EFA of the Criteria for Quality Manuscripts in School Psychology

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 9
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. review the internal consistency of identified factors and manuscript criteria survey.
  2. identify the components of reviewer expectations in school psychology journals.
  3. analyze the underlying structure of a manuscript criteria survey.


This study uses an exploratory factor analysis to examine the criteria considered by reviewers for quality manuscript publication. Albers et al. (2011) surveyed the perceptions of 240 participants who were involved in the peer-review process for school psychology journals. Results of a three-factor model provide future authors with information regarding manuscript expectations, and identifies three constructs that reviewers consider: (a) writing and structure; (b) statistical and design methodology; and (c) implications, interpretations, and contributions.



Sequoya A. Fitzpatrick, MA, University of Memphis

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