Aims & Scope

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking is the premier peer-reviewed journal for authoritative research on understanding the social, behavioral, and psychological impact of today's social networking practices, including Twitter, Facebook, and internet gaming and commerce. Highly regarded as the go-to source in the field, the Journal has been at the forefront of social networking and virtual reality for over 20 years. It is known for its rapid communication articles and in-depth studies surrounding the effects of interactive technologies on behavior and society, both positive and negative.

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking coverage includes:

  • Social networking on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more
  • Virtual communities and blogging behavior
  • Mobile device behavior
  • Computer games and gaming
  • e-Commerce and online shopping
  • e-Health communication
  • Internet addiction
  • Cyberbullying
  • Epidemiological studies of Internet use and behavior
  • Addiction to cyberporn
  • Cybertherapy and rehabilitation
  • Augmented reality

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Brenda K. Wiederhold, PhD, MBA, BCB, BCN, Interactive Media Institute; European Editor Giuseppe Riva, PhD, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.


Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking is ranked 7 out of 67 in the "Communication" category of the JCR Social Sciences Edition

Audience: Psychologists; sociologists; physicians; mental health, occupational, and developmental therapists; PTSD rehabilitation specialists; technologists in virtual reality; social media researchers; among others

Society Affiliation

The Official Journal of the International Association of CyberPsychology, Training & Rehabilitation (iACToR)


Indexed/Abstracted in:



PubMed Central;

Current Contents®/Social & Behavioral Sciences;

Social Sciences Citation Index®;

Social SciSearch®;

Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition;

EMBASE/Excerpta Medica;



European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH);

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.