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The Economic and Labour Relations Review

2016 5-Year Impact Factor: 0.612
2016 Ranking: 288/347 in Economics | 22/27 in Industrial Relations & Labor
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Published in Association with UNSW Business School

Patron
Joe Isaac University of Melbourne, Australia
Editor-in-Chief
Anne Holmes UNSW Canberra, Australia
Anne Junor UNSW Business School, Australia
Executive Editors
John Burgess RMIT University, Australia
Anis Chowdhury UNSW Canberra, Australia
G.C. Harcourt UNSW Business School, Australia
Michael Johnson University of New South Wales, Australia
P. N. (Raja) Junankar UNSW Business School, Australia
Peter Kriesler UNSW Business School, Australia
John Lodewijks UNSW Business School, Australia
John Nevile UNSW Business School, Australia
Michael Quinlan UNSW Business School, Australia
Al Rainnie UNSW Business School, Australia
Peter Sheldon UNSW Business School, Australia
Elsa Underhill Deakin University, Australia

Other Titles in:
Economics (General)

eISSN: 18382673 | ISSN: 10353046 | Current volume: 28 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

The Economic & Labour Relations Review is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal that aims to bring together research in economics and labour relations in a multi-disciplinary approach to policy questions. The journal encourages articles that critically assess dominant orthodoxies, as well as alternative models, thereby facilitating informed debate. It particularly encourages articles that adopt a heterodox approach to economics, or that explore rights-, equality- or justice-based approaches to labour relations or social policy.

Submissions must be research-based and demonstrate high standards of scholarship. At the same time they must be clear, accessible to the well-informed lay reader and free from jargon. Each submission must articulate clearly the question being explored, and its relevance to an international readership, or to a current policy or theoretical debate. The theoretical, methodological or empirical approach to addressing that question must be outlined. In general an article must make an original contribution to theory or policy by:

  • Developing a new concept or theory and explaining its derivation and policy or empirical implications; or
  • Using a systematic analysis or mapping of a literature in order to provide a new critical perspective or write a ‘position paper’ on current debates or relevant policy issues ; or
  • Using a literature review to derive a researchable question and then use empirical analysis to test an explanatory model that seeks to answer it.

Authors are expected to build on work published in the journal wherever possible, by reading past issues of the journal in order to engage with debates and themes that are relevant to their submission.

The 8000 word limit includes the title, abstract, keywords, text, references, notes, tables, figures, matrices and author biographies. Quantitative articles need to report only those results that help build the overall argument. Additional results and analysis such as additional descriptive statistics and correlation matrixes, full details of factor analysis, regression models and sensitivity analyses, can be published on the journal website as supplementary files, and will be used by the editor and referees to evaluate the MS. Submissions must be edited in UK English and in journal house style.

The following are likely to fall outside of the journal’s scope:

  • Papers focusing on mathematical or econometric analysis for its own sake
  • Overly abstract theoretical pieces.

The Economic and Labour Relations Review aims to bring together double-blind, peer-reviewed research in economics and labour relations in a multi-disciplinary approach to policy questions. The journal encourages articles that critically assess dominant orthodoxies, as well as alternative models, thereby facilitating informed debate. The journal particularly encourages articles that adopt a post-Keynesian (heterodox) approach to economics, or that explore rights-, equality- or justice-based approaches to labour relations and social policy.

Topics covered by the journal include:

  • Macro-economic, fiscal and monetary policy debates
  • Trade policy, value chains and networks
  • Environmental economics
  • Labour market economics; migration
  • Employment relations regulation; wages and working conditions; and labour standards and their enforcement
  • Precarious work
  • Workplace safety and health
  • Gender inclusiveness; pay and employment equity
  • Education/skills and workplace productivity
  • Employer and employee organisations
  • Poverty and deprivation; income/wealth distribution and its effects
  • Social security, welfare, housing and health; pensions and population ageing
  • The sociology and economics of sport, art, and other aspects of culture

Submissions must be research-based and demonstrate high standards of scholarship. At the same time they must be clear, accessible to the well-informed lay reader and free from jargon. Each submission must articulate clearly the question being explored, and its relevance to an international readership, or to a current policy or theoretical debate. The theoretical, methodological or empirical approach to addressing that question must be outlined. In general an article must make an original contribution to theory or policy by:

  • Developing a new concept or theory and explaining its derivation and policy or empirical implications; or
  • Using a systematic analysis or mapping of a literature in order to provide a new critical perspective or write a ‘position paper’ on current debates or relevant policy issues ; or
  • Using a literature review to derive a researchable question and then use empirical analysis to test an explanatory model that seeks to answer it.

Authors are expected to build on work published in the journal wherever possible, by reading past issues of the journal in order to engage with debates and themes that are relevant to their submission.

The 8000 word limit includes the title, abstract, keywords, text, references, notes, tables, figures, matrices and author biographies. Quantitative articles need to report only those results that help build the overall argument. Additional results and analysis such as additional descriptive statistics and correlation matrixes, full details of factor analysis, regression models and sensitivity analyses, can be published on the journal website as supplementary files, and will be used by the editor and referees to evaluate the MS. Submissions must be edited in UK English and in journal house style.

The following are likely to fall outside of the journal’s scope:

  • Papers focusing on mathematical or econometric analysis for its own sake
  • Overly abstract theoretical pieces.
Book Review Editors
Norbert Ebert Macquarie University, Australia
Neil Hart UNSW Business School, Australia
Editorial Committee
Michelle Baddeley University of South Australia, Australia
Alison Barnes Macquarie University, Australia
Bruce Bradbury University of New South Wales, Australia
Lynne Chester University of Sydney, Australia
Paul Dalziel Lincoln University, New Zealand
Bob Gregory Australian National University, Australia
Ian Hampson UNSW Business School, Australia
Tim Harcourt UNSW Business School, Australia
John E King La Trobe University, Australia
Elisabetta Magnani Macquarie University, Australia
Astghik Mavisakalyan Curtin Unviersity, Australia
Susan McGrath-Champ University of Sydney, Australia
David Morgan UNSW Business School, Australia
Alan Morris University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Michael O’Donnell School of Business, Canberra, University of New South Wales, Australia
Michael Peters University of New South Wales, Australia
Jocelyn Pixley Macquarie University and University of New South Wales, Australia
Antonio Rodriguez Andres Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Peter Saunders University of New South wales, Sydney, Australia and FISS, Australia
Lucy Taksa Macquarie University, Australia
Elsa Underhill Deakin University, Australia
Tracy Wilcox UNSW Business School, Australia
Sue Williamson UNSW Canberra, Australia
Shaun Wilson Macquarie University, Australia
International Advisory Board
Orley Ashenfelter Princeton University, USA
Siobhan Austen Curtin University, Australia
Chris Baldry University of Stirling, UK
Amit Bhaduri University of Kolkata, India
William Brown University of Cambridge, UK
Michael Burawoy University of California, Berkeley, USA
Peter Fairbrother RMIT University, Australia
Mary L. Gatta The City University of New York, USA
Stephen Gelb Overseas Development Institute, UK
Jayati Ghosh Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Roy Green University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Keith Hancock Flinders University, Australia
Edmund Heery Cardiff University, UK
Russell D. Lansbury Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
Marc Lavoie University of Ottawa, Canada
Chris Leggett James Cook University, Australia
Peter Nolan University of Cambridge, UK
Jaehoon Rhee Yeungnam University, Korea
Jill Rubery Manchester Business School, UK
Giulio Sapelli University of Milan, Italy
Robert Skidelsky Warwick University, UK
Patrick Troy Australian National University, Australia
Leah Vosko York University, Canada
Edward Webster University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Charles Woolfson Linköping University, Sweden
Piotr Zuk University of Wroclaw, Poland
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: The Economic and Labour Relations Review

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/elrr to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of The Economic and Labour Relations Review will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to The Economic and Labour Relations Review, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    The Economic and Labour Relations Review publishes original, scholarly / research-based articles (8,000 words maximum including abstract, tables, endnotes and author biographies). The journal also publishes book reviews, and a full list of up-to-date books for review is available from the journal's editorial office.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    The Economic and Labour Relations Review operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible and an editorial decision is generally reached within 6-8 weeks of submission.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Funding

    The Economic and Labour Relations Review requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    The Economic and Labour Relations Review encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    The Economic and Labour Relations Review and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    The Economic and Labour Relations Review offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    The Economic and Labour Relations Review adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    The Economic and Labour Relations Review is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/elrr to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the The Economic and Labour Relations Review editorial office as follows:

    a.junor@unsw.edu.au

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