Psychometrika, the official journal of the Psychometric
Society, is devoted to the development of psychology as a
quantitative rational science, including the advancement of
theory and methodology for behavioral data analysis in
psychology, education, and the social and behavioral sciences
generally. Psychometrika contains articles on
the development of quantitative models of psychological
phenomena, as well as statistical methods and mathematical
techniques for evaluating psychological and educational data.
There are three main sections in
Psychometrika: Theory &
Methods, Application Reviews & Case Studies
(ARCS), and Book Reviews.
Theory and Methods is the primary section,
and it contains articles on the development of quantitative
models for psychological phenomena, and on quantitative
methodology in the social and behavioral sciences, including new
mathematical and statistical techniques for the evaluation of
psychological data, and the application of such techniques.
Application Reviews & Case Studies (ARCS)
is the newest section of Psychometrika, and it is
designed to highlight the essential connection between data
analysis and modelling methodology and its application to data in
psychology, education sciences, and related areas in the social
sciences and marketing, in a way that deepens the substantive
understanding of phenomena in one of these disciplines.
Book Reviews is the third main section
of Psychometrika. All book reviews must be
solicited by the Book Review Editor, but self-nominations are
gladly accepted. Further information, including links to lists of
books available for review, can be found here. A list of
accepted past book reviews is here.
A list of recently accepted and published papers can be
History of Psychometrika
In 2016, Psychometrika, the flagship journal of
the Psychometric Society, turned 80. See here for
a creation narrative, papers and talks on citation classics, and
more. Springer, the publisher of Psychometrika, celebrates
this anniversary with this website.
See here for all past
Psychometrika is abstracted or indexed in a number
of databases, including Science Citation Index Expanded
(SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Social
Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences
Edition, PubMed/Medline. For more information, please
see here. The
2015 impact factor of Psychometrika is 1.831.