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Putting Practice Into IOP



SIOP Journal Editor Seeking Practitioners

SIOP Fellow and Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (IOP) Editor Kevin Murphy is looking for practitioners interested in writing for the Society’s official journal. In an announcement posted to the SIOP journal page, Murphy explains that he would like to see more practitioners contribute their valuable opinions.

“In the short time since I became editor of this journal, one thing has become clear,” Murphy writes. “I-O practitioners are not submitting focal articles or commentaries in numbers that come near to representing their presence in SIOP. As someone who has worked both in academics and practice, I appreciate that writing articles is valued and supported in some settings more than in others, but if we want IOP to be more than an academic discussion, we need your help.”

Murphy goes on to explain that the perspectives of I-O psychologists who work in nonacademic settings are very valuable, but they will not be represented in IOP if practitioners do not engage more fully with the journal.

“Even if you work in a setting where there is no time and no support for writing a focal article, please scan the journal as new articles come out and contribute commentaries,” he adds. “We will be a better journal if the perspectives of I-O psychologists who are practitioners are better represented.”

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 Dr. Murphy at krm10@me.com. Format and submissions guidelines can be found here.