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.

Recent articles include:

IZA Journal of Labor Economics

Who helps the unemployed? Workers’ receipt of public and private transfers

Cities drifting apart: Heterogeneous outcomes of decentralizing public education

Employment Protection Legislation, Labor Courts, and Effective Firing Costs


IZA Journal of Labor Policy 

Poverty and labor informality in Colombia

Does Census Hiring Stimulate Jobs Growth?

Does an Introduction of a Paid Parental Leave Policy Affect Maternal Labor Market Outcomes in the Short Run? Evidence from Australia’s Paid Parental Leave Scheme


IZA Journal of Development and Migration

Do immigrants pay a price when marrying natives? Lessons from the US time use survey

South-South migration and elections: evidence from post-apartheid South Africa

New evidence on son preference among immigrant households in the United States


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).