The European Journal of Industrial Relations is the principal English-language forum for the analysis of key developments in European industrial relations and their theoretical and practical implications.
It embraces a broad definition of industrial relations and includes articles which relate to any aspect of work and employment. It publishes rigorous and innovative work on and from all European countries. All social science disciplines are relevant to its remit, and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged. A major objective is to foster cross national comparative analysis; for this reason, single country monographs are unlikely to be accepted unless framed by a strong comparative perspective. Work which relates European developments to broader global experience is welcome.
While contributors to the Journal are expected to demonstrate theoretical or empirical originality - and preferably both - they should also make their work accessible to those practically engaged in industrial relations, and where possible show the practical significance of their analysis. As a means of strengthening the integration of theory and practice, the Journal welcomes reflective contributions from practitioners. It also recognizes that industrial relations is a subject for contention and controversy, and aims to provide an arena for that debate.
"An extremely valuable source of ideas and analysis for practitioners and scholars alike" Professor Tiziano Treu
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The European Journal of Industrial Relations is the principal English-language, peer-reviewed forum for the analysis of developments in European industrial relations and their theoretical and practical implications. It is particularly oriented to cross-national comparative research.
It embraces a broad definition of industrial relations and encourages contributions which relate to any aspect of work and employment. It publishes rigorous and innovative work on and from all European countries, from the Atlantic to the Urals. All social science disciplines are relevant to its remit, and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged. A major objective is to foster cross-national comparative analysis; for this reason, single-country monographs are unlikely to be accepted unless framed by a strong comparative perspective. Work which relates European developments to broader global experience is welcome.
While contributors to the Journal are expected to demonstrate theoretical or empirical originality – and preferably both – they should also make their work accessible to those practically engaged in industrial relations, and where possible show the practical significance of their analysis. As a means of strengthening the integration of theory and practice, the Journal welcomes reflective contributions from practitioners. It also recognizes that industrial relations is a subject of contention and controversy, and aims to provide an arena for that debate.
|Guglielmo Meardi||Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy|
|Richard Hyman||London School of Economics and Political Science, UK|
|Sabina Avdagic||Sussex University, UK|
|Chiara Benassi||King's College London, UK|
|Magdalena Bernaciak||American University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria|
|Sophie Beroud||Universite Lumiere, France|
|Dorothee Bohle||European University Institute, Italy|
|Gian Primo Cella||University of Milan, Italy|
|Heather Connolly||Grenoble Ecole de Management, France|
|Colin Crouch||University of Warwick, UK|
|Dimitrina Dimitrova||ILO, Moscow, Russia|
|Jon Erik Dølvik||FAFO Institute of Labour and Social Research, Oslo, Norway|
|Heiner Dribbusch||Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Germany|
|Christian Dufour||CRIMT, Montreal|
|Roland Erne||University College Dublin, Ireland|
|Gösta Esping-Andersen||Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain|
|Manuela Galetto||Industrial Relations Research Unit, University of Warwick, UK|
|Janine Goetschy||Universite de Paris X, France|
|Anke Hassel||Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany|
|Gregory Jackson||Free University of Berlin, Germany|
|Berndt Keller||University of Konstanz, Germany|
|Maarten Keune||AIAS-HSI, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Anders Kjellberg||Lund University, Sweden|
|Alex Lehr||Radboud University, Netherlands|
|Evelyne Leonard||UCLouvain, Belgium|
|Mikkel Mailand||FAOS, Københavns Universitet, Denmark|
|Paul Marginson||Industrial Relations Research Unit, University of Warick, UK|
|Miguel Martinez Lucio||Manchester University, UK|
|Oscar Molina||Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain|
|Adam Mrozowicki||Institute of Sociology, University of Wroclaw, Poland|
|Ulrich Mückenberger||Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Politik, Hamburg, Germany|
|Maria da Paz Campos Lima||Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal|
|Susanne Pernicka||Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria|
|Jonas Pontusson||Université de Genève, Switzerland|
|Thomas Prosser||Cardiff University, UK|
|Valeria Pulignano||KU Leuven, Belgium|
|Ida Regalia||Universita di Milano, Italy|
|Marino Regini||University of Milan, Italy|
|Paulina de los Reyes||Stockholms Universitet, Sweden|
|Guy Standing||School of Oriental and African Studies, UK|
|Wolfgang Streeck||Max-Planck-Institute, Germany|
|Guy Vernon||University of Southampton, UK|
|Jelle Visser||University of Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Christian Welz||European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, Ireland|
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal's submission site mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ejd to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.
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Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of European Journal of Industrial Relations will be reviewed.
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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.
Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that European Journal of Industrial Relations may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy.
If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.
If you have any questions about publishing with SAGE, please visit the SAGE Journal Solutions Portal.
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
2.6 Research Data
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- 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
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to European Journal of Industrial Relations, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
Prospective authors are welcome to contact the Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for advice on early ideas for paper submissions or special issues.
Articles in the European Journal of Industrial Relations should be 5,000-8,000 words in length, including endnotes and references, as well as (pro rata) Figures and Tables. Shorter commentaries or research notes, and (exceptionally) longer articles based on particularly substantial research, will be considered. Articles should not have been published, or be under consideration for publication, elsewhere. A note confirming this should be attached to each submission; in the case of jointly authored papers please also confirm that all authors have agreed to the submission on these terms.
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.
After initial editorial screening, papers are sent to two or more external reviewers. Since we operate a process of double-anonymize review, please avoid indicators of your identity such as acknowledgements or excessive self-referencing. Biographical details are to be added after a manuscript has been accepted. We aim to give a decision within three months of receipt of manuscripts.
If you are asked to provide the names of a peer who could be called upon to review your manuscript, please note that reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
- The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
- The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
- Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
Please note that the journal’s editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
European Journal of Industrial Relations is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for [Journal] can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.
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.
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.
2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
• Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
• Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
• Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
European Journal of Industrial Relations 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.
European Journal of Industrial Relations encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the SAGE Research Data policy pages.
Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:
- share your research data in a relevant public data repository
- include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
- cite this data in your research
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.
European Journal of Industrial Relations 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.
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.
European Journal of Industrial Relations 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.
Before submission, please read these style and formatting guidelines from the Editor. Submissions that do not conform to these guidelines may be returned for adjustment.
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.
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.
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.
European Journal of Industrial Relations adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
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.
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.
Any questions on submission should be directed to the Editor Guglielmo Meardi (email@example.com).
European Journal of Industrial Relations is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ejd 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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final 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.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the European Journal of Industrial Relations editorial office as follows:
Editor: Guglielmo Meardi (firstname.lastname@example.org)