Editor: Scott Highhouse, Bowling Green State University
Associate Editors: Nikki Blacksmith, Blackhawke Behavior Science
  Silvia Bonaccio, University of Ottawa
  Nathan Carter, University of Georgia
  Mikki Hebl, Rice University
  Pia Ingold, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  Cornelius König, Saarland University
  Nathan Kuncel, University of Minnesota
  Neal Schmitt, Michigan State University, BTS
  Mike Zickar, Bowling Green State University
Measurement and Measures Section Editor: Dennis Doverspike, Doverspike Consulting LLC

Personnel Assessment and Decisions is the official journal of the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC). The journal welcomes any studies or reviews related to staffing organizations and assessing its members. This might include (but is not limited to) research on:

  • applicant recruitment and assessment
  • selection tools (e.g., interviews, tests, work samples)
  • selection decisions
  • on-boarding and training
  • job search and choice
  • performance assessment and employee development
  • job analysis and competency modeling
Considerable emphasis will be placed on applied research that is novel, accessible, important, and newsworthy (think Psychological Science for personnel psychology). Articles should have practical relevance and be of broad interest. The journal is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Business Source Ultimate (EBSCO).

News (11/10/2022) Volume 8, Issue 2 has been published! This issue can be found here.

News (04/06/2022) We are announcing a call for papers for a special issue on innovations in assessment center research and practice which can be found here.The submission deadline for this issue is October 1, 2022.

News (03/28/2022) Volume 8, Issue 1 has been published! This issue can be found here.

News (07/15/2021) We are pleased to announce that the journal is now indexed in Business Source Ultimate, an EBSCO database!

Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2 (2022) Rethinking the Future Police Department: Examining the Role of Testing and Assessment




Using Workplace Personality to Guide Improvement of Law Enforcement Selection
Chase A. Winterberg, Michael A. Tapia, and Bradley J. Brummel


Exploring the Feasibility of Assessing Cultural Competence in Police Officers
Sydney L. Reichin, Alexander T. Jackson, Mark C. Frame, and Michael Hein


Enhancing the Representation of Women: How Gender Diversity Signals and Acknowledgement Affect Attraction to Men-Dominated Professions
Thomas P. DePatie, Anmol Sachdeva, Comila Shahani-Denning, Rebecca Grossman, and Kevin P. Nolan


Policing for Peace: Training for a 21st Century Police Force
Kate M. Den Houter and Margaret E. Brooks