Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research
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Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research

Published in Association with European Trade Union Institute

Editor-in-Chief
Maria Jepsen European Trade Union Institute, and Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Managing Editor
Marina Luttrell European Trade Union Institute, Belgium


eISSN: 19967284 | ISSN: 10242589 | Current volume: 23 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly


Transfer, The European Review of Labour and Research, is the quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Research Department of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). Since 1995, the journal has published research findings of relevance to both the European trade union movement and the academic and research community with the aim of stimulating dialogue between the two.

Transfer helps to foster understanding of significant developments in the field of European trade union policy and industrial relations. The journal presents research findings of practical relevance to industrial relations. At the same time, it enables the academic and research community to gain access to the world of industrial relations in practice. Transfer contains contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, economics, political science, law and history.

Trade unions and trade union related organizations are entitled to a substantially discounted rate on the Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access) rate. Please contact SAGE Customer Services for availability.subscriptions@sagepub.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7324 8701




Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Three issues per year of Transfer are thematic. The remaining issue is non-thematic. The Editor and Editorial Committee of Transfer invite submissions to the non-thematic ('open') issues of articles whose subject matter falls within the aims and scope of Transfer.

Given the European perspective of Transfer, the journal particularly welcomes submissions which take a comparative approach or which situate their specific discussion in a wider European framework. In line with its aims, Transfer welcomes contributions not only from academics and researchers but also from practitioners. Transfer also welcomes proposals from external editors for thematic issues of the journal.

Editorial Committee
Jean-Yves Boulin IRISSO-Université Paris Dauphine, France
Maria da Paz Campos Lima Dinâmia’CET– Lisbon University Institute, Portugal
Jon Erik Dølvik FAFO Institute of Labour and Social Research, Oslo, Norway
Roland Erne University College Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Bela Greskovits Department of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Anke Hassel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Hans Böckler Foundation, Germany
Maarten Keune University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jens Lind Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University, Denmark
Antonio Martin Artiles Universidad Autonoma Barcelona, Dept Sociología, Spain
Roberto Pedersini Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Vera Scepanovic European University Institute, Italy
Guy Van Gyes KU Leuven-HIVA, Belgium
Jeremy Waddington University of Manchester, England
Alena Zemplinerova Anglo-American University, Prague, Czech Republic
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    1. Editorial Policies
      1.1 Peer review policy
      1.2 Authorship
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Other conventions
    7. Acknowledgments
      7.1 Funding acknowledgement
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
      9.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      9.4.5 English language editing services
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints
      10.3 SAGE production
    11. Further information

    Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research welcomes submissions to the non-thematic (‘open’) issues of Transfer on subjects that are of relevance for industrial relations in Europe.

     

    1. Editorial policies

    1.1 Peer review policy

    Articles submitted to an open issue of Transfer should be sent to the Managing editor at least 11 months (mid-January) before the publication date of the issue (November). The Editor and Editorial Committee will inform the author within 8 weeks whether or not the article will be submitted for refereeing. Articles submitted for refereeing will be refereed (double-blind review) by two referees. Acceptance of articles for publication may then be subject to modifications as suggested by referees. A decision about acceptability for publication will usually be possible within 12 weeks of submission to referees.

    1.2 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.

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    2. Article types

    Transfer aims to stimulate the dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It helps to foster understanding of significant developments in the field of European trade union policy and industrial relations. The journal presents research findings of practical relevance to the trade unions. At the same time, it enables the academic and research community to gain access to the world of industrial relations in practice. Transfer contains original contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, economics, political science, law and history.

    The Editor and Editorial Committee of Transfer invite submissions to the non-thematic (open) issues of articles whose subject matter falls within the aims and scope of Transfer. Given the European perspective of Transfer, we particularly welcome articles which take a comparative approach or which situate their specific discussion in a wider European framework. In line with its aims, Transfer welcomes contributions not only from academics and researchers but also from practitioners.

    Manuscripts should preferably be submitted in English but manuscripts in French and German will also be considered. If translated from another language articles should be
    accompanied by the original. Articles should normally be between 5 000 and 7 000 words long.


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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    Manuscripts and illustrations should be submitted to the Managing editor by email attachment to:

    Marina Luttrell
    Managing editor, Transfer
    Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5 box 4
    B – 1210 Brussels
    Belgium
    Tel: +32 (0) 2 224 05 10
    Email: mluttrell@etui.org

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    4. Journal 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.

    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

    Transfer 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 articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where 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 (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers 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.

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    5. Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Transfer does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Other conventions

    A protected space should be used between groups of three digits (e.g. 1 100 000). Use a decimal point (rather than a comma), e.g. €1,234.54

    European Union Member States: Please use the two-letter ISO code in line with the EU Interinstitutional Style Guide. See: http://publications.europa.eu/code/en/en-370100.htm

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    7. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

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

    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, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    7.1 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Transfer additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement in the form of a sentence as follows, with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets:

    This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxx].

    Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by semi-colon, with “and” before the final funder. Thus:

    This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].

    In some cases, research is not funded by a specific project grant, but rather from the block grant and other resources available to a university, college or other research institution. Where no specific funding has been provided for the research we ask that corresponding authors use the following sentence:

    This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    Please include this information under a separate heading entitled “Funding” directly after any other Acknowledgements prior to your “Declaration of Conflicting Interests” (if applicable), any Notes and your References.

    For more information on the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers, please visit: http://www.rin.ac.uk/funders-acknowledgement

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    8. 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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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred format for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word for windows files. Please also refer to additional guidelines on submitting artwork below (9.4.3).

    9.2 Journal Style

    Transfer conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    9.3 Reference Style

    Transfer operates a SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    9.4. Manuscript Preparation

    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.

    9.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    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 SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    9.4.2 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.

    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting 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.

    If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor.

    Transfer has a preference for greyscale over cross-hatching.  Please submit with figures your source data in excel to enable the Editor to make any desired editing changes to the figures.

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    Transfer does not currently accept supplemental files.

    9.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/submission.sp for further information.

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    10. After acceptance           

    10.1 Proofs

    Proofs are checked by the Managing editor and publisher.

    10.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp

    10.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Transfer with SAGE.

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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Marina Luttrell
    Managing editor, Transfer
    Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5 box 4
    B – 1210 Brussels
    Belgium
    Tel: +32 (0) 2 224 05 10
    Email: mluttrell@etui.org

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