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 to policy questions.

It publishes research that is country-specific, based on regional comparisons, or that analyses global trends.

The journal encourages articles that critically assess dominant policy orthodoxies, as well as alternative models, thereby facilitating informed debate. The journal particularly encourages articles that take a critical approach to neoliberalism, 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 jointly by the Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER) and the Industrial Relations Research Centre (IRRC) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).  It is published by SAGE Publications.

Editor in Chief: Anne Junor
Publication frequency: 4 issues a year
Publisher: SAGE Publications
2013 Impact Factor: 0.481
2013 Ranking: 18/26 in Industrial Relations & Labour | 235/332 in Economics
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)
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Article types

The Economic and Labour Relations Review publishes:

  • original scholarly / research-based articles (8,000 words maximum including abstract, tables and endnotes) 
  • review articles discussing a number of significant recent publications in context (6,000 words maximum)
  • shorter comments (6,000 words maximum) on contemporary issues, development and policy-making. 

The journal also publishes book reviews and a full list of up-to-date books for review is available from the journal's editorial office.

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 ScholarOne™ Manuscripts website.