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Instructions for authors

The IZA Journal of Labor & Development covers all aspects of economic development related to issues of human behavior and/or the labor market of developing, emerging or transition countries, including both policy issues and more structural problems.

In particular, the IZA Journal of Labor & Development encourages submissions in subject areas that cover all fields of labor economics in a development context. We welcome original high quality papers, both empirical and theoretical, that deal with issues related to labor and/or labor markets in developing, emerging and transition economies.

The IZA Journal of Labor & Development 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 European Labor Studies, and (iv) the IZA Journal of Migration. Each journal publishes 24 articles per year, where each article should be about 10,000 words (including tables, figures and references).

Each article type published by IZA Journal of Labor & Development follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to IZA Journal of Labor & Development, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

IZA Journal of Labor & Development publishes the following article types:

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