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IJT: The International Journal of Testing

Official Journal of the International Test Commission: ISSN: 1530-5058


Editorial Scope

The International Journal of Testing (IJT) is dedicated to the advancement of theory, research, and practice in testing and assessment in psychology, education, counseling, human resource management, and related disciplines. IJT publishes original articles addressing theoretical issues, methodological approaches, and empirical research as well as integrative and interdisciplinary reviews of testing related topics and reports of current testing practices. All papers will be peer reviewed and should be of interest to an international audience.

Examples of topics appropriate for IJT include:

  • new perspectives in test development and validation;
  • issues concerning the qualification and training of test users and test developers;
  • recent trends in testing and measurement arising in a particular field or discipline;
  • comparisons of national/regional differences in test practices;
  • methods and procedures in adapting tests for use in new languages or cultural groups;
  • international assessment projects or other international studies in which testing constitutes an essential element;
  • testing in culturally and/or linguistically heterogeneous populations;
  • nternationalization of testing (e.g., personnel selection for global organizations, Internet applications, and international copyrights of tests and test adaptations).
  • Scholars, professionals, and graduate students interested in test development and test use. Practitioners conducting assessments of human behavior in psychology, education, counseling, organizational behavior, personnel selection, human resource management, and related disciplines.


Instructions to Contributors

The International Journal of Testing receives all manuscript submissions electronically via the ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/HIJT. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. For ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support, you may contact them by e-mail or phone support via http://scholarone.com/services/support/. If you have any other requests you can contact the journal’s Co-Editors Avi Allalouf (avi@nite.org.il) or Stephen Stark (sestark@usf.edu), or Associate Editor April L. Zenisky (azenisky@educ.umass.edu). 

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher.  All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). The first document to be submitted should be a title page, indicating the full title of the article, a running head (less than 50 characters), the word count of the manuscript, submission date, and the author(s) name(s), affiliations(s), and complete mailing address(es). The second document to be submitted should be a “blind” copy of the manuscript, which will be sent out for review, as all articles appearing in the IJT are peer reviewed. Since the reviewers have agreed to participate in a blind reviewing system, the first page of the manuscript file should omit the authors’ names and affiliations and only include the title of the manuscript, running head, and submission date. Footnotes containing information pertaining to the authors’ identities or affiliations should not be included in the manuscript document, only in the separate title page document. Every effort should be made by authors to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to their identities.

All manuscripts must be prefaced by an abstract of 100-150 words in the second page of the manuscript document, as well as a maximum of six key words. All manuscript pages, including reference lists and tables, must be typed double-spaced. Pages must be numbered consecutively. Define acronyms and abbreviations used in the manuscript when first mentioned. Print each figure and table on a separate page. All figures must be camera-ready. Authors should comply with “Guidelines to Reduce Bias in Language” as printed in the Publication Manual. Manuscripts that fail to conform to APA-style guidelines will be returned to the author(s). MSWord or PDF files are preferred.