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The Economic and Labour Relations Review  

The Economic and Labour Relations Review (ELRR) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal that brings together research in economics and labour relations. Its multi-disciplinary approach encourages articles that critically assess dominant orthodoxies and alternative models to facilitate informed debate. 

We particularly welcome submissions that adopt a post-Keynesian or heterodox approach to economics or that explore equality or justice-based approaches to labour relations and social policy. 

The production of ELRR is supported by the Industrial Relations Research Group (IRRG) within the School of Business, UNSW Canberra, and is housed within the UNSW Business School, UNSW Sydney. Between March 2012 and December 2022, ELRR was published by SAGE Publications. From March 2023 to December 2027, it will be published by Cambridge University Press.

ELRR's 2022 Journal Impact Factor is 2.500, resulting in a Clarivate ranking of 15/30 among Industrial Relations & Labour journals and 154/379 among Economics journals. Its 2022 Scopus CiteScore is 3.2000, resulting in an Elsevier ranking of 60/200 in Organisational Behaviour/Human Resource Management and 167/661 in Economics and Econometrics. Its current SNIP metric is 1.101.

Journal issues

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Editorial approach

Articles, book reviews and obituaries are published online as they’re received and finalised. Articles are then grouped, where possible thematically, for publication in the journal's four issues per year.

To contact the editorial staff please email Jason Antony or Di Kelly. 

  • ELRR doesn’t use the term 'Special Issue'. Nevertheless, Guest Editors are welcome to submit proposals for Themed Collections.

    Guest Editors may work with the Editorial Board to propose themes that fit within the journal's Scope Statement (see below) and publish calls for papers on these themes on the journal's website. A Board member will be appointed to work with the Guest Editors to oversee the range, quality and coherence of the collection. 

    After submission of abstracts, the Board member will work with Guest Editors to invite authors of the most promising abstracts to prepare papers into publication drafts for workshopping. The Guest Editors are welcome to write an introductory thematic overview. All draft papers, normally including the introduction, are then subject to the regular anonymised peer review process, with the Editor and Board making the final decision as to acceptance.

    Thus, there’s no quality difference between papers in themed collections and regular individually submitted papers. 

  • Peer-reviewed articles that contribute in a lively way to a current controversy, or open up new ideas in an exploratory way, may be published in the 'Contested Terrains' section, provided they have a sound basis in scholarship.

  • All submissions must be made via ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Manuscripts must adhere to strict guidelines.

  • The ELRR publishes original, scholarly and/or research-based articles, all of which are double-blind peer reviewed. The standard word length is 8000 maximum. 

    Submissions must be research-based and demonstrate high standards of scholarship. They must also be clear, accessible to the well-informed lay reader, and free from jargon. Each submission must clearly articulate the question being explored, and its relevance to an international readership, 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  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, 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 to engage with debates and themes that are relevant to their submission. 

  • ELRR welcomes book reviews of about 2000 words. These need to be submitted through ScholarOne. A full list of up-to-date books for review is available from the journal’s editorial office. The book review editors may also be contacted with review proposals. 

  • ELRR plays a role as a journal of record and invites obituaries that document the academic contribution of significant scholars. We are currently seeking an Obituary Editor.

  • 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. It’s essential that articles conform to the length limits specified.  

    Make a submission via ScholarOne™ Manuscripts

Access our reports and publications, including book chapters and journal articles based on the IRRG's key research themes. 

  • Books

    Titimur RA, Georgeou N & Chowdhury A (2021) COVID-19 and Bangladesh: Response, Rights and

    Resilience. Bangladesh: Dhaka: University Press. Journal Articles

    van Barneveld K, Quinlan M, Junor A, Kriesler P, Baum F, Chowdhury A, Junankar PN (Raja), Clibborn S, Flanagan F, Wright CF, Friel S, Halevi J and Rainnie A (2020) The COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons on building more equal and sustainable societies The Economic and Labour Relations Review 31(2): 133–157.

    Shkoler O, Rabenu E, Iqbal MZ, Ferrari F, Hatipoglu B et al. (2021) Heavy-work investment: Dimensionality, invariance across 9 countries and levels before and during the COVID-19's pandemic. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 37(2): 67 – 83.

    Conference papers/proceedings

    Junor A, Hatipoglu B. & Rainnie, A. (2022) Implications for labour of government reactions to COVID 19 and unions and civil society organizations responses. First steps to a meta-analysis of post-COVID prospects. Paper presented at the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference, Sydney, February.

    Junor A, Hatipoglu B & Rainnie A (2022) Australian government reactions to COVID 19: response strategies of unions and civil society groups. Paper presented at the ILPC 2022 40th International Labour Process Conférence, Padua, June. 

  • Book chapters
    Chowdhury A (2021) Inclusive economic growth policies: Myth vs reality. In: Zafarullah h &and

    Huque AS (eds) Handbook of Development Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 48-67.

    Journal articles

    Chowdhury A (2021) The United Nations and seven decades of development. Development 64(1): 129-148.

    JK Sundaram JK, Chowdhury A & Clark MT (2022) Is good governance good for African development? Journal of African Transformation 7 (1): 36-53.

    G Mallik G, Nguyen DN & Chowdhury A (2022) Does firm size really affect the outcome of loan applications? Economic Analysis and Policy 74, 806-820.

    Chowdhury A & Jomo KS (2022) The climate finance conundrum. Development 65(1): 29-41. 

  • Book chapters

    Hart N (2020) Marshall's external economies. Economic evolution and patterns of development. in K. Caldari, M. Dardi and S. Medema (Eds), Marshall and the Marshallian Heritage: Essays on Honor of Tiziano Raffaelli, Palgrave Macmillan, 79-100.

    Hart N (2020) ‘George Stigler: Marshall’s loyal but faithless follower. in Freedman C (ed), George Stigler, Enigmatic Price Theorist of the Twentieth Century. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 391- 420.

    Kriesler P, Harcourt GC and Halevi J (2020) Central Bank Independence Revisited. In Rochon LP and Bougrin H (eds) Essays in Honour of Lavoie and Seccareccia. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 209–222.

    Kriesler P and Harcourt GC (2020) Key elements of post-Keynesian economics. In Eatwell J, Pasquale C and Salvadori N (eds) Classical Economics, Keynes and Money: Essays in Honour of Carlo Panico. London: Routledge, pp 115-125.

    Journal articles

    Gregson S; Bongiorno F; Hampson I; Rhiannon L; Lyons T; Humphrys E, 2020, 'Roundtable. Assessing the Accord and Labor’s Role in Neoliberalism.', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history 118: 135-176.

    SU Dinh Thanh, Hart N, Nguyen Phuc Canh (2020) ‘Public Spending, Public Governance and Economic Growth at the Vietnamese Provincial Level: A Disaggregate Analysis. Economic Systems 44(4): 1-19.

    PNR (Raja) Junankar and Wong CY (2020) The impact of inflation targeting on inflation and growth: How robust is the evidence? IZA Discussion Paper No. 13284.

    Kriesler P and Halevi J (2020) Kalecki and Marx reconnected. Review of Political Economy 32(4): 604-614.

    Le Thi Thu Diem & Hart N (2022) ‘Fiscal decentralization and income convergence: Evidence from Vietnam’, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (forthcoming: Published online: 25 Aug 2022. 

  • Report, monograph

    J Goodman, K Broadbent, T Brown, N Dados, A Junor, G Strachan (2020) Scholarly Teaching Fellows as a new category of employment in Australian universities: impacts and prospects for teaching and learning. Canberra: Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

    Submissions, expert witness statements

    Quinlan M and Underhill E (2021) Submission to Senate Select Committee on Job Security, 9 March. ecurity/Submissions

    Further verbal testimony presented on 9 October 2021

    Quinlan M (2022) participant in Department of Employment and Workplace Relations ‘Employee- Like’ forms of work consultation, Canberra (via Microsoft teams) 6 October. 

  • Book chapters

    Hatipoglu B, Denizci FC & Imamoglu T (2021) Biodiversity conservation through an agroecotourism project: The case of Ovacık Village, Turkey. Fennell D (Ed). Routledge Handbook of Ecotourism. London: Routledge, pp. 331-343.

    Journal articles

    Hatipoglu B & Inelmen K (2021) Effective management and governance of Slow Food’s Earth Markets as a driver of sustainable consumption and production, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 29 (11-12): 1970-1988. ABDC Category A*

    Conference papers, proceedings
    Hatipoglu B & Ertuna B (2021) A typology of sustainable banking in Turkey. Paper presented at the

    6th International Conference New Business Models (NBM), Halmstad, Sweden, June.

    Hatipoglu B & Uşaklı A (2021) SMEs, global value chains, and the governance of sustainability performance. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference New Business Models (NBM), Halmstad, Sweden, June.

    Hatipoglu B & Ertuna B (2021) Value creation for sustainability through corporate volunteerism. Paper presented at the 16th Corporate Responsibility Research Conference (CRRC), Israel, October.

    Hatipoglu B & Inelmen K (2022 March) Sustainability performance in export-oriented SMEs: The role of S-HRM systems and top management commitment. Paper presented at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Konferenz 2022 – Green HRM and Sustainable Behaviour, Vienna, March.

    Hatipoglu B (2022 June). Why is it so hard to measure the impact of new business models? The Case of a collaborative initiative for reusing and recycling food waste. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference New Business Models (NBM), Rome, June.

    Hatipoglu B & Ertuna B (2022) A multilevel approach to evaluate the impacts of CSR based on societal perspectives. Paper presented at the 38th EGOS 2022 Colloquium, Vienna, July. 

  • Book chapters
    Junor A (2020) 'Emotional labour: Valuing skills in service sector employment'. In How Gender Can

    Transform the Social Sciences, Springer International Publishing: 149–158.

    Bannya AR & Bainbridge HTJ (2022). Front line managers and human resource management: A social exchange theory perspective. In Townsend K, Bos-Nehles A & Jiang K (eds.), Handbook of Research on Line Managers. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

    Bannya AR, Bainbridge, HTJ & Chan-Serafin S (in press). HR practices and work relationships: A 20 year review of relational HRM research. Human Resource Management.

    Journal articles

    HTJ Bainbridge, K Townsend (2020) The effects of offering flexible work practices to employees with unpaid caregiving responsibilities for elderly or disabled family members. Human Resource Management 59 (5): 483-495.

    D Blackman, M Burgmann, P Hall, F Hayes, A Junor, M Smith (2020) From equal pay to overcoming undervaluation: the Australian National Pay Equity coalition 1988–2011. Journal of Industrial Relations 62 (4), 582-607.

    Gregson S & Humphrys E (2020) Philanthropy and the "Management" of Working-Class Women: The West Gate Bridge Disaster. Labour History: a journal of labour and social history 119: 143 – 172.

    Bainbridge HJT, Palm E & Fong MM (2021)Unpaid family caregiving responsibilities, employee job tasks and work‐family conflict: A cross‐cultural study Human Resource Management Journal 31 (3), 658-674.

    Bannya AR, Bainbridge H, Chan-Serafin S (2022) HR practices and work relationships: A systematic review. Academy of Management Proceedings 2022 (1), 13566.

    Conference papers/proceedings

    Hatipoglu B (2020) Community-Based social enterprises and social innovation: The case of women’s cooperatives in Turkey. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference New Business Models (NBM), Netherlands, July.

    Submissions, expert witness statements
    Junor A (2021) Fair Work Commission Matter AM2021/63, Amendments to the Aged Care Award 2010 and

    the nurses award 2010, Report of Honorary Associate Professor Anne Junor.

    Ertuna B & Hatipoglu B (2021) Board gender diversity and commitment to the sustainable development agenda: A systematic literature review and future research agenda in CEEC Paper presented at the Women in Management. Experiences from Central and Eastern European Countries Conference, Poland, December. 

  • Book chapters

    Sheldon P and Thornthwaite L (2022) Employers' associations in Australia. In: Gooberman L &

    Hauptmeier M (eds) Contemporary Employers' Organizations. London: Routledge, pp. 139-158.

    Hampson I and Sandberg Å (2022) The Swedish contribution to job quality. In: Warhurst C, Mathieu C and Dwyer R (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Job Quality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.41-62.

    Journal articles
    Sheldon P & Thornthwaite L (2020) Employer and employer association matters in Australia in

    2019. Journal of Industrial Relations 62 (3): 403-424.
    Thornthwaite L & Sheldon P (2021) Employer and employer association matters in Australia in

    2020. Journal of Industrial Relations 63(3): 357-376.

    Reports, monographs

    Lee JH, Park J, Son Y, Jun I, Simms M, Sheldon P & EE Della Torre (2020) Exploring the role of employers' organisations. Seoul: Korea Labor Institute.

    Lee JH, Park JS, Son Y, Simms M, Sheldon P & Della Torre E (2022) Labour Market and Employment Policy: Significance and Role of User Organizations. Seoul: Korean Labour Institute.

    Conference papers/proceedings

    Piasecki P, Gall A. & Hatipoglu B. (2022) Co-operative values and principles oriented HRM practices, ‘co-operative difference’ and affective commitment: The moderating role of the size of organisation. Paper presented at the Future of Financial Mutuals, Bayes Business School, London, UK, September. 

  • Book
    Maxwell-Stewart H & Quinlan M (2022) Unfree Workers: Insubordination and Resistance in Convict Australia, 1788-1860. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Journal articles

    Quinlan M and Walters D (2020) Knowledge Activists on health and safety: Workmen-inspectors in metalliferous mining in Australia 1901–25 Labour History 119: 31-58.

    Tuffin R, Maxwell-Stewart H. & Quinlan M (2020) Integrating historical records through digital data linking: Convicts prosecuted for collective action in Van Diemen’s Land, Journal of Australian Colonial History, 22(7): 49-84.

    Quinlan M & Maxwell-Stewart H (2022) Inequality, worker mobilisation and lessons from history: Australia 1788-1900. Labour and Industry, 1-24. Multi-media

    Quinlan M (2022) Conviction Politics. A series of short and long reads (on sabotage, courts and collective action) and short videos (most notably one on collective dissent) or the Conviction Politics ARC linkage project available at

    Conference keynote

    Quinlan M (2022) Inequality, worker mobilisation and lessons from history, Keynote address to annual AIRAANZ Conference, Sydney University, February. 

  • Book chapters

    Kuzuoglu S & Hatipoglu BK (2021) The Lack of policy, planning, and governance: The mismanagement of visitor pressure in Cumalıkızık, Bursa—A world heritage site. In Mandić A & Petrić L. (eds) Mediterranean Protected Areas in the Era of Overtourism: Challenges and Solutions. Cham: Springer, pp. 241-263.

    Hatipoglu BK, Anıl O, Memiş S & Şahin D (2020) Entrepreneurship development and Slow Food events. In Cully V et al. Events Tourism. London: Routledge, pp. 86-102.

    Hatipoglu BK, Keskin Y & Yetgil S (2020).Cultural route management Through collaborative efforts. In Heritage Tourism Beyond Borders and Civilizations Springer, Singapore, pp. 267-282).

    Hatipoglu B (2021) Community-based social enterprises and social innovation: The case of women’s co-operatives in Turkey. In: Wasieleski D & Weber J (eds). Business and Society 360 Series on Social Entrepreneurship. Emerald Publishing. pp. 107-130.

    Acar S, Alvarez MD, Doğan E, Erkmen E, Ertuna B, Hatipoglu, BK., Salman-Öztürk,D (2021). 8 Femmes: A collage of experiences in Turkish female tourism scholarship In Correia A & Dolnicar S (eds.), Women's voices in tourism research: Contributions to knowledge and letters to future generations.

    Journal articles
    Hatipoglu B (2021) Evaluation of university-based platforms in support of social entrepreneurship.

    Journal of Higher Education 11 (2) Pt 1: 244 – 254.

    Hatipoglu B, Ertuna B & Salman D (2022) Small-sized tourism projects in rural areas: The compounding effects on societal wellbeing, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 30(9), 2121-2143. ABDC Category A* 

  • Book chapters
    Sheldon P and Gregson S (2020) Michael Quinlan—Intellectual journey of a scholar, teacher and policy expert. In: Sheldon P, Gregson S, Lansbury RD

    and Sanders K (eds) The Regulation and Management of Workplace Health and Safety: Historical and Emerging Trends. London: Routledge, pp. 1-16. Gregson S & Humphrys E (2020) 'The West Gate Bridge collapse: how disaster happens', in Sheldon P; Gregson S; Lansbury R; Sanders K (ed.), The

    Regulation and Management of Workplace Health and Safety: Historical and Emerging Trends. London: Routledge, pp. 27 – 55

    Quinlan M (2020) Postscript: Inequality, Deprivation/Resistance and Building a Sustainable Society. In Sheldon P, Gregson S, Lansbury R, and Sanders K (eds). The Regulation and Management of Workplace Health and Safety: Historical and Emerging Trends. New York: Routledge, pp. 161- 174.

    Journal articles
    Gregson S & Quinlan M (2020) Subcontracting and low pay kill: lessons from the health and safety consequences of sweated labour in the garment

    industry, 1880–1920, Labor History 61 (5-6): 534-550.
    Gregson S & Quinlan M (2020) Lessons from the past in Occupational Health and Safety. Labour History: a journal of labour and social history 119 :v – xiv.

    Walters D & Quinlan M, (2020) An International History of Coalminers’ Actions to Voice Resistance to the Appropriation of their Safety and Health, 1870- 1925, Relations Industrielles, 75(2): 376-399.

    Quinlan M (2020) Five Challenges to Humanity: Learning from pattern/repeat failures in past disasters, Economic & Labour Relations Rev., 31(3): 444-466. Quinlan M (2021) Editorial: COVID-19, Health and Vulnerable Societies, Annals of Work Exposure and Health, 65(3): 239-243.

    Ngo M, Matthews L, Quinlan M and, Bohle P (2021) Bereaved family members’ views and experiences of the value of coronial inquests into fatal work incidents, OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying. 82(3):446-466.

    Matthews L, Finney Lamb C, Jessup GM, Ngo M & Quinlan M (2022): Family accounts of their experiences and expectations of authorities following sudden workplace death in Queensland, Australia, Victims & Offenders.

    Johnstone R, Bluff E and Quinlan M (2022), Regulating health and safety in work for digital labour platforms in Australia: The example of food deliverers, Journal of Occupational Health Law (in press).

    Johnstone R., Bluff E and Quinlan M. (2022) Editorial introduction: A special focus on occupational health and safety law and policy and work for digital labour platforms, Journal of Occupational Health Law (in press).

    Conference keynote
    Quinlan M (2022) Psychosocial hazards: A comparative perspective, keynote address to AIRAANZ psychosocial hazards, Perth, August.

    Conference paper
    Gregson S & Humphrys E (2020) 'Memorialising workers: the West Gate Bridge collapse'. AIRAANZ conference proceedings 2020, Queenstown New

    Zealand. presented at Doing things differently? IR practice and research beyond 2020, Queenstown New Zealand, 11 February 2020 - 14 February 2020.

    Expert witness statements
    Quinlan M (2021) Statement of Emeritus Professor Michael Quinlan with regard to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References

    Committee - Road transport inquiry on the importance of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry, presented 9 February 2021.

    Quinlan, M. (2020) Expert background report addressing specific issues for the Board of Inquiry into the explosion at the Grosvenor coalmine in Queensland in May 2020. Also prepared a second statement and gave expert witness testimony to the Inquiry on 19 August 2020:

    Quinlan, M. (2021) Statement of Emeritus Professor Michael Quinlan with regard to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee - Road transport inquiry on the importance of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry, presented 9 February 2021.

    Quinlan, M. (2022) Invited participant DEWR Road Transport Roundtable, Canberra, 29 August. 

Journal issues

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