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Focus and Scope

The aim of the Scandinavian Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology is to contribute to a better working life based on high-quality research. The journal seeks to publish papers covering the important issues in working life on all levels, including the societal, the organizational and the individual level. The journal also encourages research combining two or more of these levels and we invite empirical as well as theoretical, methodological and review manuscripts.

The Scandinavian Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology aims to provide a platform for publishing research on important aspects of contemporary work life, as for example on stress, work environment, health and well-being, work place safety, work–family interaction, employment contracts, career and mobility, organizational behavior, job attitudes, performance, motivation, work organization, organizational change and development, leadership and management, gender, training, personnel recruitment and selection, teams, work groups, labor and employment relations.

The journal will be published with a CC-BY Open Access licence to encourage further dissemination of theories and practices within Work & Organizational Psychology globally, both within and outside of academia.

Prior to submission, please review our Author Guidelines

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content  publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.

Archiving Policy

The Scandinavian Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology is indexed by the following services:

CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Chronos, Center for Open ScienceGoogle Scholar, OpenAIRE, ExLibris, EBSCO Knowledge Base, and Scopus.

It has also been added as a type/level 1 journal in the Danish Bibliometric Research Indicator, the National Publication Forum in Finland , the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH) and the National Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers. In addition, the journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

Annotation and post-publication comment

The journal platform permits readers to leave comments on the publication page, via the Disqus service. Readers will need a Disqus account to leave comments. Comments may be moderated by the journal, however, if they are non-offensive and relevant to the publication subject, comments will remain online without edit.

The journal platform also includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via Readers will require a account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.

Advertisement policy

The journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point.

If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.


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