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IZA Journal of Labor Economics

ISSN: 2193-8997 (Online)


The IZA Journal of Labor Economics is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen, covering research in all areas of labor economics. It publishes high quality theoretical and applied contributions on both microeconomic and macroeconomic oriented labor-related topics.   

Contributions deal with various topics such as evaluation of labor market programs, behavioral and personnel economics, labor market aspects of environmental issues, and labor market institutions. Coverage includes papers in subject areas that are closely linked to the various IZA program areas, and are not covered by one of the other area-specific journals in the IZA Journal Series.

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.

More detailed information about the journal can be found on its dedicated website at, where you can also access all articles. As an additional service, all articles are also hosted on SpringerLink, Springer’s online collection of STM books, journals, protocols and reference works.

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