Judgment and Decision MakingThis 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 publication charges so far.
What we publish (and do not publish)
Submitted articles should be original1 and relevant to the tradition of research in the field represented by SJDM and EADM. Relevant articles deal with normative, descriptive, and/or prescriptive analyses of human judgments and decisions. These include, but are not limited to: experimental studies of judgments of hypothetical scenarios; experimental economic approaches to individual and group behavior; use of physiological methods to understand human judgments and decisions; discussion of normative models such as utility theory; and applications of relevant theory to medicine, law, consumer behavior, business, public choice, and public economics.
Types of articles: We publish short articles, adversarial collaborations, informative replies to articles we have published, meta-analyses, new empirical contributions, and theoretical articles.
Replications: We publish replications, so long as they have a compelling rationale, e.g., the results were surprising.
Pre-registration: We will also 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, provided that they are clearly positive or negative. The idea is to encourage risky but important studies (including replications) by removing the fear that a clearly negative result will not be publishable.
What we do not publish: We do not publish literature reviews unless they feature a theoretical contribution or represent a special point of view. We are not interested in applications of a decision analytic method to particular problems in commerce or other fields.
Data and materials
We encourage the submission of raw data and stimulus materials at the time of review and will often request these if they are not already submitted. Publications should include all key information necessary to understand (and replicate, insofar as possible) the study and data analysis. Feel free to use footnotes, appendices, or supplements.
We include the data of accepted articles with the articles (unless this is for some reason difficult). We will also include stimuli, questionnaires, and code, when these are necessary to understand exactly what was done (again, unless this is difficult for some reason, such as questionnares with copyright restrictions).
Submitted articles will be examined by the Editor and possibly by an Associate Editor before they are sent for review. Usually the review will involve one Consulting Editor and another reviewer. This process is designed to insure speedy rejection when rejection seems warranted. Authors may remove their names if they wish, and reviewers may reveal theirs.
Send submissions, comments, or questions by email to the Editor, Jonathan Baron, at email@example.com. If you do not get an acknowledgement or response within 2 days, please try again. Proposals for special issues will not be accepted for the time being.
Make sure that the details of your method (if any) are clear. You can use supplements for this if necessary. Send the data with your submission if possible. If the paper is published you will have to submit them eventually.
If you send Word files, please also send
You do not need to include a fancy cover letter. An email message is sufficient.
Submitted articles must be readable by reviewers in some electronic form. Reviewers prefer tables, figures, and footnotes in the text, not at the end. Accepted articles should meet these technical requirements. If you plan to submit an article, it helps to look at the technical requirements before you write it.
EditorJonathan Baron, University of Pennsylvania
Associate EditorsMaya Bar-Hillel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Edward Cokely, University of Oklahoma
Michael DeKay, Ohio State University
Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M University Andreas Glöckner, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Robin Hogarth, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Joseph G. Johnson, Miami University of Ohio
Michael Lee, University of California, Irvine
Barbara Mellers, University of Pennsylvania
Leif Nelson, University of California, Berkeley
Ilana Ritov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Consulting EditorsHal Arkes, Ohio State University
Max Bazerman, Harvard University
Nicolao Bonini, University of Trento
Arndt Bröder, Universität Mannheim
Clintin Davis-Stober, University of Missouri
Mandeep Dhami, University of Surrey
Paul Dolan, London School of Economics and Political Science
Ido Erev, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Gregory Fischer, Duke University
Craig Fox, University of California, Los Angeles
Thomas Gilovich, Cornell University
Daniel Goldstein, Microsoft Research
Ulrich Hoffrage, University of Lausanne
Konstantinos Katsikopoulos, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Simon Kemp, University of Canterbury, N.Z.
Gideon Keren, Tilburg University
Kris Kirby, Williams College
Derek Koehler, University of Waterloo
Jonathan Jay Koehler, Northwestern University
David H. Krantz, Columbia University
Irwin Levin, University of Iowa
Shu Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences Don Moore, University of California, Berkeley
Jeryl Mumpower, Texas A & M University
Ben Newell, University of New South Wales
Lisa Ordóñez, University of Arizona
Ellen Peters, Ohio State University
Antonio Rangel, California Institute of Technology
Alan Schwartz, University of Illinois at Chicago
Barry Schwartz, Swarthmore College
Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School
Peter Ubel, Duke University
Elke Weber, Columbia University
Eldad Yechiam, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Liane Young, Boston College
Supervisory committeeDerek Koehler, University of Waterloo (SJDM)
Uri Simonsohn, University of Pennsylvania (SJDM)
Cilia Witteman, Radboud University (EADM)
Nicolao Bonini, University of Trento (EADM)
1An article cannot be previously published in a refereed journal. It can, however, be published in a conference proceedings, a personal web site, or a working-paper series.
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