• Alan Barrett, Economic and Social Research Institute
  • Sara de la Rica, University of the Basque Country

Managing Editor

  • Martin Kahanec, Central European University

Editorial Office of the IZA Journal Series

  • Chau Giang Bui, IZA

Editor-in-Chief of the IZA Journal Series

  • Klaus F. Zimmermann, IZA and Bonn University

Society Affiliation


IZA Journal of European Labor Studies is published in cooperation with the IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor, which is also owner of the whole IZA journal series.

Editors' Quote

Alan Barrett Sara de la Rica Martin Kahanec

"European labor markets face many challenges. However, the diversity in institutions, structures and policy provides many opportunities to learn how the functioning of labor markets can be improved for the benefit of Europe's citizens. Through rigorous analysis, we hope that policy-relevant lessons can be generated and then disseminated to both the academic and policy communities via the IZA Journal of European Labor Studies.

We are very much committed to shortening the time that elapses between the receipt of a paper and the editorial decision. This is a pressing issue in our area and this is precisely why we have accepted the invitation to be editors of the journal. We hope to succeed in this aim preserving, of course, the quality standards of the papers finally published in the IZA Journal of European Labor Studies."

Alan Barrett, Sara de la Rica and Martin Kahanec


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Aims & scope


The IZA Journal of European Labor Studies publishes high-quality international research on a wide range of issues of relevance for European labor markets. In its scope it is policy-oriented and focused on applied research work.

The Journal aims at contributing to the current policy debate across Europe and within its various countries. This includes analyses of European labor policy dealing with concrete policy problems, reforms, proposals or issues that are of concern for policy-making.

In general, the IZA Journal of European Labor Studies publishes high-quality original research articles. Occasionally the journal also invites articles that are reviews or syntheses of the literature which have a clear policy relevance and which draw concrete policy conclusions.

The IZA Journal of European Labor Studies belongs to the family of field journals in the IZA Journal Series with Springer, also including: (i) the IZA Journal of Labor Economics, (ii) the IZA Journal of Labor Policy, (iii) the IZA Journal of Migration, and (iv) the IZA Journal of Labor & Development. Each journal publishes 24 articles per year, where each article should be about 10,000 words (including tables, figures and references).

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