International Journal of Psychophysiology

Our official journal, International Journal of Psychophysiology, was first published by Elsevier in August 1983. Since 1996, the Journal has been published monthly (12 issues per year).

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Scope and Purpose

The International Journal of Psychophysiology is the official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, and provides a respected forum for the publication of high quality original contributions on all aspects of psychophysiology. The journal is interdisciplinary and aims to integrate the neurosciences and behavioral sciences. Empirical, theoretical, and review articles are encouraged in the following areas:

  • Cerebral psychophysiology: including functional brain mapping and neuroimaging with event-related potentials (ERPs), positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalographic studies
  • Autonomic functions: including bilateral electrodermal activity, pupillometry and blood volume changes
  • Cardiovascular psychophysiology: including studies of blood pressure, cardiac functioning and respiration
  • Somatic psychophysiology: including muscle activity, eye movements and eye blinks

Manuscripts will detail the study of physiological measures such as the ones mentioned, or others, along with a variety of behavioral measures that may include sensation and perception, learning, memory, evolution and development of behaviour, motivation and emotion, aggression and defence, interhemispheric relations, information processing, sleep, stress, psychopharmacology and psychophysiological disorders.

Also considered will be papers on clinical psychophysiology (cognitive, affective and psychotic disorders and psychopharmacology), including applied psychophysiology (e.g., ergonomics) and effects of behavior on immune function.


Michael J. Larson (Provo, UT, USA)

Impact Factor

The latest impact factor is 2.868 in 2017.

2017 Journal Citations Reports© published by Clarivate Analytics (2018)

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Special Announcement

January 5th, 2017

SPR and IOP announce recently-published 
special issues on increasing the replicability and rigor of psychophysiological science

We are pleased to announce the recent publication of two special issues on improving the reliability, rigor, and replicability of psychophysiological science in Psychophysiology and the International Journal of Psychophysiology

These special issues were serendipitous in their timing as both were published in January 2017 and contain important articles that provide recommendations and illustrate specific methodological steps that researchers in psychophysiology can take to enhance the robustness and reproducibility of findings. 

Notably, both Psychophysiology and the International Journal of Psychophysiology are providing FREE access to the articles in these special issues for a limited time. 

The table of contents with links to the articles for the Psychophysiology special issue, guest-edited by Emily Kappenman and Andreas Keil, can be found here: 

The table of contents with links to the articles for the International Journal of Psychophysiology special issue, guest edited by Michael Larson and Jason Moser, can be found here:

We encourage researchers to read and implement the recommendations found in these articles to further improve our published science.


Monica Fabiani, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Psychophysiology

Michael J. Larson, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Psychophysiology

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