Journals and databases
The Impact Factors for Australian Journal of Psychology, Australian Psychologist, and Clinical Psychologist have just been released. Impact Factors are an indicator of how frequently the articles are cited by researchers and authors. Impact Factors are a measure of journal quality and allow comparison with other journals. The 2016 2-year Impact Factors are: Australian Psychologist – 1.086; Australian Journal of Psychology 1.309; and Clinical Psychologist – 1.037.
Previous APS Journals
(Please note, you must be already logged into the APS website with your member login in order to access the online databases.)
Members have free online access to ProQuest Psychology Journals, a database featuring thousands of international journals covering scientific literature relevant to psychology. Members can also subscribe to the MEDLINE database, covering all major clinical and healthcare disciplines. These databases provide members with access to thousands of international journals, covering the broad discipline of psychology, as well as the major clinical and healthcare disciplines.
Create a ‘My Research’ Account
Members can elect to search across either or both databases and are encouraged to set up a ‘My Research’ account within ProQuest to experience some of the advanced functionality of the service, such as research and journal alerts, emailed table of contents, and saved search histories. These facilities enable psychologists to keep informed of the latest research published in their field and contribute to their continued professional development. In addition, there is an extensive online Help facility for guidance.
To create a ‘My Research’ account, please log into the APS website and select the yellow ‘Access databases’ button that will appear to the left beneath the ProQuest logo. From within the ProQuest website, you can then select the ‘My Research and Language Selection’ option (the person icon menu) from the top right of the ProQuest website and select ‘Sign into My Research’. You will then be provided with the option to create a My Research account or to sign in as an existing user.
Feedback and assistance
All members have access to ProQuest Standard as part of the base APS membership. This includes access to the ProQuest Psychology Journals database, which provides full-text access to one of the largest online psychological literature databases, comprising over 750 international journals. The journals include a broad range of topics across the discipline and profession of psychology and related fields.
For $25 per year, members can choose to upgrade to ProQuest Premium. which includes MEDLINE databases as well as the ProQuest Psychology Journals database. The MEDLINE database includes full-text access to journals covering all major clinical and healthcare disciplines. MEDLINE is the journal citation database of the United States National Library of Medicine, providing over 21 million references to biomedical and life sciences journal articles and citations from over 5,600 scholarly journals published around the world.
As of February 2017 and for the remainder of the 2016-17 subscription year, existing members will automatically be able to access ProQuest Premium.
Current APS Journals
The Australian Psychologist is concerned with a wide spectrum of clinical and applied issues, spanning from directly clinical matters including therapy and assessment through to issues of the workplace and the wider society.
The journal includes sections on both theoretical interpretation of clinical and applied nature as well as contemporary literature reviews and essays on matters of general relevance to psychologists.
The APS publishes the journal, which is issued six times a year.
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