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Cambridge to be new publisher of Judgment and Decision Making

Cambridge University Press is to take on the publication of the highly-regarded psychology journal, Judgment and Decision Making.

Cambridge University shield shaped printing block
Cambridge shield on a printing block

Co-owned by the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, and the European Association of Decision Making, the open access journal has made a name for itself through publishing high impact research and its dedication to author experience.

The study and analysis of human judgments and decisions covers a range of disciplines, with the journal publishing research from across not only psychology, but experimental economics and philosophy.

Until now the journal has been self-published, with its editorial team voluntarily undertaking all production work in addition to reviewing submitted manuscripts. Partnering with Cambridge will allow them to focus on editorial duties and ensure the journal is sustainable for the long term. Cambridge will begin publishing the journal in 2023.

Ann Avouris, Cambridge’s Head of Journals, North America, said: “In less than 20 years, Judgment and Decision Making has built an enviable reputation in a competitive field, through high-quality articles, a commitment to open access and a diverse authorship.

“We are delighted its owners have chosen us to be their publishing partner. Our role as a not-for-profit university press, our commitment to open research and our strong record of books publishing in this field, all help to make us an excellent fit.”

She added: “The journal’s success to date is a testament to the dedication of its editorial team, their approach to authors and to making research open access. We are mindful of that legacy and confident we can uphold it through our growing and hugely successful programme of Transformative Agreements with institutions around the globe.” 

Jonathan Baron, Founding Editor of Judgment and Decision Making said: “I am very happy about this move. Right now, Cambridge is on the forefront of working with open access online journals like ours that have also tried to avoid author charges. Our journal will also benefit by association with many other high quality journals published by Cambridge in psychology and related fields.”