The Journal

The Psychologist-Manager Journal, a scholarly publication for members of the Society of Psychologists in Leadership (SPL) and others with similar interests, has been published since 1997. Conceptualized as a hybrid between a scholarly journal and a professional guide to good managerial practice, TPMJ is directed at the practicing psychologist-manager. Rodney L. Lowman, PhD, served as Founding Editor until 2003, when Rosemary Hays-Thomas, PhD, assumed that role. William D. Siegfried Jr. took on the journal for several years thereafter. George B. Yancey held his position as Editor from 2012 to 2019 and was joined by Jennifer P. Wisdom, Ph.D, as a Co-Editor from 2017 - 2019. Jennifer continued as Editor for 2020, and Elizabeth L. Blickensderfer and Elizabeth Hunter Lazzara are the current Co-Editors, starting in 2021.

Instructions for submissions and information about subscriptions can be found on the "Journal" drop down tab above.

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Getting Started with Online Access: Your SPL membership entitles you to access The Psychologist-Manager Journal content online, including back issues, using APA PsycNET®, the American Psychological Association’s enhanced delivery platform. The information below tells you how to get started.

Once you have logged in, go to the area designated as “Subscriptions” and select The Psychologist-Manager Journal.  In addition to the written instructions provided here, for your convenience APA also created a brief video tutorial on how to access journal subscriptions online. Click here to watch the video.

New Content Alerts: To keep in touch with the journal, please subscribe for free electronic alerts (PsycALERT©) that will notify you whenever anything new becomes available on The Psychologist-Manager Journal web page—this includes new issues and papers published through OnlineFirst (i.e., made available electronically ahead of publication in print). To subscribe to PsycALERT©, go to  Please subscribe using the email address you have on file with SPL—this will not only connect you with the Table of Contents and abstracts but also automatically grant you access to full-text articles.

Full-text access to The Psychologist-Manager Journal: All SPL members can access past and new journal content through “My APA” at As a SPL member, you already have a “My APA” account set up for you. To look up your account, please use the email address you have on file with SPL. Once you log in, you will see a link to all available content (volumes 8-16, 2005-present) from TPMJ under “Subscriptions – Journals”.  Please contact the APA Service Center at 800-374-2721 or email [email protected] if you require any assistance or have any questions about your account (e.g., to look up the email address you should use for “My APA”). 

TPMJ Goes Mobile: Access TPMJ on your mobile device via the APA JournalsPro app. Download the free app today on your Apple or Android mobile devices at the iTunes Store or Google Play sites and search for “The Psychologist-Manager Journal” in Key Search or sign up to follow the journal on the JournalsPro app home page.

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