Relevance to psychology is the primary criterion for selecting articles for inclusion in the database. Articles that are relevant, archival, and fall within our coverage policy regarding types of articles will be selected. Each article published in a print or electronic journal covered by PsycINFO is reviewed to determine its relevance to psychology.
The following types of articles are generally selected:
- Original reports or replications of original research
- Literature reviews and meta analyses
- Case studies
- Theoretical reviews
- Substantive comments on other articles and substantive replies to such comments
- Errata, corrections, and retractions
NOTE: Article selection in non-English language journals focuses on original empirical research, critical literature reviews, and substantive theory — papers that advance the field of psychology for an international audience.
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