European Labour Law Journal
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European Labour Law Journal


Editor in Chief
Frank Hendrickx University of Leuven, Belgium
Managing Board Members
Anne Davies University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Guus Heerma van Voss University of Leiden (the Netherlands)
Sophie Robin-Olivier University of Paris I - Sorbonne, France
Achim Seifert University of Jena (Germany)
Bernd Waas Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt (Germany)
Language Editor
Editorial Assistant
Sarah De Groof University of Leuven, Belgium

eISSN: 23995556 | ISSN: 20319525 Frequency: Quarterly
Commencing in 2017 SAGE is delighted to be the new publisher of European Labour Law Journal.

The European Labour Law Journal is a peer reviewed academic journal in the area of European labour law and social policy. European labour law is viewed in a wide sense. It includes labour law at the European Union level as well as labour law in the Member States. Included is also a focus on developments of labour law at a global level taking into account its relevance for Europe. Attention is also paid to developments at the level of policy, legislation, case law as well as academic doctrine.


The Journal wishes to increase and foster the debate on the future of labour law in Europe and to increase the knowledge of labour law. It aims to better define the role of labour law in Europe and in light of a European Social Model which can provide solutions for the challenges facing the EU and its Member States, requiring a good combination of economic market performance and quality of life, good work and social justice.
In order to contribute to this, the Journal studies European labour law in national, European and international contexts. Current and future developments in Europe and the world necessitate a fundamental investigation of labour law in the EU and its Member States, and of the basic principles of labour law in Europe.

 

Corresponding Board Members
Edoardo Ales University of Cassino (Italy)
Helga Aune University of Oslo (Norway)
Catherine Barnard University of Cambridge (U.K.)
Elín Blöndal Bifröst University (Iceland)
Michele Colucci College of Europe at Parma (Italy)
Nicola Countouris University College London, UK
Tomas Davulis Vilnius University (Lithuania)
Sarah De Groof University of Leuven, Belgium
Raluca Dimitriu Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (Romania)
Filip Dorssemont University of Louvain (Belgium)
Kristine Dupate University of Latvia (Latvia)
Stein Evju University of Oslo (Norway)
José João Abrantes New University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Anthony Kerr University College Belfield (Ireland)
Francis Kessler University Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne (France)
György Kiss University of Pécs (Hungary)
Etelka Korpic-Horvat University of Maribor (Slovenia)
Aristea Koukiadaki University of Cambridge (Greece, UK)
Haris Kountouros DG for Finances (European Parliament)
Rüdiger Krause University of Göttingen (Germany)
Pal Lajos University of Budapest (Hungary)
Günther Löschnigg University of Graz (Austria)
Manuel Luque Parra Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain)
Fiona McGrath University of Edinburgh, UK
Leszek Mitrus Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Costas Papadimitriou University of Athens (Greece)
Wolfgang Portmann University of Zürich (Switzerland)
Jean-Luc Putz Attorney Luxembourg Bar (Luxemburg)
Wilfried Rauws University of Brussels (Belgium)
Mia Rönnmar Lund University, Sweden
Lynn Roseberry Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
Krassimira Sredkova Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)
Martin Stefko Charles University of Prague (Czech Republic)
Nurhan Sural Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey)
Gaabriel Tavits University of Tartu (Estonia)
Adriana Topo University of Padua (Italy)
Aline Van Bever University Leuven
Evert Verhulp University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Anders von Koskull Hanken School of Economics (Finland)
Ivana Vukorepa University of Zagreb (Croatia)
Christian Welz European Foundation, Dublin (Ireland)
Marjo Ylhäinen University of Helsinki (Finland)
Advisory Board
Takashi Araki University of Tokyo (Japan)
Janice Bellace Wharton School (U.S.A.) & IIRA
Roger Blanpain Tilburg University & University of Leuven (Belgium)
Giuseppe Casale ILO & IIRA (Switzerland)
Sjoerd Feenstra European Commission (Belgium)
Matthew W. Finkin University of Illinois (U.S.A.)
Antoine Jacobs Tilburg University (the Netherlands)
Teun Jaspers Utrecht University (the Netherlands)
Evance Kalula University of Cape Town (South Africa)
Csilla Kollonay-Lehoczky Central European University (Hungary)
Marie-Ange Moreau European University Institute (Italy)
Alan Neal University of Warwick (U.K.)
Ruth Nielsen Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
Birgitta Nyström Lund University (Sweden)
Joellen Riley University of Sidney (Australia)
Michal Sewerynski University of Lodz (Poland) & ISLSSL
Manfred Weiss Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt (Germany)
Ton Wilthagen Tilburg University (the Netherlands)

Manuscript Submission Guidelines:  European Labour Law Journal

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

Please read the guidelines below before submitting your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of European Labour Law Journal will be reviewed.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

 

  1. Article types
  2. Editorial Policies
    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgments
    2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
  3. Publishing Policies
    3.1 Publication Ethics
    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    3.3 Open Access and author archiving
    3.4 Permissions
  4. Preparing your manuscript
    4.1 Word processing formats
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Journal layout
    4.5 Footnotes
    4.6 English language editing services
  5. Submitting your manuscript
    5.1 How to submit your manuscript
    5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
    5.3 Corresponding author contact details
  6. On acceptance and publication
    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Access to your published article
    6.3 Online First publication
  7. Further Information

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1. Article types

The European Labour Law Journal accepts academic contributions of substantial length (as a rule, between 12,000 and 15,000 words, footnotes included) or if of a shorter length (as a rule, between 6,000 and 8,000 words, footnotes included) in all areas falling within its scope. These contributions may, for example, 1) deal with the broad area of the European Union labour law and policy; or 2) be confined with specific national or international developments that are particularly relevant for the European Union and/or its member states; or 3) discuss labour law at a general or doctrinal level, or 4) deal with cross-disciplinary findings with relevance for labour law in Europe.

The European Labour Law Journal includes short reports on specific developments in nationals and European-level labour law. This comprises commented/annotated overviews (on average, between 750 and 1,500 words) of actual issues in national labour law and policy (policy changes, legislation, case law, specific collective agreements, etc.)

The European Labour Law Journal also includes book reviews, short conference or policy reports, as well as announcement of specific events.

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2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer review policy

European Labour Law Journal operates a strictly blinded peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed.

2.2 Authorship

 All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

2.3 Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

 Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

European Labour Law Journal encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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3. Publishing policies

3.1 Publication ethics

SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

3.1.1 Plagiarism

European Labour Law Journal and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

3.1.2 Prior publication

If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway. 

3.3 Open Access and author archiving

European Labour Law Journal offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

3.4 Permissions

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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4. Preparing your manuscript

4.1 Word processing formats

Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article. 

4.3 Supplementary material

For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article. 

4.4 Journal layout

European Labour Law Journal conforms to the SAGE house style.  View the SAGE UK House Style guidelines. 

4.5 Footnotes

Footnotes should not be collated at the end of the article, but will be published at the foot of each relevant page. Footnotes to the title and author(s)' names should be designated as *, † etc. Footnotes to the text should be designated as 1, 2, 3 etc. and follow any closing punctuation, e.g. …limitations are possible.¹ The asterisked footnote should give the author's position, institutional address and any brief acknowledgements if required.

4.6 English language editing services

Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information. 

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5. Submitting your manuscript

5.1 How to submit your manuscript

Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief: Frank Hendrickx frank.hendrickx@law.kuleuven.be.

5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online 

5.3 Corresponding author contact details

Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

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6. On acceptance and publication

6.1 SAGE Production

Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate.

6.2 Access to your published article

SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

6.3 Online First publication

Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet 

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7. Further Information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the European Labour Law Journal editorial office as follows:

Editor-in-Chief: Frank Hendrickx frank.hendrickx@law.kuleuven.be.

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