An invaluable source for current developments in the field, this journal publishes outstanding articles on research, theory, and practice in rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).

Its coverage focuses on research into the theory and practice of REBT and CBT, including integration; theoretical discussions and literature reviews on the cognitive bases of the development and alleviation of emotional, behavioral, interpersonal, personality, and addictive disorders; applications of REBT to new areas and client populations; descriptions of innovative techniques and procedures; and case studies.

Under the guidance of an editorial board consisting of acknowledged leaders in the field, the journal disseminates current, valuable information to researchers and practitioners in psychology, psychotherapy, psychiatry, counseling, social work, education, and related fields.

  • Today's mechanism for the ongoing stimulation and maintenance of research, theory, and practice on rational-emotive behavior therapy and other forms of cognitive behavior therapy.
  • An invaluable source for current developments in the field.
  • Contains theoretical discussions, literature reviews, applications, descriptions of innovative techniques and procedures; and case studies.
  • Provides a timely introduction to unexplored avenues on the cutting edge of REBT and CBT research, theory, and practice.
  • Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy is the official journal of the Albert Ellis Institute.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Raymond A. DiGiuseppe,
  • Kristene A. Doyle,
  • Daniel David
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0.880 (2019)
Impact factor
0.974 (2019)
Five year impact factor
72 days
Submission to first decision
274 days
Submission to acceptance
116,077 (2020)
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  • Call for Papers: The Application of REBT Theory and Practice to High-Performance Settings

    This special issue invites manuscripts that report REBT-focused research concerning high or superior human performance. The Guest Editors seek manuscripts that examine REBT theory and practice in high-performance populations. This would include athletes, performing artists, creative performing artists (actors, painters, sculptors, dancers), those engaged in creative activities (authors, composers, choreographers), military personnel, scientists, and public or private sector workers.

    Guest Editors: Scott Goldman, Mark Terjesen, Martin J. Turner
    Submission Deadlines: Abstracts due by May 1, 2021. Manuscript submission due by October 1, 2021.

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