Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
The Journal of Behavioral Decision Making is a multidisciplinary journal with a broad base of content and style. It publishes original empirical reports, critical review papers, theoretical analyses and methodological contributions. The Journal also features book, software and decision aiding technique reviews, abstracts of important articles published elsewhere and teaching suggestions.
The objective of the Journal is to present and stimulate behavioral research on decision making and to provide a forum for the evaluation of complementary, contrasting and conflicting perspectives. These perspectives include psychology, management science, sociology, political science and economics. Studies of behavioral decision making in naturalistic and applied settings are encouraged.
Articles on specialist topics aim for wider readability by including fully referenced introductions on the background to a particular study and, where possible, discuss the broader implications of the work.
The Journal especially welcomes manuscripts that deal with issues that have cross-disciplinary impact. Such manuscripts will be considered for publication together with a selection of commentaries from members of the editorial board.
Reviews are "collaborationist" in the sense that reviewers are asked to do more than point out flaws and will suggest design improvements, new ideas, relevant references and follow-up studies. Reviewers are offered the opportunity to publish commentaries alongside the article.
Papers published in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making will encompass, but not be limited to, the following areas:
- individual decision making
- management science and decision aids, emphasizing the role of judgment and behavioral factors in the implementation of decision technologies
- interpersonal and small group decision making
- organizational decision making
- strategic decision making
- social and political structuring of decision making, providing a broad account of the social context and its constraints on decision making
- behavioral economics
- expert systems, emphasizing the modeling of judgment and behavioral issues in evaluation and implementation
- consumer decision making
- behavioral accounting
- medical and clinical decision making