons Atribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivates 4.0 The articles may be copied, used, disseminated, provided that:

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Vol. 15. Num. 2. July 2023. Pages 53 - 103    

Combining the Devil’s Advocate Approach and Verifiability Approach to Assess Veracity in Opinion Statements

53 - 61

Sharon Leal, Aldert Vrij, Haneen Deeb, Oliwia Dabrowna, and Ronald P. Fisher

Vol. 15. Num. 2. July 2023

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Investigating the Memory Reports of Retractors Regarding Abuse

63 - 71

Chunlin Li, Henry Otgaar, Tessa van Daele, Peter Muris, Sanne T. L. Houben, and Ray Bull

Vol. 15. Num. 2. July 2023

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Civil Liability for Clinical Misdiagnosis of Suicidal Intention: Procedure and Guidelines to Minimize Fatal Diagnostic Error

73 - 81

Raúl Quevedo-Blasco, María José Pérez, Alejandro Guillén-Riquelme, Tatiana Hess

Vol. 15. Num. 2. July 2023

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Maltreatment History and Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms in Out-ofhome Care: A Three-Level Meta-analysis

89 - 103

Eunice Magalhães and Cláudia Camilo

Vol. 15. Num. 2. July 2023

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