Call for Papers

The International Journal of Employment Studies is the referee journal of the International Employment Relations Association (IERA). IJES is a fully refereed journal of economics, personnel management and industrial relations. There are two issues per year, in April and October.

Managing Editor

Professor George Lafferty, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Editorial Committee

Jens Lind, Aalborg University
Erik Poutsma, Radboud University
Ulke Veersma, University of Greenwich
Dennis Mortimer, University of Western Sydney

Book Review Editor

Steve French, Keele University

Editorial Board

Greg Bamber, Monash University
Timothy Bartram, La Trobe University
John Burgess, University of Newcastle
Randy Chiu, Hong Kong Baptist University
Julia Connell, University of Technology, Sydney
Cliff Donn, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York
Janet Druker, Canterbury Christ Church University
Alan Geare, University of Otago
Mark Gilman, University of Kent
Gerry Griffin, University of South Australia
Russell Lansbury, University of Sydney
Chris Leggett, University of South Australia
Haakon Leiulfsred, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Peter McGraw, Macquarie University
Ray Markey, Auckland University of Technology
Grant Michelson, Audencia Nantes Ecole de Management
Michael Morley, University of Limerick
Chris Rowley, City University, London
Pauline Stanton, Victoria University of TEchnology
Leonie Still, University of Western Australia
Geoff White, University of Greenwich
Adrian Wilkinson, Griffith University


Editorial Associate

Virginia Furse

Notes for Contributors

The International Journal of Employment Studies abides by the conventional model of double blind peer refereeing by two recognised and well published experts in the relevant field.

Authors are asked to submit three copies of their article. The articles should be 4,000-7,000 words and accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words. It is requested that you adhere to the following guidelines. Please click here for a downloadable copy:

To assist with the anonymous refereeing process a separate title page should contain author(s), name(s), position(s) and organisation (s), and full title of paper and abstract. The main text is to be arranged as follows:

Main text divided into sections

Proportional spacing 14 point Times font (mathematical notation and super/subscripts in 12 point Times). ‘Quotations’ should be set in single quotes. Emphasis should be sent in bold type. Foreign phrases should be set in italics.

Line Spacing
One and a half spacing.

Each section should have a heading. These should not be numbered. First level headings should be set in bold in capitals, followed by one blank line and preceded by two blank lines. Second level headings should be set in bold, not capitalised, followed by one blank line and preceded by one blank line.

Headers and Footers
No headers and footers. However, your paper should have page numbers pencilled lightly at the right bottom of each page.

Keep to a minimum and place at end of main text.

Tables and Figures
Number consecutively. Place as soon as possible after reference to table made in text. Title should be flush with the left margin and placed above the table in bold and lower case. For example:

Table 1: Visitors to the New Attraction

Camera ready copies of figures/charts should be provided.

May use either the Harvard system or should be numbered consecutively in the text and appear thus at the end:

For a book:

Silver, L.J. ()1957), The Rise of Piracy, The Crosset Press, London, 37.

For a chapter in a book:

Brick, I. (1983), ‘Concrete Models’, in Stone, P. (3d), A Primer of Building, Four Square Press, Sydney, 31-72.

For a journal:

Lindboom, C.E. (1999), ‘The Science of Muddling Through’, Public Administration Review, Vol, 3, No. 9, September, 18.

For further information concerning the Journal or to forward a submission for consideration, please contact us at or