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- Overall, we rate Frontiers in Psychology as a Pro-Science journal based on peer review and a clean fact-check record. We also rate them Mostly Factual due to retractions of studies either pre or post-publication.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Journal
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2010, Frontiers in Psychology is a peer-reviewed open-access journal that aims at publishing the best research across the entire field of psychology. According to its about page, they are the “most cited journal in its field, exploring psychological sciences – from clinical research to cognitive science, from imaging studies to human factors, and from animal cognition to social psychology.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Frontiers in Psychology is owned by Frontiers Media SA, which is a for-profit corporation. Funding comes from digital sales of content and author fees for publication.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Frontiers in Psychology is an open-access journal that publishes information and research related to psychology. The journal primarily publishes research such as this Assessment of the quality of life in parents of children with ADHD: Validation of the Multicultural Quality of Life in Norwegian pediatric mental health settings.
Frontiers Media has been criticized for being a predatory open-access publisher. In short, Predatory Open Access publishing is an exploitative open-access publishing business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals.
In general, Frontiers in Psychology is a credible scientific journal, as we cannot find any controversy or significant retractions to date. However, Frontiers Media has also retracted some studies that were found to be of poor methodology and not thoroughly peer-reviewed.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Frontiers in Psychology as a Pro-Science journal based on peer review and a clean fact-check record. We also rate them Mostly Factual due to retractions of studies either pre or post-publication. (D. Van Zandt 1/9/2017) Updated (10/08/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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