Welcome to the IZA Journal of Labor Economics. The IZA Journal of Labor Economics publishes scientific articles in all areas of labor economics. This refers to original high-quality theoretical and applied contributions on both microeconomic and macroeconomic labor-related topics.
In particular, the IZA Journal of Labor Economics encourages submissions in subject areas that are closely linked to the various IZA Program Areas, ranging from education, family and environment to mobility, behavioral and personnel economics, and labor market institutions, among others.
The IZA Journal of Labor Economics is part of IZA’s mission of contributing to social and economic discourse, enabling political decision-making to be based on the best available scientific knowledge. We want to stimulate research to close knowledge gaps. Hence, the IZA Journal of Labor Economics particularly welcomes contributions that provide scientifically sound answers to open and relevant questions of modern labor economics.
The IZA Journal of Labor Economics has been founded in 2012. All back issues remain fully accessible through the websites of our first publishing partner SpringerOpen (izajole.springeropen.com).
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Why publish your article in IZA Journal of Labor Economics?
IZA Journal of Labor Economics's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
IZA Journal of Labor Economics offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through IZA Journal of Labor Economics and Sciendo.
Online publication in IZA Journal of Labor Economics gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in IZA Journal of Labor Economics are included in article alerts and regular email updates. In addition, articles published in IZA Journal of Labor Economics may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in IZA Journal of Labor Economics.
Authors of articles published in IZA Journal of Labor Economics retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).
All articles published by the IZA Journal of Labor Economics are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.
Open access publication fees and waivers
The IZA Open Access Journal Series allows free worldwide access to your published article. This is not without costs for article processing and hosting at perpetuity. However, please note that the IZA Journal of Labor Economics explicitly does not expect any author to pay publication fees from her/his own funds. Nor do we charge any submission fees.
Instead the IZA Open Access Journals aim at exploiting available funds at research institutions and third-party resources (e.g. external funding of research projects and publications). A continuously rising number of research institutions in Economics offer open access funds.
Please check with your employer or research funding institution whether funds exist to finance publication of your article and let us know. If your article is accepted for publication, the Open Access Publication Fee will then be €975/$1105.
During submission the Editorial Manager will guide you through the financing options. If no other funds exist, the IZA Journal of Labor Economics will fully cover all publication costs.
All articles published in IZA Journal of Labor Economics are included in:
The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation.
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The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.
Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.
IZA Journal of Labor Economics operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are not aware of the names and affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by IZA Journal of Labor Economics is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
All manuscripts submitted to IZA Journal of Labor Economics should adhere to Sciendo's editorial policies.
Once your article is accepted, it will be processed by production and published shortly afterwards. In some cases, articles may be held for a short period of time prior to publication. If you have any concerns or particular requirements please contact the Journal.
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Citing articles in IZA Journal of Labor Economics
Articles in IZA Journal of Labor Economics should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. J Labor Econom [year], [volume number]:[article number].
Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Managing Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.
Pamela Qendrai, IZA , Germany
Pierre Cahuc, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Editorial Advisory Board
Torben M. Andersen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics, UK
Bob Gregory, Australian National University, Australia
James J. Heckman, University of Chicago, USA
Peter J. Kuhn, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Alexandre Mas, Princeton University, USA
Andrew J. Oswald, University of Warwick, UK
Christopher A. Pissarides, London School of Economics, UK
Claudia Senik, Paris School of Economics, France
Francis Vella, Georegtown University, USA
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1. Before you submit
Before you submit, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the following.
- Make sure you are submitting to the most suitable journal within the IZA Journal Series.
- Note that we do not accept papers that have been submitted to other journals as well.
- Understand the copyright agreement
- Understand the Open Access Publication Fees and our waiver policy
- Understand our peer-review policy
2. Ready to submit
To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these editorial policies and formatting guidelines.
- IZA Journal of Labor Economics publishes only Original Articles.
Click the relevant link to find style and formatting information for the article you are going to submit.
- General formatting rules for all article types - Prepare your manuscript
Read and agree to our Editorial Policies - Editorial Policies
Submit your manuscript in Editorial Manager.
Open Access License
This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC BY 4.0 license.
Open Access Statement
The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.