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ISSN 1576-5962 - printed version
ISSN 2174-0534 - online version



Scope and editorial policy

The Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology will mainly publish empirical research of interest for psychologists, and which represents contribution to knowledge in all areas of which can be termed industrial, work and organizational psychology, human resource, organizational behavior, personnel psychology, as well as behavioral, cognitive and neuroscientific aspects of labor relations, ergonomics, and human factors. Exceptionally, the journal will consider review articles or theoretical contributions.

The Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology is Spanish but does not wish itself to limit to Spanish contributions or Spanish-language contributors, wishing to have an international authorship.

The journal will mainly publish free contributions but occasionally will also publish contributions requested from prestigious authors and special issues, although all contributions will be submitted to an anonymous peer review process.

Among the topics covered by the Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology will be decision making, personnel selection, training, leadership, organizational change, organizational culture and climate, motivation, teamwork, occupational health, stress, job satisfaction, job performance, compensation, retirement and turnover, conflict and negotiation, labor attitudes, work-family conciliation, economic utility, cross-cultural studies, methodological studies, manuscripts which develop new paradigms, models and theories, as well articles which include the relationships between Work and Organizational Psychology and other disciplines such as Social Psychology and Cognitive Psychology, although this is not intended to be an exhaustive list.


Submission guidelines

a) Papers should be sent online via the website http://jwop.elsevier.es/en/autores/

b) Submission of a paper to Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology implies that it has not been sent simultaneously to any other journal, or previously been published elsewhere.

c) The journal adopts the style and norms of the APA Publication Manual, published by the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C., USA (http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2013/05/publication-manual.aspx).

d) Texts should be double-spaced with a wide margin (e.g. 2.5cm to each side), with all pages numbered (including the title page). The manuscript should be prepared by using MicrosoftWord, 12 point Times New Roman font. Tables should be included at the end of the manuscript, on separate pages, and their approximate placing within the main text. The tables must be produced using the key and without using dividing lines.

e) Any graphs and illustrations should also be included at the end of the document, after the tables and on separate pages. Their approximate placing in the document should also be indicated. Graphics must be in grayscale only.

f) Manuscripts must include an abstract (summary of the content in no more than 150 words), if the original is in Spanish, the abstract must also be sent in English.

g) Manuscripts in Spanish must include (at the end, before the bibliography) an extended summary of the work that is an explanation of the question studied, method, results and discussion. This extended summary must not include tables, graphs or illustrations, and, if necessary, will make precise reference to those found in the main text. It will be 1500 to 2000 words long.

h) The title of the work should be written on the first page of each manuscript, and, if the title is in Spanish, its translation into English will also be included, along with a short title, the name or names of its author(s), their affiliation (not a full postal address), key words, a postal address for correspondence and any other information related to the manuscript's elaboration or concise thanks which the author wishes to transmit and which are of interest.

i) References should include the corresponding DOI. Authors can paste the list of references onto the website http://www.crossref.org/guestquerry/ and obtain the list of references with the DOI for each, in those cases that have DOI (it is also possible on the same website to get complete details of a reference http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/).

j) The responsibility for obtaining written permission to use any material likely to be subject to copyright protection is the author's. This includes, but is not limited to, figures, graphs, tables, images and photographs.

k) Before final publication of manuscripts, authors will cede their copyright to the Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid, by signing the appropriate form. Intellectual property rights remain the reserve of the authors. The Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid will authorize authors to use material published by the Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid and which is intellectual property of the authors, at any time, without the need for prior authorization, as long as the journal in which it was published is quoted.

Author guidelines are also available in pdf version.


Print proofs and copies of articles

Authors whose articles have been accepted for publication will receive printing proofs, normally in the form of PDF files, to the contact address that they provide, and these should be carefully checked to see that they are entirely the same as the original accepted for publication. Proofs should be returned within 72 hours of receipt. Given that these proofs are created from the electronically submitted manuscripts already accepted, no modifications or alterations will be accepted at this stage apart from correction of printing errors or small mistakes not detected during the revision process. Authors will receive 5 copies of the issue of the journal in which their article appears, free of charge. In addition, authors may request additional copies of the issue in which their manuscript is published at special rates established by the Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid.


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