Journal of Occupational Health Psychology®

Outgoing Editor: Joseph J. Hurrell, Jr.
Incoming Editor: Peter Y. Chen
ISSN: 1076-8998
eISSN: 1939-1307
Published: quarterly, beginning in January
ISI Impact Factor: 2.178
Psychology - Applied : 14 of 75

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Description

The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology® publishes research, theory, and public policy articles in occupational health psychology, an interdisciplinary field representing a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and specializations. Occupational health psychology concerns the application of psychology to improving the quality of work life and to protecting and promoting the safety, health, and well-being of workers.

The Journal has a threefold focus on the work environment, the individual, and the work–family interface.

The Journal seeks scholarly articles, from both researchers and practitioners, concerning psychological factors in relationship to all aspects of occupational health and safety. Included in this broad domain of interest are

  • articles in which work-related psychological factors play a role in the etiology of health problems
  • articles examining the psychological and associated health consequences of work
  • articles concerned with the use of psychological approaches to prevent or mitigate occupational health problems

Special attention is given to articles with a prevention emphasis. Authors should consider the financial costs of identified problems and/or economic benefits of interventions they evaluate. Manuscripts dealing with issues of contemporary relevance to the workplace, especially with regard to minority, cultural, or occupationally underrepresented groups, or topics at the interface of the family and the workplace, are encouraged.

Each article should represent an addition to knowledge and understanding of occupational health psychology.

Journal of Occupational Health Psychology® is a registered trademark of American Psychological Association
Editorial Board

Incoming (2016) Editorial Board

(handling all new submissions in 2015)

Incoming (2016) Editor

Peter Y. Chen, PhD
Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Incoming (2016) Assistant Managing Editor

Svetlana Efremova

Incoming (2016) Associate Editors

Terry A. Beehr, PhD
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI

Sharon Clarke, PhD
University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Evangelia Demerouti, PhD
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Nerina Jimmieson, PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

E. Kevin Kelloway, PhD
Saint Mary's University, Halifax NS Canada

Vicki J. Magley, PhD
University of Connecticut, Storrs CT

Oi-Ling Siu, PhD
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Incoming (2016) Editorial Board

Amy Adler, PhD
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring MD

Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI

Arnold B. Bakker, PhD
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Janet L. Barnes-Farrell, PhD
University of Connecticut, Storrs CT

F. Curtis Breslin, PhD
Institute for Work & Health Toronto, ON Canada

Ronald J. Burke, PhD
York University, Toronto, ON Canada

Adam Butler, PhD
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls IA

Chu-Hsiang (Daisy) Chang, PhD
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI

Christopher J. L.Cunningham, PhD
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga TN

Thomas R. Cunnigham, PhD
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH

Arla Day, PhD
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS Canada

Annet de Lange, PhD
HAN University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem and Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Christian Dormann, PhD
University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Merideth Ferguson, PhD
Utah State University, Logan UT

Jane E. Ferrie, PhD
University College London, London, United Kingdom

Frida Marina Fischer, PhD
University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Gwenith G. Fisher, PhD
Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO

Michael T. Ford, PhD
University at Albany, SUNY, Albany NY

Charlotte Fritz, PhD
Portland State University, Portland OR

Michael R. Frone, PhD
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

Daniel C. Ganster, PhD
Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO

M. Gloria González Morales, PhD
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON Canada

Alicia A. Grandey, PhD
Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA

Joseph G. Grzywacz, PhD
Oklahoma State University, Tulsa OK

Jonathon R. B. Halbesleben, PhD
University of Alabama, AL

Leslie Hammer, PhD
Portland State University, Portland OR

Sandy Hershcovis, PhD
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB Canada

Jenny M. Hoobler, PhD
University of Pretoria in South Africa, Pretoria Africa

Irene Houtman, PhD
TNO, Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Joseph J. Hurrell Jr., PhD

Gregor J. Jenny, Dr. sc. ETH
University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Steve Jex, PhD
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH

Loraleigh Keashly, PhD
Wayne State University, Detroit MI

Laurent M. Lapierre, PhD
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON Canada

Michael P. Leiter, PhD
Acadia University, Wolfville, NS Canada

Katherine Lippel, PhD
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON Canada

Cong Liu, PhD
Hofstra University, Hempstead NY

Yongmei Liu, PhD
Illinois State University, Bloomington IL

Debra Major, PhD
Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

Russell A. Matthews, PhD
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH

Joseph Mazzola, PhD
Roosevelt University, Schaumburg IL

Laurenz L. Meier, PhD
University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

James A. Meurs, PhD
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB Canada

Jesse S. Michel, PhD
Auburn University, Auburn AL

Timothy P. Munyon, PhD
University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN

Akinori Nakata, PhD
University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Fukuoka, Japan

Ryan Olson, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR

Viviola Gomez Ortiz, PhD
University of los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Stacey Parker, PhD
The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia

Jose M. Peiró, PhD
University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Pamela Perrewe, PhD
Florida State University, Tallahassee FL

Tahira M. Probst, PhD
Washington State University Vancouver, Vancouver WA

Thomas Rigotti, PhD
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Rashaun Roberts, PhD
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati OH

Vincent Rousseau, PhD
University of Montreal, Montreal, QC Canada

Reiner Rugulies, PhD
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark

Aaron Schat, PhD
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Canada

Wilmar B. Schaufeli, PhD
Leuven University, Belgium and University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Peter L. Schnall, MD, MPH
University of California, Irvine CA

Irvin Schonfeld, PhD
The City College of New York, New York NY

Bert Schreurs, PhD
Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Norbert Semmer, PhD
University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

William S. Shaw, PhD
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton MA

Robert R. Sinclair, PhD
Clemson University, Clemson SC

Sabine Sonnentag, PhD
University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Christiane Spitzmueller, PhD
University of Houston, Houston TX

Mark Tausig, PhD
University of Akron, Akron OH

Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD
MPH, Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia PA

Lieke ten Brummelhuis, PhD
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC Canada

Sharon Toker, PhD
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Michelle Tuckey, PhD
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Nick Turner, PhD
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB Canada

M. L. M. van (Madelon) Hooff, PhD
Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Mo Wang, PhD
University of Florida, Gainesville FL

Mina Westman, PhD
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Douglas M. Wiegand, PhD
CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati OH

Despoina Xanthopoulou, PhD
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Liu-Qin Yang, PhD
Portland State University, Portland, OR

Hannes Zacher, PhD
University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

 


Outgoing Editorial Board

(handling invited revisions only in 2015)

Outgoing Editor

Joseph J. Hurrell Jr., PhD

Outgoing Assistant Managing Editor

Svetlana Efremova

Outgoing Associate Editors

Janet L. Barnes-Farrell, PhD
University of Connecticut, Storrs CT

Terry A. Beehr, PhD
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI

Arla Day, PhD
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS Canada

Joseph G. Grzywacz, PhD
Oklahoma State University, Tulsa OK

Outgoing International Advisory Board

Peter Y. Chen, PhD
Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Frida Marina Fischer, PhD
University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Gwendolyn Puryear Keita, PhD
APA, Public Interest Directorate, Washington DC

Michiel Kompier, PhD
Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Michael P. Leiter, PhD
Acadia University, Wolfville, NS Canada

Outgoing Editorial Board

Amy Adler, PhD
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring MD

Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI

F. Curtis Breslin, PhD
Institute for Work & Health Toronto, ON Canada

Ronald J. Burke, PhD
York University, Toronto, ON Canada

Adam Butler, PhD
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls IA

Chu-Hsiang (Daisy) Chang, PhD
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI

Sharon Clarke, PhD
University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Yochi Cohen-Charash, PhD
Baruch College, CUNY, New York NY

Christopher J. L.Cunningham, PhD
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga TN

Evangelia Demerouti, PhD
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Jane E. Ferrie, PhD
University College London, London, United Kingdom

Gwenith G. Fisher, PhD
Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO

Michael T. Ford, PhD
University at Albany, SUNY, Albany NY

Charlotte Fritz, PhD
Portland State University, Portland OR

Michael R. Frone, PhD
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

Daniel C. Ganster, PhD
Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO

Alicia A. Grandey, PhD
Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA

Jonathon R. B. Halbesleben, PhD
University of Alabama, AL

Leslie Hammer, PhD
Portland State University, Portland OR

Sandy Hershcovis, PhD
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB Canada

Jenny M. Hoobler, PhD
University of Pretoria in South Africa, Pretoria Africa

Irene Houtman, PhD
TNO, Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Steve Jex, PhD
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH

Loraleigh Keashly, PhD
Wayne State University, Detroit MI

Laurent M. Lapierre, PhD
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON Canada

Yongmei Liu, PhD
Illinois State University, Bloomington IL

Vicki J. Magley, PhD
University of Connecticut, Storrs CT

Russell A. Matthews, PhD
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH

Joseph Mazzola, PhD
Roosevelt University, Schaumburg IL

James A. Meurs, PhD
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB Canada

Timothy P. Munyon, PhD
University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN

Pamela Perrewe, PhD
Florida State University, Tallahassee FL

Tahira M. Probst, PhD
Washington State University Vancouver, Vancouver WA

Vincent Rousseau, PhD
University of Montreal, Montreal, QC Canada

Steven Sauter, PhD
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati OH

Aaron Schat, PhD
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Canada

Irvin Schonfeld, PhD
The City College of New York, New York NY

Norbert Semmer, PhD
University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

William S. Shaw, PhD
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton MA

Robert R. Sinclair, PhD
Clemson University, Clemson SC

Sabine Sonnentag, PhD
University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Christiane Spitzmueller, PhD
University of Houston, Houston TX

Naomi Swanson, PhD
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati OH

Mark Tausig, PhD
University of Akron, Akron OH

Sharon Toker, PhD
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Mo Wang, PhD
University of Florida, Gainesville FL

Nicholas Warren, ScD, MAT
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington CT

Mina Westman, PhD
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Despoina Xanthopoulou, PhD
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Liu-Qin Yang, PhD
Portland State University, Portland, OR

Dieter Zapf, PhD
Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

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Instructions to Authors

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.

Submission

Submit manuscripts electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal (.rtf, PDF, or .doc).

Manuscript Submission Portal Entrance

Joseph J. Hurrell Jr., PhD
Editor, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology®
1796 Stonelick Hills Drive
Batavia, Ohio 45103
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General correspondence may be directed to the Editor's Office.

Manuscripts submitted for publication consideration in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology are evaluated according to the following general criteria:

  • Mastery of the relevant literature
  • Theoretical/conceptual framework
  • Measures of key constructs
  • Research design
  • Data analysis
  • Interpretations and conclusions
  • Writing style (clarity)
  • Appropriateness of topic for JOHP
  • Theoretical contribution to occupational health psychology
  • Practical implications for occupational health psychology

While the journal doesn't have restrictions regarding manuscript page length, typical submissions are 30 to 40 double-spaced pages in length, with up to 4–6 figures and 3–4 tables. Extra figures, tables or additional material can be placed in a "supplementary material file."

Submission letters should include a statement regarding any possible conflict of interest in conducting or reporting of their research and a statement of compliance with APA ethical standards. Authors are also encouraged to suggest up to five reviewers who are especially qualified to review their work and who would not have a conflict of interest in serving as a referee.

Masked Review Policy

The journal accepts submissions in masked review format only.

Each copy of a manuscript should include a separate title page with author names and affiliations, and these should not appear anywhere else on the manuscript. Furthermore, author identification notes should be typed on the title page. Authors should make every effort to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to their identities.

Manuscripts not in masked format will not be reviewed.

Please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).

Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.

Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations, computer code, and tables.

Display Equations

We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.

To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:

  • Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
  • Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.

If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.

Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.

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Because altering computer code in any way (e.g., indents, line spacing, line breaks, page breaks) during the typesetting process could alter its meaning, we treat computer code differently from the rest of your article in our production process. To that end, we request separate files for computer code.

In Online Supplemental Material
We request that runnable source code be included as supplemental material to the article. For more information, visit Supplementing Your Article With Online Material.

In the Text of the Article
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Tables

Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

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Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.

References

List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.

Examples of basic reference formats:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Figures

Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff or EPS files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.

For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.

When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.

APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.

The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

  • $900 for one figure
  • An additional $600 for the second figure
  • An additional $450 for each subsequent figure

Permissions

Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).

On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.

Publication Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

Other Information

Special Issues
  • Relationship Between Work and Family Life

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Vol. 4, No. 4, October 1999. Articles discuss issues in work–family research, including work hours and burnout; work–family conflict; well-being during organizational restructuring; job insecurity and children's grade performance; dependent-care responsibility; work–family interaction and psychological well-being in telework; and work-related stress.

  • Studies of Urban Mass-Transit Operators

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Vol. 3, No. 2, April 1998. Articles discuss issues with urban bus drivers, including coping with time pressure, passengers, and traffic safety; psychophysiological stress reactions; objective stress factors, accidents, and absenteeism; psychophysiologic sensitization to headlight glare among drivers with and without cardiovascular disease; improving working conditions; and health outcomes.