Im Spiegel der Zeitschrift: Themen und Trends der Pädagogischen Psychologie in den Jahren 2005 bis 2007

Publikation: Beiträge in ZeitschriftenZeitschriftenaufsätzeForschungbegutachtet


From 2008 on Jens Moeller will take over from Detlev Leutner the role of the editor of the German Journal of Educational Psychology. This gives the reason to analyse figures, facts and trends of contemporary educational psychology as they are mirrored in the articles of the Journal. It turns out that the Journal enjoys great and increasing popularity among authors, leading to an increase of manuscript submissions and, thus, to an increasing rejection rate. Analysing the Journal's impact factor shows that its variability over time is due to the variability of self-citations (i.e., citations from the Journal to the Journal), not to the variability of non self-citations (i.e., citations from other journals to the Journal). The non-self-citations represent a rather stable component of the Journal's impact factor that amounts to 0.50 impact-factor points which is quite large relative to other German journals in the field of educational psychology. Concerning research themes, there is a strong trend favouring articles on «self-concept, motivation, and emotion in the learning process» to the disadvantage of articles on «learning and instruction» and «educational psychological research on training programs». Overall, the German Journal of Educational Psychology seems to be in a good position for meeting future challenges.

Titel in ÜbersetzungAs mirrored by the journal: Themes and trends of educational psychology in the years 2005 to 2007
ZeitschriftZeitschrift fur Padagogische Psychologie
Seiten (von - bis)195-202
Anzahl der Seiten8
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 12.2007
Extern publiziertJa


  • Educational psychology, Journal impact factor, Non-self-citation, Research trend, Self-citation
  • Psychologie