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The Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology – JWOP – will mainly publish empirical research of interest for psychologists, and which represents a contribution to knowledge in all areas of which can be termed industrial, work and organizational psychology, human resource, organizational behavior, personnel psychology, as well as behavioral, cognitive and neuroscientific aspects of labor relations, ergonomics, and human factors. 

Exceptionally, the JWOP will consider review articles or theoretical contributions. The JWOP is a Spanish journal but does not wish itself to limit to Spanish contributions or Spanish-language contributors, wishing to have an international authorship.

The JWOP will mainly publish free unpublished original contributions but occasionally will also publish contributions requested from prestigious authors and special issues, although all contributions will undergo an external and anonymous peer review process.  Authors should not submit manuscripts simultaneously to multiple journals.

Not pretending to be exhaustive, topics covered by the JWOP  decision making, personnel ion, training, leadership, organizational change, organizational culture and climate, motivation, teamwork, occupational health, stress, job satisfaction, job performance, compensation, retirement and turnover, conflict and negotiation, work attitudes, work-family conciliation, economic utility, cross-cultural studies, methodological studies, manuscripts which develop new paradigms, models and theories, as well as articles dealing with the relationships between Work and Organizational Psychology and other disciplines such as Social Psychology and Cognitive Psychology.

Authors are not charged any fees or charges for manuscript processing and/or publishing in the journal.


ISSN: 1576-5962


DEPÓSITO LEGAL: M.37.437-1985


Web of Science (Clarivate) Impact Factor: 3.100
    Journal Citation Reports 2022. Applied Psychology: Ranking 44 de 83 (Q3)

Scopus CiteScore 2022: 5.9
     Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management 2022: Ranking 41 de 226 (Q1)
     Social Psychology 2022: Ranking 48 de 302 (Q1)


Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology is indexed and abstracted in:


The Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology makes use of DOI, the international code allowing reliable and consistent access to content at any moment.


The Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology is published three times a year: April, August and December.


The Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology was founded in 1985, It’s the oldest Journal edited by Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid.


The dimensions of the journal are 21.5cm x 27.9cm and it is printed on acid-free permanent paper conforming to ISO 9706:1994.

The print run of Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology  is 500 copies.

Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology is available online at:


Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology confirms the receipt of all articles submitted by the authors and keeps them informed by e-mail and on the platform of the admission/dismissal and acceptance/rejection process, as well as the editing process, in the event of acceptance. 

In case the manuscript presents format deficiencies or is not included in the thematic focus of the publication, the Editorial Board will dismiss the manuscript, without a re-submission option. No subsequent correspondence with authors of dismissed manuscripts will be maintained. However, if the manuscript’s deficiencies are superficial, it will be returned to the author for correction before the assessment process begins.

Manuscripts will be reviewed scientifically, anonymously, by two experts (on average) in the field. In view of these external evaluations, a decision will be made as to whether to accept or reject the articles for publication, as well as the possible introduction of stylistic changes and/or the need to trim texts that exceed the maximum length permitted, always respecting the original content.

Papers that are evaluated positively, requiring modifications (both minor and major), will be returned. All the authors will receive anonymous scientific evaluation reports so the relevant improvements or responses can be made.

The authors of accepted articles will receive the printing proofs for correction by e-mail in PDF format before final publication. The proofread, corrected versions must be returned within three days of their receipt. Only very minor corrections can be made regarding the content of the previously evaluated original manuscript.

Once the manuscript has been definitely accepted, the final version for publication must be returned with all proposed changes in English or Spanish (according to the original version). Before an issue is published, the papers will be given their own DOI in the « Articles in Press» section in the website of the journal.

 In general, once the external scientific reports have been read, the criteria that justify the editors’ decision to accept or reject submissions by Editorial Board are as follows:

  1. Current and new.
  2. Relevance and significance: advancement of scientific knowledge
  3. Originality.
  4. Reliability and scientific validity: verified methodological quality.
  5. Organisation (logical coherence and formal presentation).
  6. External support and public/private funding.
  7. Co-authorship and degree of internationalization of the proposal and equipment.
  8. Presentation: good written style.


Works that are published in this journal are subject to the following terms:

1) Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid, as Publisher,  retains the proprietary rights (copyright) of published works, and favors and allows the reuse of the same under the license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. ©Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid.

2) The works are published in the online edition of the journal under a license Creative Commons Atribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivates 4.0 The articles may be copied, used, disseminated, provided that:

  • Atribution: Cite the authorship and the original source of the publication (journal, publisher, URL and DOI of the work).
  • NonCommercial:Are not used for commercial purposes.
  • NoDerivates: If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
  • Mention the existence and specifications of this license for use.



Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology is an open access journal.

Conditions of pre-print self-archiving: Prior to final publication, it is advisable for authors to file their preprint version on their personal and institutional websites, scientific social networks, repositories, bibliographic managers... The preprint must include the following statement: "This is the electronic version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology [year], now available online on the official website through its DOI:”. Once published, the authors must specify: "This is the electronic version of an article published in Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology [year]. The final version is available at the official website, on the date indicated in the preprint, through its DOI".

Conditions of post-print self-archiving: Authors are allowed to reuse published works, i.e. the post-print (final PDF version of the publisher) can be archived for non-commercial purposes, and authors are strongly recommended to deposit it in:

  • Social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…).
  • Institutional repository of your University and public repositories (Mendeley, Cosis…).
  • Scientific social networks (ResearchGate,, Kudos...).
  • Personal or institutional website, blog, etc.
  • Google Scholar, ORCID, ResearchID, ScopusID...


Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology – JWOP is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

The journal authorizes authors to use published material, at any time and with no ment to seek permission, quoting the journal in which it was published (APA Standards), also is desirable including the link to the specific article webpage. As a courtesy, we would appreciate if you would inform Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid of such uses indicating the entity or person who will use the content, as well as its purpose.

For any other questions or additional information you can contact us at:


This journal uses different national and international repositories that host publications, inter alia, Clarivate Analytics, Scopus, Ebsco, Scielo, Procuest, Recyt, Redalyc or Dialnet.


The JWOP is firmly committed to promoting equality and respect for all people and, therefore, we recognize and appreciate diversity. This is reflected in the structure of the Editorial Committee and in the rules on inclusive language that authors and reviewers must follow.

For this reason:

  • Authors must ensure that they use bias-free language, avoid stereotypes, and undertake to use inclusive language, albeit prioritizing correct grammar, the economy of language, and precision, given the limitations of space.
  • Articles will avoid any claim of superiority for reasons of sex, class, culture, ethnic origin, or any other difference between people.

The guide published by the American Psychological Association must be followed by the authors. This guide is available in the following links.

Bias-free language is covered in Chapter 5 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition

The Guide published by European Commission can also be used as an orientation:

Toolkit Gender in EU-funded research (English)

Manual de género en la investigación (Spanish)


The editorial team of the Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (JWOP) is, along with the scientific community, committed to ensuring the ethical and quality standards of the articles they publish.

The JWOP endorses the Ethical Standards of the American Psychological Association. The JWOP also uses as a reference the “Code of conduct and good practice” defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for scientific journals,  the Código Deontológico de la Psicología [Psychological Ethics Code]  of Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid [Madrid Regional Association of Psychology], and the legal framework of the country where the research was developed.

Particularly, research published in the JWOP: Psychology must conform to Standard 8 of the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. 

Publication Credit/Authorship. Authors of articles published in the JWOP must have contributed significantly to the research resulting in the publication of an article and should be able to certify that they have contributed to the entire manuscript, where necessary attributing work to relevant co-authors or contributors. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author must have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content.

Dual submission. Articles submitted to the JWOP for consideration must be original works of scholarship and must not be submitted simultaneously in any form or version for publication elsewhere.

Compliance with Ethical Standards. Authors should include information regarding sources of funding, potential conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), informed consent if the research involved human participants to ensure objectivity and transparency in research and that accepted principles of ethical and professional conduct have been followed.

Declaration of interest. Authors must also have no conflicting or competing interests that would preclude them from presenting their research in an unbiased manner, and authors must disclose any and all potential conflicts of interest, financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias), upon submission of their article for publication. Examples of potential competing interests include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors must disclose any interests in Detailed disclosures as part of a separate Declaration of Interest form, which forms part of the journal's official records (Editorial Manager). 

The journal editors are not involved in decisions on articles written by themselves, known colleagues, or family members. Such articles follow the usual peer-review procedure and are managed by an independent editor. Manuscripts will be reviewed scientifically, anonymously, by two experts (on average) in the field. In view of these external evaluations, a decision will be made as to whether to accept or reject the articles for publication, as well as the possible introduction of stylistic changes.

Humane Care in Research. The activities described in published articles must comply with generally accepted standards of ethics, both about studies with human beings, as well as all aspects of professional ethics. The authors will be responsible for being able to provide interested readers with copies of raw data, procedural manuals, scores, informed consent, and generally relevant experimental/methodological material. 

Third-party material. Authors must clear the necessary reproduction rights and/or permissions for any images, photos, figures, music, data, tables, or content credited to a third party that an author wishes to use (including content found on the Internet), which fall outside of the fair use provisions described in Spanish copyright law.

We expect our authors to comply with all best practices in publication ethics, particularly concerning Publication Credit/Authorship, compliance with standards of research ethics, conflict of interest, redundant publication, figure manipulation, plagiarism, and dual submission.

Privacy declaration. The JWOP will only use the names and email addresses of the authors and reviewers for the purposes stated here, they will not be given to third parties, nor used for commercial purposes.  


Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology as an international scientific journal of excellence is inspired by the ethical code of publications prepared by the American Psychological Association (Section 8) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Formal notifications will be published on the Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology website, falling into one of four categories:

Erratum: An error introduced by the publisher that affects the integrity of the reputation of the authors, or the reputation of the journal.

Correction: An error introduced by the publisher OR the author(s) (and this will be indicated in the explanatory text) that affects the reputation of the authors, or the reputation of the journal. (A "correction" at this journal covers both items traditionally called a “corrigendum” or an “erratum”.)

Retraction: Withdrawal of a published paper due to invalid results or conclusions. All authors of a paper must sign a retraction request, indicating the error and describing how it affects the paper’s conclusions. If authors are not in unanimous agreement in requesting a retraction, the pertinent Senior Editor will consult the handling Editor(s) and, as necessary, external reviewers and apply the category of amendment that appears most appropriate, indicating dissenting authors in the text of the published amendment.

Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology editors will consider retracting a publication if:

  • They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either because of major error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error), or as a result of fabrication (e.g., of data) or falsification (e.g., image manipulation).
  • It constitutes plagiarism.
  • The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication).
  • It contains material or data without authorization for use.
  • Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (e.g., libel, privacy).
  • It reports unethical research.
  • It has been published solely based on a compromised or manipulated peer review process.
  • The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest (a.k.a. conflict of interest) that, in the view of the editor, would have unduly affected interpretations of the work or recommendations by editors and peer reviewers.

Expression of Concern: While the publishing community’s opinion on the use of an Expression of Concern is still under discussion (please refer here for the latest information) the journal reserves the right to consider using it on a case-by-case basis for instances involving, but not limited to: 1) material but inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct, which may or may not be still under investigation; 2) evidence of unreliable findings but with no institution or other organization willing or able to investigate the case; 3) evidence of an error, or omission of pertinent information, in the article or in the linked open data/materials, that should be fixed but has not been due to author unwillingness or unresponsiveness. In most cases an Expression of Concern would lead to either a positive resolution (via a notice) OR a retraction.

Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology editors will consider issuing an expression of concern if:

  • they receive inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors.
  • there is evidence that the findings are unreliable, but the authors’ institution will not investigate the case.
  • they believe that an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication either has not been, or would not be, fair and impartial, or conclusive.
  • an investigation is underway, but a judgment will not be available for a considerable time.


Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology uses iThenticate® to detect plagiarism.


Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid - Madrid Regional Association of Psychology does not endorse any product or service marked as an advertisement or promoted by a sponsor in the JWOP.

Editorial content is not compromised by commercial or financial interests, or by any specific arrangements with advertising clients or sponsors.

No ads are published in the Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.


Subscriptions are for a one-year period, from April to December. Prices for the year 2024 are:

Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid Members: 38€
Member of other Colegios: 44€
Non-member individual: 57€
International subscriptions: 103€

Payment is by direct debit, credit card or bank transfer to bank ac: Banco Sabadell IBAN/BIC ES05 0081 0655 6700 0133 7537 / BSAB ESBB

To subscribe, send the completed subscription form with the receipt of payment or bank transfer to:
Departamento de Suscripciones. Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid.
Cuesta de San Vicente 4, 4ª pl. 28008 Madrid, España


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