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Update on SIOP Journal: “Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice”

March 2010
Cynthia McCauley, Editor
Issue 1 of Volume 3 was published on schedule. Issue 2 is in production. Commentaries are under review for Issue 3. Focal articles for Issue 4 are under revision—they will be posted on the SIOP website by April for commentary.   
Issue 1: Morgan McCall on leadership development (with 10 commentaries) and Eden King and Jose Cortina on LGBT-supportive organizational policies (with 7 commentaries).
Issue 2: Cary Cherniss on emotional intelligence (with 11 commentaries) and Adam Meade and Scott Tonidandel on test bias (with 6 commentaries).
Issue 3: Ann Marie Ryan and Kevin Ford on changes in the professional identity of organizational psychology; and Jeff Johnson, Piers Steel, Charles Scherbaum, Calvin Hoffman, Richard Jeanneret, and Jeff Foster on synthetic validity.
Issue 4: Reeshad Dalal, Silvia Bonaccio, Scott Highhouse, Daniel Ilgen, Susan Mohammed, and Jerel Slaughter on increasing connections between IO psychology and judgment and decision making research; and Fritz Drasgow on the advantages of Thurstone’s approach to personality assessment (based on his Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award presentation at the 2009 SIOP conference).
Each focal article addresses both science and practice issues related to its topic. Our goal is to stimulate commentaries from a broad spectrum of I-O psychologists (and professionals in related fields). However, not surprisingly, we receive more commentaries written by individuals in academic settings than in practice settings. For Issue 3, I worked with the focal article authors and the reviewers of the articles to identify individuals in practice settings who could make important contributions to the dialogue and to send personal invitations to these individuals to write commentaries. The effort did yield slightly more commentary submissions from individuals in practice settings than had been submitted for the first two issues of Volume 3. We are achieving more success with generating commentaries from colleagues outside of the U.S. 
I have begun to identify focal articles for Volume 4. Several articles are underway: Howard Weiss on a person-centric psychology of work (based on his 2009 APS invited address), Rob Briner on evidence-based practice, and Rob Kaiser on the perils of accentuating the positive. I am in discussion with six other authors about potential articles, including one based on issues raised at the 2009 Leading Edge Consortium.