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Games and Economic Behavior facilitates cross-fertilization between theories andGEB Cover applications of game theoretic reasoning. It consistently attracts the best quality and most creative papers in interdisciplinary studies within the social, biological, and mathematical sciences. Most readers recognize it as the leading journal in game theory.



Expanded Number of Editors at Games and Economic Behavior

(Announcement to Editors, Referees and Authors of GEB by Ehud Kalai, December 2007)

I am happy to announce that the number of GEB editors will be expanded from one to five, starting in the year 2008. In particular, Matthew Jackson, Ehud Lehrer, Thomas Palfrey and David Parkes have agreed to share with me the role of an editor.

There are two important reasons for this expansion.

  1. Since the launching of the journal in 1989 the number of annual submissions has quadrupled. With five people sharing the load, individual papers will receive better individual attention.
  2. The proliferation of game theoretic work to additional areas requires a higher degree of specialization in the editorial work, which is possible with a larger number of editors. Not only will editors deal with papers closer to their own expertise, but the union of the conferences attended by the five editors, and the expanded exposure of the journal to different groups of researchers, will be significantly enhanced. Other than the increased number of editors, the editorial process will remain unchanged. Each submitted paper will be assigned to one of the five Editors, to be the (publically known) Editor in Charge of the paper.

The Editor in Charge will assign the paper to an (anonymous) Advisory Editor, in the same manner as I have been doing until now. The Advisory Editor, together with referees of his or her choice, will pass a recommendation to the Editor in Charge. And the Editor in Charge will make the final decision and communicate it directly to the submitting author.

I anticipate that the enhanced communication (in depth and breadth) of research, achieved through the expanded GEB, should bring about significant development of the field of game theory and its applications. I thank the four new editors for accepting this responsibility, and I thank the rest of the GEB community for their participation.

International Journal of Game Theory is devoted to game theory and its applications. It publishes original research making significant contributions from a methodological, conceptual or mathematical point of view. Survey articles may also be considered if especially useful for the field.

Changes in the editorial structure of the IJGT

(Announcement to editors, reviewers, and authors of the IJGT by Shmuel Zamir, December 2008)

Dear Colleagues:

As you know, I have taken over the reins of the International Journal of Game Theory (IJGT) from William Thomson.

William served as editor in chief of the journal from 2003 to 2008. On behalf of all of us, I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to William for his excellent management of and devotion to the journal.

Now, let me turn to updates about the journal. First, I am pleased to report that two of last year’s Nobel laureates (Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson) have agreed to serve on the journal’s Advisory board.

Second, we will miss from this respectable list Michael Maschler, who passed away in July 2008. To honor his contributions to our subject, Salvador Barbera has undertaken the task of editing a special issue of the journal in honor of Michael.

Third, so as to expand both the scope and the volume of the journal, I am happy to be accompanied by my two co-editors Rakesh Vohra and Bernhard von Stengel, who agreed to share the load with me for the welfare of the journal.

Fourth, as is usual, there have been changes in the Editorial Board. In particular, it reflects the expanded scope of the journal (including greater emphasis on the interface with computer science, biology, and experimental economics). I would like to welcome and thank the new members for agreeing to serve and offer my gratitude to the retiring members for their service and valuable contributions to the journal.

Fifth, the journal has moved to an electronic online editorial system. The change, I know, is irksome, but there are some distinct advantages in the ability to track and monitor the many papers in various stages of the pipeline. I hope that I can count on your patience and support as we work around the technical inconveniences and design flaws with the help of the software support team. The editorial process will be as follows:

  • A submitted manuscript is assigned to one of the three editors (editor-in-chief and two co-editors).
  • The editor in charge assigns the manuscript to an (anonymous) associate editor.
  • The associate editor, together with referees of his or her choice, passes a recommendation to the editor in charge.
  • The editor in charge makes the final decision and communicates it directly to the submitting author.

Sixth, I would like to introduce Romina Goldman, who will be the managing editor. Amongst Romina’s tasks are logging and tracking submissions as well as assisting authors, reviewers, and editors with questions about the system.

A first, and modest goal, is to exploit the electronic editorial system to control and considerably shorten the handling time of the manuscripts without compromising the quality of the editorial work and of the published papers. I count on your support as well as that of the game theory community from which we draw the most important components of our work, good papers and good reviews.