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.
|Frank G. Hillary||Pennsylvania State University|
|Christopher J. Hopwood||Michigan State University|
|Kristian E. Markon||University of Iowa, USA|
|Michelle M. Martel||University of Kentucky|
|Thomas Olino||Temple University|
|Gina Rossi||Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)|
|Mark A. Ruiz||James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and University of South Florida|
|Douglas B. Samuel||Purdue University|
|Leonard J. Simms||University at Buffalo, The State University of New York|
|Susan South||Purdue University, USA|
|Thomas M. Achenbach||University of Vermont|
|Robert Ackerman||University of Texas - Dallas|
|James R. Allen||University of Minnesota Medical School|
|Emily Ansell||Yale University School of Medicine|
|Paul A. Arbisi||Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center|
|Robert P. Archer||Eastern Virginia Medical School|
|Randolph C. Arnau||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Bradley Axelrod||Wayne State University, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center|
|Ruth A. Baer||University of Kentucky, USA|
|R. Michael Bagby||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Matthew Baity||Alliant International University, Sacramento|
|Steve Balsis||Texas A&M University, USA|
|William B. Barr||New York University School of Medicine|
|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|
|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|
|Nicole M. Cain||Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, USA|
|Yulia Chentsova Dutton||Georgetown University, USA|
|Mike Chmielewski||Southern Methodist University|
|Lee Anna Clark||University of Notre Dame|
|David E. Conroy||The Pennsylvania State University|
|Keith R. Cruise||Fordham University|
|Mark D. Cunningham||Clinical & Forensic Psychologist|
|Julia M. DiFilippo||Strongsville, OH|
|Jacobus A. M. Donders||Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital|
|Brent Donnellan||Texas A&M University|
|Lea Dougherty||University of Maryland|
|Kevin S. Douglas||Simon Fraser University|
|Nicholas Eaton||Stony Brook University|
|Joseph L. Etherton||Texas State University, USA|
|Johnathan D. Forbey||Ball State University, USA|
|Kelsie Forbush||Purdue University|
|Andrea Fossati||LUMSA University, Rome, Italy, and San Raffaele Hospital, Milano, Italy|
|Richard I. Frederick||U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners|
|Tania Giovannetti||Temple University|
|Todd Girard||Ryerson University|
|Robin Green||University of Toronto/Toronto Rehab Centre|
|Michael Gurtman||University of Wisconsin Parkside|
|Thomas Hadjistavropoulos||University of Regina, Canada|
|Michael Hallquist||University of Pittsburgh|
|Richard W. Handel||Eastern Virginia Medical School|
|Robert K. Heaton||University of California, San Diego|
|Kirk S. Heilbrun||Drexel University|
|Brian Hicks||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Joeri Hofmans||Vrije Universiteit Brussel|
|Martin Grosse Holtforth||University of Bern|
|John Hunsley||University of Ottawa|
|John A. Johnson||Pennsylvania State University, DuBois|
|Zornitsa Kalibatseva||Stockton University, USA|
|Jan H. Kamphuis||University of Amsterdam|
|Radhika Krishnamurthy||Florida Institute of Technology|
|Daryl G. Kroner||Southern Illinois University Carbondale|
|Robert Krueger||University of Minnesota|
|Kevin R. Krull||Texas Children's Hospital|
|Ian Kudel||Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center|
|John E. Kurtz||Villanova University|
|Freedom Y.K. Leung||Shaw College, Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|Libo Li||UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs|
|Sara Lowmaster||Boston VA|
|Melissa Sue Magyar||Texas A&M|
|Kenneth Mah||Toronto General Hospital|
|E. Mark Mahone||John Hopkins University School of Medicine|
|Patrick A. Markey||Villanova University|
|John L. McNulty||University of Tulsa|
|Rob Meijer||University of Groningen|
|Gregory J. Meyer||University of Toledo|
|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|
|Stephanie N. Mullins-Sweatt||Oklahoma State University|
|Daniel Murrie||University of Virginia, USA|
|Kristin Naragon-Gainey||University of Buffalo|
|Tonia L. Nicholls||British Columbia Mental Health & Addiction Services|
|Molly Nikolas||The University of Iowa|
|Sumie Okazaki||New York University, USA|
|Thomas Oltmanns||Washington University at St. Louis|
|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|
|Christopher Patrick||Florida State University|
|Ralph L. Piedmont||Loyola College in Maryland|
|James Prisciandaro||Medical University of South Carolina|
|Lena C. Quilty||Centre for Addiction and Mental Health|
|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|
|Steve Rubenzer||Diplomate in Forensic Psychology|
|Gentiana Sadikaj||McGill University|
|Karen Salekin||The University of Alabama|
|Darcy A. Santor||University of Ottawa|
|Shannon Sauer-Zavala||Boston University|
|Dan Segal||University of Colorado, Colorado Springs|
|Martin Sellbom||The Australian National University|
|Carla Sharp||University of Houston|
|Margaret Sibley||Florida International University, USA|
|Stephanie Stepp||Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic|
|David Streiner||McMaster University|
|Jennifer L. Tackett||University of Houston, Department of Psychology|
|Antonio Terracciano||Florida State University, USA|
|Sander Thomaes||Utrecht University|
|Katherine M. Thomas||Purdue University, USA|
|Timothy J. Trull||University of Missouri, USA|
|Erik Turkheimer||University of Virginia|
|Carlo O.C. Veltri||St. Olaf College|
|David Watson||University of Notre Dame, Department of Psychology|
|Nathan C. Weed||Central Michigan University|
|Irving B. Weiner||University of South Florida, USA|
|Thomas A. Widiger||University of Kentucky, Department of Psychology|
|James M. Wood||University of Texas|
|Frank C. Worrell||University of California, Berkeley, USA|
|Aidan Wright||University of Pittsburgh|
|Dustin B. Wygant||Eastern Kentucky University|
|Andrew Zabel||Kennedy Krieger Institute|
|Patricia A. Zapf||John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York|
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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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.