Articles

View all articles

View all articles

Society affiliation

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.

Aims and scope

The IZA Journal of Labor Policy publishes scientific articles that are relevant for policy-making. This refers to papers addressing the impact of institutional settings and policy interventions on labor market outcomes, both from a theoretical as well as from an empirical point of view. In addition, the IZA Journal of Labor Policy publishes literature reviews and meta-analyses that synthesize existing research on policy relevant issues.

What makes the IZA Journal of Labor Policy distinct from the vast majority of existing journals in economics is its focus on policy relevance rather than scientific innovation. We even welcome empirical replications as long as they constructively build upon existing findings. We expect papers that carefully address the causal identification of effects, but we do not regard statistical significance of empirical findings as a criterion for paper selection.

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.

The IZA Journal of Labor Policy is central to IZA’s mission of supporting informed and research-based labor policy debates around the world. We want to make a serious contribution to a scientifically grounded understanding of what works when and how.

Funding information for IZA Fellows


IZA has funds to sponsor APCs for a limited number of articles in the IZA journals available. IZA Fellows and authors with no access to funding support from one of the sources described in the section on Article-processing charges on the About page can apply for APC sponsorship. Please contact the Editorial Office at APCsponsorship@iza.org for information and to apply for IZA funding support.

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.

Advertisement

Article-processing charges and funding support

Support

Open access publishing is not without costs. IZA Journal of Labor Policy therefore levies an article-processing charge (APC) of £980/$1535/€1250 for each article accepted for publication.

SpringerOpen provides a membership program for institutions to support researchers who publish in our journals. Find out if your institution covers APCs for your article.

Also, SpringerOpen offers APC waivers to authors from Low-income economies. If you are eligible for a waiver, you can apply for it at the end of the submission process.

Benefit from our free OA funding service


We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding. For more information also read our OA funding FAQs.