Labor Studies Journal
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Labor Studies Journal


Co-Editors
Robert Bruno University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Victor Devinatz Illinois State University, USA
Book Reviews Editor
Clare Hammonds University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Innovations Section Editor
Lynda DeLoach National Labor College, USA
Interactive Issues Editors
Joe Berry University of Illinois

eISSN: 15389758| ISSN: 0160449X|Current volume: 41|Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

The Labor Studies Journal is the official journal of the United Association for Labor Education (UALE, www.uale.org). It is a multi-disciplinary journal covering issues related to work, workers, labor organizations, and labor studies and worker education in the US and internationally, including

  • Union organizing strategies
  • Labor movement revitalization
  • New forms of worker representation (labor centers, etc.)
  • Race, gender and “identity” issues and labor
  • Immigration and labor
  • Globalization and labor
  • Labor and political trends
  • International labor movements
  • Labor education practices and approaches
  • Labor and the evolving economy

In addition to articles about the United States labor movement and workforce, LSJ welcomes submissions that are international and comparative. We are interested in foreign based authors who are writing about relevant subject matter in non-US countries, which have significant international or comparative implications for labor studies.

LSJ is interested in manuscripts using a diversity of research methods, both qualitative and quantitative that use ethnographic, theory-building, and formal econometric modeling. The Journal publishes empirical research in order to advance theory that expands understanding and analysis of the field of labor studies. LSJ welcomes innovative and new approaches to the study of workers directed at a general audience including union, university, and community based- labor educators, labor activists, and scholars from across the social sciences and humanities.

The Journal also includes a variety of sections such as:

  • reviews on relevant books, audio-visual, and electronic materials
  • a forum for discussion of issues about work and labor
  • a non-refereed section highlighting innovations in labor education and labor practice

The Labor Studies Journal is the official journal of the United Association for Labor Education and is a multi-disciplinary journal publishing research on work, workers, labor organizations, and labor studies and worker education in the US and internationally.

The Journal is interested in manuscripts using a diversity of research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, directed at a general audience including union, university, and community based labor educators, labor activists and scholars from across the social sciences and humanities. As a multi-disciplinary journal, manuscripts should be directed at a general audience, and care should be taken to make methods, especially highly quantitative ones, accessible to a general reader. The Journal also reviews relevant books, audio-visual, and electronic materials. In addition, a forum for discussion of issues about work and labor is also included, as is a non-refereed section highlighting innovations in labor education.

Editorial Board / International Editorial Advisory Board
Steven Ashby University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Joe Berry University of Illinois
Adrienne Eaton Rutgers University
Lynn Feekin University of Oregon, Australia
Elizabeth Hoffmann Purdue University
Tom Juravich University of Massachusetts
Michelle Kaminski Michigan State University, USA
Bruce Nissen Florida International University
Stephanie Ross York University
Larry Savage Brock University
Michael Schiavone University of Illinois
Katherine Sciacchitano National Labor College, USA
Jennifer Sherer University of Iowa, USA
Louise Simmons University of Connecticut, USA
George Strauss UC Berkeley
Africa
Eddie Webster University of the Witwatersrand
Australia
David Peetz Griffith University, Australia
Barbara Pocock University of South Australia, Australia
Canada
Ann C. Frost University of Western Ontario
Gregor Murray University of Montreal, Canada
Charlotte A. B. Yates McMaster University
European Continent
Thomas Greven Free University of Berlin
Jean Yves-Boulin University of Paris-Dauphine
Far East
Anita Chan Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Edson Urano Sophia University
Great Britain
Peter Fairbrother Cardiff University, UK
Ed Heery Cardiff University, UK
John Kelly University of London
Latin America
Graciela Bensusan Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico
Enrique de la Garza Toledo Universidad Autónoma Metropolitna, Mexico
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  • More information about the types of articles published in Labor Studies Journal can be found here.

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lsj, where authors will be required to set up an online account in the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne. Submissions should be double spaced and limited to 30 pages, including abstract, tables, and figures. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition, author-date system). All authors should include (1) a cover page with title, author(s), affiliation, contact information (address, phone, fax, and e-mail), short biographical paragraphs of each author, and any acknowledgments; (2) an abstract of no more than 100 words, followed by 4 to 5 keywords; and (3) the body of the manuscript, with the title listed at the top of the page. Authors’ names should not appear anywhere other than on the cover page. Figures and tables should be numbered separately and placed separately at the end of the manuscript; They should appear on separate sheets and be placed in the order they appear in text. Please direct any questions to the editor: Robert Bruno, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois (bbruno@illinois.edu).

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers 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.

    Book Reviews: Submit reviews to Clare Hammonds (chammonds@soc.umass.edu). A list of books available for review can be found at the UALE Web site at http://uale.org/books_to_review.

    Innovations Section: Submit manuscripts to Lynda DeLoach, National Labor College (ldeloach@nlc.edu).

    Interactive Issues: Submit manuscripts to Joe Berry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (joeberry@illinois.edu).

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