Journal of Industrial Relations
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Journal of Industrial Relations

2015 Impact Factor: 1.013
2015 Ranking: 12/26 in Industrial Relations & Labor
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editors-in-Chief
Professor Marian Baird University of Sydney Business School, Australia
Professor Bradon Ellem University of Sydney Business School, Australia
Associate Editors
Dr Stephen Clibborn University of Sydney Business School, Australia
Associate Professor Rae Cooper University of Sydney Business School, Australia
Dr Chris F Wright University of Sydney Business School, Australia
Book Review Editor
Associate Professor Sarah Kaine University of Sydney Business School, Australia

eISSN: 14729296| ISSN: 00221856|Current volume: 58|Current issue: 2 Frequency: 5 Times/Year


The Journal of Industrial Relations is an ISI-ranked, peer-reviewed international journal administered by the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) and currently based at the University of Sydney. The editors invite scholarship from a range of disciplinary perspectives, examining any aspect of employment relations. Contributions exploring the traditional concerns of industrial relations as well as studies addressing the intersection of workplace, family and community are welcome. We publish rigorous qualitative and multi-method analyses, including theoretically-informed case studies and international and comparative papers.

The ALERA was established in May 1958 and the first issue of the Journal of Industrial Relations appeared in the following year. Today, as then, the ALERA brings together representatives of management, the trade unions, the government services and the professions, as well as specialists in the various academic disciplines concerned with industrial relations.

“The Journal of Industrial Relations is one of the prime outlets for research on work, labour and employment relations. The journal is international in scope and has an authorship and readership from across the globe. For researchers in Europe, it is a principal source of theory and evidence on global developments in the world of work and a desirable place in which to publish: JIR is a journal to which one sends one's best work.” Edmund Heery, Cardiff University, UK

JIR is a terrific source of information about the wide-ranging changes occurring at the workplace. The journal reports on international and comparative developments in articles written by leading academic authorities. The articles are well researched with a variety of methodologies used to analyze original data." Harry C. Katz, Cornell University, USA

Electronic Access:

Journal of Industrial Relations is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://jir.sagepub.com

The Journal of Industrial Relations is an ISI-ranked, peer-reviewed international journal administered by the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) and currently based at the University of Sydney. The editors invite scholarship from a range of disciplinary perspectives, examining any aspect of employment relations. Contributions exploring the traditional concerns of industrial relations as well as studies addressing the intersection of workplace, family and community are welcome. We publish rigorous qualitative and multi-method analyses, including theoretically-informed case studies and international and comparative papers.

The ALERA was established in May 1958 and the first issue of the Journal of Industrial Relations appeared in the following year. Today, as then, the ALERA brings together representatives of management, the trade unions, the government services and the professions, as well as specialists in the various academic disciplines concerned with industrial relations.

Academic Members
Janice Bellace University of Pennsylvania, USA
Sara Charlesworth RMIT, Australia
Ray Fells UWA, Australia
Michele Ford University of Sydney, Australia
David Guest King's College London, UK
Edmund Heery Cardiff University
Christian Lyhne Ibsen University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Thomas Kochan MIT, USA
Chang-Hee Lee International Labour Organisation, Taiwan
Joohee Lee Ewha University, South Korea
Adam Seth Litwin Cornell University, USA
Ray Markey Macquarie University, Australia
Michelle O'Sullivan University of Limerick, Ireland
Erling Rasmussen AUT, New Zealand
Mia Rönnmar Lund University, Sweden
Jill Rubery Manchester Business School, UK
Louise Thornthwaite Macquarie University, Australia
Jennifer Tomlinson Leeds University Business School, UK
Keith Townsend Griffith University, Australia
Anil Verma University of Toronto, Canada
Kyoung Hee Yu UNSW, Australia
Representing the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA)
Melanie Binet Hon. Secretary/Treasurer 2014
Dick Grozier Australian Business Limited
Sarah Meier National President 2015
Joanna Minchinton National President 2014
Editorial Assistant
Rawya Mansour University of Sydney Business School, Australia
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    1. Research aims and scope
    2. Peer review policy
    3. Article types the JIR invites and publishes
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    6. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    7. Other conventions
    8. Acknowledgments
      8.1 Funding acknowledgement
    9. Permissions
    10. Manuscript style
      10.1 File types
      10.2 Journal style
      10.3 Reference style
      10.4 Manuscript preparation
      10.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      10.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      10.4.5 English language editing services
      10.4.6 Quotations
      10.4.7 Notes
      10.4.8 Tables
    11. After acceptance
      11.1 Proofs
      11.2 E-Prints
      11.3 SAGE production
      11.4 OnlineFirst publication
    12. Further information

     

    1. Research aims and scope

    The Journal of Industrial Relations (JIR) is an ISI-ranked, peer-reviewed international journal administered by the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA). The editors invite scholarship from a range of disciplinary perspectives, examining any aspect of employment relations. Contributions exploring the traditional concerns of industrial relations as well as studies addressing the intersection of workplace, family and community are welcome. We publish rigorous qualitative and multi-method analyses, including theoretically-informed case studies and international and comparative papers.

    2. Peer review policy

    • The JIR adheres to a double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from each other.
    • All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors and only those papers that fit within the aims and scope of the journal, and meet the academic and editorial standards of the journal, are sent for outside review.
    • Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees.

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    3. Article types the JIR invites and publishes

    • Rigorous qualitative and multi-method analyses, including theoretically-informed case studies and international and comparative papers; research notes; review essays; all of which are peer reviewed.
    • Shorter articles: from practitioners and academics on current controversies in industrial relations.

    Articles submitted to the JIR should adhere to the following guidelines:

    • The length of the full manuscript (including references, tables etc.) should be between 7,000-8,000 words (max). Please note that it would not be possible for us to consider papers for publication unless they are within the standard length (so longer papers are not possible to publish nor is a large number of tables/figures possible to include).
    • While, Research Notes should be about 3,000 words in length.
    • The anonymised manuscript should include a separate title page: with the author(s) affiliation and full contact details: full name of author(s), institution, postal address, email address, phone and fax numbers (noting the corresponding author).
    • The manuscript should include a brief abstract (150-200 words) and keywords (3-5 words). As well as include a short running title if necessary.
    • The manuscript should follow the Harvard (author, date) system of referencing, with ‘endnotes’ (if necessary and kept brief) rather than ‘footnotes’.

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Journal of Industrial Relations is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne� Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jir to login and submit your article online.

    If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, or seek advice on the submission process please contact the JIR Editors, Marian Baird and Bradon Ellem at the following email address: jir@econ.usyd.edu.au

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    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Papers accepted for publication become copyright of the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) and all authors will be asked to assign copyright to the Association. Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest.

    In signing the Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement it is assumed that authors have obtained permission to use any copyrighted or previously published material. All authors must read and agree to the conditions outlined in the Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement, and must sign the Agreement or agree that the corresponding author can sign on their behalf. Articles cannot be published until a signed Agreement has been received.

    For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    The JIR 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 articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice.

    4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Declaration of conflicting interests                  

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. JIR requests that authors declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest. Please review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    7. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    8. Acknowledgements                                                         

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    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, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    8.1 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for research funders, authors and publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), the JIR additionally requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

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    9. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    10. Manuscript style

    10.1 File types
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Microsoft Word or RTF. Templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    10.2 Journal Style
    The JIR conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    10.3 Reference Style
    The JIR adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style. EndNote supports SAGE Harvard � download the output file by following this link.

    10.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    The Introduction (no heading) should clearly state the purpose of the article, give only strictly pertinent references, and not review the subject extensively. Material, Methods and Results must be presented in logical sequence in the text, with text and illustrations emphasizing only important observations. Ethical approaches to research on sensitive topics with children must be described. The Discussion should emphasize new and important observations of the study and conclusions therefrom. Do not repeat in detail data from results.  Include implications of the findings and their limitations, and relate observations to other relevant studies.

    10.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    10.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting 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.

    If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    The JIR does not currently accept supplemental files.

    10.4.5 English Language Editing
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service.  Visit http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journalgateway/msg.htm for further information.

    10.4.6 Quotations
    All direct quotations of 35 words or more should be indented as these will be styled as an extract in the final pdf version of the article.

    10.4.7 Notes
    Where notes are necessary, these should appear at the end of the text and before the References.

    10.4.8 Tables
    Tables should be placed at the end of the article and should carry short descriptive titles. Their position within the text should be clearly indicated.

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    11. After acceptance           

    11.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    11.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    11.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process. We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in the JIR with SAGE. 

    11.4 OnlineFirst Publication
    The JIR benefits from Online First, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet.

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    12. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    JIR Editorial Address
    Professors Marian Baird and Bradon Ellem
    Editors, Journal of Industrial Relations
    Work and Organisational Studies (H03)
    Business School, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Email: jir@econ.usyd.edu.au
    Phone: +61 2 9351-6656
    Fax: +61 2 9351-4729

    Book Reviews:
    Books for review and all related correspondence should be sent to:
    A/Prof. Sarah Kaine, Management Discipline, University of Technology, Sydney, City Campus, PO Box 123 Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia.
    Email: Sarah.Kaine@uts.edu.au

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