Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Washington DC/National Harbor
Conference: April 4-6, 2019
Preconference Workshops: April 3, 2019
The following pages contain all the information you need in order to prepare your submission(s) for the 2019 SIOP conference. The information is available in PDF and HTML formats.
For PDF Format, click here (One long document which is better for printing).
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION COMPLETION DEADLINE
****Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time**
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please encourage your participants to log on to their personal record on my.siop.org to review their contact information. If they haven’t logged in since May 25, 2018 when the GDPR regulations went into effect, they will see a checkbox on the login page asking them to read and "check" the box to consent to the privacy and policy statement. This check box is a onetime only requirement. They may not remember that they’ve checked it, but if they don’t see it, then they did do so already.
If your submission participants do not have a record in SIOP, they should create one, at which time they will be asked to read the policy and privacy statement and agree to it by checking the box.
The check box is tied to individual records and does not happen during the submission process.
Hope this helps to clarify the new procedure. Good luck with your submission.
Dear SIOP Colleagues:
This document outlines the information and instructions regarding submissions for the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Both expert and novice SIOP presenters should pay careful attention to the guidelines, as we have made changes in certain submission elements (key revisions/additions are emphasized in bold throughout, as are other critical program-related details) with the overall goal of enhancing program quality.
For those of you who have submitted to many SIOP conferences, note the following updates/changes this year:
Creating the program for our annual conference is a full-year, major endeavor that would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of hundreds of SIOP volunteers. Joining me on the Strategic Program Planning Committee are Tracy Kantrowitz as Past Program Chair for the exciting and successful 2018 conference in Chicago, and Elizabeth McCune as Incoming Program Chair for 2020. It is our responsibility to design, coordinate, and deliver the SIOP 2019 conference program in the DC area. Several subcommittees manage pivotal pieces of the program, and the chairs of these subcommittees, along with their members, are listed below.
The SIOP Administrative Office supports our efforts under the outstanding leadership of Jeff Hughes, Executive Director. We are very grateful to each member of the staff who contributes a unique expertise that ensures our success: Jen Baker, Scott Case, Linda Lentz, Larry Nader, Jim Rebar, Madeline Remley, Barbara Ruland, and Jayne Tegge.
Volunteers are essential to ensuring the quality of the conference by reviewing a huge number of submitted proposals (last year we had a record number of reviewers!). Please consider volunteering to be a conference reviewer and watch for the email inviting reviewers, which will detail a few key updates to make reviewing a more rewarding experience.
Finally, our thanks go to those who have taken the time to provide valuable feedback on ways to continuously improve the SIOP program and conference. We are in the process of making several changes in response to your suggestions, data collected through the conference app (powered by Whova) at SIOP 2018, and the postconference survey. We know from your input that attending and presenting at SIOP provides an immense opportunity for professional growth, learning, and networking, and we take very seriously our responsibility in ensuring those goals are achieved.
We hope you will help us celebrate our 34th conference. I am truly honored to be a part of the planning team and greatly look forward to seeing everyone at The Gaylord in the Washington DC area!
Tracey Rizzuto, Program Chair
Strategic Program Planning Committee
Tracey Rizzuto, Program Chair (2019)
Elizabeth McCune, Incoming Program Chair (2020)
Tracy Kantrowitz, Past Program Chair (2018)
Call for Proposals/Flanagan Award Subcommittee
Wendy Bedwell (Chair)
Communities of Interest Subcommittee
Dustin Jundt (Chair)
Friday Seminars Subcommittee
Meghan Thorton-Lugo (Chair)
Ho Kwan Cheung
Special Sessions Subcommittee
Katina Sawyer (Chair)
Theme Track Subcommittee
Elizabeth McCune (Chair)
The conference will formally begin with an Opening Plenary session featuring Talya Bauer, the current SIOP President, and will conclude with an invited speaker address at the Closing Plenary session.
There are eight session types for submissions: (a) Debate, (b) Symposium, (c) IGNITE! Panel, (d) Master Tutorial, (e) Panel Discussion, (f) Poster, (g) Alternative Session Type with Presenters (No Authorship Order), and (h) Alternative Session Type with Multiple Papers. Across all session types, we particularly encourage submissions of sessions that are designed to maximize novelty, spontaneity, interactivity, and audience engagement. We also encourage submission of 50-minute sessions. In particular, we encourage greater use of alternative sessions, IGNITE! panels, and debates. These sessions allow for a high degree of creativity/innovation and audience engagement and tend to be among the highest rated session formats each year.
The SIOP program will include “tracks” and specialized sessions that serve as miniconferences within the broader conference. We will continue to offer an HR generalist track that will outline sessions that may be of interest to conference attendees who hold HR generalist and related positions, as well as sessions focused presenting reproducible research. Employed by many other professional societies, reproducibility enables our I-O community to learn about new research and analysis techniques. To find out how to indicate that your session includes reproducible research, see the Proposal Format Requirements section. For SIOP 2019, we are also encouraging submissions that highlight cross-disciplinary collaborations. This may include submissions using multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary approaches to science for smarter workforce. These sessions may feature collaborations, research initiatives, and unique projects that bring together expertise from multiple disciplines beyond I-O (e.g., data science, computer science, engineering, economics, education, medicine, etc.).
Once the deadline has passed, you will not be able to submit or edit a conference proposal. No exceptions will be made.
Announcement of Workshops and Friday Seminars:
October issue of TIP
Notification of Acceptance or Rejection of Proposals:
Early December 2018
Online Registration Begins:
Early Registration Deadline:
February 22, 2019
REMINDER: About the SIOP.org Submission System
Please browse this brief system walkthrough to learn about the features and how to successfully submit your proposal(s).
A few notable highlights:
This can be done by having your participants to log on to their personal record on my.siop.org to review their contact information. If they haven’t logged in since May 25, 2018 when the GDPR regulations went into effect, they will see a checkbox on the login page asking them to read and "check" the box to consent to the privacy and policy statement. This check box is a onetime only requirement. They may not remember that they’ve checked it, but if they don’t see it, then they did do so already.
If your submission participants do not have a record in SIOP, they should create one, at which time they will be asked to read the policy and privacy statement and agree to it by checking the box.
The check box is tied to individual records and does not happen during the submission process.
Please use this as a checklist of activities for ensuring you complete the submission process:
Who may submit a proposal? Fellows, Members, Associates, Retired Members, and Student Affiliates of SIOP.
Who may chair a session? Fellows, Members, Associates, and Retired Members of SIOP. Student Affiliates may co-chair a session with one of the above.
Who may participate in a session? Fellows, Members, Associates, Retired Members, and Student Affiliates of SIOP. Nonmembers may participate (even as first authors) if sponsored by a Fellow, Member, Associate, or Retired member.
What is involved in sponsoring a nonmember? To fulfill the sponsor requirements for a nonmember, the Member must:
No other tasks (e.g., notifying the SIOP office; completing separate forms) are required for sponsorship of a nonmember.
In how many proposals may an individual participate? An individual may be a presenter or chair in NO MORE THAN THREE program submissions (i.e., the “Rule of Three”). The purpose of this rule is to help with program scheduling and to diversify the program. This requirement will be enforced at the time of submission. It is the responsibility of the individual submitting the session to ensure that those within that session have not agreed to be presenters in more than three proposed sessions. For this purpose, being a presenter is defined as:
Alternative Session types with Multiple Papers, only the first author counts as the presenter.)
PLEASE NOTE: Invited SIOP Select session engagements (e.g., Theme Track, Communities of Interest facilitators, Executive Board sessions, Award Winner presentations) do NOT count toward the “Rule of Three.”
How should authorship order be determined? In accordance with standards described in the APA Publication Manual, authorship should be aligned with the degree of scientific contribution to the submission. A first author is presumed to be both the primary contributor AND the conference presenter. This rule enables a standard interpretation of who will be presenting and who deserves credit for each submission.
Submitter vs. presenter. When indicating authors in the submission system, you (the submitter) are already assigned the role of “Author” and assumed to be attending and presenting during this session. To update your presenter status or change your role (e.g., to “Chair” other applicable role), please select “Edit Presentation” at the bottom the session’s Home tab in the Submission Center. Roles for all other session contributors are modified in the Co-Authors tab. See System Walkthrough for visual examples.
Presentation commitment. By submitting a proposal, you are confirming the commitment of the first author to deliver the presentation in person at the 2019 SIOP conference should it be accepted, as well as such commitments for all presenters included in your session. All presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses and conference registration fees, even if they only plan to attend their own session(s). Presenters who are not SIOP members must pay the nonmember registration fee.
Also note that because presenter contributions exactly as stated in the submission are integral to the session review process (for nonblind reviewed sessions), there can be NO SUBSTITUTIONS of presenters or papers after submission. This rule includes authors who may have changed affiliations since the proposal was originally submitted. The possibility for such occurrences should be discussed among authors prior to submission. It is the responsibility of the submitter to share this information with all session participants, and to confirm – prior to submission – all presenters’ commitments to personally present their portion of the session.
As early as possible and prior to submission, consider any potential travel or funding constraints that would prevent you or any of your session’s presenters from delivering the presentation listed in the submission, should it be accepted. Please do not defer these considerations until after you learn if your session has been accepted.
In-person session attendance. All presenters must attend the conference for their session(s) and are responsible for their own travel expenses and conference registration fees, even if they only plan to attend their own session(s). Presenters who are not SIOP members must pay the nonmember registration fee. Please note that only in-person presentations are permitted; no remote presentations will be possible (e.g., using Skype, teleconferences, or other technology-aided modalities).
Scheduling of sessions. Individuals are expected to participate at the time scheduled by the Program Committee. Please make explicit any time constraints when submitting your proposal in the section entitled “Special Requests.” The Program Committee will consider all constraints when scheduling presentations but may not be able to accommodate all requests. Special requests will NOT impact your likelihood of acceptance.
Eligibility of presentations. No previously published or presented works (e.g., journal articles, book chapters, books), including any works already accepted for publication (or contracted for publication), should be submitted. A proposal should not be submitted for review simultaneously with review for any other international, national, regional, or state meeting. Make sure to follow the appropriate rules as listed in the “Proposal Format Requirements and Session Types” and review the example submissions posted on the SIOP Web site. If submission rules are not followed the submission will be rejected and cannot be resubmitted after the deadline.
Character limits for titles, abstracts, and press paragraphs.
For the 2019 conference, there are parameters for number of characters permitted for titles, abstracts, and press paragraphs. Word limits still apply to summaries provided in proposal documents.
Submissions that exceed the character and word limits listed below (under Proposal Format
Requirements) will NOT BE REVIEWED. Please note that the word count includes any appendices but does not include references, tables, or figures. Titles must be 85 characters or fewer, inclusive of spaces. The same character limit applies to the titles of each paper within a symposium. Abstracts must be 400 characters or fewer, inclusive of spaces. Press paragraphs must be 800 characters or fewer, inclusive of spaces.
Blind review. Only papers submitted for presentation at a Poster Session will be blind reviewed. For all other proposals, a blind review process will not be used.
Citation and presentation distribution. Submission of a proposal is taken as agreement to allow individuals to cite your presented work in their future research. It is expected that presentation materials will be shared with attendees upon request, and thus submitters should ensure that they have the legal right to present the material included in the submission. If permission must be obtained from a sponsoring organization (e.g., your employer) to allow the presentation of data or other information, such permission MUST be secured PRIOR to submission.
Notification of acceptance. The Program Committee will notify the submitter about acceptance or rejection, including reviewer comments, in early December 2018.
Commercial content. Presenters should be sensitive to the commercial nature of products and/or services discussed in the context of their sessions. Presentations that focus on the commercial intent of a product or service rather than on the science and practice of I-O psychology are not permitted. Doing so may prohibit inclusion in future SIOP conference programs. If you wish to promote a product or service, you may want to become a sponsor or exhibitor. Contact the SIOP Administrative Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Please adhere to all Rules for Submissions so that your proposal may be reviewed and, if accepted, presented at the conference.
Areas of Interest Across All Session Types
The SIOP program has several different session types, each with a specific format and set of requirements. Please review and select among the various format options carefully, as not all topics are well-matched to all session types. Please note that standalone presentations are not automatically grouped and assigned to sessions but rather must be grouped by the session chair into a thematically integrated session at the time of submission. Individual presentations can be submitted as Posters.
For all session types except for Posters, SIOP provides a projector, screen, and microphones (1-2 tables, one podium, and one wired lavaliere microphone). Please note that to use the LCD projector, you are required to bring your own laptop. Presenters using computers without a VGA port (e.g., Macs) should also bring an adapter for connection to the VGA port on the projector.
Audience participation.For all session types (except individual posters), audience engagement is encouraged. Although this may seem more naturally integrated into some sessions types, submitters are encouraged to incorporate audience engagement into the submitted session. Some examples of audience engagement can include audience polling, a formal Q & A session (where audience members submit their questions in writing), having a discussant or other session participant select a subset of questions to answer, or starting the session by asking audience members a question that requires them to interact with others or which will be revisited at the end of the presentation after the material has been presented. Do not feel limited by these examples. Creativity in audience participation and selecting a method that fits well with the submitted session are encouraged.
Reproducible Research: Reproducible research may be presented in any of the session types. For research to be considered reproducible, presenters must commit at the time of submission to provide SIOP Community access to one or more of the following by the time of presentation: code or syntax used in analysis, data or mock data on which to run the code; a READ ME file with instructions detailing the analysis process. The following coding languages are among those that may be useful for reproducibility: R, Python, SPSS, SAS, STATA, MPlus or MATLAB. Submitters must check a box on the Submission Form to declare that reproducible research will be presented in the submission and include an explanation paragraph (500 character maximum; does not count toward total word limit) in the submission document describing the reproducible nature of the submission. For additional detail, see the Reproducible Research Submission Guidelines
An example of an explanation paragraph included in the submission document is as follows:
My submission for SIOP, if accepted, will include the following materials making it eligible for the category of Reproducible Research.
For 2019, we encourage cross-disciplinary sessions. Any of the session types described next may opt in as a cross-disciplinary session. To qualify for this type of session, at least one presenter or author must come from a field other than I-O, HR, or a highly related field (e.g., Organizational Behavior). The proposal must include an explicit description of how expertise, approaches, or methods from multiple disciplines were used to address I-O-related issues and why a cross-disciplinary approach was necessary. As a reminder, all individuals who present in a SIOP session are required to pay the conference registration fee. Fields whose inclusion would qualify a session as cross-disciplinary include but are not limited to:
In addition to the traditional session requirements, cross-disciplinary submissions must include an explanation paragraph (500-character maximum; does not count toward total word limit) describing the cross-disciplinary nature of the submission.
This SIOP submission qualifies for the category of Cross-disciplinary Research for the following reasons:
Debate. Debates are an engaging way to present opposing views about a topic. Generally, a Debate includes a moderator and presenters to represent each side of a controversial topic. The Debate may consist of the moderator stating a proposition, one side presenting affirming arguments, and the other side presenting dissenting arguments. Alternatively, the moderator may pose pointed questions whereby the debaters share their conflicting views on the topic. Time for rebuttal and audience questions can be incorporated. When submitting a Debate proposal, please describe the topic to be debated, the participant composition and format of the Debate, the major points likely to be argued by each side or the questions that will be posed to them, and the debaters’ expertise related to the focal topic. Please refer to the Diversity of Affiliation requirements. Debates may be submitted as either a 50- or 80-minute session. Historically, few debates are proposed to the SIOP conference. However, they tend to be among the most popular sessions and thus we highly encourage submissions.
Debate Submission Requirements:
(Click here for an example of a Debate submission)
Symposium. A Symposium is a multipresenter session including a well-integrated set of research, practice, theory, or teaching-oriented content. Participants in a Symposium should include a chairperson and three to five presenters (five only if no discussant is included). For increased audience interaction, the session chair can facilitate a discussion at the end of the symposium or optionally include a Discussant in this role. Other options for audience interaction are welcome. Audience interaction is a desired feature for SIOP sessions; please allow sufficient time accordingly. Although individual presentations within a Symposium may have all authors from the same institution, across the entire session the Diversity of Affiliation requirement applies. Please refer to the guidance about this requirement. See information in this document for ideas on how to identify collaborators for sessions. A symposium may be submitted as either a 50 or 80 minute session.
Symposium Submission Requirements:
(Click here for an example of a Symposium submission)
IGNITE! Panel. The typical approach for this session type is to have several experts on a focal scientific or practical I-O topic prepare 20 auto-advancing slides for a 5-minute presentation. Panels can have up to 7 presenters, which should allow adequate time for questions at the end OR can elect for fewer presenters and a facilitated audience discussion/Q&A session upon completion of all presentations. Proposals for IGNITE! Panels should provide a brief overview and short summary of each presentation. If there are fewer presenters, submissions should include guiding questions for the facilitated audience discussion portion. The Diversity of Affiliation requirement applies. Please refer to the guidance about this requirement. All IGNITE! Panels should be a 50-minute sessions.
IGNITE! Panel Submission Requirements:
(Click here for an example of an IGNITE! Panel submission)
Master Tutorial. The primary purpose of the Master Tutorial is to develop and educate the audience about a focal I-O topic. As examples, Tutorials might be developed to provide an update on a specified content area, discuss a new statistical technique, or describe how knowledge from another discipline can be applied to an I-O problem or topic. Topics that are not appropriate include descriptions of commercial products that the presenter is marketing. Proposals for Tutorials should describe the specific content to be taught in the tutorial and indicate whether the coverage of the material will be basic or advanced.
Master Tutorial Submission Requirements
(Click here for an example of a Master Tutorial submission)
Panel Discussion. In a Panel Discussion, the chairperson plays a very active role, serving as the moderator who ensures that all panelists (generally three to five people) have the opportunity to speak. A chairperson can both pose questions and facilitate audience questions. Panel Discussions should generate spontaneous interaction among panelists and between panelists and the audience. Diversity among panelists is important to the success of the session. Further, all panelists must recognize the need for advance preparation. A Panel Discussion proposal should describe the structure or format of the session, the underlying issues or themes to be discussed, and some key questions that will either be addressed primarily by the panel or will be supplemented with additional questions generated by the audience. Please refer to the guidance about applicable Diversity of Affiliation requirements. A panel discussion may be submitted as either a 50- or 80-minute session.
Panel Discussion Submission Requirements
(Click here for an example of a Panel Discussion submission)
Poster. Several Poster Sessions will be organized to give participants opportunities to present individual papers. Poster Sessions will be 50 minutes long. At each Poster Session, many authors simultaneously present their papers, primarily in a visual medium, with key excerpts from the papers displayed on large boards (8’ x 4’). The audience circulates among posters and stops to discuss papers of particular interest with the authors. Papers submitted for Poster presentation must represent completed work and should be prepared according to instructions provided in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition, with the exception of the title page and abstract formatting, which should follow SIOP’s rules detailed below in the Required Submission Document Format section. Please note that non-empirical submissions advancing theoretical propositions ARE permitted. A theoretical proposal goes beyond a standard literature review. A theoretical article examines the current research on a topic, reviews the most recent developments in the field, and proposes ways to further advance theory and future research on a topic. A strong theoretical proposal will clearly communicate propositions to advance the field.
Top posters will again be featured this year during a social hour.No audiovisual equipment or electricity will be available for Poster Sessions.
One poster will also be awarded the Flanagan Award:
The John C. Flanagan Award for Best Student Presentation at the SIOP Conference. The John C. Flanagan Award was established to recognize the best student contribution at the SIOP conference. Poster submissions whose first author is a student are automatically considered for the Flanagan award. To qualify for the Flanagan Award, a student must, as of December 1st, 2018 (a) have a paid Student Affiliate membership in SIOP, (b) be enrolled in a PhD program, and (c) be the first author of the paper submitted. In the case of multiple authors, order of authorship should reflect the relative scientific or professional.
Poster Format Submission Requirements:
(Click here for an example of a Poster submission)
Alternative Session Type. The Program Committee is actively seeking proposals for innovative session types contributing to a program that is informative and invigorating and, additionally, that exposes the audience to new ways of disseminating, connecting with, and learning about key topics. This format applies to any submission falling outside the types described above due to novelty in format or style. As an example, the alternative session types should extend beyond the boundaries of a symposium followed by an interactive discussion period. There are two important stipulations for this session type: first, it must fit either a 50- or an 80-minute session length (as with other sessions, 50 minutes is encouraged); and second, it must utilize a standard theater style room layout (podium/screen at the front of the room and rows of chairs for the audience or a round table set up). For logistical reasons variations in session length and/or other room layouts can unfortunately not be accommodated. Please be sure to indicate in the special requests check box if a round table room set up is required. All attempts to honor request for round tables will be made, however they cannot be guaranteed.
SIOP highly encourages submission of alternative session types. The following are examples of alternative sessions. This is intended as an illustrative versus exhaustive list of ideas.
Please note that Alternative Sessions must still conform to the 50- or 80-minute timeframe and that the presenters are responsible for determining and controlling the time allocated between different session types during the presentation period. Feel free to extend beyond these example Alternative Session Types; we look forward to submitters’ ideas for memorable, unique, and compelling session types that will be enlightening and absorbing for the SIOP 2019 audience. For any questions related to the feasibility of an alternative session please contact email@example.com.
Proposals for Alternative Session Types should detail the focal topic or theme, the distinguishing and novel attributes of the new format and how they will benefit the audience, and a specific rationale for why and how the topic/theme is well aligned with this session type. Please clearly indicate in your description specifically what qualifies your submission as an alternative session. For multipresenter sessions, Diversity of Affiliation Requirements apply.
When submitting any Alternative Session Type, please give careful consideration to the fact that many alternative formats can be quite challenging for presenters unaccustomed to the format and, as such, involve substantial planning and coordination among presenters and the session chair, often well beyond that required for a traditional format. We strongly encourage extensive presenter practice to ensure a smooth-running and well-received session. Since these formats will often be new to the audience as well, please plan an introduction that ensures that they have the information they need to effectively contextualize, engage with, and learn from the session type.
There are two different formats to submit alternative sessions. The first, “Alternative Session Type with Presenters (No Authorship Order),” should be used in cases where there are no individual papers being presented and authorship is not meaningful (e.g., Open Fishbowl). The presenters will appear in the program in the way they appear for Panel Discussions. The second Alternative Session Type is labeled “Alternative Session Type with Multiple Papers.” This should be selected in cases where there are multiple papers being presented and authorship order on each paper is meaningful (e.g., Research Incubator). The format of these types will resemble that of a Symposium in the printed program. Please be sure to select the appropriate type of Alternative Session Type at the onset of your submission.
Alternative Session Type Submission Requirements:
(Here is an example of an Alternative Session Type With Presenters (No Authorship Order) submission and an Alternative Session Type With Multiple Papers)
IDENTIFYING COLLABORATORS FOR SUBMISSIONS
Looking for individuals to connect with for a session on a topic of interest? A few recommendations for connecting with other possible presenters include posting on my.siop.org, community of interest discussion lists, alumni communication channels, social networking sites, and other online forums related to the subject area. Searchable programs are available online. Begin the process of recruitment as early as possible.
The submission process is entirely online. Please do not send any additional materials (hard copy, CD, etc.) to the Administrative Office. Please follow the steps below to submit each proposal.
SIOP username & password: You will need your SIOP username and password to submit a proposal. If you need your username and password, go to the submission login site and request that the information be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address in the SIOP database. Contact the Administrative Office at SIOP@siop.org if you need to update your e-mail address or if you need help.
Online submission availability: We expect that access to our online proposal submission site will be available when you receive this Call for Proposals. Submitters may go back and edit their submission by entering the submission site and selecting an existing, nonsubmitted submission at any time until the deadline, at which point changes will no longer be possible. Once you click “Submit Presentation” for your submission, it cannot be edited further. Traffic on this site is extremely heavy close to the deadline, so it is possible that you will not be able to access the site as the deadline approaches or that your processing time will be very slow; PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY. The site will automatically shut down at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 12, 2018 Therefore your submission must be completed by that time. The deadline is firm and no exceptions will be made.
Please note that if your proposal is accepted, the information you provide during the online submission process is used to populate the program. Be certain to enter accurate and up-to-date information. Note: most of the information included in the online form is also required in the Submission Document (see session types above for information required in the submission document).
85-character title (maximum, including spaces) for your proposed session
50-character shortened title (maximum, including spaces) for the proposed session to be used in grid version of program
Placing your submission into primary and secondary content areas helps to ensure it is evaluated by a reviewer with specific content expertise. The content areas you choose are also used to schedule sessions to minimize overlap with sessions of similar topics occurring at the same time within the program. We recognize that this list is not exhaustive. There is no “other” category. Choose the best fit.
Suggested Reviewer Profile
When entering your submission, you will indicate whether the content of your submission seems most relevant for practitioners, academics, or a mixed audience. NEW! This year we are encouraging submitters to describe the level of sophistication of the content for the intended audience. Consider using amplifiers such as “introductory,” “intermediate,” or “advanced” level qualifiers to describe the level of expertise and/or content to be delivered. These designations are important as it will guide the composition of the assigned reviewers and perspective audience attendees; however, it will NOT impact your likelihood of acceptance.
Abstracts for all accepted sessions will be published in the conference program. Abstracts must be 400 characters or less. NEW! This year we are encouraging submitters to describe the level of sophistication of the content for the intended audience. Consider using amplifiers such as “introductory,” “intermediate,” or “advanced” level qualifiers to describe the level of expertise and/or content to be delivered.
This study was conducted to explore an advanced-level clarification of the meaning of computational self-awareness (mathematical discrepancy between self- and other-ratings) in multisource feedback. Through the application of Item Response Theory (IRT), the relationship between observed and latent performance domains on a 360˚ assessment was compared for high versus low computationally self-aware individuals.
When you provide clearly written, easily accessible overviews of your work that can be used to publicize accepted proposals to members of the media, you contribute greatly to SIOP’s ability to inform and influence broader audiences. NEW! This year we are encouraging submitters to describe the level of sophistication of the content for the intended audience. Consider using amplifiers such as “introductory,” “intermediate,” or “advanced” level qualifiers to describe the level of expertise and/or content to be delivered. Please describe in no more than 800 characters the session in simple, nontechnical, and compelling terms that highlight the relevance and implications of your research. The best press paragraphs are written independently for this purpose; please do not copy the abstract for use as a press paragraph.
Research on work meetings illustrates an introductory-level view of the importance of meetings in organizations. The purpose of this symposium is to go inside workplace meetings and investigate previously understudied processes in this workplace phenomenon and connect the findings to practices around work meetings. Specifically, the papers examine how organizational support and counterproductive behavior impact meeting effectiveness, emotional labor in meetings, and how shared emotion in meetings promotes creative behavior. The papers provide practical advice for managers on ways to improve meeting effectiveness. The discussants will critically analyze the papers and provide contrasting perspectives highlighting the science and practice of work meetings.
Social Media Statement
SIOP would like to promote your annual conference session via social media. The goal is to more easily and widely share conference content to help increase visibility of your research, the conference, and SIOP more generally. In 15 or fewer words, please describe your submission in the space provided, including any appropriate hashtags and social media handles (see following examples). Consider using a curiosity-inducing question or statement t build audience interest in your session. Before sharing the post via social media, SIOP will add a link to your session and the conference hashtag (#SIOP19). Examples of effective Social Media Statements:
Please indicate any special requests (e.g., scheduling, presentation needs such as a flip chart, special video hookups or audio connections). Special requests can only be considered if made at the time you submit your proposal and are subject to logistical and financial considerations. For Alternative Session Types only, please be sure to indicate in the special requests check box if a round table room set up is required.
Number of Authors/Participants
You must list ALL authors, including yourself if applicable, regardless of whether they will be presenting at the session or not. The number of authors/participants that you give will be used to create the participant list and the conference program. Please note that the list of presenters cannot be changed in the online or printed programs after the session has been accepted. We strongly advise that you ask all session participants, including nonmembers, to create and/or verify their information with SIOP at www.siop.org prior to submission to ensure accuracy.
Amount of Time Requested
All Poster Sessions are 50 minutes. Other formats can be either 50 or 80 minutes. We are striving for a larger proportion of 50-minute sessions; please consider the 50-minute length when appropriate. Recommended compositions for different session lengths are listed below.
Recall that titles, abstracts, press paragraphs, etc. have a CHARACTER rather than word limit. The limits are inclusive of spaces. The limits are as follows: Title: 85 characters
Shortened title: 50 characters
Abstract: 400 characters
Press paragraph: 800 characters
Please note you are required to calculate and provide within your submitted document the word count of your submission using the applicable guidelines within each session type description. For Symposium submissions, please include the total word count summing across the general summary and the individual presentation summaries (excluding references, tables, or figures). Failing to abide by the word count requirements will preclude review of the submission.
Diversity of Affiliation (relevant for Debate, Symposium, Panel Discussion, and Alternative Session Type submissions only)
Although individual presentations within a multipresenter session may have all authors from the same institution, the overall session must contain presenters from at least two different affiliations so that sessions are not viewed as “advertisements” for products or research programs from a single company or academic program. The program is intended to be science based rather than commercially oriented, to represent a diverse set of perspectives, and to be inclusive for all participants. When submitting, you will be asked to confirm that you have conformed to this requirement and that you recognize that not doing so means your submission will not be reviewed.
Confirmation of Presentation Commitment
Legal Right to Present Submitted Material
You will be asked to confirm that all presenters (e.g., first authors, discussants, chairs) in the proposed session have indicated that they have the legal right to present and distribute all information included in the submission (e.g., that any materials included in the proposal can be presented and distributed at the conference).
The Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Award
Submitters are given the option to have their submission considered for the LGBT award, which is presented in recognition of a poster or symposium paper that represents an outstanding example of scholarship addressing issues faced by LGBT individuals in the workplace. If your submission fits these criteria and you would like to be considered for the award, please select the appropriate checkbox when prompted during the online submission process. Participation in this opportunity will not influence any acceptance decisions.
Required Submission Document Format
During the submission process, you will need to upload your entire submission. The document you submit must conform to the following format:
Your file should contain the following information (in order):
Blind review for posters. If your submission is a Poster, omit names that could identify the author(s). Also, please go to Properties in the File menu, click on the Summary tab, and delete any identifiers. All other submissions are NOT blind reviewed.
You will also need to identify the order of authors, and designate presenters, chairs, and discussants.
Submit Your Proposal Online
Q: It is not clear whether an appendix counts toward the word limit in a submission. Does it?
A: Appendices do count toward the word limit, but references, tables, and figures do not. For Roundtable/Conversation Hour, Panel Discussion, Master Tutorial, Debate, and Alternative Session Type submissions, the maximum word count is 3000 words. For Symposium submissions, the general summary cannot exceed 1000 words and the summary of each individual contribution cannot exceed 1000 words. For Posters, the maximum number of words is 3000. Submissions that exceed the word limits listed above will NOT BE REVIEWED. Again, please note that the word limit INCLUDES any appendices but does not include references, footnotes, tables, or figures.
Q: Regarding Symposium submissions, is it OK if the discussant is a co-author (vs. presenter) on a paper? That is, I understand that is not OK for Dan Smith to discuss a paper by Smith, et al. But is it OK for Dan Smith to discuss a paper by Doe, Doe, & Smith?
A: No. The guidelines make no distinction in terms of order of authorship or presenter/not a presenter with regard to the discussant role. The discussant for a Symposium (Dan Smith in this instance) cannot be an author, co-author, or presenter for any paper within that symposium.
Q: I am having technical problems with the submission website. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact Larry Nader at firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of Submissions:
Q: I submitted a paper for which I'm only a co-author, on behalf of my student. Will this influence whether I can submit an additional first authored piece?
A: As long as you are in compliance with the rule of 3 guidelines found in the Call for Proposals, it doesn't matter if you submit the poster or if your student submits it. It isn't the person that electronically submits the proposal that matters; it is their role in the proposal that matters. If you are the submitter, you must still add yourself into the system as an author on the paper because you are not automatically added as an author on a paper.
Q: There's a possibility that I may be involved in 4 SIOP submissions. I am co-chairing two Symposium sessions, I'm a discussant on a Panel Discussion, and I may be a co-author on a Poster. Would this be an issue?
A: It depends on your order of authorship on the Poster. If you are first author, then you will be in violation of the guidelines regarding the rule of 3. If you are second or thereafter, you are ok. As indicated in the Call for Proposals, no individual may be a presenter in more than THREE program submissions. Being a presenter refers, for this purpose, to:
Q: I am a co-author on 5 submissions (2nd and 3rd author), is that a problem?
A: No. See above discussion about what it means to be a “presenter” so as to not violate the rule of 3.
Q: Can presenters in a session all be from the same institution?
A: No, for Debate, Symposium, Panel Discussion, and Alternative Session Type sessions there must be at least two presenters with different affiliations in the session (i.e., every presenter cannot be from the same institution). Submissions that do not have at least two presenters with different affiliations in the session will not be reviewed.
Q: Are 4 presenters the maximum number allowed for the Symposium session type?
A: A Total of 5 presenters (including discussants) are permitted. However, with more than 4 there might be some reviewer concerns regarding whether or not there would be enough time for that many speakers and audience participation. You should address that issue in your submission and ensure that enough time is allotted per speaker given the session minutes you are submitting for (50 minutes versus 80 minutes).
Incomplete Research Submission:
Q: I want to submit a poster. My study is not yet complete. Is that ok?
A: Papers submitted for a Poster presentation should be based on completed work and require a complete write up.
Q: Can I submit a paper to be included in a Theme Track?
A: No, the theme tracks are organized and arranged outside the general call for proposals.
Q: I want to submit something to SIOP that is currently under review at a journal, is that a problem?
A: It can be submitted as long as it has not yet been: (a) accepted for publication in a journal; (b) accepted for publication in a book; (c) presented at another conference or (d) under review for presentation at another conference.
Q: I prefer not to present papers in the morning, can I make a special request?
A: No, special requests are reserved only for critical needs that our members have. With over 1,000 participants in the SIOP program, we do not have the ability to juggle specific time preferences.
Q: Does the program committee select a few proposals to publicize or do they simply provide the media with a document of all the press paragraphs?
A: We provide the media with a document of all the press paragraphs. Please note the updated press paragraph guidelines for recommendations on how to make press paragraphs as useful and influential for this purpose as possible.
Q: I am preparing a submission for the SIOP conference that does not appear to fit neatly into one of the available formats. In reviewing the submission guidelines, the Panel Discussion seems to be the most appropriate. However, I am envisioning each participant giving a brief case study that illustrates the type of work that they do. Does the Panel Discussion format sound appropriate and if not, what format do you recommend? How receptive do you feel SIOP will be to this type of submission?
A: The Panel Discussion could be an appropriate format for your proposal if you or the Chairperson is planning to ask questions of the panel and moderate the discussion. If the participants are presenting research results or practice-based information centered on a common theme, the Symposium format may also be applicable. Also consider the Alternative Session Type. Make sure you allot time for audience interaction and describe exactly how you will get the audience involved in your proposal. The session sounds like one that would be of interest to SIOP members, but the reviewers are the ultimate judge of this.
Q: How do I contact individuals with similar interests in order to put together a symposium? Does SIOP have such collaborative forums available for organizing such submissions?
A: Although SIOP does not provide this type of service, there are several strategies that you can follow to identify colleagues with similar interests. One strategy is to reach out to potential collaborators via my.SIOP.org, which is ideally-suited for this purpose, and/or your colleagues who publish in your specialty area. Another strategy might be to review past conference programs on the SIOP Web site www.siop.org/Conferences/PastSearch.aspx and locate previous presenters with your interests through the online membership directory.
Q: I don’t see a content area that matches my proposal, what do I do?
A: We recognize that this happens at times. Please just choose the one that is most related. The Program Committee will make every attempt to assign the proposal to reviewers with expertise in the appropriate field.
If your question has still not been answered, please contact the Program Chair, Tracey Rizzuto, at email@example.com.