ISSN 0258-5200 print version
ISSN 2071-0768 online version
Scope and policy
The core focus of the journal is to provide a publication medium for practitioners / scientists in order to stimulate and publish research in all areas of specialisation of the field of Industrial Psychology in South Africa.
Areas of interest
Industrial Psychology in South Africa
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Manuscript format and layout
Guidelines to authors:
Form and preparation of documents:
Click on the following links or contact the editor for instructions to authors for:
Further details are available under the journal's section policies link.
Industrial Psychologists, Human Resource Managers and academics
Manuscript submission method:
Only online submissions are accepted
Enquiries: Potential contributors are invited, before formal submission, to enquire whether or not a particular article would be of interest, or to obtain advice about the way in which a manuscript should be prepared for submission.
Operations coordinator contact:
Provide a short title of 50 characters or less and indicate briefly the significance of the work being reported. State the full name(s) and title(s) of the author(s) with the position, affiliation and contact details (postal address, email, telephone and cell number) of each author. Please identify the author to whom all correspondence should be addressed.
For manuscripts with multiple authors, proof of approval to submit the manuscript to the journal, signed by all authors, should be attached and uploaded as a supplementary file – this document can be downloaded from the journal website. A student should normally be listed as the principal author on any multi-authored manuscripts derived from the student's research, dissertation or thesis.
Include a paragraph briefly summarising the nature of the contribution made by each of the authors listed, along the lines of the following: Author contributions: J.K. was the project leader, L.M.N. and A.B. were responsible for experimental and project design. L.M.N. performed most of the experiments. P.R. made conceptual contributions and S.T., U.V. and C.D. performed some of the experiments. S.M. and V.C. prepared the samples and calculations were performed by C.S., J.K. and U.V. wrote the manuscript.
Authors are encouraged to provide the names and full contact details (including email) of two or three potential referees to evaluate the work (referees should not be people with whom the researcher has recently collaborated or published). Lastly, a list containing the number of pages of the manuscript and the number of tables, figures and/or other supplementary material should accompany the submission.
Review of manuscripts:
All manuscripts submitted for review will undergo a double-blind review process.
Reviewers respect the confidentiality of the review process and the proprietary rights of those who have submitted manuscripts.
Reviewers must decline a request to review other's manuscripts if they are aware of a conflict of interest, or they should disclose the nature of the conflict of interest to the Editor.
Reviewers may decline the request to review the work of others if they believe the process may be biased or if they have questions about the authenticity or integrity of the reported research.
Reviewers may be asked to re-appraise a manuscript that was referred back to the authors after a first-round review.
In cases where reviewers provide substantively different ratings, a manuscript will be sent to an arbitrator for a final verdict.
When submitting a manuscript for final publication, the authors must attach a signed copy of the indemnity declaration provided.
Authors must explicitly identify, credit, or reference the author(s) of data or material taken verbatim from another person's work, regardless the origin or the format of dissemination of the work. Authors explicitly cite other authors' work or ideas, including their own, even if the work or the ideas are not quoted verbatim or paraphrased, regardless of the origin or the format of dissemination of the work.
The Editorial Board may act in the following ways if any of the provisions listed under 'plagiarism' or 'authorship credit' are violated:
Authors only take responsibility and credit, including authorship credit, for work they have actually performed or to which they have contributed.
Authorship and publication credits are based on the scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved.
If authors wish to claim only partial credit or authorship, they should explicitly do so by way of a footnote in which they specify the extent of their contribution.
Obtaining permission to use published material from the journal
Submission of manuscripts:
Authors are only permitted to submit articles for publication that have not been submitted for publication elsewhere or that have not already been published elsewhere.
Authors are permitted to publish manuscripts that have been presented at conferences or that were included in conference proceedings. In the latter case these manuscripts should be substantially re-worked and extended.
Authors are only allowed to submit the same manuscript to another journal after they have received a written indication of the outcome of the review process from the Editor.
In cases of multiple authorships a corresponding author should be appointed. When submitting a manuscript, proof of approval for submission by all authors should be attached.
Authors should attach the permissions obtained from other publishers to publish material from their publications with the manuscript they submit.
A student should be listed as the principal author on any multiple-authored manuscripts derived from the student's research, dissertation, or thesis.
Authors are allowed a request withdrawal of their manuscripts from the review process if they discover serious errors or flaws in their documents.
If authors detect significant errors in their published articles, the onus rests on them to take corrective actions in the form of a correction, published errata, or a request for a retraction in whole.
The journal's peer review process:
Peer reviewers are asked to make every reasonable effort to ensure the following criteria are taken into account for submitted manuscripts they have agreed to peer review:
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