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Call for Conference Reviewers


by SIOP Administrative Office

The SIOP Annual Conference brings together thousands of I-O psychologists from around the world to network, share knowledge, and form lifelong professional associations.  Watch this video to relive the excitement of the 2018 conference.

The SIOP 2019 Program Committee requests your help to build another outstanding, peer-reviewed conference program in Washington DC. You are an I-O expert, and SIOP needs your reviews of submissions.

Signing up to serve as a reviewer is easy and quick (less than a minute)! Simply follow steps 1-2-3 on the reviewer signup page!

The reviewer signup deadline is September 12, 2018 (5:00 PM US EDT).

In addition to the gratitude of fellow members and the intrinsic reward of serving the professional community, your contributions as a reviewer will also be recognized in conference materials.

The review process is designed to be quick and efficient, and SIOP is providing tools to help develop your skill as a reviewer.

A free Reviewer Development Workshop sponsored by SIOP and CARMA is new this year and available to anyone seeking more information about writing high quality reviews: http://carmarmep.org/siop-carma-reviewer-series/

In addition, you will be able to view ratings and comments provided by other reviewers, once the review deadline has passed.

All current SIOP Fellows, Members, Associates, Affiliates, and retired members are eligible to serve as reviewers. Student Affiliates who have presented as a first author at a prior SIOP conference and have defended their dissertation proposals are also eligible.

The conference review process is designed to be quick and efficient, and is conducted entirely online.

Reviewers will receive papers to review in early October and will submit reviews about 3 weeks later (you’ll have no more than five papers to review). The Conference Program Committee strives to evenly distribute session types across reviewers. This will prevent any single reviewer from exclusively receiving session types that are a bit more time consuming to review than others (e.g., posters).

The more reviewers, the more distributed the workload! Please encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up!

Online reviewer registration process:

To volunteer by September 12, 2018, please go to the reviewer signup form on the SIOP Web site at http://my.siop.org/Meetings/Reviewer-Signup, or navigate to Meetings > Reviewer Signup from the mySIOP.org homepage.

What is expected of reviewers?

Although comments are extremely helpful and expected, they primarily serve a developmental purpose for authors. Only your quantitative ratings are used to make acceptance decisions. Thus, a lengthy review is not necessary. Most reviews take 20-45 minutes to complete. We will make every attempt to send you papers that fall within your content area(s) of expertise of interest along with a review guidance/advice document to facilitate the process for providing high-quality reviews.


Technical questions about the reviewer registration system or process should be addressed to Larry Nader in the SIOP Administrative Office at lnader@siop.org. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact 2019 SIOP Program Chair Tracey Rizzuto at program@siop.org.

Thank you for lending your expertise to serve SIOP and our profession in this critical role!