Prestigious journal invites UP professor to serve as consulting editor

Posted on October 15, 2015

Prof Jenny Hoobler of the Department of Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences was recently invited to serve as a consulting editor (CE) on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP). She was selected to the board based on her scholarly expertise, academic achievements, visibility and engagement in the field and will serve from January 2016 to December 2017. 

The Journal of Applied Psychology has an impact factor of 4,8 and a five-year impact value of 7,753 according to the Web of Science – an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service maintained by Thomson Reuters. JAP, which is currently processing over 1 200 manuscripts (new and revised) per year, is at the forefront of publishing new knowledge and understanding of applied psychological phenomena within organisational settings.

According to Prof Stella Nkomo, Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, this is a clear indication of Prof Hoobler’s stature in the field and the research contributions that she has made over the years. 

Prof Hoobler says that joining this editorial team marks the achievement of one career goal she set for herself a few years ago. “I also believe that having the University of Pretoria’s name appear on the masthead for JAP should enhance the university’s name recognition in the fields of management and applied psychology.”

Dr Gilad Chen, Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology and Robert Smith, Chair in Organisation Behavior at the University of Maryland School of Business, notes that the quality and reputation of any journal is substantially influenced by the quality of the editorial board.

“The editorial team and CE board members are integral in continuing this well-established tradition of supporting scholarship with theoretical and empirical rigor, broad scope, and applied relevance. Prof Hoobler’s contributions as a CE will be an important asset to our team, and further enhance our ability to reach our goals for the Journal.”

Prof Hoobler is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of work and family, gender and diversity in organisations, and abusive supervision. 

For more information on her research, click here.


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