IZA Open Access Journal Series


The IZA Open Access Journal Series consists of three journals: (i) IZA Journal of Labor Economics, (ii) IZA Journal of Labor Policy, and (iii) IZA Journal of Development and Migration. The IZA Open Access Journals are accessible online through Sciendo/De Gruyter (as of June 2019, back issues available at SpringerOpen). Electronic access to all three journals is provided freely and permanently worldwide immediately upon publication.

The IZA Journal Series is central to IZA’s mission of stimulating international research to close knowledge gaps and supporting effective, empirically-based policy decisions.

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Recent articles include:

IZA Journal of Labor Economics

Effects of work requirements for food assistance eligibility on disability claiming

Enrolling at university and the social influence of peers

The effects of recreational cannabis access on labor markets: evidence from Colorado


IZA Journal of Labor Policy 

How effective are hiring subsidies in reducing long-term unemployment among prime-aged jobseekers? Evidence from Belgium

Unemployment transitions and the role of minimum wage: From pre-crisis to crisis and recovery

Directing young dropouts via SMS: evidence from a field experiment


IZA Journal of Development and Migration

Do international remittances promote poverty alleviation? Evidence from low- and middle-income countries

The labor market effects of Venezuelan migration to Colombia: reconciling conflicting results

Remittances and Household Investment Decisions: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa


High-quality, peer-reviewed outlet

The IZA Open Access Journal Series particularly welcomes articles that provide scientifically-based answers to relevant questions that are not yet sufficiently covered by existing findings. The aim of the IZA Open Access Journal Series is to provide a high-quality, peer-reviewed outlet for papers, where the key characteristic of the submission procedure is the fast decision making and publication process. Acceptance/rejection decisions are expected to be made within one month; publication is expected within one month after submission of the final manuscript. The fast process from the submission to the acceptance/rejection decision is guaranteed by (i) an advanced desk rejection policy and (ii) the fact that only those papers refereed that require minor revisions are accepted while those not accepted are rejected without a detailed referee report. This requires the submission of manuscripts that are considered ready by the author(s) for direct publication if found suitable by the editorial team. Potential authors are welcome to contact the editors to gauge interest in a particular study prior to submitting it. Each article should be about 10,000 words (including tables, figures and references).