On the fit of models to covariances and methodology to the Bulletin

Psychol Bull. 1992 Nov;112(3):400-4. doi: 10.1037/0033-2909.112.3.400.


It is noted that 7 of the 10 top-cited articles in the Psychological Bulletin deal with methodological topics. One of these is the Bentler-Bonett (1980) article on the assessment of fit in covariance structure models. Some context is provided on the popularity of this article. In addition, a citation study of methodology articles appearing in the Bulletin since 1978 was carried out. It verified that publications in design, evaluation, measurement, and statistics continue to be important to psychological research. Some thoughts are offered on the role of the journal in making developments in these areas more accessible to psychologists.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance*
  • Curriculum
  • Humans
  • Models, Statistical*
  • Periodicals as Topic*
  • Psychology, Experimental / education*
  • United States