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. Empirical studies will
be considered only if they involve new or particularly interesting uses of quantitative
techniques. Articles about the development and/or results of specific tests will generally not
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.
Authors wishing to submit either type of article to Psychometrika should read and follow the
submission instructions here.
Book Reviews are 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 available and under review books, can be found