The Journal of Consumer Policy examines the behavior of consumers and producers, and fosters communication among parties in the marketplace. It explores consumer dependence on existing social and economic structures, helps to define consumer interests, and discusses ways in which consumer welfare can be fostered - or restrained - through actions and policies of consumers, industry, organizations, government, educational institutions, and mass media.
Coverage includes the impact of new technologies; market regulation and deregulation; internationalization; consumers in less affluent societies; environmental and gender issues; public sector products and services; consumer organizations and agencies; product safety and liability; and interaction of consumption, work and leisure.
The Journal reports on legal policy, and analyzes trends in implementation of consumer law. It also considers the supply-side impact of consumer legislation and discusses consumer policy in different parts of the world.

Officially cited as: J Consum Policy
  • A forum for up-to-date research on consumer issues
  • Covers issues from new technologies to deregulation to safety and liability
  • Examines the interaction of consumption, work and leisure
  • Reports on trends in consumer law and policy
  • Fosters communication among the parties in the marketplace

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Editors
  • Alan Mathios,
  • Lucia A. Reisch,
  • John Thøgersen,
  • Hans W. Micklitz,
  • Christian Twigg-Flesner
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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48 days
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207 days
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139,331 (2019)
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Volume 43

Issue 1, March 2020

Celebrating 40 Years of the Journal of Consumer Policy: The Future of Consumer Law and Policy – Internationalisation, Digitalisation and Sustainability

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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Call for Papers: Special Issue on Sustainable consumption in Asia in a disruptive era

    In an era where climate change, pandemics and economic turmoil lead to perennial disruptions in all aspects of our lives, the objective of this special issue is to collect and disseminate high quality, impactful research shedding light on sustainable and unsustainable consumption practices, in particular the transformation from the latter to the former, both in Asia and beyond, and what kinds of policy steps are needed to speed up the transformation.

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