Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science

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 (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.

AMPPS’s Research Practices section includes best practices articles, statistics tutorials, articles on new research tools, commentaries, simulation studies for new techniques, and debates about best practices, among others. The journal’s Empirical section includes methodological articles, policy-oriented empirical studies, large-scale studies adopting new and innovative methodological approaches, and registered reports of original research, among others. The latter section also serves as the new home for APS Registered Replication Reports (published through 2017 in Perspectives on Psychological Science).

Articles will be published in OnlineFirst before they are assigned to an issue. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Read the March 2018 editorial by Editor Daniel J. Simons, as well as his December 2017 interview discussing the scope of the journal.

See the launch announcement from June 2017.

AMPPS periodically announces open calls for proposed manuscripts for special sections on topics of broad relevance to our readers, and calls for contributors to multi-lab studies. Click here to see announcements and information about current calls and projects.

Current Issue: APS Members | Non-Members

Online First Articles: APS Members | Non-Members

List of Issues: APS Members | Non-Members

View the Editorial Team

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Read the latest editorial policies from the APS Publications Committee

Access the submission portal (please read the Submission Guidelines before submitting)

Quick Facts

Editor: Daniel J. Simons
Frequency: 4 issues per year