Welcome to the Journal of Chess Research web site

The Journal of Chess Research is published quarterly in Lexington, Kentucky, and distributed to university libraries, academicians, chess players, researchers and other interested parties in printed and electronic formats. Each issue contributes broadly to awareness and understanding of the impact of chess on human development, psychology, cognition, philosophy, sociology, aging, business strategy, education and technology. Manuscripts that make strong empirical and theoretical contributions to the field of chess-related research are invited from scholars throughout the academic community, both in the United States and abroad, and need not be tied to any particular discipline or national context. Inquiries concerning proposals, abstracts and other matters should be e-mailed to the editors at:

A “premier” or “preview” Issue has been released on October 26, 2014, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Adriaan DeGroot, considered by many as the “father of chess research.”
Volume 2 of the Journal of Chess Research is going through the final approval process, and will be published very soon. Please check back in a few days.

Subscriptions to the Journal of Chess Research are a benefit of membership in the International Society for Chess Research.  Go here for membership and subscription information.

This web site provides information concerning past and present content in the Journal of Chess Research, as well as sources of previously published research material and links to information about chess researchers and their work.