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IOP Journal Now Accepting Commentaries



Submission Deadline May 25th!

Two focal articles have recently been accepted for Volume 5, Issue 4 of SIOP’s journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. They are now available for comment on the SIOP Web site.
The deadline for commentary submissions is May 25, 2012.
The first focal article for this issue is by Francis J. Yammarino, Eduardo Salas, Andra Serban, Kristie Shirreffs, and Marissa L. Shuffler and is titled “Collectivistic Leadership Approaches: Putting the ’We‘ in Leadership Science and Practice.” In their article, the authors introduce the notion of “we” or collectivistic leadership. A general collectivistic approach to leadership is developed and contrasted with traditional and contemporary approaches to leadership. An overview of five collectivistic leadership approaches—team, network, shared, complexity, and collective leadership—is then presented. Key notions, constructs and levels of analysis, the role of a focal leader, operationalizations and empirical results, and implications for leadership development, assessment, and practice of each approach are summarized. Common themes across, and our perspective on, the approaches and future directions for collectivistic leadership science and practice are discussed.
The second focal article is by Deniz S. Ones and Stephan Dilchert and is titled “Environmental Sustainability at Work: A Call to Action.” As world economies and organizations transform to minimize, mitigate, and neutralize their environmental impact and adapt for environmental sustainability, industrial and organizational psychologists are uniquely positioned to aid in these efforts. I-O psychology has a central role to play and a duty to contribute to organizational greening initiatives. In making their case, the authors first describe how economic activities, organizations, and workplaces of today are in the midst of unprecedented change in terms of their impacts on and relations with the natural environment. To ensure conceptual clarity, they then delineate environmental sustainability constructs that are relevant in work settings and distinguish them from related concepts (e.g., social responsibility) The authors also provide an overview of psychological contributions to environmental sustainability and note that so far there is limited I-O psychological research and application. They conclude by describing ways in which I-O psychologists can contribute.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice takes a focal article–peer commentary–response format, 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 Web site, www.siop.org. The journal page also contains details on the process of preparing and submitting a commentary. Please contact Editor Cindy McCauley at mccauley@ccl.org with any questions about the commentary process.

We look forward to your submissions!