Journal of Personnel Psychology

Published as Zeitschrift für Personalpsychologie (ISSN 1617-6391) until volume 8, 2009

ISSN-L 1866-5888, ISSN-Print 1866-5888, ISSN-Online 2190-5150
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Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), PsyJOURNALS, PsycINFO, PSYNDEX, IBZ, and IBR. Impact Factor: 0.925

Bernd Marcus (Editor-in-chief)
Petra Gelléri (Managing editor)
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About the journal

The Journal of Personnel Psychology is a periodical dedicated to international research in psychology as it relates to the working environment and the people who “inhabit” it. The Journal of Personnel Psychology is published in four issues per annual volume.

Aims and Scope

The journal welcomes excellent empirical and theoretical contributions to basic and applied research in personnel psychology and related methodology. Reviews are also welcome. Articles deal with all fields in personnel psychology, including selection, performance measurement, motivation, leadership, organizational commitment, personnel development and training, new test developments, and job analysis. As many topics in personnel psychology are closely related to issues in other branches of psychology or, more generally, the social sciences and human resource management, the journal is open to contributions of an interdisciplinary nature.

There are three categories of submission: original articles (with a maximum length of 6,000 words, including references but excluding tables and figures), research notes (with a maximum length of 2,500 words, including references but excluding tables and figures), and review articles (with a maximum length of 8,000 words, including references but excluding tables and figures).

Experience and Innovation

The journal has been publishing high-quality, innovative research since 2002 (until 2009 as Zeitschrift für Personalpsychologie (ISSN 1617-6391)).

The Journal of Personnel Psychology has an internationally renowned team of editors and consulting editors from all areas of basic and applied personnel psychology, thus ensuring that the highest international standards are maintained. The journal’s full-text (PDF/HMTL) is available via and via PsycARTICLES®, guaranteeing widespread and easy online access to the content.

Rapid Turnaround

The Journal of Personnel Psychology offers a rapid and transparent peer-review process and a short time-lag between acceptance of papers and publication. The time between manuscript submission and editorial decision is usually less than eight weeks.

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Recent editorials


A Goodbye, a Welcome, and a Look Ahead
Bernd Marcus
Journal of Personnel Psychology, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 1-3


Gender Influences on Career Development
Annett Hüttges and Doris Fay
Journal of Personnel Psychology, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 113-120

Registered Reports, Advance Articles Online, and the Way Ahead
Rolf van Dick
Journal of Personnel Psychology, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 1-3

Current Trends and Developments in Approaches to Job Demands

Bettina Kubicek and Christian Korunka
Journal of Personnel Psychology, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 4-7

For authors and editors

Call for papers

"Applicant Behavior"
A Special Issue of the Journal of Personnel Psychology

Guest Editors:
Marise Ph. Born (Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands),
Annemarie M. F. Hiemstra (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands), and
Janneke K. Oostrom (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Deadline for submissions is November 16, 2016.

Instructions to authors

We are looking forward to receiving your manuscript for Journal of Personnel Psychology. Please read and take note of the instructions to authors on the right before submitting your manuscript.

All manuscripts should be submitted via Editorial Manager, where full instructions to authors are also available. 

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