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2016 Impact Factor: 3.062
2016 Ranking: 22/121 in Psychology, Clinical
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Editor
Aaron L. Pincus Pennsylvania State University, USA

Other Titles in:
Clinical Psychology | Psychology

eISSN: 15523489 | ISSN: 10731911 | Current volume: 24 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Assessment (ASM) focuses on advancing clinical assessment science and practice, with an emphasis on information relevant to the use of assessment measures, including test development, validation, and interpretation practices. Articles cover the assessment of cognitive and neuropsychological functioning, personality, and psychopathology, as well as empirical assessment of clinically relevant phenomena, such as behaviors, personality characteristics, and diagnoses. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

About the Title

Keep abreast of the current research in assessment science and practice with Assessment, the journal that brings you important articles derived from psychometric research, clinical comparisons, theoretical formulations and literature reviews that fall within the broad domain of clinical and applied psychological assessment. The journal presents information of direct relevance to the use of assessment measures, including the practical applications of measurement methods, test development and interpretation practices, and advances in the description and prediction of human behavior. In addition, the journal examines the role of psychological assessment in advancing major issues in clinical science and practice.

The scope of the journal extends from the evaluation of individuals in clinical, counseling, health, and forensic settings.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

 

Assessment publishes articles advancing clinical assessment science and practice. The emphasis of this journal is on publication of information of relevance to the use of assessment measures, including test development, validation, and interpretation practices. The scope of the journal includes research that can inform assessment practices in mental health, forensic, medical, and other applied settings. Papers that focus on the assessment of cognitive and neuropsychological functioning, personality, and psychopathology are invited. Most papers published in Assessment report the results of original empirical research, however integrative review articles and scholarly case studies will also be considered. Papers focusing on a) new assessment methodologies and techniques for both researchers and practitioners, b) how assessment methods and research informs understanding of major issues in clinical psychology such as the structure, classification, and mechanisms of psychopathology, and c) multi-method assessment research and the integration of assessment methods in research and practice are of particular interest. The journal also encourages submissions introducing useful, novel, and non-redundant instruments or demonstrating how existing instruments have applicability in new research or applied contexts. All submissions should provide strong rationales for their efforts and articulate important implications for assessment science and/or practice.
 
Articles are invited that target empirical assessment of clinically relevant phenomena such as behaviors, personality characteristics, and diagnoses. Research subjects may represent diverse age and socioeconomic categories and both clinical and nonclinical populations. Research reviews and methodologically-focused papers will be considered.

Associate Editors
Nicole M. Cain Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Mike Chmielewski Southern Methodist University, USA
Frank G. Hillary Pennsylvania State University, USA
Kristian E. Markon University of Iowa, USA
Michelle M. Martel University of Kentucky, USA
Kristin Naragon-Gainey University of Buffalo, USA
Thomas Olino Temple University, USA
Gina Rossi Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
Mark A. Ruiz James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and University of South Florida, USA
Douglas B. Samuel Purdue University, USA
Consulting Editors
Thomas M. Achenbach University of Vermont, USA
Robert Ackerman University of Texas - Dallas, USA
James R. Allen University of Minnesota Medical School, USA
Emily Ansell Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Paul A. Arbisi Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
Robert P. Archer Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA
Randolph C. Arnau University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Bradley Axelrod Wayne State University, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, USA
Ruth A. Baer University of Kentucky, USA
R. Michael Bagby University of Toronto, Canada
Matthew Baity Alliant International University, Sacramento, USA
Steve Balsis Texas A&M University, USA
William B. Barr New York, New York, USA
Yossef S. Ben-Porath Kent State University, Ohio, USA
Stephen D. Benning Vanderbilt University, USA
David T. R. Berry University of Kentucky, USA
Mark Blais Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University Medical School, USA
Robert F. Bornstein Adelphi University
Robert A. Bornstein The Ohio State University, USA
Amy B. Brunell Ohio State University, USA
Danielle Burchett California State University, Monterey Bay, CA, USA
Yulia Chentsova Dutton Georgetown University, USA
Lee Anna Clark University of Notre Dame, Australia
David E. Conroy The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Keith R. Cruise Fordham University, USA
Mark D. Cunningham Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
Julia M. DiFilippo Strongsville, OH, USA
Jacobus A. M. Donders Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, USA
Brent Donnellan Texas A&M University, Department of Psychology
Lea Dougherty University of Maryland, USA
Kevin S. Douglas Simon Fraser University, Canada
Nicholas Eaton Stony Brook University, USA
Joseph L. Etherton Texas State University, USA
Johnathan D. Forbey Ball State University, USA
Kelsie Forbush Purdue University, USA
Andrea Fossati LUMSA University, Rome, Italy, and San Raffaele Hospital, Milano, Italy
Richard I. Frederick U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, USA
Tania Giovannetti Temple University, USA
Todd Girard Ryerson University, Canada
Robin Green University of Toronto/Toronto Rehab Centre, Canada
Michael Gurtman University of Wisconsin Parkside, USA
Thomas Hadjistavropoulos University of Regina, Canada
Michael Hallquist University of Pittsburgh, USA
Richard W. Handel Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA
Robert K. Heaton University of California, San Diego, USA
Kirk S. Heilbrun Drexel University, USA
Brian Hicks University of Minnesota, USA
Joeri Hofmans Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Martin Grosse Holtforth University of Bern, Switzerland
John Hunsley University of Ottawa, Canada
John A. Johnson Pennsylvania State University, DuBois, USA
Zornitsa Kalibatseva Stockton University, USA
Jan H. Kamphuis University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Radhika Krishnamurthy Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Daryl G. Kroner Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
Robert Krueger University of Minnesota, USA
Kevin R. Krull Texas Children's Hospital, USA
Ian Kudel Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
John E. Kurtz Villanova University, USA
Freedom Y.K. Leung Shaw College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Libo Li UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, USA
Sara Lowmaster Boston VA, USA
Melissa Sue Magyar Texas A&M
Kenneth Mah Toronto General Hospital, Canada
E. Mark Mahone John Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Patrick A. Markey Villanova University, USA
John L. McNulty University of Tulsa, USA
Rob Meijer University of Groningen, Netherlands
Gregory J. Meyer University of Toledo, USA
Joshua D. Miller The University of Georgia, USA
Richard Miller Brigham Young University, USA
Leslie C. Morey Texas A&M University, USA
Jason Moser Michigan State University, USA
Stephanie N. Mullins-Sweatt Oklahoma State University, USA
Daniel Murrie University of Virginia, USA
Tonia L. Nicholls British Columbia Mental Health & Addiction Services, Canada
Molly Nikolas The University of Iowa, USA
Sumie Okazaki New York University, USA
Thomas Oltmanns Washington University at St. Louis, USA
Augustine Osman University of Texas, San Antonio, USA
Randy K. Otto University of South Florida Mental Health Institute
Thomas D. Parsons University of North Texas, USA
Christopher Patrick Florida State University, USA
Ralph L. Piedmont Loyola College in Maryland, USA
James Prisciandaro Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Lena C. Quilty Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Cecil R. Reynolds Texas A&M University, USA
Michael J. Roche Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
Richard Rogers University of North Texas, USA
Barry Rosenfeld Fordham University, USA
Steve Rubenzer Diplomate in Forensic Psychology
Gentiana Sadikaj McGill University, Canada
Karen Salekin The University of Alabama
Darcy A. Santor University of Ottawa, Canada
Shannon Sauer-Zavala Boston University, USA
Dan Segal University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA
Martin Sellbom The Australian National University, Australia
Carla Sharp University of Houston, USA
Margaret Sibley Florida International University, USA
Stephanie Stepp Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, USA
David Streiner McMaster University, Canada
Jennifer L. Tackett Northwestern University, Department of Psychology, USA
Antonio Terracciano Florida State University, USA
Sander Thomaes Utrecht University, Netherlands
Katherine M. Thomas Purdue University, USA
Timothy J. Trull University of Missouri, USA
Erik Turkheimer University of Virginia, Department of Psychology, USA
Carlo O.C. Veltri St. Olaf College, USA
David Watson University of Notre Dame, Department of Psychology, USA
Nathan C. Weed Central Michigan University, USA
Irving B. Weiner University of South Florida, USA
Thomas A. Widiger University of Kentucky, Department of Psychology, USA
James M. Wood University of Texas, USA
Frank C. Worrell University of California, Berkeley, USA
Aidan Wright University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dustin B. Wygant Eastern Kentucky University, USA
Andrew Zabel Kennedy Krieger Institute, USA
Patricia A. Zapf John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, USA
Assistants to the Editors
Sindes Dawood Pennsylvania State University, USA
Emily A. Dowgwillo Pennsylvania State University, USA
Leila Z. Wu Pennsylvania State University, USA
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  • The editor invites high quality manuscripts covering a broad range of topics and techniques in the area of psychological assessment. These may include empirical studies of assessment of personality, psychopathology, cognitive functions or behavior, articles dealing with general methodological or psychometric topics relevant to assessment, or comprehensive literature reviews in any of these areas. This journal encourages submissions evaluating a) new assessment methodologies and techniques for both researchers and practitioners, b) how assessment methods and research informs understanding of major issues in clinical psychology such as the structure, classification, and mechanisms of psychopathology, and c) multi-method assessment research and the integration of assessment methods in research and practice. Additionally, the journal encourages submissions introducing useful, novel, and non-redundant instruments or demonstrating how existing instruments have applicability in new research or applied contexts. All submissions should provide strong rationales for their efforts and articulate important implications for assessment science and/or practice

    Research participants may represent both clinical and nonclinical populations.

    In general, regular articles should not exceed 30 pages of text, excluding Title Page, Abstract, Tables, Figures, Footnotes and Reference list.

    Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere, including the World Wide Web, in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.

    This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

    Manuscript Submission:

    Manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (rtf) electronically at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asmnt. Figures may be submitted using any of the formats listed below. If requesting a masked blind review, please ensure that both a manuscript file with no identifying author information and a separate title page with author details are included in your submission. Questions should be directed to the ASSESSMENT Editorial Office by email: assessment.editorial@gmail.com.

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to the payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self/author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    Preparation of Manuscripts:

    Authors should carefully prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the following instructions.

    Authors should use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009) as a guide for preparing manuscripts for submission. All manuscript pages, including reference lists and tables, must be typed double-spaced.

    The first page of the paper (the title page) should contain the article title, the names and affiliations of all authors, authors’ notes or acknowledgments, and the names and complete mailing addresses of the corresponding author. If requesting a masked blind review, the first page should contain only the article title and the title page should be uploaded as a separate document.

    The second page should contain an abstract of no more than 150 words and five to seven keywords that will be published following the abstract.

    The following sections should be prepared as indicated:

    Tables. Each table should be fully titled, double-spaced on a separate page, and placed at the end of the manuscript. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Footnotes to tables should be identified with superscript lowercase letters and placed at the bottom of the table. All tables should be referred to in the text.

    Figures. Electronic copies of figures can be submitted in one of the following file formats: TIFF, EPS, JPEG, or PDF. All figures should be referred to in text. Each figure should appear on a separate page at the end of the manuscript but before the tables, and all titles should appear on a single, separate page.

    Endnotes. Notes should appear on a separate page before the References section. Notes should be numbered consecutively and each endnote should be referred to in text with a corresponding superscript number.

    References. Text citations and references should follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009).

    Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi, a non-affiliated company that offers Professional Editing Services to authors of journal articles in the areas of science, technology, medicine or the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors with a primary language other than English. Visit http://www.prof-editing.com for more information about SPi’s Professional Editing Services, pricing, and turn-around times, or to obtain a free quote or submit a manuscript for language polishing.

    Please be aware that SAGE has no affiliation with SPi and makes no endorsement of the company. An author’s use of SPi’s services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and SPi, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

    Supplemental Materials:

    Authors are encouraged to consider submitting ancillary analyses and other relevant information as electronic supplements. Such supplements should be uploaded using the supplemental files tag in Scholar One. Only doc, docx., and .pdf files are accepted for published electronic supplements. Electronic supplemental information for published manuscripts should take the form of Tables and Figures, formatted and annotated just as they would be for a manuscript, but numbered as Table S1, S2, S3, etc. and Figure S1, S2, S3 etc. Article text should refer to material in electronic supplements as appropriate, just as they would a table or figure in the published article.

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