Thursday, December 6, 2012

Journal of Choice Modeling joins Elsevier

This morning, I received the following email from Stephane Hess, the Editor in chief of the Journal of Choice Modeling, that the journal will be published by Elsevier from January 2013. This is good and bad news. It is good because it may strengthen the impact of the journal. On the other hand, it is bad because JOCM is no longer an open access journal. 

Dear colleagues,
It gives us great pleasure to announce that from January 2013, the Journal of Choice Modelling (JOCM) will be published by Elsevier. First published in 2008, JOCM has established a reputation for publishing high quality research by leading authors across the many different disciplines in which choice modelling is a key analytical technique. By working together with a world leading publisher, we will be able to further strengthen the impact of the journal. It is our hope that publication of JOCM alongside Elsevier’s outstanding collections of economics and transportation journals will bring this important work to the attention of an even wider audience.
From 2013, JOCM will publish four issues per year, which will be included in existing ScienceDirect collections, making them available to a very broad group of readers. Additionally, the current back catalogue consisting of the first five volumes of JOCM will be hosted on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect journals platform where they will continue to be available free of charge to any reader. JOCM will also be included in the SCOPUS database, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, further increasing the impact of articles published in the journal. Chris Pringle, Executive Publisher at Elsevier, says, “Since the Journal of Choice Modelling’s interests extend from transport into marketing, finance, environmental economics and beyond, its focus on choice modelling nicely complements our existing journals in both economics and transport, in a growth area which we wanted to represent more strongly in our list. JOCM and its editors have a track record of demonstrated success, and we are very happy to have the opportunity to add such a high quality journal to the Elsevier family.”
We trust you share our excitement at this important new development for JOCM, which should further strengthen interest from readers as well as authors. We are now in a transition process and until the journal obtains its dedicated section on the Elsevier journal system, the current website will remain in use.
The existing editorial team will continue to remain in charge, as follows:
Editors in chief
Stephane Hess, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
John Rose, University of Sydney, Australia
Associate editors:
Michel Bierlaire, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Michiel Bliemer, University of Sydney, Australia
Juan de Dios Ortúzar, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Riccardo Scarpa, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
Kenneth Train, University of California, Berkeley, United States

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