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Call for Nominations Nominate the Next Organizational Frontiers Series Editor

SIOP is now soliciting nominations for the position of editor of the Organizational Frontiers Series.  The editor will be selected by the Publications Board, and approved by the SIOP Executive Board. The selected series editor will begin working with Incumbent Editor Rich Klimoski, beginning December 2018, and will assume duty beginning April 1, 2019.

The series editor must be a SIOP Fellow or Member. Any SIOP Fellow or Member can nominate individuals for the editorship. Self-nominations are also welcome.


Organizational Frontiers Series Description


Launched in 1983 to make scientific contributions to the field, this series publishes books on cutting-edge theory and research derived from practice in organizational and industrial psychology, and related disciplines.  The goal of the series is to inform and stimulate research for SIOP members (students, practitioners, and researchers) and people in related disciplines including other subdisciplines of psychology, organizational behavior, human resource management, and labor and industrial relations. The series is designed to provide industrial-organizational psychologists, organizational scientists and practitioners, human resource professionals, managers, executives, and those interested in organizational behavior and performance with volumes that are insightful, current, informative, and relevant in the conduct of research and practice in the organizational sciences.

Each volume is focused on one important theme or element of I-O research and is usually composed of 10–15 separately authored chapters related to the overall theme of the volume. The chapter authors are solicited and selected by the volume editor(s) in consultation with the series editor and the series editorial board. The final selection of authors and the editorial quality of the chapters is the responsibility of the volume editor(s) who may seek consultation with the series editor as they see fit. The intent is to publish approximately one new volume each year.

Position Description


The series editor is appointed to a 5-year term and is responsible for managing the production of Series volumes, including identifying and soliciting volume editors and ideas, and assisting volume editors with identifying chapter authors and ensuring chapter quality, as needed. The series editor is assisted by a series editorial board, which is assembled by the series editor in consultation with the SIOP Publication Board.


Requirements for Series Editor


It is highly desirable that series editors be experienced researchers who work in academic or applied research positions for whom the conduct and application of research in the organizational sciences is a substantial component of their position. The series editor should also have a broad perspective of I-O psychology, including both its scientific base and the full spectrum of applications.

Information for Nominees


On average the series editor devotes approximately half a day per week to his/her editorial responsibilities, although the actual time spent in any given week is highly variable.

The most time-intensive aspects of the series editor position are the identification and recruitment of the individual volume editors and the identification and recruitment of the appropriate chapter authors. Potential volume editors can be solicited and recruited in many ways (e.g. issuing a call for ideas and proposals for a volume), and it is the series editor’s responsibility to use all available means. The editorial quality of a specific volume is the primary responsibility of the volume editor, with advice and consultation from the series editor.

Other demands include helping to advertise and market the Series (e.g. suggesting advertising copy) and meeting with editorial board members and volume editors at SIOP, or at other conferences.

Nomination and Application Information


If you are interested in serving as series editor, or if you know someone who might, submit your nomination via email by August 24, 2018 to Neal Schmitt (schmitt@msu.edu). Nominations need only be a brief letter announcing the intention to apply. Only those individuals nominated by this date will be able to submit application materials.


All nominated individuals should submit their application package by September 28, 2018 to Neal Schmitt (schmitt@msu.edu). Each application package should include electronic versions of a current CV, a statement that describes the nominee’s vision for the Organizational Frontiers Series, and three letters of recommendation from SIOP Fellows or Members.


SIOP Publications Board

Neal Schmitt (Series Editor Selection Committee Chair)

Richard Klimoski

Steve Kozlowski

Ron Landis

Mark Poteet

Nancy Tippins

Mo Wang


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