Welcome to the SIOP/CARMA Introductory Reviewer Development workshop! The workshop provides participants with the opportunity to be introduced to basic reviewer competencies via readings and videos. The workshop was developed for those with limited to no experience reviewing. However, it can also serve as a useful refresher for more experienced reviewers! Upon completion of the training, participants will have the opportunity to receive a certification indicating that they have completed their training. The training is open-access and freely accessible to all interested participants.


The workshops are composed of three modules. Recordings of all live panels will be made available after August 22.

Download the powerpoint slides here. 

Module 1

Competencies to be covered: (1) Integrity, (2) Open-mindedness, and (3) Constructiveness

Live panel at 4:30pm EDT Aug. 22, 2018. Panelists include: Steven Rogelberg (UNC Charlotte), Jane Le (WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management), and Janaki Gooty (UNC Charlotte)

Supplemental readings:

  • Pratt, M. G. (2009). From the editors: For the lack of a boilerplate: Tips on writing up (and reviewing) qualitative research. Academy of Management Journal, 52, 856-862.
  • Rupp, D. E. (2011). Ethical issues faced by editors and reviewers. Management and Organization Review, 7, 481-493.
  • Woo, S. E., O’Boyle, E. H., Spector, P. E. (2017). Best practices in developing, conducting, and evaluating inductive research. Human Resource Management Review, 27, 255-264.

Module 2

Competencies to be covered: (4) Thoroughness, (5) Tone, and (6) Clarify

Live panel at 5pm EDT Aug. 22, 2018. Panelists include: Paul Bliese (University of South Carolina), Gloria Gonzalez-Morales (University of Guelph), and Bob Vandenberg (University of Georgia)

Supplemental readings:

  • Feldman, D. C. (2004). Being a developmental reviewer: Easier said than done. Journal of Management, 30, 161-164.
  • Lepak, D. (2009). Editor’s comments: What is good reviewing? Academy of Management Review, 34, 375-381.
  • Ragins, B. R. (2015). Editor’s comments: Developing our authors. Academy of Management Review, 40, 1-8.

Module 3

Competencies to be covered: (7) Expertise, (8) Represent, and (9) Efficiency

Live panel at 6pm EDT Aug. 22, 2018. Panelists include: Tine Koehler (University of Melbourne), Ernest O’Boyle (Indiana University), and Fred Oswald (Rice University)

Supplemental readings:

  • Lee, A. S. (1995). Reviewing a manuscript for publication. Journal of Operations Management, 13, 87-92.
  • Roediger, H. L. (2007). Twelve tips for reviewers. The Academic Observer. Retrieve from https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/twelve-tips-for-reviewers
  • Sullivan, S. H., Baruch, Y., Schepmyer, H. (2009). The why, what, and how of reviewer education: A human capital approach. Journal of Management Education, 34, 393-429.

Reviewer practice

While not a required component of this workshop, we do encourage novice or inexperienced reviewers to contact a mentor for the opportunity to shadow them as they complete a review. However, editor approval/permission should be obtained prior to the shadowing experience.

Live panels

We are currently scheduled to have our three virtual panels on August 22, 2018:

The virtual panels will be conducted via Zoom (click here for session details), however, the sessions will be recorded and made available afterwards.


Participants have an opportunity to take a certification quiz upon completing the training. To successfully complete the training participants will need to have watched all three panel videos, have reviewed the reviewer competency model, and have reviewed the nine supplemental readings. Participants should then complete the Qualtrics quiz available here:



If you have any questions please contact George Banks at gbanks3@uncc.edu

Live panels at 4:30pm EDT, 5:15pm EDT, and 6pm EDT Aug. 22, 2018