This journal publishes papers of relevance to all scientific and clinical aspects of cognitive behavior therapy. The contents include empirical research studies, outcome trials, theoretical articles, literature reviews and meta-analyses, as well as reports on new manualized treatments or novel clinical case studies.

Coverage spans the discipline, encompassing basic research on cognitive clinical processes; innovative assessment and treatment technologies; expert perspectives on specific clinical problems and populations; and critical issues in translating research to practice.\

The journal also presents issues devoted to specific themes or topics. Among recent thematic issues are Cognitive Mechanisms of Change in the Treatment of Depression; Recent Advances in Suicide Research: Mediators and Moderators of Risk and Resilience; and Combined CBT and Pharmacotherapy.

This is the official journal of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP).
  • Covers all scientific and clinical aspects of cognitive behavior therapy
  • Presents empirical research studies, outcome trials, theoretical articles, literature reviews and more
  • The official journal of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP)

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  • John H. Riskind
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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0.580 (2019)
Impact factor
1.831 (2019)
Five year impact factor
143 days
Submission to first decision
276 days
Submission to acceptance
14,359 (2019)
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  • Call for Papers: Special Issue on COVID-19

    International Journal of Cognitive Therapy is planning a special issue on COVID-19.  Appropriate papers are empirical papers relevant to cognitive-behavior therapy or theory, systematic literature reviews, or cognitive-behavioral programs or interventions that are well grounded and preferably have empirical support.  Systematic case studies might also be included.

    Please contact Editor-in-Chief John Riskind (jriskind@gmu.edu) if interested. After confirmation of suitability for the issue, manuscripts should be submitted by October 31, 2020. 

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