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Psychological Methods celebrated its 20-year anniversary recently, having published its first quarterly issue in March 1996. It seemed time to provide a brief overview of the history, the highlights over the years, and the current state of the journal, along with tips for submissions. The article is organized to discuss: (1) the background and development of the journal, (2) the top articles, authors and topics over the years, (3) an overview of the journal today, and (4) a summary of the features of successful articles that usually entail rigorous and novel methodology described in clear and understandable writing and that can be applied in meaningful and relevant areas of psychological research.
Harlow, L. L. (2017). The making of Psychological Methods. Psychological Methods, 22(1), 1-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/met0000141
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