Are you a SIOP member with an interesting take on research or application of I-O Psychology? Don’t hesitate to submit an editorial about your new perspectives, ideas, findings, or innovations. The Exchange is always in need of new conversation starters – see our guidelines below on submitting your own post!
Editorial Guidelines for The SIOP Exchange
1. Author must be a SIOP Member or otherwise invited/approved by the SIOP Electronic Communications Committee (ECC).
2. Author may be invited by SIOP staff or may submit a proposal abstract to the ECC. Proposals should be submitted using The SIOP Exchange Google Form found here . Further questions can be directed to Ted Hayes, Zachary Horn or Charles Handler.
3. Editorials can vary in length:
a.) Shorter: suggested roughly 200-400 words in length
b.) Longer: suggested roughly 500-750 words in length
4. Editorial is written to spark conversation among the SIOP and I-O community (e.g., posing questions to the membership; presenting multiple sides of a hot research topic in academia; presenting possibilities for the application of I-O research).
5. Opinions/preferences must not be interpreted as being endorsed by SIOP.Points of focus for the editorial can include, but are not limited to:
• Summary/efforts of an academic or applied research program
• Summary of alternative views on a hot topic issue in I-O Psychology
• Rationale for further research in a particular domain of I-O Psychology
• Possibility for a new area of research
• Application of I-O Psychology in the field
• Recommendation for application of I-O to a new purpose/applied domain
• Education issues in the field of I-O Psychology
• Summary/reactions to news in the I-O community/field
6. Phrasing: Unlike many other "blogs" found across the Internet, The SIOP Exchange is less about stating personal opinion or complaints and more about generating conversation and a flow of ideas among the I-O community. Thus, these posts should not be written to evoke strong emotional/defensive reactions of the reader, such as stating opinion as fact, advertising a company/institution, using the blog as a complaint forum, etc. (e.g., "personality does not predict job performance!"); rather, posts should be written in a professional demeanor using inquisitive phrasing that leaves an issue open for discussion (e.g., "Does personality predict job performance? The empirical evidence has thus far revealed mixed empirical results, while organizations remain in search for an answer"). This does not mean opinion is not allowed in the Exchange, just that it should be constructive and not phrased as an absolute.
7. What to include with submitted posts:
a.) Title of post and author's name
b.) Links- may be placed in content or after, but should be clear as to placement
c.) Relevant keywords – to be used as tags
d.) Photos (if any)
8. What not to include in your post:
a.) Anything (other than opinion) that is knowingly false, libelous, or illegal
b.) Any other information that is illegal to disseminate to the public
c.) Hate speech of any kind or unnecessary personal criticism of a person or group
d.) Personal statements used for the sole purpose of furthering one’s own commercial interests