Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

IZA Journal of Development and Migration operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by IZA Journal of Development and Migration is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Article-processing charges and funding support

Support

Open access publishing is not without costs. IZA Journal of Development and Migration 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.

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