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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 Policy 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 Policy. What makes this journal distinct from the vast majority of existing journals in economics is its focus on policy relevance rather than scientific innovation. 

      Subject areas include evaluation of labor market programs and educational or other interventions that affect labor market outcomes, analysis of the relationship between institutions and labor market outcomes, and all public policy aspects of labor, education, welfare and related social policies, and retirement, including effective policy implementation.

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  2. Benefit from OA

    • The IZA Journal of Labor Policy 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 Policy, and we are very much looking forward to receiving your submission.

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IZA Journal of Labor Policy and IZA Journal of European Labor Studies have merged

IZA Journal of Labor Policy and IZA Journal of European Labor Studies have merged and will continue to publish as the IZA Journal of Labor Policy. The archives of published articles for IZA Journal of European Labor Studies will remain available online and can be accessed here.


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