The International Journal of Behavioral Sciences (IJBS) is a quarterly, international, peer-reviewed, and open access journal dedicated to various novel disciplines of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences including:



  •   Clinical Psychology
  •   Behavioral Neuroscience
  •   Psychotherapy
  •   Health Psychology
  •   Marriage & Family Therapy
  •   Psychiatry

The IJBS is an official Journal of the Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran and is adhering to ICMJE and COPE recommendation.

The Iranian Committee of Medical Science Journals of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology has approved the IJBS as a Scientific and Research Medical Journal.

This Journal  is available in the following databases:


CiteFactor,  CINAHL, IJIFACTOR, Hinari, Copernicus, IPIndexing, Research Bib, DOAJISC,SID, ROAD, Magiran, UGC-CARE, Directory of Research Journals Indexing 


Article Processing Charges

The IJBS publishes all its manuscripts in full open access, meaning unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors. 

Iranian authors pay two Article Processing Charges (APC). The first charge covers the costs of peer review administration and management, designing, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. The second charge covers the language editing process. This charge is considered to be optional. Authors can either submit an English Native Certificate along with its track change file or can pay the language editing charge in order for the journal to carry out the language editing process.

There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no charges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. 


The APC for Iranian authors (manuscripts published from 25th of March 2024):

First Charge (Charges for Acceptance Letter): 12,000,000 Rials

Second Charge (Charges for Language Editing): 4,500 Rials Per Each Word



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The APC for non-Iranian authors is $200



Current Issue: Volume 17, Issue 4, February 2024, Pages 180-242 

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