IZA Open Access Journal Series

Aims and Scope

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. These IZA Open Access Journals are accessible online through SpringerOpen. Electronic access to all three journals is provided freely and permanently worldwide immediately upon publication. A clear topical focus of each journal, low article processing fees and fast publication make the IZA Open Access Journal Series a very attractive outlet for new findings.

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. IZA’s independent non-profit work is supported by Deutsche Post Foundation.

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 journal publishes about 24 articles per year, where each article should be about 10,000 words (including tables, figures and references).