Judgment and Decision Making
This is the journal of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) and the European Association for Decision Making (EADM). It is open access, published on the World Wide Web, at least every two months. We have no author fees so far.
Aims and scopeThe study of judgment and decision making (JDM) concerns normative, descriptive and prescriptive analysis of human judgments and decisions. These topics may be studied from theoretical or applied perspectives, with the use of experiments, surveys, analysis of existing data, and other necessary approaches. Contributions to the journal will fall within these bounds and reflect issues central to JDM, including, but not limited to those in this list. The field of JDM is inter-disciplinary, so the journal covers relevant content from several fields, including cognitive psychology, experimental economics, and experimental philosophy. We expect contributions to be accessible to readers in at least these fields.
What we publish
Types of articles: We publish articles of any length, including new empirical contributions, adversarial collaborations, informative replies to relevant articles, meta-analyses, theoretical articles, historical overviews, and potential target articles designed for published comments.
Replications: We publish replications, so long as they have a compelling rationale, e.g., the original results were surprising.
Registered reports: We will review the Introduction and Method section of proposed studies (plus something like a power analysis, if relevant). If these are accepted, then we promise to publish the results. The idea is to encourage risky but important studies (including replications) by removing the fear that a negative or ambiguous result will not be publishable. See the note2 for further details.
Theory specification papers (pilot phase): We publish manuscripts in which important (e.g., well researched and cited) and still underspecified theories of (mainly) other authors are specified. Papers should objectify theories by fully specifying and operationally defining all concepts included in the antecedence and the consequence parts of a theory and their interrelations. Such papers should foster debates that converge on a common understanding. Please contact the responsible editor (Andreas Glöckner) with a short proposal prior to writing the paper.
What we do not publish
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Note: As of Jaunary 2023, the journal will be published by CambridgeUniversity Press. All major features of the present journal, as well as its contents, will be preserved, except that a few authors might be asked to pay processing charges. The current editors and board will remain. However, the technical guidelines will no longer apply to articles published after November 2022.
EditorsJonathan Baron, University of Pennsylvania Mandeep Dhami, Middlesex University
Andreas Glöckner, University of Cologne
Associate EditorsMaya Bar-Hillel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Arndt Bröder, Universität Mannheim
Adele Diederich, Jacobs University Kimmo Eriksson, Stockholm University
Enrique Fatas, University of Pennsylvania Yaniv Hanoch, Southampton Business School
Bettina von Helversen, University of Bremen
Ben Hilbig, University of Koblenz-Landau Joseph G. Johnson, Miami University of Ohio
Michael Lee, University of California, Irvine
David R. Mandel, Defence Research and Development Canada Barbara Mellers, University of Pennsylvania
Ganna Pogrebna, University of Sydney Business School
Briony Pulford, University of Leicester
Ilana Ritov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ulrich Schmidt, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Sandra Schneider, University of South Florida
Shaul Shalvi, University of Amsterdam
Consulting EditorsHal Arkes, Ohio State University
Netta Barak-Corren, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tilmann Betsch, University of Erfurt
Nicolao Bonini, University of Trento
Valerio Capraro, University of Middlesex
Clintin Davis-Stober, University of Missouri
Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M University
Ido Erev, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Arvid Erlandsson, Linkögping University
Susann Fiedler, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn
Gregory Fischer, Duke University
Craig Fox, University of California, Los Angeles
Andrew Gelman, Columbia University
Thomas Gilovich, Cornell University
Daniel Goldstein, Microsoft Research
Ulrich Hoffrage, University of Lausanne
Julie Irwin, University of Texas
Konstantinos Katsikopoulos, University of Southampton and Harding Centre for Risk Literacy
Esther Kaufmann, Universität Konstanz
Simon Kemp, University of Canterbury, N.Z.
Gideon Keren, Tilburg University
Kris Kirby, Williams College
Derek Koehler, University of Waterloo
David H. Krantz, Columbia University
Michal Król, University of Agder, Norway
Erin Krupka, University of Michigan
Shu Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences Rui Mata,University of Basel Don Moore, University of California, Berkeley
Jeryl Mumpower, Texas A & M University
Ben Newell, University of New South Wales
Gordon Pennycook, University of Regina
Ellen Peters, University of Oregon
Antonio Rangel, California Institute of Technology
Adil Saribay, Boğaziçi University
Alan Schwartz, University of Illinois at Chicago
Joseph Simmons, University of PennsylvaniaK
Miroslav Sirota, University of Essex
Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School
Eldad Yechiam, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Onurcan Yılmaz, Kadir Has University
Liane Young, Boston College
Supervisory committeeDerek Koehler, University of Waterloo (SJDM)
Christopher Hsee, University of Chicago (SJDM)
Ido Erev, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (EADM)
Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau, Kingston University (EADM)
1An article cannot be previously published in a refereed journal. It can, however, be published in a conference proceedings, a personal web site, a working-paper series, or a pre-print server.
2A registered report is not the same as pre-registration, although that may be useful for many papers, including registered reports. See As Predicted. When submitting a registered report, please also include a separate explanation of why you are doing the study and why you want acceptance in advance. Following initial (pre-study) acceptance, authors are typically required by the action editor to register the approved protocol (e.g., on the Open Science Framework https://osf.io/rr/ or other recognised repository), either publicly or under private embargo until submission of the full manuscript with results. The full manuscript will then also contain the URL of the approved protocol.
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