About

Aims and scope

The Journal for Labour Market Research is a journal in the interdisciplinary field of labour market research. As of 2016 the Journal publishes Open Access. The journal follows international research standards and strives for international visibility. With its empirical and multidisciplinary orientation, the journal publishes papers in English language concerning the labour market, employment, education / training and careers. The journal is distinct from most others in the field, as it provides a platform for contributions from a broad range of academic disciplines. The editors encourage replication studies, as well as studies based on international comparisons. Accordingly, authors are expected to make their empirical data available to readers who might wish to replicate a published work on request. Supported by an international Editorial Board, articles are reviewed by two peer reviewers, who remain anonymous for the author. In addition to the regular issues, special issues covering selected topics are published at least once a year. As of April 2015 the Journal for Labour Market Research has a "No Revisions" option for submissions (see ‘Instructions for Authors’).

For readers: All articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). You can read, redistribute and reuse the articles for free, as long as you cite the authors of the original work properly and indicate if changes were made.

For authors: The open access fees for this journal are kindly sponsored by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). You do not have to pay for submission or publication.  By publishing with open access you can keep the copyright.

Up to Volume 44 (2011) the journal was published as "Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung" in German and English language.

Officially cited as: J Labour Market Res              

Open access

All articles published by Journal for Labour Market Research are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Journal for Labour Market Research you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Journal for Labour Market Research are covered by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Indexing services

All articles published in Journal for Labour Market Research are included in:

  • Academic OneFile
  • ECONIS 
  • EconLit
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • GeroLit
  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews (IBR)
  • International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ)
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • OCLC
  • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  • SCImago 
  • SCOPUS
  • SOLIS
  • Summon by ProQuest

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink. We are working closely with relevant indexing services including Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Journal for Labour Market Research will be available in their databases when appropriate.

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.

Journal for Labour Market Research 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 Journal for Labour Market Research 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.

Citing Articles in Journal for Labour Market Research

Articles in Journal for Labour Market Research should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. J Labour Mark Res [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. J Labour Mark Res 2009, 1:115.

1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Journal for Labour Market Research should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

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Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.

Why publish your article in Journal for Labour Market Research?

High visibility

Journal for Labour Market Research's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Journal for Labour Market Research offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Journal for Labour Market Research and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in Journal for Labour Market Research gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Journal for Labour Market Research are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in Journal for Labour Market Research may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Journal for Labour Market Research

Copyright

Authors of articles published in Journal for Labour Market Research retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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Associated Society

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Journal for Labour Market Research is affiliated with Institute for Employment Research (IAB)