Journal History

Europe's Journal of Psychology (EJOP) was first published in 2005 by a team of students (Andreea Enache, Beatrice Popescu, Vlad Glaveanu) from the University of Bucharest, Romania. Their aim was to establish an open-access, peer-reviewed outlet for general psychology which would engage academics, professionals and graduate students in a constructive dialogue and offer readers interested in psychology free access to high quality, scientific information in all areas of the discipline (in contrast to a general trend of increasing specialisation of journals nowadays).

Through the years, EJOP has constantly grown and received more and more interest from authors based in Europe but also worldwide. It started being indexed by different prestigious databases (such as Scopus, EBSCO, PsycEXTRA, DOAJ, ProQuest) and expanded its Editorial Board and number of articles per issue.

A landmark in this development was represented by its affiliation to PsychOpen, the European Open-Access Publishing Platform for Psychology since 2012 and the transition to a new website and to the use of an electronic submission system for articles. Getting close to a decade of online publication, EJOP stands as an example of good practice in its area, a success story showing that high quality scientific information can be available for free and that, actually, this might very well be the future of publishing in psychology and beyond.