• Empirical reports describing basic and applied research on expertise
  • Brief reports, including replication attempts, or studies addressing questions of limited scope
  • Commentaries and replies concerning research reported in JoE
  • Book reviews summarizing and critiquing books relevant to expertise
  • Target articles addressing theoretical and methodological issues in expertise research

Journal Mission

JoE's mission is to provide researchers, practitioners, and the public with open access to scientific research on expertise and expert performance. Accordingly, JoE has no subscription or publication fees. JoE also hosts, free of charge, interactive media (e.g., videos, PowerPoint presentations) created by authors to disseminate findings of their research.

Special Issue: Expertise in STEM

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement. As such, individuals with a high expertise in STEM play a critical role in addressing global challenges such as climate change, public health crises, and resource scarcity. However, most psychological research on expertise, which has provided important new insights into the factors that contribute to the development of exceptional levels of performance, has focused on traditional expertise domains such as chess and music that require very specific training. In contrast, despite their enormous importance, much less is known about expertise in broader, more educationally oriented domains, such as the STEM fields. This situation is partly due to the methodological challenges of studying expertise in STEM compared to other domains. For example, there is no single measure of an individual's level of expertise such as performance metrics in traditional expertise domains (e.g., ELO rating in chess, world rankings in tennis). Against this background, the present special issue of the Journal of Expertise shall collect current research on expertise in the STEM fields and, thus, contribute to a better understanding of societally highly relevant exceptional performance.

We welcome articles on (but not limited to) the following fields of expertise: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine...

The guest editors of this special issue are Michaela A. Meier and Roland H. Grabner.

Submitted papers should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed according to the guidelines and procedures of the Journal of Expertise. Please refer to the Manuscript Submissions section of the Journal of Expertise website for additional manuscript guidelines.

The deadline for manuscript submission is July 15, 2024.
For more information, please contact Michaela Meier (michaela.meier@uni-graz.at).

Recent Articles

Talking a Good Game: Identifying the Discrepancies of Football Coaches’ Beliefs and Actions in Player Selection

Rich J. Kite 1,3, Michael Ashford 2,4, Mark R. Noon 1,2, Rhys Morris 2 , and Neil D. Clarke 5
1Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences, Coventry University, UK, 2Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, UK, 3Academy Sports Science and Medical Department, Coventry City Football Club, UK, 4Grey Matters Performance Ltd UK, 5College of Life Sciences, Birmingham City University, UK

Context Matters in Expert Performance

F. Eric Robinson 1, Valerie L. Shalin 1, Debra Steele-Johnson 1, and Brian Springer 2
1Department of Psychology, Wright State University, USA, 2Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, USA

Talent Identification and Development in Male Rugby Union: A Systematic Review

Francesco Dimundo 1,4, Matthew Cole 1, Richard C. Blagrove 3, Kevin Till 2, Alexander B. T. McAuley 1, Mike Hall 4, Chim Gale 5, and Adam L. Kelly 1
1Birmingham City University, UK, 2Leeds Beckett University, UK, 3Loughborough University, UK, 4Warriors Rugby Football Club, Sixways Stadium, UK, 5Harlequins Rugby Football Club, Twickenham Stoop Stadium, UK

Perceptual-motor Abilities Underlying Expertise in Esports

Matthew A. Pluss 1, Andrew R. Novak 1,2, Kyle J. M. Bennett 3,4, Derek Panchuk 5,6, Aaron J. Coutts 1, and Job Fransen 1
1University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 2Rugby Australia, 3School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Australia, 4Centre for Athlete Development, Experience & Performance, Southern Cross University, Australia, 5Victoria University, Australia, 6Australian Institute of Sport, Australia

Poker as a Domain of Expertise

Jussi Palomäki 1, Michael Laakasuo 1, Benjamin Ultan Cowley 1,2, and Otto Lappi 1
1Department of Digital Humanities, University of Helsinki, 2Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki