Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Cover image for Vol. 7 Issue 4

Edited By: Kevin R. Murphy

Impact Factor: 0.586

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 62/75 (Psychology Applied)

Online ISSN: 1754-9434

Author Guidelines

The novel format of IOP focuses on interactive exchanges on topics of importance to science and practice in our field.  The journal takes a focal article–peer commentary–response format.  A focal article is a position paper on an important issue for the field (or potentially a pair of papers taking opposite sides in a debate).  Such a focal article might summarize evidence on an issue and take a position as to implications for science, practice, or public policy.  The paper might focus on a basic science issue, an applied science issue, a practice issue, or a public policy issue; many would be a blend. The focal article will be followed by a series of peer commentaries.  These could challenge or critique the original article, expand on issues not addressed in the focal article, or draw out implications not developed in the focal article. The goal is to include commentaries from various perspectives, including science, practice, and international perspectives.  These commentaries will be followed by a response from the original author of the focal paper.

Individuals with ideas for a potential focal article that they would like to write or with ideas about topics that they would like to see addressed in the journal can contact Cynthia McCauley at or by phone at 336-286-4420 .

Commentaries are now being accepted for the first issue.  Please visit SIOP's website to read the focal articles and submit commentary.  Please take a moment to read the Commentary Guidelines for detailed information about submitting a commentary.