Labor Studies Journal
Industrial Relations (General) | Sociology (General) | Sociology of Work
The Labor Studies Journal is the official journal of the United Association for Labor Education (UALE, www.uale.org). It is a multi-disciplinary journal covering issues related to work, workers, labor organizations, and labor studies and worker education in the US and internationally, including
- Union organizing strategies
- Labor movement revitalization
- New forms of worker representation (labor centers, etc.)
- Race, gender and “identity” issues and labor
- Immigration and labor
- Globalization and labor
- Labor and political trends
- International labor movements
- Labor education practices and approaches
- Labor and the evolving economy
In addition to articles about the United States labor movement and workforce, LSJ welcomes submissions that are international and comparative. We are interested in foreign based authors who are writing about relevant subject matter in non-US countries, which have significant international or comparative implications for labor studies.
LSJ is interested in manuscripts using a diversity of research methods, both qualitative and quantitative that use ethnographic, theory-building, and formal econometric modeling. The Journal publishes empirical research in order to advance theory that expands understanding and analysis of the field of labor studies. LSJ welcomes innovative and new approaches to the study of workers directed at a general audience including union, university, and community based- labor educators, labor activists, and scholars from across the social sciences and humanities.
The Journal also includes a variety of sections such as:
- reviews on relevant books, audio-visual, and electronic materials
- a forum for discussion of issues about work and labor
- a non-refereed section highlighting innovations in labor education and labor practice
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The Labor Studies Journal is the official journal of the United Association for Labor Education and is a multi-disciplinary journal publishing research on work, workers, labor organizations, and labor studies and worker education in the US and internationally.
The Journal is interested in manuscripts using a diversity of research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, directed at a general audience including union, university, and community based labor educators, labor activists and scholars from across the social sciences and humanities. As a multi-disciplinary journal, manuscripts should be directed at a general audience, and care should be taken to make methods, especially highly quantitative ones, accessible to a general reader. The Journal also reviews relevant books, audio-visual, and electronic materials. In addition, a forum for discussion of issues about work and labor is also included, as is a non-refereed section highlighting innovations in labor education.
|Robert Bruno||University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Victor Devinatz||Illinois State University, USA|
|Ericka Wills||Los Angeles Trade Technical College, USA|
|Emily Twarog||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Victor Devinatz||Illinois State University, USA|
|William Brucher||Rutgers University, USA|
|Steven Ashby||University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|William Brucher||Rutgers University, USA|
|Adrienne Eaton||Rutgers University, USA|
|Elizabeth Hoffmann||Purdue University, USA|
|Tom Juravich||University of Massachusetts, USA|
|Michelle Kaminski||Michigan State University, USA|
|Stephanie Ross||York University, Canada|
|Larry Savage||Brock University, Canada|
|Katherine Sciacchitano||National Labor College, USA|
|Jennifer Sherer||University of Iowa, USA|
|Louise Simmons||University of Connecticut, USA|
|Emily E. LB. Twarog||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Eddie Webster||University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa|
|David Peetz||Griffith University, Australia|
|Barbara Pocock||University of South Australia, Australia|
|Ann C. Frost||University of Western Ontario, Canada|
|Gregor Murray||University of Montreal, Canada|
|Charlotte A. B. Yates||McMaster University, Canada|
|Thomas Greven||Free University of Berlin, Germany|
|Jean Yves-Boulin||University of Paris-Dauphine, France|
|Anita Chan||Australian National University, Canberra, Australia|
|Edson Urano||University of Tsukuba, Japan|
|Peter Fairbrother||Cardiff University, UK|
|Ed Heery||Cardiff University, UK|
|John Kelly||University of London, UK|
|Graciela Bensusan||Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico|
|Enrique de la Garza Toledo||Universidad Autónoma Metropolitna, Mexico|
Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts to Labor Studies Journal
1. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lsj, where authors will be required to set up an online account in the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne.
2. Submissions should be double spaced and limited to 30 pages, including abstract, tables, and figures.
3. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition, author-date system).
Please note that Chicago’s author-date system uses in-text citation, instead of Notes, mostly in the form of author, year of publication and, where appropriate, page number.
At the end of the manuscript, there should be a list of references cited in the text, with the year of publication following the name of author, and the titles of works being in headline style.
For further details, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition), or click the following link for a quick guide: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
4. All authors should include the following:
a. A cover page with title, author(s), affiliation, contact information (address, phone, fax, and e-mail), short biographical paragraphs of each author, and any acknowledgments;
b. An abstract of no more than 100 words, followed by 4 to 5 keywords; and
c. The body of the manuscript, with the title listed at the top of the page.
5. Authors’ names or any other identifying marks should not appear anywhere other than on the cover page to maintain the double anonymize peer review process. Please review the Labor Studies Journal Review Policy here.
6. Figures and tables should be numbered separately and placed separately at the end of the manuscript. They should appear on separate sheets and be placed in the order they appear in text.
7. For more information about the types of articles published in Labor Studies Journal, click here.
8. Please direct any questions to the co-editors: Robert Bruno, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois (email@example.com) and Victor Devinatz, Department of Management & Quantitative Methods, Illinois State University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Editorial and Publishing Policies
Conflict of interest
Any conflict if interest should be disclosed by a submitting or publishing author. For more information about SAGE's conflict of interest policy, click here.
All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement statement included in the manuscript in the form of a sentence under a separate heading entitled ‘Funding’ directly after your Acknowledgements and Declaration of Conflicting Interests, if applicable, and prior to any Notes and your References. For more information about SAGE's funding acknowlegements policy, click here.
Submit reviews to Ericka Wills (email@example.com). A list of books available for review can be found at the UALE website at http://uale.org/books_to_review.
Submit manuscripts to Emily E. LB. Twarog, University of Illinois, School of Labor and Employment Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information, please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.
If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self-author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID.
ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
We encourage all authors and co-authors to link their ORCIDs to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. We collect ORCID iDs during the manuscript submission process and your ORCID iD then becomes part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.