European Journal of Psychological Assessment

The EJPA is the official organ of the European Association of Psychological Assessment (EAPA). It is also sponsored by the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP, Division 2)

ISSN-L 1015-5759, ISSN-Print 1015-5759, ISSN-Online 2151-2426
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Samuel Greiff (Editor-in-chief)
Katharina Herborn (Editorial assistant)
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About the journal

The main purpose of the EJPA is to present important articles, which provide seminal information on both theoretical and applied developments in this field. Articles reporting the construction of new measures or an advancement of an existing measure are given priority. The journal is directed to practitioners as well as to academicians: The conviction of its editors is that the discipline of psychological assessment should, necessarily and firmly, be attached to the roots of psychological science, while going deeply into all the consequences of its applied, practice-oriented development.

Psychological assessment is experiencing a period of renewal and expansion, attracting more and more attention from both academic and applied psychology, as well as from political, corporate, and social organizations. The EJPA provides a meeting point for this movement, contributing to the scientific development of psychological assessment and to communication between professionals and researchers in Europe and worldwide. 

The journal presents clearly written original papers, reviews, and case studies in all domains of psychological assessment.

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“Over the past few years the European Journal of Psychological Assessment (EJPA) has developed into one of the world’s leading assessment journals, publishing outstanding research from various fields of psychology. The wide range of subjects and methods is a unique feature of the journal, and at the same time a challenge. The growth in the journal’s reputation and the associated increase in high-quality submissions have also led us to decide to increase the number of issues we publish, from 4 to 6 issues per year, starting in 2017. I am greatly looking forward to meeting these challenges as the new Editor-in-Chief – with the help of our great Editorial Board!”

Samuel Greiff, Luxembourg, Editor-in-Chief

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Recent editorials


How to Make Sure Your Paper is Desk Rejected – A Practical Guide to Rejection in EJPA
Samuel Greiff and Matthias Ziegler
European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 75–78

The Field of Psychological Assessment: Where it Stands and Where it’s Going – A Personal Analysis of Foci, Gaps, and Implications for EJPA
Samuel Greiff
European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 1-4


A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward – A Personal Exchange Between the Current and the Incoming Editor-in-Chief of EJPA
Matthias Ziegler and Samuel Greiff
European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 251-254

Current Challenges, New Developments, and Future Directions in Scale Construction
Daniel Danner, Jörg Blasius, Bianka Breyer, Stefanie Eifler, Natalja Menold, Delroy L. Paulhus, Beatrice Rammstedt, Richard D. Roberts, Manfred Schmitt, and Matthias Ziegler
European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 175–180

50 Facets of a Trait – 50 Ways to Mess Up?
Matthias Ziegler and Martin Bäckström
European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 105–110

Noncognitive Assessment in K12 Education – New Constructs and Approaches for the Twenty-First Century
Kevin Petway, Veleka Allen, and Richard D. Roberts
European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 1-4

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