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The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, 2009-.( ISSN: 1889-1861 / E-ISSN: 1889-4007) is indexed in:


The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, 2009-.( ISSN: 1889-1861 / E-ISSN: 1889-4007) tiene las siguientes métricas de impacto:

  • CITE SCORE of Scopus. 2011: 0.59 (Rank: 136 de 350, P61); 2012: 1.06 (Rank: 73 de 376, P80); 2013: 0.74 (Rank: 132 de 407, P67); 2014: 1.53 (Rank: 36 de 445, P92); 2015: 1.35 (Rank: 60 de 468, P87); 2016: 2.35 (Rank: 19 de 488, P96); 2017: 2.44 (Rank: 22 de 528, P95 category “Law”); 2018: 4.03 (Rank: 12 de 609, P98 category “Law”);  2019: 6.7 (Rank: 10 de 685, P98 category "Law”); 2020: 10.7 (Rank: 3 de 722, P99 category “Law”);  2021: 13.8 (Rank: 3 de 801, P99 category “Law”); 2022: 15.5 (Rank: 3 de 885, P99 category “Law”); 2023: 16.6 (Rank: 3 de 1025, P99 category “Law”).
  • IPP of Scopus: 2010 = 0.000; 2011 = 0.238; 2012 = 1.065; 2013 = 0.800; 2014 = 1.500; 2015 = 1.000.
  • ISI Web of Science/JCR:
    • 2012: IF = 0.750 (Q3 category "Law"; Rank: 73 de 138; Percentile 47.1); 5-Year IF = 0.935 (Q2 category "Law"); Immediacy Index = 0.20 (Q2 category "Law").
    • 2013: IF = 650 (Q2 category "Law"; Rank: 70 de 139; Percentile 50.0); 5-Year IF = 0.780 (Q2 category "Law" y Q3 category "Psychology, multidisciplinary"); Immediacy Index = 0.700 (Q1 category "Law").
    • 2014: IF = 45 (Q1 category "Law"; Rank: 32 de 143; Percentile 77.97); 5-Year IF = 1.314 (Q2 category "Law"); Immediacy Index = 0.091 (Q3 category "Law").
    • 2015: IF = 00 (Q2 category "Law"; Rank: 73 de 149; Percentil 60.07); 5-Year IF = 0.843 (Q2 category "Law"); Immediacy Index = 0.100 (Q2 category "Law").
    • 2016: IF = 286 (Q1 category "Law"; Rank: 16 de 147; Percentile 89.46); 5-Year IF = 1.824 (Q1 category "Law"); Immediacy Index = 0.545 (Q1 category "Law").
    • 2017: IF = 3.524 (Q1 category “Law”; Rank: 6 de 147; Percentile 95.9); 5-Year IF = 2.615 (Q1 category “Law”); Immediacy Index = 0.636 (Q1 category “Law”). 
    • 2018: IF = 3.682 (Q1 category “Law”; Rank: 6 de 148; Percentile 96.284); 5-Year IF = 3.019 (Q1 category “Law”); Immediacy Index = 1.500 (Q1 category “Law”).
    • 2019: IF = 4.905 (Q1 category “Law”; Rank: 3 de 154; Percentile 98.38); 5-Year IF = 3.604 (Q1 category “Law”); Immediacy Index = 2.300 (Q1 category “Law”).
    • 2020: IF = 9.300 (Q1 category “Law”; Rank: 1 de 151; Percentile 99.67); 5-Year IF = 5.750 (Q1 category “Law”); Immediacy Index = 4.50 (Q1 category “Law”). 
    • 2021: IF = 9.850 (Q1 category “Law”; Rank: 1 de 154; Percentile 99.68); 5-Year IF = 7.038 (Q1 category “Law”); Immediacy Index = 3.200 (Q1 category “Law”).
    • 2022: IF = 9.5 (Q1 category “Law”; Rank: 1 de 152; Percentil 99.7); 5-Year IF = 7.2 (Q1 category “Law”); Immediacy Index = 2.1 (Q1 category “Law”).
    • 2023: IF = 7.6 (Q1 category “Law”; Rank: 1 de 154; Percentil 99.9); 5-Year IF = 6.9 (Q1 category “Law”); Immediacy Index = 2.1 (Q1 category “Law”).
  • Scimago Journal Rank: SJR (2010) = 0.149 (Q3 category "Law"); SJR (2011) = 0.314 (Q2 category “Law”); SJR (2012) = 0.627 (Q2 category “Law” y Q2 category “Applied psychology”); SJR (2013) = 0.278 (Q2 category “Law” y Q3 category “Applied Psychology”); SJR (2014) = 0.516 (Q2 category “Law”); SJR (2015) = 0.539 (Q1 category “Law”); SJR (2016) = 0.908 (Q1 category “Law”); SJR (2017) = 0.755 (Q1 category “Law”); SJR (2018) = 1.213 (Q1 category “Law”); SJR (2019) = 1.192 (Q1 category “Law”); SJR (2020) = 2.021 (Q1 category “Law”); SJR (2021) = 1.455 (Q1 category “Law”). SJR (2022) = 1.91 (Q1 category “Law”); SJR (2023) = 1.924 (Q1 category “Law”).
  • SNIP of Scopus: 2010: 0.000; 2011 = 0.352; 2012 = 0.850; 2013 = 0.836; 2014 = 1.252; 2015 = 0.910; 2016 =1.088; 2017 =1.039; 2018 = 1.527; 2019 = 1.757; 2020 = 2.085; 2021 = 2.699; 2022 = 2.865; 2023 = 2.543.


ISSN: 1889-1861

E- ISSN: ISSN: 1989-4007


The European Journal of Psychology is published two times a year: January and July.


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.


The dimensions of the journal are 21.5cm x 27.9cm and it is printed on acid-free permanent paper conforming to ISO 9706:1994.


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The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context (EJPALC)as an international scientific journal of excellence is inspired by the ethical code of publications prepared by the American Psychological Association (Section 8) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Formal notifications will be published on The EJPALC website, falling into one of four categories:

Erratum: An error introduced by the publisher that affects the integrity of the reputation of the authors, or the reputation of the journal.

Correction: An error introduced by the publisher OR the author(s) (and this will be indicated in the explanatory text) that affects the reputation of the authors, or the reputation of the journal. (A "correction" at this journal covers both items traditionally called a “corrigendum” or an “erratum”.)

Retraction: Withdrawal of a published paper due to invalid results or conclusions. All authors of a paper must sign a retraction request, indicating the error and describing how it affects the paper’s conclusions. If authors are not in unanimous agreement in requesting a retraction, the pertinent Senior Editor will consult the handling Editor(s) and, as necessary, external reviewers and apply the category of amendment that appears most appropriate, indicating dissenting authors in the text of the published amendment.

Psicología Educativa editors will consider retracting a publication if:

  • They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either because of major error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error), or as a result of fabrication (e.g., of data) or falsification (e.g., image manipulation).
  • It constitutes plagiarism.
  • The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication).
  • It contains material or data without authorization for use.
  • Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (e.g., libel, privacy).
  • It reports unethical research.
  • It has been published solely based on a compromised or manipulated peer review process.
  • The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest (a.k.a. conflict of interest) that, in the view of the editor, would have unduly affected interpretations of the work or recommendations by editors and peer reviewers.

Expression of Concern: While the publishing community’s opinion on the use of an Expression of Concern is still under discussion (please refer here for the latest information) the journal reserves the right to consider using it on a case-by-case basis for instances involving, but not limited to: 1) material but inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct, which may or may not be still under investigation; 2) evidence of unreliable findings but with no institution or other organization willing or able to investigate the case; 3) evidence of an error, or omission of pertinent information, in the article or in the linked open data/materials, that should be fixed but has not been due to author unwillingness or unresponsiveness. In most cases an Expression of Concern would lead to either a positive resolution (via a notice) OR a retraction.

Psicología Educativa editors will consider issuing an expression of concern if:

  • they receive inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors.
  • there is evidence that the findings are unreliable, but the authors’ institution will not investigate the case.
  • they believe that an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication either has not been, or would not be, fair and impartial, or conclusive.
  • an investigation is underway, but a judgment will not be available for a considerable time.


The editorial team of the European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context (EJPALC) is, along with the scientific community, committed to ensuring the ethical and quality standards of the articles they publish.

The PEJPALC endorses the Ethical Standards of the American Psychological Association. The EJPALC also uses as a reference the “Code of conduct and good practice” defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for scientific journals,  the Código Deontológico de la Psicología [Psychological Ethics Code]  of Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid [Madrid Regional Association of Psychology], and the legal framework of the country where the research was developed.

Particularly, research published in the EJPALC: Psychology must conform to Standard 8 of the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. 

Publication Credit/Authorship. Authors of articles published in the EJPALCmust have contributed significantly to the research resulting in the publication of an article and should be able to certify that they have contributed to the entire manuscript, where necessary attributing work to relevant co-authors or contributors. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author must have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content.

Dual submission. Articles submitted to the EJPALC for consideration must be original works of scholarship and must not be submitted simultaneously in any form or version for publication elsewhere.

Compliance with Ethical Standards. Authors should include information regarding sources of funding, potential conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), informed consent if the research involved human participants to ensure objectivity and transparency in research and that accepted principles of ethical and professional conduct have been followed.

Declaration of interest. Authors must also have no conflicting or competing interests that would preclude them from presenting their research in an unbiased manner, and authors must disclose any and all potential conflicts of interest, financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias), upon submission of their article for publication. Examples of potential competing interests include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors must disclose any interests in Detailed disclosures as part of a separate Declaration of Interest form, which forms part of the journal's official records (Editorial Manager). 

Humane Care in Research. The activities described in published articles must comply with generally accepted standards of ethics, both about studies with human beings, as well as all aspects of professional ethics. The authors will be responsible for being able to provide interested readers with copies of raw data, procedural manuals, scores, informed consent, and generally relevant experimental/methodological material. 

Third-party material. Authors must clear the necessary reproduction rights and/or permissions for any images, photos, figures, music, data, tables, or content credited to a third party that an author wishes to use (including content found on the Internet), which fall outside of the fair use provisions described in Spanish copyright law.

We expect our authors to comply with all best practices in publication ethics, particularly concerning Publication Credit/Authorship, compliance with standards of research ethics, conflict of interest, redundant publication, figure manipulation, plagiarism, and dual submission.

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