European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology Special Issue Call for Proposals

Impactful Research in Work and Organizational Psychology

European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

Following the announcement made by Kevin Daniels, Editor-in-Chief of European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, at the recent EAWOP Congress in Dublin, we are now inviting proposals for a Special Issue on the theme of Impactful Research in Work and Organizational Psychology.

In recent years, there have been questions about the usefulness of work and organizational psychology research and related disciplines. An associated set of debates concern the integrity of the science and the conduct of research.

Accordingly, the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology editorial team would like to advance the debates on these topics.

What are the benefits of submitting your proposal?

By calling for proposals for this Special Issue, we are allowing potential editorial teams to be creative in how they assemble papers and on the content of the papers.

For example, proposers may choose to focus on examples of empirically impactful primary research to illustrate the conduct of impactful research; to focus on thought pieces and policy papers addressing fundamental issues; or to have a mixture of these types of contribution.

Proposers may also like to select papers on a purely competitive, peer-reviewed process or to invite contributions that would go through a rigorous yet developmental review process.

However, we do expect editorial teams to:

  • Have demonstrable editorial experience with peer-reviewed outlets;
  • Engage meaningfully with debates around what societally impactful research is, the different levels of impact – from individual through organisational to societal, who decides what impactful research is and who should be the beneficiaries;
  • Be able to link debates about the impact of research to the integrity of our science, either in an editorial to the Special Issue or in the call for papers;
  • Demonstrate an explicit interest in moving work and organizational psychology forward through impactful research;
  • Demonstrate a clear and nuanced understanding of the issues and be able to take an international perspective on the issues.

We encourage proposals from international teams.

Multidisciplinary proposals are also welcome, provided the key focus is on making work and organizational psychology research more impactful.

Submission Instructions

We would like to receive proposals by 9:00am, Central European Time, 31st October, 2017.

Proposals should be emailed to the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Kevin Daniels, and should be no longer than 2000 words.

All proposals shoud contain the following elements:

  1. A statement of the aims of the Special Issue;
  2. A statement of the type of papers they would like to attract and indicative content;
  3. A statement of the approach to advertising and soliciting papers;
  4. A statement of how the review process will be conducted;
  5. A summary of the editorial experience and research track record of the editorial team.

Proposals may be appended with a two-page CV for each team member.

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