Prepare supporting information

Please make sure you have the following information available before you submit your manuscript:

Author information
Full names and email addresses of all co-authors on your manuscript.

Cover letter
A cover letter that includes the following information, as well as any additional information requested in the instructions for your specific article type (see main manuscript section above):

  • An explanation of why your manuscript should be published in IZA Journal of Labor Policy
  • An explanation of any issues relating to journal policies
  • A declaration of any potential competing interests
  • Confirmation that all authors have approved the manuscript for submission
  • Confirmation that the content of the manuscript has not been published, or submitted for publication elsewhere (see our Duplicate publication policy)
  • If you are submitting a manuscript to a particular special issue, please refer to its specific name in your covering letter

Peer reviewers

You may suggest potential peer reviewers for your manuscript. If you wish to do so, please provide institutional email addresses where possible, or information which will help the Editor to verify the identity of the reviewer (for example an ORCID or Scopus ID). Intentionally falsifying information, for example, suggesting reviewers with a false name or email address, will result in rejection of your manuscript and may lead to further investigation in line with our misconduct policy.

Excluding peer reviewers
During submission you may enter details of anyone who you would prefer not to review your manuscript.

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.