Special Issue "Organizational and Safety Climate: Research and Interventions"

A special issue of Merits (ISSN 2673-8104).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Silvia Platania
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Guest Editor
Department of Educational Science, Psychology Section, University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
Interests: changes in work organization; wellbeing and health of workers at risk; study and analysis of the organizational and psychosocial climate; consumer behavior and value of brand; psychometric validation concerning measurement instruments in the specific sector; psychology of training and vocational guidance
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Dr. Martina Morando
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Guest Editor
Department of Educational Science, Section of Psychology, University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
Interests: work and organizational psychology; individual and collective specific determinants in organizational contexts; consumer psychology, with emphasis on the role played by emotions (positive or negative) in consumer behavior; psychology of tourism, and development and validation of measurement instruments in the field of psychology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, the debate around the relationship between organizational climate and the safety climate has become increasingly heated. From an organizational perspective, organizational climate has been defined as the employees’ shared perceptions of and the meaning attached to the policies, practices, and procedures experienced within an organization.

Safety climate, instead, has been defined as a “particular type of organizational climate that could differentiate between low and high accident rate companies”.

Following the most recent research, safety climate is now considered a subtype of organizational climate; in more detail, literature has now focused on the idea that organizations have several climates.

In view of this, this Special Issue invites the submission of high-quality conceptual and empirical papers from different perspectives on research and interventions in organizational and safety climate.

Safety Climate

  • Organizational climate
  • Individual differences
  • Safety
  • Best practice
  • Work performance
  • Job satisfaction
  • Wellbeing
  • Health 

Dr. Silvia Platania
Dr. Martina Morando
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Merits is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • safety climate
  • organizational climate
  • wellbeing
  • human resources

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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