Martin Kocher and Stefan Schulz-Hardt

The Journal of Economic Psychology: Challenges and opportunities for the next five years.

Journal of Economic Psychology

This editorial discusses the challenges and opportunities for the Journal of Economic Psychology. Authors were handed over the journal being in excellent shape thanks to Erik Hölzl and Erich Kirchler, including their team of associate editors, who have done an admirably good job during their editorial term. The number of submissions has risen to roughly 450 per year, and in spite of this high number, the turnaround-time has been reduced significantly, with now little more than seven weeks on average between the initial submission of a manuscript and the first editorial decision. In brief, the Journal of Economic Psychology is doing very well. For incoming editors, such a situation is both a blessing and a curse. It is, of course, a blessing, because they were entering the driver’s seat of a well-oiled machine. At the same time, it is also a curse, because there is potentially something to lose. Even without being deeply locked into a prevention focus (which the social psychologists among the readers might already have ascribed to us when reading the last sentence), they feel that it is a challenge to keep the journal where it is now, and it is even more challenging to improve its reputation and standing. Because stagnation often means regression, given new competing journals on the market and new developments in the fields of economics and psychology, they plan to implement a few changes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Accession Number: 2016-06073-007. Partial author list: First Author & Affiliation: Kocher, Martin G.; University of Munich, Munich, Germany. Release Date: 20161219. Publication Type: Journal (0100), Peer Reviewed Journal (0110). Format Covered: Electronic. Document Type: Editorial. Language: English. Major Descriptor: Scientific Communication; Behavioral Economics. Minor Descriptor: Economics; Social Psychologists; Social Psychology. Classification: Social Psychology (3000). Population: Human (10). Page Count: 3. Issue Publication Date: Feb, 2016. Publication History: First Posted Date: Dec 9, 2015. Copyright Statement: All rights reserved. Elsevier B.V. 2015.