Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science

As of April 1, 2022, AMPPS follows a full Transparent Peer Review model, in which each published manuscript has a corresponding review record published on Publons. Find more information here.

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).

In 2021, Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science converted to an open access journal. Please see the official announcement and FAQ for more information. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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.

Quick Facts

Editor:David A. Sbarra
Frequency:Continuous Publication

Featured Research from Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science

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    Invitation to Participate in a Multilab Registered Replication Report

    Psychological researchers interested in helping with replication efforts in social psychology are invited to join a multilab replication project at James Cook University Singapore. The project will be published in the APS journal Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. The project involves conducting two laboratory experiments testing ironic effects of thought suppression. Co-authorship will be granted to contributing researchers from labs that are able to collect a total post-exclusion sample size of at least 80 participants per experiment (160 in total) over a span of 12 months. Each experimental session should last approximately 15 minutes and will require a computerized lab booth/room, a video recording device (e.g., iPhone), and a desk bell. More details, such as the preregistration, experimental instructions/scripts, and the in-principle-accepted pre-data manuscript, can be found at Please read the protocol and consider carefully whether your laboratory can undertake the experiment (noting factors such as ethics application, timeline, equipment, and recruitment capacity), and complete data collection and collation accordingly.