Industrial Relations Journal
A Journal of Economy and Society
For over 50 years IRLE’s academic journal has provided an invaluable international multidisciplinary perspective on all aspects of work, employment relations and the operation of labor markets.
The Latest Issue
Volume 62, Issue 3
Special Issue Call for Proposals
Legitimacy and Employment Relations Research
This special issue invites contributions which utilize, extend and theorize the concept of legitimacy to employment relations (ER). The deadline for submitting extended abstracts is November 1, 2023. Learn more.
With four issues a year, Industrial Relations examines a wide range of issues including pay determination, worker representation, the management of firms, worker wellbeing, and the impact of policies on employers and workers. The Editorial Board is supported by an outstanding Board of Reviewers, as well as over 200 referees from academic institutions from around the world.
Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society is printed and distributed by Wiley. According to Clarivate Analytics’s 2022 Journal Citation Report, the Industrial Relations has a 2-year Impact Factor of 2.3 and a 5-year Impact factor of 2.0. Learn more and access current and past issues at the Wiley Online Library.
Industrial Relations publishes articles on all aspects of the employment relationship. Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/irel. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. Support can be contacted by phone (434-817-2040), or via the ‘Help’ link in the top right-hand corner of the page. If you cannot submit online, please contact the Editorial Office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate your understanding that the article will not be under consideration by any other publisher while it is being reviewed by Industrial Relations. Please also alert us if a similar or related article has been accepted, or is under consideration by, another journal. In such cases, we may request a copy of the similar or related article.
Guidelines for Contributors
Manuscripts: Article length should be no longer than 25-30 double-spaced typed pages with 1-inch margins, inclusive of tables, notes, and references. Quotations of over four lines should be indented. Do not include running heads of author(s)’ name(s). Submit your article as a Microsoft Word document, formatted as .docx, .doc, or .rtf. Please do not submit a PDF file or submit revisions with Track Changes. If you work with LaTeX software, please contact us if you need assistance during the submission process. If a submitted paper is accepted for publication, we will then need a Word document for copyediting and typesetting.
Title page: Please provide a title for the paper that is limited to two lines, 33 letters and spaces per line. Author(s), institutional affiliation(s), current mailing addresses, and phone numbers should appear with the title on one copy of the cover page. Place acknowledgments at the bottom of this page. The Title page should be a separate document from the article Word file.
Abstract: Please include an abstract of less than 100 words.
Notes: These should be endnotes, restricted to substantive parenthetical statements, numbered consecutively, and placed on a separate sheet(s) at the end of the paper.
Tables should be on separate pages, numbering them consecutively in Arabic numerals. Table notes include the source first, then significance levels given by asterisks, then table notes indicated by lowercase superscripts a, b, etc.
Variable names: Use English words for variable names whenever possible (e.g., Percentage Union rather than PCTUN), making variable names as descriptive as possible. Use initial capitalization (no italics or bold) of all words in names of variables in the text and in tables.
Figures should appear on separate pages in camera-ready form.
References: In the body of the text, place references in parentheses, giving the author’s last name and date of publication (using a, b, etc., if more than one work is cited for a given year). Include page numbers in the text only when quoting material. An alphabetical list of cited references should appear at the end of the manuscript; be sure to include volume number, month, and pages for journal articles and inclusive pages for articles in books. Examples of the appropriate format follow:
- Dickens, William T., Laura B. Tyson, and John Zysman, eds. 1988. The Dynamics of Trade and Employment. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger.
- Freeman, Richard, and Martin Weitzman. 1986. ‘Bonuses and Employment in Japan.’ Working Paper No. 878. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.
- Slichter, Sumner. 1919. The Turnover of Factory Labor. New York: Appleton.
- Thurow, Lester. 1987. ‘A Surge in Inequality.’ Scientific American 256 (May):30-37.
- Verma, Anil, and Thomas A. Kochan. 1985. ‘The Growth and Nature of the Nonunion Sector within a Firm.’ In Challenges and Choices Facing American Labor, edited by Thomas A. Kochan, pp. 89-127. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society Editorial Offices
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University of California, Berkeley
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