Economic & Labour Relations Review (ELRR)

The Economic & Labour Relations Review (ELRR) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal that aims to bring together research in economics and labour relations in a multi-disciplinary approach.

The journal encourages articles that critically assess dominant orthodoxies, as well as alternative models, thereby facilitating informed debate. The journal particularly encourages articles that adopt a post-Keynesian (heterodox) approach to economics, or that explore rights-, equality- or justice-based approaches to labour relations and social policy.


The ELRR is produced by the Industrial Relations Research Centre (IRRC) on behalf of the UNSW Business School. It is published by SAGE Publications.

Editors in Chief: Anne Junor and Al Rainnie
Publication frequency: 4 issues a year
Publisher: SAGE Publications
2019 Impact Factor: 2.259
2019 Rankings: 12/30 in Industrial Relations & Labour | 90/371 in Economics
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2020)
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1. Scope of submissions

Please refer to ELRR's scope of submissions.

2. Submission process

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. In particular, it is essential that articles conform to the length limits specified. All submissions must be made via the ScholarOneā„¢ Manuscripts website.

3. Calls for papers

4. Authors and COVID-19

In line with ELRR policy of recognising the particular difficulties faced by women and First Nations/minority scholars during COVID-19 isolation, the journal will be looking for balanced representation in each volume. In the case of themed collections, we will continue to consider relevant high-quality submissions for publication in subsequent issues in cases where authors were prevented by COVID-19 related circumstances from meeting deadlines set in calls for papers.

5. Themed collections

While ELRR publishes articles online in the order in which they are received, reviewed, revised and finalised, it seeks to group print issues thematically. This thematic grouping is done in two ways:

  1. Guest Editors may work with the Editorial Board to propose themes, issue calls for papers on these themes and write an introduction to those articles that eventuate after the normal reviewing process. All such papers, normally including the introduction, are subject to the regular double-blind reviewing process through Sagetrack under Editorial Board oversight
  2. Alternatively, the Editors and Board frequently undertake an ex-post-facto thematic grouping of accepted manuscripts that have been submitted individually
  3. The results of the two processes may be combined.

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