Editor’s Report

Labour Economics (the official journal of the European Association of Labour Economists)

Journal statistics: The number of submissions continues to increase. We now receive around 560 regular and special issue submissions per year. The rate of desk rejections is almost 50%, whereas the acceptance rate is between 12 and 13%. We aim to make a first decision within 3 months and we reach this goal for 75-80 % of all submissions. The impact factor has slightly risen over the past few years, to 1.066 in 2017.

Special issues:

  • EALE Conference Issue: After 18 years of publishing the EALE special issue, it has established itself as a popular channel of dissemination. The acceptance rate is a bit higher than for regular issues because the eligible submissions were already accepted for the EALE conference. The 2019 EALE special conference issue will be edited by Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam).
  • AASLE Conference Issue: Besides the EALE conference issue, we will also intend to publish a special conference issue of The Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) that will be held in Singapore in December 2019.
  • Special Issue:  Labour Economics on “Technology and the Labour Market” Guest editors: Georg Graetz (Uppsala University), Pascual Restrepo (Boston University) Oskar Nordström Skans (Uppsala University).
    Submission will open: August 15th 2019
    Submission deadline: October 15th 2019
    For more details see the Call for Papers
  • Special Issue: The Economics of Migration
    Guest editors: Francesco Fasani (Queen Mary University London), Joan Llull (UAB, MOVE & Barcelona GSE), Cristina Tealdi (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh)
    We expect this virtual special issue to be finalized this year.

Editorial board: We thank Oskar Nordström Skans (Uppsala University) as outgoing co-editor for his great service and welcome one new editor: Manuela Angelucci (University of Texas at Austin).
The editorial board currently (May 2019) consists of: Manuela Angelucci (University of Texas at Austin), Ghazala Azmat (Sciences Po), Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex), Bernd Fitzenberger (Humboldt University of Berlin), Luca Flabbi (University of North Carolina), Albrecht Glitz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva), Peter Rupert (University of California), Wilbert van der Klaauw (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Conny Wunsch (University of Basel) and Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University).

Arthur van Soest,
Editor in Chief