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IOP Welcomes New Editor


by SIOP Administrative Office

SIOP Announces John Scott as New Industrial and Organizational Psychology Journal Editor

SIOP Fellow John Scott will serve as incoming editor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (IOP), SIOP’s premier journal.

“I think the SIOP leadership made a great choice,” said current IOP Editor and SIOP Fellow Kevin Murphy. “The journal is deeply concerned with both the science and the practice of I-O psychology, and as an editor with serious credentials in both domains, I think John is a great choice for this journal.”

Scott will officially take over as editor on September 1, 2015 with volume 9 of the journal, but he is already handling submissions of potential focal articles. The position is a 3-year term.

“It is certainly an honor to have been selected to this post,” Scott said. “The IOP journal has evolved since its inception to be a critical resource for practitioners, researchers, and academicians. This is due to its outstanding editors and thought leaders who have contributed from across a broad spectrum of SIOP.  I will do my best to continue the journal’s success in presenting new ideas and stimulating debate.” 

An open call for editor nominations was made to SIOP last fall and additional names were solicited from the Executive Board over the winter. A selection sub-committee reviewed nominations this spring and selected the editor prior to the SIOP conference.  SIOP Publications Officer and Fellow Allan Church led the solicitation and review process.

Scott said that his plans for his term include working to elicit critical, cross-disciplinary thinking on topics that have broad appeal to the full SIOP membership.

“In particular, I will be looking for constructive yet lively exchanges between academics and practitioners – which will require that more practitioners contribute to the journal,” he explained. “Don’t worry, I know where you are!”

About John Scott

John C. Scott, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of APTMetrics, a global human resources consulting firm that designs sophisticated Talent Management solutions for Fortune® 100 companies and market innovators. John has more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing talent management systems across a variety of global, high-stakes settings. For the past 20 years he has directed APTMetrics’ talent management practice areas to serve a broad range of client sectors including: retail, pharmaceutical, government, telecommunications, entertainment, insurance, technology, hospitality, aerospace, utilities and financial services.

John is co-editor of an award-winning handbook published through the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) entitled: Handbook of Workplace Assessment: Selecting and Developing Organizational Talent. He is also co-editor of The Human Resources Program Evaluation Handbook, and is co-author of Evaluating Human Resources Programs: A 6-Phase Approach for Optimizing Performance. He has also authored numerous chapters and articles in the areas of assessment and selection.

John is a Fellow of both SIOP and the American Psychological Association (APA), served as an APA Council Representative, and is SIOP’s senior representative to the United Nations.  He is a recipient of SIOP’s Distinguished Service Award, serves on the board of the Psychology Coalition at the UN and is also a member of the Board of Directors for Boys Town New York.