New: Journal of Comments and Replications in Economics (JCRE)

The Journal of Comments and Replications in Economics (JCRE) is the successor of the International Journal for Re-views in Empirical Economics (IREE) and starts now!

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Journal of Comments and Replications in Economics  is a journal for publishing replication studies and comments in economics. JCRE will replace and enlarge the scope of International Journal for Re-views in Empirical Economics (IREE) by publishing comments in addition to replications.

What is the aim of Journal of Comments and Replications in Economics (JCRE)?

JCRE aims to be the premier outlet for articles that comment on or replicate previously published articles in economics and closely related disciplines.

Because many journals are reluctant to publish comments and replications, JCRE was founded to provide a platform for research that explores whether published results stand up to scrutiny, i.e. are correct, robust, and/or generalisable.

In doing so, JCRE seeks to increase scientific dialogue between researchers and to increase the overall credibility and transparency of research in economics.

Who can submit?

JCRE invites comments on published papers that have been submitted to the journal that published the original paper and been rejected.

JCRE is also interested in publishing replications.

What is a replication?

A replication is any study that directly addresses the reliability of a specific claim from a previously published study, e.g. reproductions, robustness checks, generalisations, and a host of other types of analyses designed to assess the trustworthiness of a previously published result.

Editorial decisions are based on the quality of the replication, without regard to whether the results confirm or refute the original study.

Is JCRE open?

JCRE is an Open Access e-journal. Each part of a publication (article, data, and code) is provided with a separate DOI. Data and code are permanently stored in the JCRE data archive.

JCRE charges no fees from authors at any point in the submission or publication process.

Who are the editors?

The Journal of Comments and Replications in Economics is co-edited by David A. Jaeger (University of St Andrews), Maren Duvendack (University of East Anglia), Bob Reed (University of Canterbury) and Martina Grunow (ZBW). JCRE is jointly funded by the ZBW and the Joacim Herz Foundation.


David A. Jaeger, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom


Maren Duvendack, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
W Robert Reed, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Managing Editor

Martina Grunow, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany

Advisory Board

Richard A. Easterlin, University of Southern California, USA
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, Michigan State University, USA

Associate Editors

Luca De Benedictis, University of Macerata & University Roma Tre, Italy
Anna Dreber Almenberg, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Axel Dreher, Heidelberg University, Germany
Hans-Martin von Gaudecker, University of Bonn, Germany
Stefanie Haller, University College Dublin, Ireland
Nicolas Jacquemet, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne & Paris School of Economics, France
Mario Mechtel, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Salmai Qari, Berlin School of Economics and Law & German Institute for Economic Research, Germany
Evens Salies, French Economic Observatory (OFCE), France
Hendrik Schmitz, Paderborn University, Germany
Christoph Wegener, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

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