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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.
What we publish (and do not publish)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 articles of any length, including new empirical contributions, adversarial collaborations, informative replies to relevant articles, meta-analyses, and theoretical articles.
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What we do not publish: We do not publish literature reviews unless they feature a theoretical contribution or represent a special point of view.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. Proposals for special issues will not be accepted for the time being.
Data and materials
We strongly encourage the submission of raw data (with a key to the meaning of variable names, if needed) and stimulus materials at the time of the initial submission and will often request these if they are not already submitted. Publications should, insofar as possible, include all key information necessary to understand (and replicate) 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 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).
Send submissions to email@example.com. You may cc firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments and questions can go to either address. Although we do not expect a detailed cover letter summarizing the paper with a submission, we strongly recommend that you include this file, filled out as much as possible, in your email message. We request this because articles published in JDM are now routinely replicated as part of a project on replication.
If you do not hear anything within 3 days, please try again.
A submission must include a pdf version of the paper with figures and page numbers, and a text version (tex, text, doc, or docx without line numbers). Papers typically include complete author information, but you can omit that if you include it in your email. 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 finish writing it. We strongly recommend our Overleaf template (also here for latex users - requires hevea.sty) to make both tex and pdf.
Submitted articles are screened by an Editor and possibly by an Associate Editor before they are sent for review. This screening may involve checking the data. This process is designed to insure speedy rejection when rejection seems warranted.
Articles that seriously violate the statistical guidelines may be sent back for revision before review.
Usually the review will involve one Consulting Editor and another reviewer. Informative reviews from earlier submissions of the same paper (with authors' responses to them) may reduce the number of required reviewers.
EditorsJonathan Baron, University of Pennsylvania Andreas Glöckner, FernUniversität in Hagen
Associate EditorsMaya Bar-Hillel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Edward Cokely, University of Oklahoma
Michael DeKay, Ohio State University
Adele Diederich, Jacobs University Enrique Fatas, University of East Anglia Ben Hilbig, University of Koblenz-Landau 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
Ulrich Schmidt, Kiel Institute for the World Economy Will Skylark, University of Cambridge
Consulting EditorsHal Arkes, Ohio State University
Netta Barak-Corren, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tilmann Betsch, University of Erfurt
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
Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M University
Kimmo Eriksson, Stockholm University
Ido Erev, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Gregory Fischer, Duke University
Craig Fox, University of California, Los Angeles
Shane Frederick, Yale University
Andrew Gelman, Columbia University
Thomas Gilovich, Cornell University
Daniel Goldstein, Microsoft Research
Ulrich Hoffrage, University of Lausanne
Konstantinos Katsikopoulos, University of Southampton and Harding Centre for Risk Literacy
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
Erin Krupka, University of Michigan
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
Bettina von Helversen, University of Zurich
Eldad Yechiam, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Liane Young, Boston College
Supervisory committeeDerek Koehler, University of Waterloo (SJDM)
Ellen Peters, Ohio State University (SJDM)
Tim Pleskac, Max Planck Institute for Human Development (EADM)
Michel Handgraaf, Wageningen UR (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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