We are pleased to announce the launch of the Journal of Causal Inference, a new journal dedicated to building a rigorous cross-disciplinary dialogue in causality.

Existing discipline-specific journals tend to bury causal analysis in the language and methods of traditional statistical methodologies, creating the inaccurate impression that causal questions can be handled by routine methods of regression or simultaneous equations and glossing over the special precautions demanded by causal analysis. In contrast, Journal of Causal Inference highlights both the uniqueness and interdisciplinary nature of causal research. The journal serves as a forum for the growing causal inference community to develop a shared language and to study the commonalities and distinct strengths of their various disciplines‚ methods for causal analysis.


Journal of Causal Inference encourages submission of applied and theoretical work from across the range of rigorous causal paradigms.

In addition to significant original research articles, Journal of Causal Inference also welcomes:

  • Submissions that synthesize and assess cross-disciplinary methodological research
  • Submissions that discuss the history of the causal inference field and its philosophical underpinnings
  • Unsolicited short communications on topics that aim to highlight areas of emerging consensus and ongoing controversy, or to bring unorthodox perspectives to open questions.
  • Responses to published articles in causality

To read more about JCI, including our aims and scope and editorial board membership, please visit our website: http://www.bepress.com/jci.

Papers can be submitted electronically at: http://www.bepress.com/cgi/submit.cgi?context=jci.

The first issue is planned for Fall 2011.

Christopher Hitchcock
California Institute of Technology