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2014 Impact Factor: 3.108
2014 Ranking: 20/119 in Psychology, Clinical
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Aaron L. Pincus Pennsylvania State University, USA

eISSN: 15523489| ISSN: 10731911|Current volume: 22|Current issue: 4 Frequency: Bi-monthly

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
Steve Balsis  
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
Gina Rossi Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Mark A. Ruiz University of South Florida
Douglas B. Samuel Purdue University
Leonard J. Simms University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Consulting Editors
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
Matthew Baity Alliant International University, Sacramento
Steve Balsis Texas A&M University, USA
William B. Barr New York University School of Medicine
Stephen D. Benning Vanderbilt University, USA
David T. R. Berry University of Kentucky, USA
Mark Blais Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University Medical School
Robert A. Bornstein The Ohio State University, USA
Robert F. Bornstein Adelphi University
Emily A. Butler University of Arizona, USA
Robert W. Butler Oregon Health & Science University
Zeeshan A. Butt Northwestern University, USA
Desiree A. Byrd Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Yulia Chentsova Dutton Georgetown University, Washington DC
Mike Chmielewski Southern Methodist University
Lee Anna Clark University of Notre Dame
David E. Conroy The Pennsylvania State University
Keith R. Cruise Fordham University
C. Munro Cullum University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Mark D. Cunningham Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
Barbara De Clercq Ghent University
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
C. Emily Durbin Michigan State University
Nicholas Eaton Stony Brook University
Ruben J. Echemendia Independent Practice
Kimberly Andrews Espy University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Joseph L. Etherton Texas State University, USA
David B. Flora York University
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
James Gold University of Maryland/Maryland Psychiatric Research Centre
John R. Graham Kent State University, USA
Robin Green University of Toronto/Toronto Rehab Centre
Roger L. Greene Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
Keven W. Greve University of New Orleans
William M. Grove University of Minnesota, USA
Michael Gurtman University of Wisconsin Parkside
Thomas Hadjistavropoulos University of Regina, Canada
Michael Hallquist University of Pittsburgh
Richard W. Handel Eastern Virginia Medical School
Josette G. Harris University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Robert K. Heaton University of California, San Diego
Kirk S. Heilbrun Drexel University
Brian Hess American Board of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia
Brian Hicks University of Minnesota, USA
Joeri Hofmans Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Martin Grosse Holtforth University of Bern
Christopher J. Hopwood Michigan State University
John Hunsley University of Ottawa
John A. Johnson Pennsylvania State University, DuBois
Shoshana Y. Kahana National Institute of Drug Abuse
Jan H. Kamphuis University of Amsterdam
Jason Kanz Marshfield Clinic
Eva R. Kimonis University of South Florida
Barbel Knauper McGill University
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
David Lachar University of Texas, Medical School at Houston
Anna Lau University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Frederick T.L. Leong Michigan State University
Patrick W. L. Leung Freedom Y.K. Leung, Shaw College, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Libo Li UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Scott O. Lilienfeld Emory University, USA
Tara Lineweaver Butler University
Sara Lowmaster Boston VA
John A. Lucas Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
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
Marta Meana University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
Rob Meijer University of Groningen
Gregory J. Meyer University of Toledo
Joshua D. Miller The University of Georgia, 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
Nathaniel W. Nelson Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Tonia L. Nicholls British Columbia Mental Health & Addiction Services
Molly Nikolas The University of Iowa
Salvador H. Ochoa The University of Texas-Pan American
Candice L. Odgers University of California, Irvine, USA
Thomas Olino Temple University
Thomas Oltmanns Washington University at St. Louis
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
Steven P. Reise University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Cecil R. Reynolds Texas A&M University, USA
Sarah K. Reynolds Columbia University School of Social Work
Richard Rogers University of North Texas, USA
Barry Rosenfeld Fordham University
Steve Rubenzer Diplomate in Forensic Psychology
Mark A. Ruiz University of South Florida
Sandra W. Russ Case Western Reserve University
Gentiana Sadikaj McGill University
Karen Salekin The University of Alabama
Doug Samuel Purdue University
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
Christopher Soto Colby College
Susan South Purdue University, USA
Stephanie Stepp Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Julie C. Stout Monash University
Stephen Strack U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles
David Streiner McMaster University
David R. Strong Butler Hospital, Brown Medical School
Jennifer L. Tackett University of Houston, Department of Psychology
Auke Tellegen University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Antonio Terracciano Florida State University School of Medicine
Sander Thomaes Utrecht University
Timothy J. Trull University of Missouri, USA
David S. Tulsky Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research & Education Corp.
Erik Turkheimer University of Virginia
Carlos Veltri St. Olaf College
Edelyn Verona University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Gina M. Vincent University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Glenn D. Walters Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
David Watson University of Notre Dame, Department of Psychology
Christopher M. Weaver Palo Alto University
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
Todd S. Woodward University of British Columbia/BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute
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
Assistant to the Editor
Leila Z. Wu Pennsylvania State University
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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.

    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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