DisciplineIntelligence, psychometrics
Edited byRichard J. Haier
Publication details
2.785 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Intelligence
OCLC no.03334510

Intelligence is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal of psychology that covers research on intelligence and psychometrics. It is published by Elsevier and is the official journal of the International Society for Intelligence Research. The journal was established in 1977 by Douglas K. Detterman (Case Western Reserve University). The editor-in-chief is Richard J. Haier.

According to the New Statesman, the "journal Intelligence is one of the most respected in its field" but has allowed its reputation "to be used to launder or legitimate racist pseudo-science".[1] Smithsonian Magazine also stated that this journal has "occasionally included papers with pseudoscientific findings about intelligence differences between races."[2] It has been criticized for having included on its editorial board biochemist Gerhard Meisenberg and psychologist Richard Lynn, both of whom are supporters of eugenics and scientific racism.[1][3][4] The editor-in-chief of the journal defended their involvement on the basis of academic freedom.[1] Lynn and Meisenberg no longer serve in the editorial board as of 2018.[5]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Psychological Abstracts/PsycINFO, Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, Current Index to Journals in Education, Scopus, and Sociological Abstracts. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2017 impact factor was 2.785.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "It might be a pseudo science, but students take the threat of eugenics seriously". New Statesman. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  2. ^ Skibba, Ramin (20 May 2019). "The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism". Smithsonian Magazine.
  3. ^ Saini, Angela (2018-01-22). "Racism is creeping back into mainstream science – we have to stop it". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  4. ^ "Hundreds of academics demand Cambridge investigate researcher accused of publishing 'racist pseudoscience'". The Independent. 2018-12-07. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  5. ^ "Intelligence - Editorial Board". Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2018-11-04. Retrieved 2020-03-15.
  6. ^ "Intelligence". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.