APA Journals now publisher of Law and Human Behavior

APA is the new publisher of the American Psychology-Law Society’s (Div. 41) official journal.

Law and Human BehaviorLaw and Human Behavior is a bimonthly, multidisciplinary publication exploring the relationship between human behavior and the law, the legal system and the legal process. It publishes original research, reviews and theoretical studies from a range of subject areas, including criminal justice, law, psychology, sociology, psychiatry, political science, education and communication. Thomson Reuters (ISI) Web of Science indexes the journal and its Journal Citation Reports (JCR) with an impact factor of 2.268, ranking seventh out of 56 journals in JCR’s social psychology category and 13th out of 128 in the law category.

Margaret Bull Kovera, PhD, professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, leads the journal as editor-in-chief. Dr. Bull Kovera works to enhance current knowledge of how legal decision-makers evaluate scientific evidence, the effects of voir dire and jury selection on jury decisions as well as the effects of double-blind lineups on the reliability of eyewitness identifications.

Members can access all previously published Law and Human Behavior volumes and new issues (beginning with Volume 36, Issue 1) and get more information about the journal, including instructions on how to submit a manuscript, on the journal’s website.

In addition to print, APA provides electronic access to the journal through PsycARTICLES®, APA’s full-text electronic database.