WebPsychEmpiricist Meta-search Engine
WPE is not the only online psychology journal. However, WPE and others are not well covered by either the abstracting services (e.g., PsychAbstracts) or the major search engines (e.g., Yahoo, Google). These online journals are therefore collected within the purview of WPE so that all of them (including WPE) may be searched at one time. To search just WPE, use the search engine on the home page.
This list is not exhaustive. The list of covered and non-covered journals is below, together with a description of each journal and a direct link. (Descriptions are from the ejournal's own language.)
New journals will be added as they become known. If you know of a journal not listed here, submit the URL to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issues In Child Abuse Accusations (ISSN 1043-8823) is a multidisciplinary journal presenting scholarship from disciplines such as law, law enforcement, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, social work, medicine, history, and theology. Its goal is to advance our care for children through pointing to the mistakes of the rush to solve the problem of child abuse, sharing demonstrated facts about the reality of abuse, and discussing new ways for professionals to respond to accusations, victims, perpetrators and those accused. Issues In Child Abuse Accusations has been in print publication from 1989 through 1998, and published on our website since 1999.
Clinical Psychology is the official publication of the Society of Clinical Psychology (D12) of the American Psychological Association. The journal presents cutting-edge developments in the science and practice of clinical psychology by publishing scholarly topical reviews of research, theory, and application to diverse areas of the field, including assessment, intervention, service delivery, and professional issues. Full text issues start in 1999.
TRAUMATOLOGY was established in 1995 as an international electronic Journal of innovations in the study of the traumatization process and methods for reducing or eliminating related human suffering. The purpose of this peer-reviewed Journal is to disseminate new and original contributions to the traumatology field as quickly as possible to subscribers after they emerge from the field. ...The Journal serves as the primary reference for professionals who study and treat people exposed to highly stressful and traumatic events. These include but are not limited to terrorist bombings, war disasters, fires, accidents, criminal and familial abuse, hostage-taking, hospitalization, major illness, abandonment, and sudden unemployment. The Journal publishes review papers, original articles brief reports, comments, book reviews, book- review essays, and from time to time special issues devoted to a single topic.
The Journal of the American Board of Sport Psychology is a quasi-peer reviewed journal devoted to disseminating scientific and popular research-based articles in an efficient and timely manner. The Journal also publishes technical reports, editorials, opinions, special features, and letters to the editors, as well as classified and other advertising. All articles are posted in PDF format.
Journal of Rural Community Psychology is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal in electronic form, and is devoted to sociological, psychological and mental health issues in rural and small community settings.
The Qualitative Report (ISSN 1052-0147) is a peer-reviewed, on-line journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research. It serves as a forum and sounding board for researchers, scholars, practitioners, and other reflective-minded individuals who are passionate about ideas, methods, and analyses permeating qualitative, action, collaborative, and critical study. These pages are open to a variety of forms: original, scholarly activity such as qualitative research studies, critical commentaries, editorials, or debates concerning pertinent issues and topics; news of networking and research possibilities; and other sorts of journalistic and literary shapes which may interest and pique readers. It is published by Nova Southeastern University.
The Journal of Statistics Education disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including elementary, secondary, post-secondary, post-graduate, continuing, and workplace education. It is distributed electronically and, in accord with its broad focus, publishes articles that enhance the exchange of a diversity of interesting and useful information among educators, practitioners, and researchers around the world. The intended audience includes anyone who teaches statistics, as well as those interested in research on statistical and probabilistic reasoning.
CNS Spectrums, our monthly journal geared towards practicing psychiatrists and neurologists, is edited by Jack M. Gorman, MD. CNS Spectrums addresses today's relevant neuropsychiatric topics, including the prevalence of comorbid diseases among patients, and reports on the profound diagnostic connections made within the neurological field. It serves as an aid to psychiatrists and neurologists seeking to understand and treat disturbances of cognition, emotion, and behavior as a direct consequence of CNS trauma, injury, or disease.
Ken Pope's Site provides free peer-reviewed research articles from American Psychologist; Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology; Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice; and Psychology, & Public Policy, & Law.
Villa Martelli Disability Resources is a collection of chapters, papers, presentations, and links covering neuropsychological and chronic pain rehabilitation.
Dr. McCourt's History of Neuroscience page. Short, to the point, with pictures & a timeline.
These journals only offer the current issue online:
The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the objective investigation of novel, controversial, and unorthodox practices in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, and other mental health disciplines (e.g., counseling, forensic psychology, psychiatric nursing, school psychology). Its primary mission is to assist researchers, practitioners, educators, mental health consumers, and others to distinguish scientifically unsupported from scientifically supported techniques in the field of mental health. The policy of the editors is to keep an open mind regarding the validity and effectiveness of all new and untested psychotherapeutic, diagnostic, and assessment methods, but we insist on rigorous scientific standards in their evaluation.
These journals/sites have too many offerings for WPE's current search engine:
Classics in the History of Psychology is an effort to make the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available on the World Wide Web. There are now over 25 books and about 200 articles and chapters on-line. The site also contains links to over 200 relevant works posted at other sites.
Psychiatry Online has its own search engine. Its publications start in 1994!
Transactional Analysis Internet, or TAJnet, is a branch of the print journals: Transactional Analysis Bulletin (1962 - 1970) and Transactional Analysis Journal (1971 - present). TAJnet is a rapid publication, peer review electronic journal for people in the broad field of social psychiatry including: psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, medical professionals, corrections administrators and officers, military trainers, educators, social scientists and organizational development professionals. This journal will also publish articles for those with no previous exposure to transactional analysis. It will also offer suggested articles for those persons on an intermediate level, that is, for persons familiar with the theory but having not as yet reached a stage of advanced knowledge and application.
Psychiatric Times is the most widely read publication in the field of psychiatry, and it is available to you online. It features outstanding columnists, compelling features, vital clinical news, intriguing special reports, career opportunities and the chance to earn Category 1 credit. You can peruse the most recent issue online or search archived issues for articles related to your topic of interest.
The Whole Brain Atlas v. 1.0 provides medical professionals and pre-med/med students with accurate MRI, tomographic, and nuclear medicine images which emphasize the pathoanatomy of several leading CNS (central nervous system) diseases and serve as a road-map into the human brain. Over 13,000 brain images and 30 clinical cases are at your perusal.
Psycoloquy (ISSN 1055-0143) has it's own search engine. It is a refereed international, interdisciplinary electronic journal sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA) and indexed by APA's PsycINFO and the Institute for Scientific Information. Psycoloquy publishes articles and peer commentary in all areas of psychology as well as cognitive science, neuroscience, behavioral biology, artificial intelligence, robotics/vision, linguistics and philosophy.