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Welcome to the Journal of Research for Consumers Web site. This site contains articles on a range of consumption-related issues. The articles are provided in academic and consumer versions. General consumer information and links to consumer organisations around the world are also featured*. To provide feedback on this site, please email

Journal Description

The Journal of Research for Consumers is a Web-based interdisciplinary journal publishing consumer research that furthers the interests of consumers through information provision and theoretical advancements. Empirical, theoretical, and methodological articles are featured, along with commentaries and essays that seek to further consumers' understanding of the consumption process and its many implications. The Journal is a "free-to-air" online-only journal. Submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed. The journal is published bi-annually.

*Please note that the views expressed in articles published in JRC and contained in linked websites are those of the individual authors and organisations and cannot be attributed to the Journal of Research for Consumers.

Ethics and Research Integrity Statement

The Journal of Research for Consumers is committed to upholding ethical publication practices. To this end, the JRC editors and reviewers will take all necessary steps to ensure submissions are carried out in an ethical manner. All submissions will be subject to plagiarism checks via third party software, such as a Turnitin where plagiarism may be suspected. Where a piece of work is found to be either carried out in an unethical manner and/or submitted in a manner that breaches ethical practices the work will be refused for publication. Where an existing article is later found to be in breach of ethical standards the authors will be notified immediately and the paper retracted from the journal pending a full investigation. The JRC will always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies as needed. More information about accepted ethical standards can be found at the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE: Authors are encouraged to contact the editor-in-chief if they have any questions or concerns about ethical standards. 

Open Access Statement

The Journal of Research for Consumers is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The Journal of Research for Consumers also charges zero submission and processing fees for contributors. In this way, anyone can freely submit articles for review and potential publication. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

All articles in the Journal of Research for Consumers are governed by CC BY 4.0 ( - any use of material must be done with correct attribution to the original authors and the correct reference to the JRC as the original source of the material.  

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