Cognitive Therapy and Research publishes experimental studies; theoretical, review, technical, and methodological articles; case studies; and brief reports. It is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary journal that stimulates and communicates research and theory on the role of cognitive processes in human adaptation and adjustment.

Contributions integrate diverse topics, encompassing clinical, cognitive, counseling, developmental, experimental, learning, personality, and social psychology. The journal examines all topics that pertain to psychological problems, including affective disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, substance abuse, disorders of childhood and adolescence, psychological dysfunction in aging, and personality.

Most of the journal’s publication space is devoted to experimental studies that seek to advance the field in such ways as providing new knowledge or information on a particular clinical problem or issue.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Stefan G. Hofmann
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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3.091 (2021)
Impact factor
3.780 (2021)
Five year impact factor
6 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
444,281 (2021)
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1573-2819
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0147-5916
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