Personnel Psychology

Cover image for Vol. 67 Issue 2

Edited By: Bradford S. Bell

Impact Factor: 4.54

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 2/75 (Psychology Applied); 6/172 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1744-6570



Author Guidelines


Personnel Psychology publishes psychological research centered around people at work. Articles span the full range of human resource management and organizational behavior topics, including job analysis, selection and recruiting, training and development, performance appraisal and feedback, compensation and rewards, careers, strategic human resource management, work design, global and cross-cultural issues, organizational climate, work attitudes and behaviors, motivation, teams, and leadership. Research conducted at multiple levels of analysis, including individual, team, and organizational levels, are welcome. Published articles include original empirical research, theory development, meta-analytic reviews, and narrative literature reviews.

Articles are evaluated by at least two reviewers and an editor. Reviewers are chosen for their expertise in the topic area. Decisions regarding the acceptance of an article for publication are based on judgments of the article’s contribution on three key dimensions:

(1) Theoretical contribution: Does the article offer new and innovative ideas and insights or meaningfully extend existing theory?
(2) Empirical contribution: Does the article offer new and unique findings and are the study design, data analysis, and results rigorous and appropriate in testing the hypotheses or research questions?
(3) Practical contribution: Does the article contribute to the improved management of people at work?

Additional information about the criteria used to evaluate submissions can be found in the article review checklist, published in Volume 46 (1993), pages 705-718.

Authors should prepare their manuscripts for blind review according to the directions provided in the 2010 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.), and ensure that DOI numbers are included for all articles referenced in the manuscript. Be sure to remove any information that may potentially reveal the identity of the authors to the review team.

Send manuscripts electronically to:

DR. BRADFORD S. BELL
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ppsych

Books to be considered for review should be sent to the Editor:

DR. BRADFORD S. BELL
brad.bell@cornell.edu

ILR School
Cornell University
162 Ives Hall Faculty Wing
Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

NEW: Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services.

Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

Authors will be required to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the CTA is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received. (US Federal Government employees need to complete the Author Warranty sections, although copyright in such cases does not need to be assigned).  After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the form for further details).  To assist authors an appropriate form will be supplied by the editorial office. Alternatively, authors may like to download a copy of the form here.

Accepted Articles

Personnel Psychology publishes ‘Accepted Articles’, which have been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but have not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process. Accepted Articles are published online a few days after final acceptance, appear in PDF format only, are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows them to be cited and tracked. A completed copyright form is required before a manuscript can be processed as an Accepted Article.

Online Open

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at: https://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/onlineopen_order.asp.

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

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