Journal of Consumer Psychology (JCP)
(Research Articles) Jennifer Argo
The Journal of Consumer Psychology publishes articles that contribute both theoretically and empirically to an understanding of consumer judgment and behavior and the processes that underlie them. It is focused on consumer phenomena at both the intrapersonal and the interpersonal level. Areas of emphasis include, but are not restricted to, consumer judgment and decision processes, attitude formation and change, reactions to advertising, consumer information processing, affective cognitive and motivational determinants of consumer behavior, family and group decision processes, and cultural and individual differences in consumer behavior. Most articles to be published are likely to report new empirical findings, obtained either in the laboratory or in field experiments, that contribute to existing theory in both consumer research and psychology. However, the results of survey research, correlational studies, and other methodological paradigms are welcomed to the extent that the findings obtained extend our current knowledge of current judgment and behavior. Theoretical and/or review articles that integrate existing bodies of research and that provide new insights into the underpinnings of consumer behavior and decision processes are also encouraged.
The Journal of Consumer Psychology (JCP) is instituting a new policy regarding current editors publishing in JCP. Effective January 1, 2019, a new policy went into effect that allows current editors to submit their work to JCP for publication consideration.
The new policy provides for special review procedures for editor submissions. This policy is designed to ensure the anonymity of the editors, thereby eliminating potential favoritism in the review process. Below are the details of the new policy and procedures that have been instituted to handle submissions by current editors.
Special Review Procedures
A special guest editor oversees any submission on which a current editor is an author. The special guest editor has sole responsibility for the entire review process, including the final decision on the papers.
The special guest editor recruits an Associate Editor (not from the existing list of Associate Editors) and has access to the JCP Editorial Review Board (ERB) and ad hoc reviewer database for soliciting both Associate Editors and reviewers. These manuscripts are "firewalled" in terms of their accessibility by the editorial team.
JCP will monitor the execution of this policy and reevaluate it in three years, at which time it will decide whether to continue or modify the policy.
The new policy will help attract highly qualified, research-active editors while maintaining thigh standards and reputation of JCP.
Professor Connie Pechmann Appointed Inaugural Special Guest Editor
JCP is pleased to announce that Professor Connie Pechmann has agreed to serve as the first guest editor under the new editor publication policy. Professor Pechmann is Professor of Marketing in the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California - Irvine. Connie served as editor of JCP from 2012 to 2015. She is a long-term member of the JCP ERB, and is one of the most respected and prolific scholars in our field. Her willingness to assume the special guest editor responsibilities will assist JCP in implementing this new policy.
Professor Pechmann assumed her responsibilities January 1, 2019. She has agreed to an initial three-year term. Sincerest of thanks to her for serving JCP in this important way!
JCP Editor Team
Lauren Block (Editor-in-Chief) is the Lippert Professor of Marketing at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Her work primarily focuses on areas of consumer well-being, consumer judgments of the efficacy of health-related products, magical thinking and extraordinary beliefs, and how consumers interact with AI assistants. She currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consumer Psychology, the Journal of Consumer Research, and the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Marketing Research.
Jennifer Argo (Co-Editor) is the Carthy Professor of Marketing at the University of Alberta. Her research primarily focuses on the impact of social influences on consumers’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She currently serves as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Consumer Research and is on the Editorial Review Board at the Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Marketing Letters. She has previously served as President for the Society for Consumer Psychology.
Thomas Kramer (Co-Editor) is Professor of Marketing and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs at the School of Business at the University of California, Riverside. His research interests focus on examining factors that influence preference construction and subsequent decision-making, including extraordinary consumer beliefs (such as superstitious, magical, fateful, or karmic beliefs), biases, and heuristics. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consumer Psychology and the Journal of Consumer Research, and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of International Marketing