Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Perspectives on Science and Practice
Copyright Year: 2010
Description: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice is an official publication of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The novel format of the journal focuses on an interactive exchanges on topics of importance to science and practice in the I-O psychology 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.