Journal of Dynamic Decision Making: Call for papers

The Journal of Dynamic Decision Making (JDDM) invites submissions on

Political and social crises: A case for dynamic decision making?

JDDM is a community-run open-access journal with no charges for authors or readers published by Heidelberg University (

Facing problems, challenges, or difficult situations has always been part of human life. However, driven by rapidly advancing industrialization and globalization, modern societies face complex and dynamic problems at an unprecedented speed and scale. Global climate change, the worldwide Corona pandemic, or the unexpected war in Ukraine are just three examples of current global problems which dynamically unfold and affect the lives of millions – if not billions – people all over the world. Despite their diversity, these problems share a central aspect: Their development is considerably shaped by the dynamic decision making of a relatively small number of human actors in influential positions. These may be members of governments, administrations, international organizations, NGOs, executives of large companies, political figures, or media personalities. This special issue of JDDM will focus on how the scholarly study and analysis of dynamic decision making processes can help to understand, explain and potentially improve decision processes in political and social problems of this kind.

As a multi-disciplinary journal JDDM welcomes submissions from a range of fields, such as psychology, economics, political science, sociology, philosophy, engineering, and others. JDDM also supports methodological pluralism including quantitative research, qualitative methodologies, or theoretical analysis. We particularly encourage contributions by early career researchers and studies focusing on populations traditionally underrepresented in scholarly research. For further details regarding JDDMs current scope and policies please refer to our recent editorial (

If you are interested in contributing to this special issue of JDDM, please submit an abstract outlinining your intended contribution (max. 300 words) by December 31st, 2022, via the following email address:

You will receive feedback on your abstract by February, 2023. If accepted, we will ask you to submit your final manuscript until June, 2023. Compliance with our manuscript guidelines is explicitly requested:

Subsequent to the submission of your manuscript, the peer review process will start and the result will be communicated to you by August, 2023. Any revisions should then be made as soon as possible. The issue is scheduled to be published as open-access online in October, 2023.

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