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Journal of Personality Assessment

Publication of the Society for Personality Assessment

Publisher: Routledge

ISSN: 0022-3891 (Print), 1532-7752 (Online)

Volume: 93

Publication Frequency: 6

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The Journal of Personality Assessment (JPA) seeks to publish papers on the methods and processes related to the psychological assessment of personality, both normative and pathological. While test and measurement development manuscripts will be considered for publication, the journal is most interested in papers that advance the clinical utility and ecological validity of personality assessment in clinical and nonclinical populations. For those papers reporting on the psychometric development of an instrument, the utility, impact, and overall contribution of the findings to
the literature will be carefully considered when evaluating papers that will be reviewed and accepted for publication. Ideally, both self-report and non-self-report assessment methods will be part of the validation process, though this is not required for papers to be considered for publication. Manuscripts that test a translation of an instrument must provide a compelling rationale for doing so and should offer additional validity evidence and not just report on the internal structure of the measure.

JPA regularly publishes three sections that focus upon some of its broad areas of interest: Statistical Developments and Applications, Clinical Case Applications, and Personality Assessment in the Diagnostic Manuals. Papers devoted to test construction, methods, processes, and applicability of personality assessment in health care settings are especially desired. JPA also is interested in articles addressing under-studied areas and promising but under-utilized methods. These include (a) systematic reviews or meta-analyses that summarize a body of evidence, (b) the effective integration of nomothetic empirical findings with the idiographic requirements of practice in which the assessor reasons through test and extra-test information to make individualized judgments and provide assessment feedback, (c) the practical value of the clinical assessment process for individuals receiving services and/or those who refer them for evaluation, and (d) an evaluation of cultural, ethnic, and other sociodemographic factors that affect assessment. Finally, JPA will periodically publish special sections or a special issue related to a topic on personality assessment.

JPA invites comments and product reviews. Each comment should express a substantive opinion on an issue germane to personality assessment, including articles from recent JPA issues; comments on JPA articles should be submitted within two months of the target article’s publication. The Book, Test, and Software Reviews section publishes brief, paragraph-length descriptions of new personality assessment products as well as detailed reviews written by an expert in the field. Reviews should evaluate the strengths and limitations of books, tests, or software that are relevant to personality assessment practice or research. Comments and reviews typically will be limited to 1,000 words and an abstract is not required.

JPA is the official journal of the Society for Personality Assessment.

Peer Review Policy:
Unless noted otherwise, all articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous review by two referees.

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