About This Journal

Personnel Assessment and Decisions is an open-access journal. Although people in industrial-organizational psychology and related fields may be skeptical of open-access journals, such journals have been quite successful in other fields. The open-access format means all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Practitioners and international scholars are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The open access format also eliminates the prohibitive costs associated with traditional journals. There will be no costs to readers or authors.

The journal will publish short reports of single studies, or concise reports of multiple studies, related to staffing organizations and assessing its members. As such, the focus is on publishing relatively brief articles (an exception is made for meta-analyses) that report cutting-edge scholarship. Novelty, clarity, and accessibility will be paramount. Articles should have practical relevance, and should be of broad interest.

The Measurement and Measures Section of Personnel Assessment and Decisions focuses on scale development and refinement, evidence of psychometric quality, and theoretical and applied problems of psychological measurement. This section has a separate editor and editorial statement.

The Personnel Assessment and Decisions journal is made possible, in part, by a gift from Harry Brull and Myra Barrett.