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Welcome to SIOP's Premier Journal! 

Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice is an official publication of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

The first issue of the journal debuted in March 2008, produced by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, an industry leader in journal publishing.  

SIOP members receive this publication as a part of membership. A copy of each issue is mailed to members. Additionally, members can access the journal electronically by logging into the SIOP Web site and clicking the link at the bottom of this page. Nonmembers may also subscribe to the journal for a fee. 

The novel format of the journal focuses on an 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 is then 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 are followed by a response from the original author of the focal paper.

Members will receive e-mail notification from SIOP when each focal article is made available on the SIOP Web site, and interested parties can submit a commentary via e-mail for consideration for publication.  We’re eager to get as broad a range of perspectives and reactions as possible. Commentary submissions are peer reviewed. You must be a SIOP member to view the focal articles, so your username and password is needed to access them on their respective pages. 

Individuals with ideas for a potential focal article they would like to write or with ideas about topics they would like to see addressed in the journal can contact Incoming Editor Kevin Murphy at krm10@me.com

Two focal articles are now available for Volume 6 Issue 1 of the journal. To view the focal articles, please click the links to the right.

Commentaries are being accepted until August 27.   


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Notice:  All SIOP members receive a subscription to Industrial and Organizational Psychology as a membership benefit. 

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Kevin Murphy serves as the journal's editor.  

Kevin Murphy is a consulting expert at Lamorinda Consulting LLC and an affiliate member of the Psychology faculty at Colorado State University.  He has spent over 30 years in academic and consulting roles, and has served as editor of Journal of Applied Psychology.  One of the overriding themes of his publications is the relationships between the science and the practice of I-O psychology, exploring the ways in which science and practice inform and enrich one another.  He is the author of 11 books and over 150 articles and chapters, and has served as a consultant and expert witness in over 30 cases.

View Focal Articles:

Employability and Career Success: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Reality

by Robert Hogan, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, and Robert B. Kaiser
by Enrica N. Ruggs, Charlie Law, Cody B. Cox, Mark V. Roehling,
Richard L. Wiener, Michelle R. Hebl, and Laura Barron


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