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IZA Journal of Labor Economics is published in cooperation with the IZA - Institute of Labor Economics, which is also owner of the whole IZA journal series.

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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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Open access publishing is not without costs. IZA Journal of Labor Economics therefore levies an article-processing charge (APC) of £980/$1535/€1250 for each article accepted for publication.

Further information about the APC, the open access membership program and further funding sources can be found on the About page.

IZA has funds to sponsor APCs for a limited number of articles in the IZA journals available. IZA Fellows and authors with no access to funding support from one of the sources described in the section on Article-processing charges on the About page can apply for APC sponsorship. Please contact the Editorial Office at for information and to apply for IZA funding support.

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The use of internet data for labor research
Published: 27 November 2015 

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Editors' Quote


"Our goal for the IZA Journal of Labor Economics is to publish the best empirical and theoretical research in labor economics and in a timely fashion."

Pierre Cahuc, Joni Hersch and Sinem H. Ayhan