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IOP Journal Now Accepting Commentaries



Submission Deadline is November 29, 2013!

Two focal articles have recently been accepted for Volume 7, Issue 2 of SIOP’s journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. They are now available for comment on the SIOP website.

The deadline for commentary submissions is November 29, 2013.

The first focal article for this issue is by Robert G. Lord and Jessica E. Dinh and is titledWhat Have We Learned That Is Critical in Understanding Leadership Perceptions and Leader-Performance Relations?” Leadership is as much of an art as it is a role that has significant impact on individuals, groups, organizations, and societies. Over the last century, scores of theories and thousands of studies (Gardner, Lowe, Moss, Mahoney, & Cogliser, 2010) have been focused on understanding the nature of leadership. In this focal article, the authors discuss how we have learned a great deal about what leadership is and what it takes for leaders to be perceived as effective (Kaiser, Hogan, & Craig, 2008). However, they argue, we do not yet understand precisely how leaders become effective as they influence individuals, groups, and organizations (Kaiser et al., 2008).

The second focal article is by Alecia M. Santuzzi, Pamela R. Waltz, Deborah E. Rupp, and Lisa M. Finkelstein and is titled “Invisible Disabilities: Unique Challenges for Employees and Organizations.” According to the authors, workers with invisible disabilities encounter unique challenges compared to workers with other concealable identities and even workers with visible disabilities. These challenges occur not only in the decisions of whether to disclose the invisible disability in the workplace but also in the detection and acceptance of having a disability to disclose. Disclosure of disabilities in the workplace likely has implications for the individual worker's health, social relationships, and work performance as well as for an employing organization's outcomes. The authors argue that current legislation and policies might not be sensitive to the unique experiences and disclosure decisions faced by workers with invisible disabilities. The authors invite researchers and practitioners to consider adjustments to current legislation and workplace practices in order for employing organizations to account for the unique challenges facing workers with invisible disabilities and fully accommodate those workers.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice takes a focal article–peer commentary, and commentaries are peer reviewed. We invite interested SIOP members to submit a commentary on either of these articles for consideration for publication. We hope to receive commentaries from a broad range of perspectives, including the science and practice communities, and U.S. and international perspectives.

The focal articles can be downloaded by clicking on the Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice link in the publications dropdown menu of the SIOP website, www.siop.org. The journal page also contains details on the process of preparing and submitting a commentary. Please contact Editor Kevin Murphy at krm10@me.com with any questions about the commentary process.

We look forward to your submissions!