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The Journal of Human Resources

Publishing work in economics that employs the best available empirical methods.

Edited by Anna Aizer, Brown University
ISSN: 0022-166X, e-ISSN: 1548-8004
Published six times per year


The Journal of Human Resources is among the leading journals in empirical microeconomics. Intended for scholars, policy makers, and practitioners, each issue examines research in a variety of fields, including labor economics, development economics, health economics, and the economics of education, discrimination, and retirement. Founded in 1965, the Journal of Human Resources features articles that make scientific contributions in research relevant to public policy practitioners.


JHR is one of the most highly cited journals in the Industrial Relations and Labor fields per the 2022 Clarivate Journal Citation Reports©.
Impact Factor: 5.2
Economics: 57/380
Industrial Relations & Labor: 2/30


Special Issues:

Income Volatility and Implications for Food Assistance Programs, Journal of Human Resources Vol. 38, supplement (2003).
Cross-National Comparative Research Using Panel Surveys, Journal of Human Resources Vol. 38, #2.
Noncognitive Skills and Their Development, Journal of Human Resources Vol. 43, #4.
Symposium on Empirical Methods, Journal of Human Resources Vol. 50, #2.
Monopsony in the Labor Market, Journal of Human Resources Vol. 57, supplement (2022).


Turnaround statistics for first-round submissions:
Average time to decision: 30.55 days
Median time to decision: 9 days
Acceptance rate: 58%


Six Issues Per Year

As of 2022, the Journal of Human Resources is increasing the number of issues published per year from four to six. This change allows the journal to accommodate a steady increase in top quality research submissions over the last several years.


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All back issues of the Journal of Human Resources beginning with Vol. 1, 1966 are available online through the JSTOR digital archive.

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