The Psychological Research Journal was first published in 1987 by the Central Laboratory of Psychology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
In 1998, a team of scientists from the Institute of Psychology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – Veselina Rusinova, Tolya Stoitsova and Rumyana Bozhinova published and developed the journal. Authors such as Robert Ruu from the Netherlands, Gerold Mikula from the University of Graz (Austria) and Howard Polio from the University of Tennessee (USA) supported the publication of the journal and became part of its Editorial Board.
Their aim was to establish peer-reviewed outlet for general psychology which would engage academics, professionals and graduate students in a constructive dialogue and offer readers interested in psychology high quality, scientific information in all areas of the discipline (in contrast to the general trend of increasing specialisation of journals nowadays).
Since 2010 Psychological Research has been published on behalf of the Institute for Population and Human Studies – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPHS-BAS).
Through the years the journal has constantly grown and received more and more interest from authors based in Europe and worldwide. It started being indexed by different prestigious databases, and expanded its Editorial Board.
As of 2023, the Psychological Research (in the Balkans) Journal (PsyRB) provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Through the years the journal has constantly grown and received more and more interest from authors based not only in Europe, but also worldwide: Tennessee University, USA, State University – Oregon, USA, West Australia University, Perth, Free University – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oslo University, Norway, Pontifical Catholic University of Salamanca, University in the Country of Basques, Spain, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, University of Bitola, Macedonia, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, Nish University, Serbia, South-Ukrainian State Pedagogical University, Odessa, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Department of Musical and Body Expression, Complutense University of Madrid, University of Silesia, Katowice Poland (Institute of Education) Faculty of Arts and Educational Science, etc.
It started being indexed by different prestigious databases in ERIH PLUS, Google Scholar and is included in the database of the Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL).