The Complex Issue of Predatory Publishing

Predatory journals/publishers are becoming an increasingly urgent concern in academia, with some estimates suggesting 420,000 articles published by 8,000 journals in 2014 . The issue is complex and controversial. In this post, I describe some of the problems and implications associated with predatory publishing, how our College is attempting to deal with the issue, and some suggestions that can hopefully help faculty and administrators alike. We are still in the process of refining and implementing our policies and procedures in this rapidly evolving environment, and as such we invite our colleagues at other institutions to share their experiences and suggestions as well.

I thought we had an agreement… How to deal with psychological contract breach at work

Yannick Griep is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary and the Directory of the Mutuality and Reciprocity Lab. In this entry, he writes about the importance of psychological contracts between employees and organizations, and how this can impact attitudes and behaviors.


Graduate student Sarah Bourdeau presents a summary and critic of Paul J. Silvia’s book How to Write a Lot (2007). She presents five strategies proposed in the book that can be applied by anyone who wants to get their writing projects off their to-do list.

Do you procrastinate when it comes to writing? When a deadline is approaching, do you try to write it all in a couple…

Identify what you want and broadcast yourself

It is important to to define yourself. But you also have to think about what you want. What is your goal? How can you craft your message?

Not in Kansas Anymore: Transitioning to a Faculty Position in Management as a New I-O Graduate

CSIOP Contributor and Management Professor Stephanie Gilbert describes her experience of transitioning into faculty role in a management program following an I-O doctoral degree. She explains the challenges and advantages of working in a business school and some reflective questions that could help I-O scholars decide if teaching in a management program may be a good fit for them.

How to brand yourself

Who are you? Learn how to stand out, fit in and get feedback.


It is important to draw attention to the effect of technology on the employment of women in the future. What can I-O Psychologists do to prepare our field and the organizations for the technological revolution and to keep organizations gender balanced?

Struggling to demonstrate the value of your HR programs. Lessons learned, and fundamental questions.

CSIOP Contributor and I-O Practitioner Tom Oliver notes the challenge of balancing best practice with demonstrating the value of programs and initiatives. He describes three fundamental questions that I-O psychology consultants need to ask in order to deliver and communicate programs that create value for organizations.

Working with Physicians

This post summarizes some lessons learned from my experience working with physicians on a particularly touchy subject – their performance. This is done to assist those working with physicians in the future, and those who lead performance appraisal (PA) activities for other highly autonomous professions (e.g., architects, professors, lawyers).

Making a Difference: CSIOP at 40

How CSIOP has impacted an academic's path.