Policy Board

JCR's Policy Board is composed of representatives appointed by the journal's 11 sponsoring organizations. The Policy Board is responsible for the development and implementation of editorial direction and policy. The Policy Board is also responsible for the business affairs of the nonprofit corporation that owns the journal.

Richard Wilk
Richard R. Wilk
American Anthropological Association

Geeta Menon
Geeta Menon
American Association for
Public Opinion Research
Amber Epp
Amber M. Epp
Co-Vice President
American Association of Family
and Consumer Sciences

Robert Meyer
Robert J. Meyer
American Marketing Association

Allison Pugh
Allison J. Pugh
American Sociological Association
Fred Feinberg
Fred M. Feinberg
American Statistical Association
Carolyn Yoon
Carolyn Yoon
Co-Vice President
Association for Consumer Research
Donald R. Lehmann
Donald R. Lehmann
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Tina Lowrey
Tina M. Lowrey
International Communication Association
Michel Tuan Pham
Michel Tuan Pham
Society for Consumer Psychology
(APA Division 23)

Bernd Wittenbrink
Bernd Wittenbrink
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (APA Division 8)


Mission Statement

To promote, serve, share, and advance the interests of multidisciplinary and scientifically oriented research on topics related to consumers and consumption.

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.