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.

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.

Editor in Chief: Anne Junor
Publication frequency: 4 issues a year
Publisher: SAGE Publications
2018 Impact Factor: 1.254
2018 Ranking: 16/27 in Industrial Relations & Labour | 174/363 in Economics
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)
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Article types

The Economic and Labour Relations Review publishes original, scholarly/research-based articles, all of which are double-blind peer reviewed.

Submissions must be research-based and demonstrate high standards of scholarship. At the same time, they must be clear, accessible to the well-informed lay reader, and free from jargon. Each submission must articulate clearly the question being explored, and its relevance to an international readership, or to a current policy or theoretical debate. The theoretical, methodological or empirical approach to addressing that question must be outlined. In general, an article must make an original contribution to theory or policy by:

  • Developing a new concept or theory and explaining its derivation and policy or empirical implications; or
  • Using a systematic analysis or mapping of a literature in order to provide a new critical perspective or write a ‘position paper’ on current debates or relevant policy issues; or
  • Using a literature review to derive a researchable question and then use empirical analysis to test an explanatory model that seeks to answer it.

Authors are expected to build on work published in the journal wherever possible, by reading past issues of the journal in order to engage with debates and themes that are relevant to their submission.

The journal also publishes book reviews; 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.

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