Expanding our scope to psychology

19th October 2021


We live in a world that is increasingly technology-oriented and driven by data. But to address the challenges of modern times, we must understand a phenomenon that is often not easily captured by data, nor necessarily affected by technology – and that is human behaviour.

At Scientific Reports we have long been, in the spirit of inclusivity, considering submissions looking at various aspects of human behaviour. Now, to better meet the needs of this community we are formally expanding our scope to include psychology.

Psychologists will find a warm welcome for their work at Scientific Reports and can take advantage of our recent commitment to consideration of Registered Reports, which are a format of particular benefit to the field. We also believe that our focus on the assessment of methodological rigour and scientific validity, rather than perceived importance of the findings, aligns well with the community's dedication to tackle problems with research reproducibility.

Browse our psychology articles or get to know our experienced Psychology Editorial Board Members who are experts in their fields.

Find out more about the benefits of publishing in Scientific Reports; or submit your research to upcoming Guest Edited Collections in psychology: