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The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
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- Authors should submit manuscripts via our website.
- Papers should be as short as is consistent with clear presentation of subject matter. Papers should be a maximum of 8000 words, including footnotes and references; if there are valid reasons, we are willing to consider papers of up to 10,000 words. An abstract of 100-200 words should precede the main text, accompanied by up to 5 keywords and a biographical note of 50-150 words. Please include a word count (including notes and references).
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The Global Labour Journal welcomes proposals for Special Issues on specific topics or aspects relating to labour. The Journal publishes a maximum of one Special Issue per year.
If you would like to propose a Special Issue, please note the following:
- The Special Issue should adhere to the general guidelines as stated in the Focus and Scope of the Journal.
- A detailed proposal should be sent to the GLJ Managing Editor.
- The proposal should include the theme of the Special Issue, an outline of its purpose, a motivation regarding its relevance, and details of proposed authors and article titles.
Book reviews should cover publications that are not older than two years and are relevant to labour studies. We welcome reviews of books in languages other than English (although the review should be written in English).
Book reviews should be 1200-1400 words in length. From time to time, we also publish longer review articles covering either more than one book or a single book that merits more detailed discussion.
Please cite all book details at the start of your review, including: title, author(s)/editor(s), city of publication, publisher, year of publication, number of pages, hardcover/softcover, price/currency and ISBN. The reference should be formatted like so:
Workers in the Global Economy. Stewart Price (ed.) London: Sage Publications. 2006. 344 pp. hardcover 55.00 USD; softcover 24.00 USD, ISBN xxxx-xxxxx-xx.
Reviews should provide readers with an overview of the book, including its basic content and structural organisation, the recommended audience,its scholarly aims, and how the author situates this work within the larger context of the area or field. The review should provide critical commentary of the book, assessing its contribution to the field in a non-polemical manner. When reviewing edited volumes, authors should provide a sense of the range of contributions in the collection. The review should be written in a language and style that is accessible to readers across various disciplines.
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Please note that book reviews are generally assigned by the Reviews Editor, but please feel free to contact the GLJ Managing Editor with suggestions or queries.
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