Elsevier Announces its Acquisition of the Journal of Choice Modelling

    Elsevier Announces its Acquisition of the Journal of Choice Modelling

  PR Newswire

  OXFORD, England, December 17, 2012

OXFORD, England, December 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, is pleased to announce that per January
2013 it will publish the Journal of Choice Modelling ( JOCM ).

JOCM was founded in 2008 by its editors, Stephane Hess (University of Leeds)
and John Rose (University of Sydney), who will remain in charge after the
transfer to Elsevier. The team of Associate Editors will continue to comprise
of: Michel Bierlaire (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Michiel
Bliemer (University of Sydney), Juan de Dios Ortúzar (Pontificia Universidad
Católica de Chile), Riccardo Scarpa (Queen's University Belfast) and Kenneth
Train (University of California, Berkeley).

JOCM publishes papers which either make a methodological contribution to or
present an innovative application in the field of choice modelling. The
journal covers topics such as transport and marketing where the analysis of
choice behaviour is a topic of interest. While it mainly focuses on the use of
discrete choice models, other methods and survey design are also discussed.

"The journal has gone from strength to strength over the last five years,
attracting authors and readers from the various disciplines in which choice
modelling is a core analytical technique," said Editors-in-Chief Hess and
Rose. "Our decision to publish with Elsevier is a reflection of our belief
that this will strengthen the academic impact of the journal, and lead to
further increases in interest from authors, while maintaining access for as
wide a group of readers as possible, facilitated by its inclusion in existing
ScienceDirect libraries. We look forward to our collaboration with great

Chris Pringle, Executive Publisher at Elsevier added, "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

The Journal of Choice Modelling will publish four issues in 2013. 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.

About Elsevier

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including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
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health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC , a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
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