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Organizational Psychology Review

eISSN: 20413874 | ISSN: 20413866 | Current volume: 13 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly
Organizational Psychology Review's unique aim is to publish original conceptual work and meta-analyses in the field of organizational psychology (broadly defined to include applied, industrial, occupational, personnel, and work psychology as well as organizational behavior).

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Organizational Psychology Review is a quarterly, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by SAGE in partnership with the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Organizational Psychology Review’s unique aim is to publish original conceptual work and meta-analyses in the field of organizational psychology (broadly defined to include applied psychology, industrial psychology, occupational psychology, organizational behavior, personnel psychology, and work psychology).

Articles accepted for publication in Organizational Psychology Review will have the potential to have a major impact on research and practice in organizational psychology. They will offer analyses worth citing, worth following up on in primary research, and worth considering as a basis for applied managerial practice. As such, these should be contributions that move beyond straight forward reviews of the existing literature by developing new theory and insights. At the same time, however, they should be well-grounded in the state of the art and the empirical knowledge base, providing a good mix of a firm empirical and theoretical basis and exciting new ideas.

Organizational Psychology Review does not accept empirical research papers. The only data that is appropriate for Organizational Psychology Review is meta-analytical data, combining research findings to answer overarching questions regarding common effects with the intention to bring the field forward theoretically."

EAWOP members get free online access to Organizational Psychology Review. Please use the link below and ensure you login using your EAWOP details to get access to the journal.

Claudia Buengeler Kiel University, Germany
Roni Reiter-Palmon University of Nebraska Omaha, USA
Associate Editors
Joe Allen University of Utah, USA
Anja Van den Broeck KU Leuven, Belgium
Ilke Inceoglu University of Exeter Business School, UK
Karen Niven Sheffield University, UK
Ronald F. Piccolo University of Central Florida, USA
Isaac E. Sabat Texas A&M University, USA
Chester Spell Rutgers University, USA
Maria Tims Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Social Media Coordinator
Lisa Handke FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Editorial Board
Karl Aquino The University of British Columbia, Canada
Samuel Aryee University of Surrey, UK
Neal M. Ashkanasy University of Queensland, Australia (organizational behavior)
Matthijs Baas University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Laurie Barclay University of Guelph, Canada
Frank Belschak University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Jennifer L Berdahl University of British Columbia, Canada
Kate Bezrukova University at Buffalo, USA
Anita Blanchard University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Kimberley Breevaart Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Joel Brockner Columbia University, USA
Dorothy Carter Michigan State University, USA
Arik Cheshin University of Haifa, Israel
John Delery University of Arkansas, USA
David Dwertmann Rutgers University, USA
Hillary Elfenbein Washington University St. Louis, USA
Olga Epitropaki Durham University, UK
Lisa Finkelstein Northern Illinois University, USA
Franco Fraccaroli University of Trento, Italy
Ingrid Smithey Fulmer University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Marylene Gagne Curtin University, Australia
Michele J Gelfand University of Maryland, USA
Steffen Giessner Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Netherlands
Janaki Gooty UNC, Charlotte
Mark Griffin University of Western Australia, Australia
Terri L. Griffith Simon Fraser University, Canada
Rebecca Grossman Hofstra University, USA
Yves Guillaume Aston University, UK
Jarrod Haar Massey Business School, Massey University, New Zealand
Guido Hertel University of Münster, Germany
Ivona Hideg York University, Canada
Oscar Holmes Rutgers University, USA
Kate Horton Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Joshua L. Howard Monash University, Austalia
Tim Judge Ohio State University, USA
Nina Junker University of Oslo
Ciara Kelly University of Sheffield, UK
Deanna Kennedy Western Washington University, USA
Rudolf Kerschreiter Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Jasmien Khattab Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Bradley Kirkman North Carolina State University, USA
Caroline Knight The University of Queensland, Australia
Giuseppe Labianca University of Massachusetts, USA
Jin Lee Kansas State University, USA
Hannes Leroy Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Charalampos Mainemelis ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece
Larry Martinez Portland State University, USA
Ashley Membere California State University, USA
Frederick P Morgeson Michigan State University, USA
Barbara Nevicka University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kara Ng University of Sheffield, UK
Kok-Yee Ng Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Tyler Okimoto The University of Queensland, Australia
Andrew Parker Durham University, UK
Sharon Parker University of Western Australia, Australia
Randall Peterson London Business School, UK
Jan Pletzer Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Denise Rousseau Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Nicholas P. Salter Hofstra University, USA
Christina Shalley Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Jason Shaw Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Meir Shemla EBS University, Germany
Niro Sivanathan London Business School, UK
Gavin Slemp University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
David Sluss Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Serena Sohrab Ontario Tech University, Canada
Sabine Sonnentag University of Mannheim, Germany
Matthias Spitzmuller Queen's University, Canada
Daan Stam Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Liz Tenney University of Utah, USA
Dean Tjosvold Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China
Andra Toader University of Manchester, UK
Sjir Uitdewilligen Maastricht University, Netherlands
Rolf van Dick Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany
Hans van Dijk Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Linn Van Dyne Michigan State University, USA
Wendelien van Eerde University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Edwin van Hooft University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Gerben A. van Kleef University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Cristian Vasquez University of Sheffield, UK
Sabrina Deeann Volpone University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Xiao-Hua (Frank) Wang Beijing Normal University, China
Jennifer Wessel University of Maryland, USA
Batia Wiesenfeld New York University, USA
Sara Willis The University of Manchester, UK
Jing Zhou Rice University, USA
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Organizational Psychology Review

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site  to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Organizational Psychology Review will be reviewed.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal, unless taking the Sage Choice option for Open Access publication. If your institution is covered by an Open Access agreement with Sage, your article will be made Open Access automatically on publication. For more information about Open Access and Sage Choice, including Article Processing Charges, please see here.

Please note that Organizational Psychology Review does not accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers.

  1. What do we publish?
    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper
    1.4 Plain Language Summaries
  2. Editorial policies
    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    2.6 Data
  3. Publishing policies
    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving
  4. Preparing your manuscript
    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplemental material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services
  5. Submitting your manuscript
    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    5.3 Permissions
  6. On acceptance and publication
    6.1 Sage Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article
  7. Further information


1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & Scope

Before submitting your manuscript to Organizational Psychology Review, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

OPR does not accept empirical research papers. The only data that is appropriate for OPR is meta-analytical data, combining research findings to answer overarching questions regarding common effects with the intention to bring the field forward theoretically.

1.2 Article Types

Organizational Psychology Review invites submission of conceptual contributions and meta-analyses in all areas of organizational psychology, inclusively defined. Organizational Psychology Review does not publish primary empirical research. Contributions may range from innovative new theory to address emerging issues in organizational psychology on which there is little research yet to thorough reviews of the literature to meta-analyses that quantitatively review and integrate the literature. All contributions should have in common, however, that their primary value lies in their conceptual contribution.

Contributions should strictly conform to APA guidelines as outlined in the Publication Manual (7th ed.) published by the American Psychological Society, which includes the understanding that the manuscript is not under review elsewhere nor previously submitted to Organizational Psychology Review (the clear exception to the latter being invited resubmissions). (Contributions should typically not exceed 8,000–10,000 words all-included; although we recognize that large meta-analyses by their very nature can be substantially longer, this word limit will typically be enforced for conceptual contributions, and for meta-analyses too their length to contribution ratio is an important consideration in editorial decisions.)

We strongly encourage authors to follow the PRISMA guidelines when submitting a systematic review or meta-analysis. Authors can also append the PRISMA checklist to their submission.

Here is a checklist specifying the minimum requirements for meta-analyses submitted to Organizational Psychology Review from a methodological point of view. 

OPR does not accept empirical research papers. The only data that is appropriate for OPR is meta-analytical data, combining research findings to answer overarching questions regarding common effects with the intention to bring the field forward theoretically.

1.3 Writing your paper

The Sage Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources. Sage Author Services also offers authors a variety of ways to improve and enhance their article including English language editing, plagiarism detection, and video abstract and infographic preparation.

1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

1.4 Plain Language Summaries

 A plain language summary (PLS) is an optional addition that can be submitted for any article type that requires an abstract. The plain language title (approx. 50 words) and plain language summary (approx. 300 words) should describe the article using non-technical language, making it accessible to a wider network of readers. More information and guidance on how to write a PLS can be found on our Author Gateway.

The PLS publishes directly below the scientific abstract and are open access making it available online for anyone to read. Peer review of the PLS will be conducted following our PLS reviewer guidelines. When submitting, authors should enter their plain language title and plain language summary into the box provided in the submission system when prompted. The PLS does not need to be provided in the manuscript text or as a separate file. If you are not submitting a PLS with your submission, please enter “N/A” in each box.

If you need professional help writing your Plain Language Summary, please visit our Author Services portal.

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2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer review policy

Sage does not permit the use of author-suggested (recommended) reviewers at any stage of the submission process, be that through the web-based submission system or other communication. Reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Our policy is that reviewers should not be assigned to a paper if:

•  The reviewer is based at the same institution as any of the co-authors

•  The reviewer is based at the funding body of the paper

•  The author has recommended the reviewer

•  The reviewer has provided a personal (e.g. Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail) email account and an institutional email account cannot be found after performing a basic Google search (name, department and institution). 

2.2 Authorship

All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

         Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.

2.3 Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

2.3.1 Third party submissions

Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:

  • Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
  • Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
  • Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

Where appropriate, Sage reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.

2.3.2 Writing assistance

Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).

It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

2.4 Funding

Organizational Psychology Review requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

Organizational Psychology Review encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the Sage Journal Author Gateway.

2.6 Research Data

The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the Sage Research Data policy pages.

Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:

  • share your research data in a relevant public data repository
  • include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
  • cite this data in your research

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3. Publishing Policies

3.1 Publication ethics

Sage is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the Sage Author Gateway.

3.1.1 Plagiarism

Organizational Psychology Review and Sage take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

3.1.2 Prior publication

If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a Sage journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the Sage Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

Before publication, Sage requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Sage’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants Sage the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than Sage. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the Sage Author Gateway.

3.3 Open access and author archiving

Organizational Psychology Review offers optional open access publishing via the Sage Choice programme and Open Access agreements, where authors can publish open access either discounted or free of charge depending on the agreement with Sage. Find out if your institution is participating by visiting Open Access Agreements at Sage. For more information on Open Access publishing options at Sage please visit Sage Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit Sage’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.

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4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

4.1 Formatting

The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Sage’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Sage after receipt of your accepted article.

4.3 Supplemental material

Organizational Psychology Review does not currently accept supplemental files.

4.4 Reference style

Organizational Psychology Review adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

4.5 English language editing services

Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using Sage Language Services. Visit Sage Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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5. Submitting your manuscript

Organizational Psychology Review is hosted on Sage Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.


As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

5.2 Information required for completing your submission

You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

5.3 Permissions

Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the Sage Author Gateway.

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6. On acceptance and publication

6.1 Sage Production

Your Sage Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal Sage Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate.

6.2 Online First publication

Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the Sage Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

6.3 Access to your published article

Sage provides authors with online access to their final article.

6.4 Promoting your article

Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The Sage Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.

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7. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Organizational Psychology Review editorial office as follows:

Roni Reiter-Palmon

Claudia Buengeler

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