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Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science

Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science

An official journal of the Association for Psychological Science

eISSN: 25152467 | ISSN: 25152459 | Current volume: 6 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

In 2021, Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science will be converted to an open access journal. Please see the official announcement and FAQ for more information.

Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science publishes innovative developments in research methods, practices and conduct across the full range of areas and topics within psychological science. AMPPS publishes new types of empirical work that reflect the various approaches to research across the field. AMPPS encourages integration of methodological and analytical questions and brings the latest methodological advances to non-methodology experts across all areas of the field.

AMPPS seeks submissions that are accessible to readers with varying research interests and are representative of the broad research interests in the field, including:

  • Articles that communicate advances in methods, practices, and metascience
  • Empirical scientific best practices
  • Tutorials, commentaries, and simulation studies on new techniques and research tools
  • Papers that bring advances from a specialized subfield to a broader audience
  • Registered Replication Reports
Open access article processing charge (APC) information 
From 1st January 2021, Advances in Methods in Practices in Psychological Science will become a fully open access journal. To facilitate this transition, all articles first submitted on or afters 1st November 2020 will be subject to an open access article processing charge (APC) of 1000 USD, discounted from the full rate of 2000 USD for a limited time. The APC is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here.
The Association of Psychological Science (APS) is the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders. APS members provide a richer understanding of the world through their research, teaching, and application of psychological science. APS is passionate about supporting psychological scientists in these pursuits, which it does by sharing cutting-edge research across all areas of the field through its journals and conventions; promoting the integration of scientific perspectives within psychological science and with related disciplines; fostering global connections among its members; engaging the public with research to promote broader understanding and awareness of psychological science; and advocating for increased support for psychological science in the public policy arena. More than 30,000 leading psychological researchers, as well as students and teachers, have made APS their scientific home. 

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

Articles in AMPPS will not compete with those in other APS journals. For example, empirical articles in AMPPS may involve contributions from multiple research teams or be of larger scale than those published in traditional empirical journals. Other AMPPS articles will cover current practices and considerations relevant to open science in psychology, and these will be unique to the journal. In addition, AMPPS publishes Registered Replication Reports (RRRs; see below) and multi-lab collaborative studies (e.g., adversarial collaborations, consortium studies, team efforts at replication). AMPPS welcomes metascience contributions that examine research practices in the field.

All articles in AMPPS will strive to adhere to best practices for open and transparent research, with de-identified data, code, and materials publicly available to the fullest extent possible. Empirical submissions to AMPPS are expected to be eligible for all three open-science badges available in APS journals (Open Data, Open Materials, Preregistration; see the APS Open Practice Badges page). Authors are encouraged to provide video recordings of their testing settings and experimental procedures.

Not all analyses must be confirmatory for an article to earn a Preregistration badge. However, all confirmatory hypothesis tests are expected to be preregistered in submissions to AMPPS (e.g., articles might include a study reporting exploratory tests, accompanied by a preregistered replication). AMPPS also publishes analyses of preexisting data sets, not all of which can be preregistered. Authors should indicate clearly which hypotheses and analyses were preregistered and which were not. Authors with questions about preregistration should read this discussion written by the editors of APS’s three empirical journals.

The online versions of articles on the AMPPS website can include interactive content such as videos, Shiny applications, and working code snippets; the print and PDF versions of articles with interactive content will contain a link to it. AMPPS encourages the use of interactive content, particularly in tutorials. AMPPS authors may deposit materials in a permanent repository of their choice.

Manuscripts must be submitted through the AMPPS submission website. If, after reviewing these guidelines, authors have questions about the appropriateness of a manuscript for AMPPS, they are encouraged to email the editor at to inquire.

David A. Sbarra University of Arizona, Department of Psychology, USA
Associate Editors
Katie Corker Grand Valley State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Jessica Kay Flake McGill University, Department of Psychology, Canada
Rogier A. Kievit Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Centre, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Netherlands
Yasemin Kisbu Koç University, Department of Psychology, Turkey
Peer Review Manager
Becca G. White Association for Psychological Science
Editorial Board Members
Samantha F. Anderson Arizona State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Adriene M. Beltz University of Michigan, Department of Psychology, USA
Wiebke Bleidorn University of Zurich, Department of Psychology, Switzerland
Mark Brandt Tilburg University, Netherlands
Evan C. Carter U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate, USA
Rodica Damian University of Houston, Department of Psychology, USA
Alexander Danvers U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate, USA
Morteza Dehghani University of Southern California, Departments of Psychology and Computer Science, USA
Alexander Etz University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychology, USA
Vithor Franco University of San Francisco, Department of Psychology, Brazil
Michael C. Frank Stanford University, Department of Psychology, USA
Chuan-Peng Hu Nanjing Normal University, Department of Psychology, People’s Republic of China
Hans IJzerman Université Grenoble Alpes, LIP/PC2S, France
Kevin M. King University of Washington, Department of Psychology, USA
Daniël Lakens Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, Netherlands
Richard Lucas Michigan State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Blakeley McShane Northwestern University, Department of Marketing, USA
Michelle N. Meyer Geisinger Health System, Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy, USA
Amanda Montoya University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, USA
Zita Oravecz Pennsylvania State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, USA
Elizabeth Page-Gould University of Toronto, Department of Psychology, Canada
Daniel S. Quintana University of Oslo, Department of Psychology, Norway
Julia M. Rohrer Leipzig University, Wilhelm Wundt Institute for Psychology, Germany
Victoria Savalei University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, Canada
Anne Scheel Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Philosophy, and Leiden University, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Netherlands
Joseph Simmons University of Pennsylvania, Department of Operations, Information, and Decisions, USA
Marcel van Assen Tilburg University, Department of Methodology and Statistics, Netherlands
Simine Vazire University of Melbourne, Department of Psychology, Australia
Eric-Jan Wagenmakers University of Amsterdam, Department of Psychology, Netherlands
Jelte Wicherts Tilburg University, Department of Methodology and Statistics, Netherlands
Matt Williams Massey University, School of Psychology, New Zealand
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    Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (AMPPS) is the home for innovative developments in research methods, practices, and conduct across the full range of areas and topics within psychological science. AMPPS publishes new types of empirical work and articles and tutorials that reflect the various approaches to research across the field. The journal’s editorial scope encompasses the breadth of psychological science, with editors, reviewers, and articles representing a balance among diverse disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches. AMPPS encourages integration of methodological and analytical questions across multiple branches of psychological science and brings the latest methodological advances to non-methodology experts across all areas of the field.

    Manuscripts should be submitted online at Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science welcomes submissions that communicate advances in methods, practices, and metascience from all areas of scientific psychology and related disciplines. The journal publishes a range of article types, including empirical articles that exemplify best practices, articles that discuss current research methods and practices in an accessible manner, and tutorials that teach researchers how to use new tools in their own research programs. The journal particularly encourages articles that bring useful advances from within a specialized area to a broader audience. 

    The journal is taking part in a STM Association pilot to standardize definitions and terminology in open peer review practices. The pilot also aims to help make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent and comparable across publishers.
    The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:
    Identity transparency: Single anonymized
    Reviewer interacts with: Editor
    Review information published: Review reports author opt in; Review reports reviewer opt in; Author/editor communication; Reviewer identities reviewer opt in

    Read the latest editorial policies from the APS Publications Committee.

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    Research Data - Code Ocean Trial 

    Through 2019 Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science is running a trial with Code Ocean. Authors can upload the code associated with their published article so that readers can view and execute it. The platform, which is based on Docker, hosts the code and data in the necessary computational environment and allows users to re-run the analysis in the cloud and reproduce the results, bypassing the need to install the software. A link to the code, data and computational environment will be included in the journal article enabling readers to seamlessly access and reproduce the code or rerun it against their own inputs. Please visit this page for more information and instructions for how to utilize this service for your article. If you wish to use this service, please upload your code as soon as possible after receiving an acceptance letter, to ensure the code can be linked to your article during the production process.

    Transparent Peer Review


    Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science offers transparent peer review as a choice for authors and reviewers, where the reviews at each stage, author responses and editor’s decision letters will be publicly available on the ScholarOne Transparent Peer Review platform and linked to from the published article should the article be accepted. Authors and reviewers both have the opportunity to opt-out. Reviewers are encouraged to sign their reviews but their comments will be published anonymously should they choose not to do so. 

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