Call for Commentaries - I/O psychology, Acta Psychologica

Starts:  Aug 26, 2023 09:00 (ET)
Ends:  Oct 15, 2023 17:00 (ET)
Associated with  Human Resources Division (HR)

Dear Colleagues,

My advance apology for cross-posting.

Please consider writing brief commentaries on our first focal article "The trustworthiness of the cumulative knowledge in Industrial & Organizational psychology: The current state of affairs and a path forward" by Sheila Keener, Sven Kepes, and Ann-Kathrin Torka. The focal article can be viewed or downloaded here. 

The I/O section inaugural focal articles special issue features interactive exchanges on important topics to bridge the science and practice gap. Each focal article is accompanied by commentaries that challenge one or more aspects of the focal article, argue for a position other than that taken in the focal article, elaborate or extend the position taken in the focal article, but push the argument further, apply additional theoretical or methodological perspectives to shed light on the issues addressed in the focal article, or reflect on one's experiences in applying the issues addressed in the focal article, in another setting. We hope to generate a dialogue that will increase awareness of the issues surrounding the topics featured in the focal articles and perhaps lead to changes within both the journal, our workplace, and societies.

Each commentary typically ranges from 3 to 5 journal pages in length with no more than two thousand (2,000) words limit inclusive of references. Authors are strongly recommended to be concise in their writing. Whereas a commentary may be critical of an article published in the journal, it is important to maintain a respectful tone that is critical of ideas or conclusions but not of authors. All commentaries will go through the standard double-blind peer review process. The author processing charge (APC) of accepted commentaries is $1,050, a 30% discount from the regular APC. All submissions are due by October 15th, 2023. Please contact me at for a pre-screening of your abstract (optional) before submitting your full commentary and/or if you have any further questions. We look forward to receiving your commentaries.


Nhung Hendy