The Journal of Risk and Uncertainty features both theoretical and empirical papers that analyze risk-bearing behavior and decision-making under uncertainty. The journal serves as an outlet for important, relevant research in decision analysis, economics, and psychology.

Among the topics covered in the journal are decision theory and the economics of uncertainty, psychological models of choice under uncertainty, risk and public policy, experimental investigations of behavior under uncertainty, and empirical studies of real-world, risk-taking behavior. Articles begin with an introductory discussion explaining the nature of the research and the interpretation and implications of the findings at a level that is accessible to researchers in other disciplines.

Officially cited as: J Risk Uncertain
  • Publishes both theoretical and empirical papers that analyze risk-bearing behavior and decision-making under uncertainty
  • Serves as an outlet for the best research in decision analysis, economics, and psychology dealing with choice under uncertainty
  • Addresses decision theory and the economics of uncertainty, psychological models of choice under uncertainty, risk and public policy, etc.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • W. Kip Viscusi
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.122 (2018)
Impact factor
2.321 (2018)
Five year impact factor
118,422 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-0476
Print ISSN
0895-5646
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