- Traditional papers (with rare exception) are no more than 40 pages in length, not including references, tables, figures, or appendices.
- Discoveries-through-Prose papers are under 20 pages in length, not including references, tables, figures, or appendices. We also require under 20 references in a Discoveries-in-Brief paper.
- With this type of submission, authors submit the introduction, methods, measurement info, and analysis plan of a completed or planned study. This is helpful for situations in which the exploratory results (whether present or not) may have important theoretical or practical implications. Registered reports should be no more than 25 pages in length, not including references, tables, figures, or appendices.
- Guideposts are short (up to 1,000 word) papers solicited from a small set of the most distinguished, senior scholars in our field. Consistent with the primary mission of AMD—the aim of Guideposts is to leverage the knowledge, experience and intuition of renowned scholars in order to identify those phenomena or patterns of relations requiring the kind of empirically driven studies that AMD seeks to publish.