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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to Scandinavian Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable are assigned to two independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, sound methodology/data analysis and validity of conclusions. Reviewers are selected by the assigned editor, with advice from the editorial board, ensuring that the selection is free from bias. For this reason, reviewers from the same institution or faculty as the author(s) of the manuscript are not invited for review.

Scandinavian Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The review period is expected to take around four to six weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

Based on the reviewer reports the editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, who is supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.

All reviewers signed up to evaluate papers for Scandinavian Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology will need to agree to follow the guidelines from Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) found as a pdf here.

ORCID

The journal strongly recommends that all authors submitting a paper register an account with Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID). Registration provides a unique and persistent digital identifier for the account that enables accurate attribution and improves the discoverability of published papers, ensuring that the correct author receives the correct credit for their work. As the ORCID remains the same through out the lifetime of the account, changes of name, affiliation, or research area do not effect the discoverability of an author's past work and aid correspondence with colleagues.

The journal asks that all corresponding authors include an ORCID within their submitting author data whilst co-authors are recommended to include one. ORCID numbers should be added to the author data upon submission and will be published alongside the submitted paper, should it be accepted.

Plagiarism

The use of other people's work without correct attribution and permission is considered a very serious offence by the academic community. All submissions to the Journal will be uploaded to Similarity Check to assess if the content closely matches content available elsewhere. If a high similarity report is produced, or a case of allegation is made against a publication, the Editor in Chief will carry out an independent investigation, following COPE guidelines, and remedial actions will be taken.

Corrections and Retractions

Amendments, Publisher's Notes, Correction Articles, Retractions or Withdrawals will all be dealt with in accordance with Stockholm University Presses Corrections Policy.

Section Policies

Original Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Review

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Commentary

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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