Call for Tests

Authors of Tests

Bring attention to your test development work! Send your tests and measures to PsycTESTS®. Both your tests and the literature describing them will be readily discovered if they are included in PsycTESTS.

Users will link from PsycTESTS directly to PsycINFO® and PsycEXTRA® , as well as to PsycARTICLES® and other full-text sources. Increase the possibility for more citations to your research and expand your professional contacts.

View a tutorial about submitting tests for inclusion in PsycTESTS
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What Kinds of Tests Will be Considered?

Nature of Tests
PsycTESTS features a broad range of coverage. Instruments may be achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and so on.

Size of Tests
There is no minimum or maximum test size for submission.

Format of Tests
Tests submitted in text format will be converted to PDF format. If you have test content in other media, please consult with APA before sending it.

Ownership of Tests
You must own the rights to the test, or have retained the rights to re-use the test in future works of your own, or obtained permission from the rightsholder.

If you transferred copyright to a journal publisher upon publishing the test in an article, please review the copyright document you signed. Many such forms allow authors to re-publish PORTIONS of their article in other works that they also author; thus submitting the test to PsycTESTS could meet this criterion.

If the test was published in an APA journal, it can be submitted directly to PsycTESTS. Tests that are in the public domain can certainly be considered for PsycTESTS.

Reporting of Tests
The test must be described in the scholarly literature. This may be within a journal article, book, technical report, or dissertation.

How to Send a Test to APA

If you have a test you would like included in PsycTESTS, send a copy along with a copy of a related citation (article, book, dissertation, or technical report) to Tests. You can also include associated materials such as instructions or scoring information.

If you have questions about submission send an email to Tests or call 800-374-2722.

We ask authors to sign a non-exclusive agreement (PDF, 36KB) acknowledging that they own the rights to their tests or that they are permitted to include their tests in works that they author. The non-exclusive agreement authorizes APA to include the content in PsycTESTS, but it does not transfer or convey any other rights to APA.

Email the signed agreement to Tests or fax it to 202-336-5633.

Commercial Test Publishers

APA will include structured, bibliographic descriptions of tests published commercially in PsycTESTS. The test descriptions will identify the test publisher and include a link to the publisher web page.

We ask the test publisher to sign a non-exclusive, royalty-free agreement authorizing APA to create the test descriptions and include them in PsycTESTS.

Please contact the APA at Tests for information on participation.

Contact Us

If you have further questions about getting your tests into PsycTESTS, please email us.