Call for Papers


A journal for research on judgment and decision making


Decision is a scholarly journal publishing peer-reviewed articles representing the science of decision making. Decision is published by APA and is a forum for scholarly dialogue regarding the most important emerging issues in the field.

Decision is a multidisciplinary research journal focused on a theoretical understanding of neural, cognitive, social, and economic aspects of judgment and decision-making behavior. The journal will publish articles that present new theory or new empirical research addressing theoretical issues or both. To achieve this goal, Decision will publish three types of articles: long articles that make major theoretical contributions, shorter articles that make major empirical contributions, and brief review articles that target rapidly rising trends or new topics in decision making.

We will consider manuscripts on all areas related to judgment and decision-making research including probabilistic inference, prediction, evaluation, choice, decisions under risk or uncertainty, and socio-economic game behavior.

For our first issues, we are interested in papers that answer the following questions:

  • What has been the most significant past progress in judgment and decision making?
  • What are important new directions in judgment and decision making?
  • How can judgment and decision theory bridge the gaps between neural, cognitive, social, and economic fields?

Jerome R. Busemeyer, PhD is the inaugural Editor of Decision. He is Provost Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Busemeyer's primary area of expertise is dynamic, emotional, and cognitive models of judgment and decision-making.

Please visit the Decision homepage for a description of the journal and instructions to authors.

We hope you will consider submitting a manuscript for publication in Decision.

Every published article is included in PsycINFO® and PsycARTICLES®, the world's most comprehensive and widely used psychological databases. Published articles will be available to a global audience of nearly 3,200 institutions and 60 million potential users.

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