[Journals]: Journal of Human Capital Now Indexed by SSCI

Contact: Adam Gannaway, agannaway@press.uchicago.edu

Source Contact: Isaac Ehrlich, mgtehrl@buffalo.edu



The University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce that the Journal of Human Capital (JHC) has been added to the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge master list of journals, including the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).


Launched in 2007, the Journal of Human Capital publishes articles that explore the role of human capital in the production, allocation, and distribution of economic resources and in the support of long-term economic development. The University of Chicago Press, in collaboration with Isaac Ehrlich, JHC’s founding editor-in-chief, requested the journal’s inclusion in the SSCI in the fall of 2011.


“It is nice to receive this recognition from the SSCI after five years of dedicated work by so many people,” said Ehrlich, who is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Economics and Melvin H. Baker Professor of American Enterprise at the State University of New York at Buffalo.


Thomson Reuters confirmed last week that indexing of the journal began in January 2013 and will include issues dating back to the first issue of volume four, which published in the spring of 2010. They also verified that the journal’s impact factor information will be released with the 2012 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) this summer.


“We have more recently seen a significant upswing in the number of high-quality submissions we receive,” said Ehrlich. “As a result of this development, we are now looking forward to possibly seeing another surge in submissions as more scholars, particularly those who are early in their careers and stand to benefit most from our inclusion in SSCI, begin to see JHC as an attractive outlet for their work.”




The Journal of Human Capital is designed to bring together theoretical and empirical work on human capital—broadly defined to include education, skill, health, entrepreneurship, and intellectual and social capital—and related public policy issues. For more information, visit journals.uchicago.edu/JHC.


Founded in 1891, the University of Chicago Press was conceived by President William Rainey Harper as an organic part of the University, extending the influence of Chicago scholars around the globe. Today, the Journals Division of the Press works with 27 society partners to distribute 58 journals and hardcover serials that present original research from international scholars in the social sciences, humanities, education, biological and medical sciences, and physical sciences.





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