Psychological Test Adaptation and Development

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Official Open Access Organ of the European Association of Psychological Assessment (EAPA).

Matthias Ziegler (Editor-in-chief)

Humboldt University Berlin
Department of Psychology
Rudower Chaussee 18
12489 Berlin

Tel. +49 30 2093 9447
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“PTAD is a unique academic journal, filling the burgeoning gap in the field of test adaptations and development – I’m very excited to announce the release of our first papers and look forward to even more submissions!!!”
Matthias Ziegler, Editor-in-chief

Click here to read the full announcement. Be part of this exciting journey and submit your paper now!

In light of various inquiries we’ve received from authors, we’d like to clarify our open data policy. The full policy reads as follows:

PTAD encourages authors to make the raw data and the code (e.g., R, Stata, or SPSS code with detailed explanations allowing it to be reviewed) or the converted score data underlying the main findings reported in the article available to the public (open data). Exceptions may be made (e.g., for reasons of data security or confidentiality) provided the reasons are set out during submission of the manuscript. It is recommended that authors place any open data and code in a repository and provide the URL(s) during manuscript submission in Editorial Manager. With the acceptance of a manuscript a permanent URL or DOI pointing to a file(s) located in a public repository should be provided. Preferred repositories for PTAD are PsychArchives (run by a public open science institute for psychology; for detailed instructions see and OSF. Other repositories may also be suitable as long as DOIs or accession numbers are provided and the data are at least as open as CC/BY (for a list of repositories see

For detailed instructions to authors, see here.

About the journal

Psychological Test Adaptation and Development (PTAD) is the official open access journal of the European Association of Psychological Assessment. PTAD is the first open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing papers which present the adaptation of tests to specific (e.g., cultural) needs, test translations, or the development of existing measures. Moreover, the focus will be on the empirical testing of the psychometric quality of these measures. The journal will provide a paper template, and registered reports are strongly encouraged.

The submission portal is now live. A generous APC waiver program is available.
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Why you should publish in PTAD!

• A unique outlet for research papers portraying adaptations (e.g., translations) and developments (e.g., state to trait) of individual tests – the backbone of assessment
• Official open-access journal of the European Association of Psychological Assessment (EAPA)
• With an expert editor in chief, supported by an stellar cast of internationally renowned associate editors
• Fully embraces open science – including registered reports
Benefits for authors:
• Clear guidance on the structure of papers helps you write good papers
• Fast peer-review, aided by the clear structure of your paper 
• With the optional registered report format you can get expert advice from seasoned reviewers to help improve your research
• Open access publication, with a choice of Creative Commons licenses
• Widest possible dissemination of your paper – and thus of qualified information about your test and your research
• Generous APC waiver program and discounts for members of selected associations
Benefits for readers:
• Fast publication of the latest research on test adaptations and developments
• All papers fully peer-reviewed by leading experts
• Uniform structure across papers– all you need to know about the psychometrics, validity, etc., in a     standardized form
• Open access – no fees to read or share published papers
• Open science – study data frequently in an open repository

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Article publication charges (APCs)

In order to cover the costs of publishing the journal, including those of manuscript submission and peer review management, journal production, online hosting and archiving, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, as well as online distribution and data feeds to libraries, discovery services, content aggregators, and other information services, an article publication charge (APC) must be paid.

Hogrefe Publishing is currently offering a generous waiver program for eligible authors. Eligible papers shall include papers by authors who do not have access to publication fee grants or funding, papers by authors who are not employed or funded by commercial organizations, and other papers as may from time to time be agreed by Hogrefe.