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IZA Journal of Labor Economics

IZA Journal of Labor Economics

Editors: P. Cahuc; J. Hersch
Managing Editor: Sinem H. Ayhan

ISSN: 2193-8997 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40172

IZA journal series

The IZA journal series is a series of five open access journals, launched in 2012 by the IZA and Springer. The journal series is owned by the IZA and published under the SpringerOpen brand.
The aim of the journal series is to provide a high quality, peer-reviewed outlet for papers, both applied and theoretical, as an instrument to foster production of knowledge and scientific excellence in the following areas:
  • program evaluation
  • personnel economics
  • institutional labor economics
  • migration and ethnicity
  • transition and emerging economies
  • jobs and development
  • future of labor
  • environment and development
  • growth and employment in low income countries
To enable the journals to make all of their content open access, usually SpringerOpen journals levy an article-processing charge (APC) for each manuscript accepted after peer review. The publication costs for articles in the IZA Journal Series are covered by IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor, so authors do not need to pay an article processing charge.
Authors are supposed to actively support the IZA journals by refereeing a certain number of articles. Referee reports will be due 21 days after you accept assignment.

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    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.

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