Editors-Elect 2021-2023
Current Editors

Special Guest Editor
Change in Editor Anonymity Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy and Recommended Governance Norms

Past Editors

Editors-Elect 2021-2023

We are delighted to announce the journal's next team of editors. Professor Bernd Schmitt will serve as editor in chief, and professors June Cotte, Markus Giesler, Andrew Stephen, and Stacy Wood will serve as co-editors.

Their three-year term will start January 1, 2021, when they will begin overseeing all new manuscript submissions. The current editor team will continue to process all revised manuscripts until March 31, 2021.


From the Editors-Elect:

Who are we as a team? We have individual expertise in multiple research methodologies and a shared conceptual interest in many topics—consumer experience, choice, information processing, communications, innovation, community-building, and culture, to name a few. Most importantly, we believe in the important insights that come from JCR research and are passionate about increasing the use of these findings in the world.

We hope to help authors share insights post-publication through an increased digital presence and will strive to provide agency, consistency, and timeliness for all authors in the review process. We love the JCR community and want to warmly welcome consumer researchers from many disciplines. As JCR nears its 50th year, we will be excited to celebrate the foresight of the founders in creating a journal of multiple perspectives united to understand consumption as integral to the human experience and critical to human well-being—exploring what it means to choose and to choose wisely in any enterprise. Ultimately, we believe in JCR’s future as a growing, vibrant, diverse, and multi-disciplinary platform of insights that are translated to the world.

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Current Editors

Jeff Inman Meg Campbell Amna Kirmani Linda Price

J. Jeffrey Inman is Associate Dean for Research and Faculty, Albert Wesley Frey Professor of Marketing, and Professor of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business.

Margaret C. Campbell is Provost Professor of Marketing at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Amna Kirmani is Professor of Marketing at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Linda L. Price is Professor and Dick and Maggie Scarlett Chair in Business Administration at the University of Wyoming's College of Business.

Special Guest Editor

Rich Lutz  
The Policy Board of the Journal of Consumer Research is pleased to announce that Professor Richard J. Lutz will serve as special guest editor for a three-year term begininng July 1, 2019 under the journal’s editor publication policy.

Professor Lutz is the J.C. Penney Professor of Marketing in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He served with distinction as editor of JCR from 1987 to 1990. He is a long-term member of the JCR ERB, a past president of ACR and the JCR Policy Board, an ACR, AMA, and SCP Fellow, and one of the most respected scholars in our field.

In recognition of the fact that it is a volunteer position, he is free to “opt out” if necessary at any point. His willingness to assume the special guest editor responsibilities will greatly assist JCR in maintaining a fair and balanced editor publication policy.

We thank David Glen Mick for his service as the inaugural Special Guest Editor under the editor publication policy since July 1, 2016.

Please direct any questions or comments to the current Policy Board President.

Change in Editor Anonymity Policy

The Policy Board of the Journal of Consumer Research has voted to revise the policy regarding current editors publishing in JCR.

Effective July 1, 2016, a new policy went into effect that allows current editors to submit their work to JCR for publication consideration. The background and rationale for this policy can be found in the August 2016 issue of JCR. After a year under the new policy, it became evident that the procedures for implementing it needed adjustment.

Conflict of Interest Policy and Recommended Governance Norms

A conflict of interest occurs when someone in a position of authority has the opportunity to participate in decisions that may lead to a perception of bias or favoritism based on that person’s relationship with an individual who would be affected by the decision.

At JCR, conflicts of interest typically involve decisions made by editors or members of the editorial team, members of the Policy Board, and the like that affect colleagues (former and current), classmates, coauthors (from the past four years), students/advisees, mentors/advisers, rivals, family members, or close friends. Editors might also have conflicts because of their obligations to other journals or organizations.

JCR's Conflict of Interest Policy aims to specify some circumstances in which a conflict of interest might occur. Further, it offers some policy and governance remedies to address such conflicts and avoid perceptions of bias as well as favoritism and to preserve the journal’s reputation. If you have any questions, please contact the editorial office.

Past Editors

  Darren Dahl, 2014-2017
Eileen Fischer, 2014-2017
Gita Johar, 2014-2017
Vicki Morwitz, 2014-2017
Mary Frances Luce, 2011-2014
Ann McGill, 2009-2014
Laura Peracchio, 2011-2014

John Deighton, 2005-2011
Deborah MacInnis, 2009-2011
Baba Shiv, 2009-2011
Dawn Iacobucci, 2003-2005
David Glen Mick, 1999-2003
Robert Burnkrant, 1996-1999
Brian Sternthal, 1993-1996

Kent Monroe, 1990-1993
Richard Lutz, 1987-1990
James Bettman, 1982-1987
Harold Kassarjian, 1982-1987
Seymour Sudman, 1981-1982
Robert Ferber, 1977-1981
Ronald Frank, 1972-1977