Journal of Human Resources

Journal info (provided by editor)

% accepted last year
4% accepted
% immediately rejected last year
Articles published last year
34 articles
Manuscripts received last year
Open access status
Manuscript handling fee
$100 per manuscript

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Edited by David N. Figlio, Northwestern University
ISSN: 0022-166X, e-ISSN: 1548-8004

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.

Turnaround statistics for first-round submissions:
Average time to decision: 30.55 days
Median time to decision: 9 days
Acceptance rate: 5–8%