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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 Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 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 Emeritus Professor, University of Manchester, UK
Alena Zemplinerova Anglo-American University, Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research will be reviewed.

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

    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. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 Information required for completing your submission
      5.2 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 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.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 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.

    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 Funding

    Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research 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

    Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research 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 the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research 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.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    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

    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

    Transfer does not currently accept supplemental files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.5 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

    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

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary 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 see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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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. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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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 Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research 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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