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
  • Leading journal for research on risk-bearing behavior and decision making under uncertainty
  • Publishes empirical, experimental, and theoretical studies
  • Encourages interdisciplinary research and behavioral economics research dealing with risk and uncertainty

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  • W. Kip Viscusi
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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3.977 (2021)
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3.651 (2021)
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20 days
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149,161 (2021)

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    Congratulations to Fernando-Ignacio Sánchez-Martínez, Jorge-Eduardo Martínez-Pérez, José-María Abellán-Perpiñán and José-Luis Pinto-Prades on receiving the 2021 "Best Article in Health Economics" award from the Asociación de Economía de la Salud!

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