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

The unequal impact of raising the retirement age: Employment response and program substitution

Technical Education, Non-cognitive Skills and Labor Market Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from Brazil

The bilingual gap in children's language, emotional, and pro-social development


IZA Journal of Labor Policy 

Determinants of youth unemployment in Uganda: The role of gender, education, residence, and age

Recent trends in the youth labor market in Colombia: Diagnosis and policy challenges

“Fine...I’ll do it myself”: Lessons from self-employment grants in a long recession period


IZA Journal of Development and Migration

Women’s economic rights in developing countries and the gender gap in migration to Germany

Introducing the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey 2018

Bilateral labor agreements and the migration of Filipinos: An instrumental variable approach


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).