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Please note that the IZA journal series will transfer from Springer to Sciendo. Published volumes of the journals will remain fully accessible through the SpringerOpen websites. During the transfer period in April 2019 please direct your submissions to


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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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  1. Choose your journal

    • 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.

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  2. Benefit from OA

    • The IZA Journal of Labor Economics offers you the chance to disseminate your research findings as broadly as possible – without any access barriers for readers.  

      To cover the costs of publishing services, an article-processing charge (APC) is applied to all articles accepted for publication (no submission fees). Please note that authors are not expected to pay this charge from their own funds. Instead, the APC can be covered by external funding, the SpringerOpen Institutional Membership program, SpringerNature’s waiver program or by IZA’s APC sponsorship. You will be guided to choose the appropriate option or apply for IZA sponsorship in the final step of the submission process.

  3. Go to EM system

    • The SpringerOpen Editorial Manager will easily guide you through the submission process. You are only minutes away from successfully contributing to the IZA Journal of Labor Economics, and we are very much looking forward to receiving your submission.

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    Pamela Qendrai

"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 Pamela Qendrai


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