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Manuscripts submitted to the IZA Journal of Migration should NOT be under consideration for publication at another journal and must be original work never published before.  All authors, as well as other responsible authorities have approved – tacitly or explicitly – the submission.

The IZA Journal of Migration guarantees a high quality peer-reviewed editorial decision, publication within 2 or 3 months, as well as immediate access to the high profile IZA Research Network in Labor Economics.  In addition to the expedited evaluation and publication processes, the IZA Journal of Migration offers open access publishing, which provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free, open access to the full text of research articles to the scientific community.  This implies that there are no subscription charges to access the content of the IZA Journal of Migration.


Article Publication Fee and Waivers 

An article publication fee of £665 / US$1050 / €800 is payable for articles accepted for publication in the IZA Journal of Migration unless the fee is waived.

The fee is waived for those authors invited to submit and for those who agree to review 2 manuscripts for the IZA Journal of Migration (or have reviewed 2 articles for the Journal before). Referee reports will be due 21 days after you accept assignment. 

The fee is waived automatically if one of the authors of the submitted paper is an IZA Fellow or Affiliate at the time of submission. However, IZA Research Fellows and Affiliates are reminded that it is part of their duties to review at least one article for the IZA Journal Series in total per year (if asked to do so). 

If your institution, society or other organization is a Springer member, the article publication fee may be wholly or partly covered by the membership arrangement. 

If deciding to pay the fee, the submitting author must confirm, at the time of submission, that she/he will organize payment should the article be accepted for publication. Following peer review and once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance, the article publication fee becomes payable. Once payment has been received, the article will be published.

Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

  • Credit card payment can be made online using a secure payment form as soon as the manuscript has been accepted.
  • Invoice payment is due within 30 days of the manuscript receiving editorial acceptance.

Payment other than by credit card carries an administrative surcharge of £50. When paying online with a credit card, a receipt will be sent by email once payment has been processed. Receipts upon payment of an invoice are available on request.


Ethics and Conflict of Interest

Authors are advised to observe the IZA Guiding Principles of Research Integrity.

A footnote on the title page of the manuscript should reveal any relevant financial, material or personal sources of support for this research and make transparent any potential conflict of interest that may arise. If there is not such a clarification it is taken for granted that there is no such conflict of interest.

In an effort to prevent plagiarism, the IZA Journal of Migration uses iThenticate to screen submissions. iThenticate compares every paper to an extensive database of published content and archived pages of web content. 



Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that neither IZA nor Springer will be able to refund any costs that may have occurred while receiving these permissions.


Submission Instructions

Read the submission guidelines thoroughly. Papers will not be reviewed if they do not accurately follow our submission guidelines. Please note that the IZA Journal of Migration only considers submissions with about 10,000 words (including tables, figures and references) length.

Manuscripts should be submitted here.

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