Submission Guidelines

The theme for the conference is Work Psychology: Shaping the Future. We therefore invite high quality theoretical as well as empirical contributions, which open up new questions and inspire new ways of understanding people at work. Contributions from all areas of work, social, organisational, industrial, occupational and vocational psychology and in the related fields of organisational behaviour and human resource management are welcome. Please contact us at iwp-researchupdate@sheffield.ac.uk if you have any questions.

The deadline for submissions is Friday the 7th of December, 2017. Contributors will be informed whether their submission has been selected for presentation at the conference and in which format by the end of February 2018.

General criteria for inclusion in the conference

The conference committee will use the following criteria for reviewing and selecting submissions, symposia and posters:

  • Originality
  • Theoretical foundation
  • Quality of methods and/or conceptual arguments
  • Contribution to field
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Practical relevance
  • Relevance to the theme of the conference

All papers should be completed or be close to completion at the time of submission, and should not have been presented elsewhere, scheduled for presentation, published, or accepted for publication. The submission should include sufficient details to allow the conference committee to identify: what topic has been addressed; how the research has been conducted; what conclusions have been reached; and the contribution of the research. Furthermore, reviewers might suggest that a paper be presented as a poster should it not convincingly fulfil the criteria for a paper.

Symposia will also be evaluated for the coherence of links among the individual papers or contributions.
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