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ILR Review

ILR Review

2017 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.274
2017 Ranking: 9/27 in Industrial Relations & Labor
Source: Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product
Published in Association with Cornell University, ILR School
The Journal of Work and Policy

Editors
Rosemary Batt Cornell University, USA
Lawrence M. Kahn Cornell University, USA


eISSN: 2162271X | ISSN: 00197939 | Current volume: 71 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: 5 Times/Year

Aims and Scope

Our goal is to publish the best empirical research on the world of work, to advance theory, and to inform policy and practice. We welcome papers that are bold and original, novel theories, innovative research methods, and new approaches to organizational and public policy.

Important real world problems

ILR Review publishes research on important issues—globalization, capital and labor mobility, inequality, wage setting, unemployment, labor market dynamics, international migration, work organization and technology, human resource management and personnel economics, demographic and ethnic differences in labor markets, workplace conflicts, alternative forms of representation, and labor regulation.

International and comparative scope

Research by international scholars is central to the ILR Review and to our mission of advancing knowledge of the changing nature of work and employment relations. It also improves our awareness, acceptance, tolerance, and understanding of others' perspectives and challenges. Comparative institutional, organizational, and market analyses make critical contributions to the journal.

Interdisciplinary approaches

ILR Review highly values research from diverse social science perspectives including anthropology, economics, history, industrial relations, law, management, political science, psychology, and sociology. We believe that interdisciplinary debate spurs innovative research and policy development.

Diverse research methodologies

ILR Review publishes high-quality empirical work that embraces a wide range of methodologies. We feature ethnographic and qualitative approaches and theory-building, mixed methods, and formal econometric modeling.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Aims and Scope

Our goal is to publish the best empirical research on the world of work, to advance theory, and to inform policy and practice. We welcome papers that are bold and original, novel theories, innovative research methods, and new approaches to organizational and public policy.

Important real world problems

ILR Review publishes research on important issues—globalization, capital and labor mobility, inequality, wage setting, unemployment, labor market dynamics, international migration, work organization and technology, human resource management and personnel economics, demographic and ethnic differences in labor markets, workplace conflicts, alternative forms of representation, and labor regulation.

International and comparative scope

Research by international scholars is central to the ILR Review and to our mission of advancing knowledge of the changing nature of work and employment relations. It also improves our awareness, acceptance, tolerance, and understanding of others' perspectives and challenges. Comparative institutional, organizational, and market analyses make critical contributions to the journal.

Interdisciplinary approaches

ILR Review highly values research from diverse social science perspectives including anthropology, economics, history, industrial relations, law, management, political science, psychology, and sociology. We believe that interdisciplinary debate spurs innovative research and policy development.

Diverse research methodologies

ILR Review publishes high-quality empirical work that embraces a wide range of methodologies. We feature ethnographic and qualitative approaches and theory-building, mixed methods, and formal econometric modeling.

Managing Editor
Candace J. Akins Cornell University, USA
Associate Managing Editor
Tom Rushmer Cornell University, USA
Associate Editors
Matthew Amengual University of Oxford, UK
Emilio Castilla Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Laura Giuliano University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Harry C. Katz Cornell University, USA
Adam Seth Litwin Cornell University, USA
Bruce A. Weinberg Ohio State University, USA
Editorial Board
Katharine Abraham University of Maryland, USA
Mark Anner Pennsylvania State University, USA
Michel Anteby Boston University, USA
Eileen Appelbaum Center for Economic and Policy Research, USA
Iwan Barankay Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA
Stephen Barley University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Beth Bechky New York University, USA
Peter Berg Michigan State University, USA
Matthew Bidwell Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA
Francine Blau Cornell University, USA
Alison Booth Australian National University & University of Essex, UK
Gerhard Bosch University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Clair Brown University of California at Berkeley, USA
John Budd University of Minnesota, USA
Diane Burton Cornell University, USA
Peter Cappelli Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA
Kerwin Charles University of Chicago, USA
Alexander J. Colvin Cornell University, USA
Simon Deakin University of Cambridge, UK
Virginia Doellgast Cornell University, USA
Juan Dolado Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Tony Edwards University of Loughborough London, UK
Richard Freeman Harvard University, USA
Stephen Frenkel The University of New South Wales, Australia
Eli Friedman Cornell University, USA
Barry Gerhart University of Wisconsin, USA
Shannon Gleeson Cornell University, USA
Kevin Hallock Cornell University, USA
Dan Hamermesh University of Texas at Austin, USA
Tove Hammer Cornell University, USA
Barry Hirsch Georgia State University, USA
Robert Hutchens Cornell University, USA
Andrea Ichino European University Institute, Italy
Sanford Jacoby University of California Los Angeles, USA
Arne Kalleberg University of North Carolina, USA
Erin Kelly MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
Thomas Kochan MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
Francis Kramarz CREST (Paris), France
Sarosh Kuruvilla Cornell University, USA
Russell Lansbury Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
C. K. Lee University of California Los Angeles, USA
David Lipsky Cornell University, USA
Mingwei Liu Rutgers University, USA
Richard Locke Brown University, USA
Lisa Lynch Brandeis University, USA
John Paul MacDuffie University of Pennsylvania, USA
Steve Machin University College London, UK
Alex Mas Princeton University, USA
Xin Meng Australian National University, Australia
Ruth Milkman The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA
Amalia Miller University of Virginia, USA
Gregor Murray University of Montreal, Canada
Ron Oaxaca University of Arizona, USA
Craig A. Olson University of Illinois, USA
Paul Osterman MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
Valeria Pulignano University of Leuven, Belgium
Jake Rosenfeld Washington University in St Louis, USA
Jill Rubery Manchester Business School, UK
Mari Sako University of Oxford, UK
Aaron Sojourner University of Minnesota, USA
Katherine Stone UCLA Law School, USA
Wolfgang Streeck Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany
Andrea Weber Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Kim Weeden Cornell University, USA

The Industrial and Labor Relations Review (ILR Review) publishes peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary research that advances new theory, presents novel empirical work, and informs organizational and public policy on the world of work and employment. Criteria for acceptance include fit, research quality and originality, and the significance of the contribution to the field. See our Aims & Scope webpage for more details. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The ILR Review will not consider any paper under simultaneous review by any other journal or publisher. Before submitting your paper, please follow these links for information on:

Conditions of Publication and Data Policy

Manuscript Style Guide for Authors

Reviewer Guidelines

Submit manuscripts electronically through our website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ilrr.

 

If you encounter any technical problems,

contact our office at ilrr@cornell.edu or 607-255-3295.

The version of the paper you upload must be purged of all information identifying you, your coauthors, and your institution(s). Prepare a separate cover note or title page (which you can upload as a file separate from the manuscript and/or copy into the Cover Letter field) providing us with author name, current professional title, address, telephone number, and e-mail address for each author of the manuscript, along with any acknowledgments; this cover note will not be visible to referees.

Length and Format

We publish papers of variable length depending on the nature of the study, but in general, the word count for a typical paper, counting all elements—text, tables, footnotes, and references—is approximately 10,000, and the character count (including spaces) is approximately 70,000. Please double-space your paper and use 12-point, Times New Roman font. We prefer to receive Microsoft Word documents, formatted as .docx, .doc, or .rtf. If you work with LaTeX software, the system may have trouble accepting the files. If you have difficulty, please contact us for instructions.

Submitting Your Paper

Follow the on-screen instructions to create an account and/or to log onto your existing account at the http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ilrr website. (After you have an account, you will use that same information to log on each time you return to the site.) The system will guide you through the six-step manuscript submission process, prompting you for any information that may be missing.

What to Include

Title, Author(s), Abstract, and Acknowledgments

Provide the article title, authors’ names, and abstract in the appropriate, separate fields of the webpage at the time you upload the paper. Do not include them in the body of the paper itself. In the Cover Letter field, provide your cover letter including acknowledgments (with exceptions noted below), a note stating which data and programs you are willing to make available on request to interested researchers, and the names and complete contact information of all authors. A typical note runs as follows: “For information regarding the data and/or computer programs used for this study, please contact the first author at [e-mail].” When the data used are proprietary, provide the names of agencies or persons who can guide other researchers through the procedures for accessing the data. If you created the data set yourself and wish to exploit it further before making it public, we recommend writing: “Data will be made available to others at reasonable cost from a date six months after the ILR Review publication date and for a period of three years thereafter.” A statement to this effect will be included in a footnote on the first page of the published article. Do not include acknowledgments to the editor or referees. Also, do not include a disclaimer stating that errors, or the views expressed, are the author’s (unless required by the owners of a data source or a funding organization).

Abstract

In the Abstract field, provide an abstract of no more than 150 words. The first sentence generally describes the data, method, and purpose of your paper. Two or three other sentences state the most important findings, conclusions, and, sometimes, implications. Use only terms that will be understood by a general audience (which includes readers who have little background in statistics).

Opening Text

Do not number subheadings, and do not include a subhead titled “Introduction.” The introductory section should be brief (approximately three to five paragraphs); free of technical econometric language; and as free as possible of in-text cites and footnotes. Give a brief background and explain how the study differs from previous ones. Do not present an outline of the paper; do not anticipate findings or conclusions.

Body of Paper

Number the pages of your article, so that text passages can easily be referenced. There should be headings, on average, every two to three pages. Avoid very long paragraphs. Use in-text parenthetical Author Date (“scientific”) citation style. Whenever the quote or fact or argument you are borrowing appears on specific pages in the source, cite those pages rather than the entire source. Tables and figures should appear at the end of the manuscript.

Conclusion

The conclusion is usually no more than two pages long. Briefly state conclusions, with reference to specific findings as necessary; recapitulate how the findings add to or differ from those of previous studies; and, if appropriate, discuss implications or unanswered questions (but avoid a detailed description of “more research needed”). As in the introductory paragraphs, avoid footnotes and in-text cites.

References and Footnotes

Provide full first names of authors whenever they are available, and give both volume and issue number for article entries. Use footnotes sparingly—only for explanatory notes and citations (such as legal citations) that are not easily accommodated by the “scientific” system of citation. See the Manuscript Style Guide for Authors link above for more detailed formatting and style information.

Tables

Use substantive but brief table titles that are accessible to readers without a background in statistics. Include headings for all columns (including the far-left, descriptive column), in plain English as much as possible. Use plain English, or sensible abbreviations, in row descriptions as well. Tables should be sized at no larger than 5” x 8” for portrait orientation or 8” x 5” for landscape. Use asterisks to denote statistical significance, as follows: “*Statistically significant at the .10 level; ** at the .05 level; *** at the .01 level.” Take numbers to no more than three decimal places unless finer specification is meaningful. Table footnotes should include sources, notes (can be general for entire table, or can be keyed a, b, c, and so on) explaining cryptic or ambiguous elements, and an explanation of significance levels. We prefer that tables be compiled within Word’s Table feature, and tables must be editable (not copied into the file as a static image).

Figures

Although figures may be copied into the Word file for the initial submission and review process, if the paper is accepted we will probably need figures not embedded within the text. For example, they can be provided from their original software format, such as Excel, .eps, PowerPoint, .jpg, .tif, or .pdf files.

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