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IZA Journal of Development and Migration

IZA Journal of Development and Migration

Editor: Denis Fougère
Managing Editor: Tommaso Colussi

ISSN: 2520-1786 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40176

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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    Aims and Scope


    The IZA Journal of Development and Migration publishes scientific articles in the closely related fields of development and migration economics. Economic development and migration are closely linked together like the two sides of a coin. Understanding the drivers of emerging labor markets is essential for understanding the drivers of migration and vice versa. In particular, the IZA Journal of Development and Migration covers (i) all aspects of economic development related to issues of human behavior and/or the labor market of developing, emerging or transition countries, including both policy issues and more structural problems, and (ii) all issues related to the economics of migration and ethnicity in this context.

    The IZA Journal of Development and Migration 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 Development and Migration particularly welcomes empirical and theoretical contributions that provide scientifically sound answers to open and relevant questions of development and migration policies.

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