About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies is intended to present research and new developments with regard to comparative collective and individual labour issues, equality and discrimination, transitions to work, public policy and labour regulation, vulnerable workers and precarious working, employment productivity and international labour institutions; and any other material concerned with any aspect of labour studies.

Publication ethics and best practices statement

The editorial team of the E-Journal of International and Comparative LABOUR STUDIES is committed to the academic community by ensuring the ethics and quality of its published articles. As a benchmark, the journal uses the code of conduct and best practices as defined by the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE) for editors of scientific journals.

In compliance with these best practices, articles are evaluated by one or two external, anonymous, peer reviewers on the basis of a first evaluation by the Managing Editor and the EJICLS Team. The reviewers will be selected among the Board of Reviewers or externally by the Managing Editor, according to the expertise in the specific field or topic of the article. The contributions are evaluated according to criteria based solely on the scientific importance, originality, clarity, and relevance of the submission. The journal guarantees the confidentiality of the evaluation process, the anonymity of the reviewers and authors, the reviewed content, the critical reports submitted by the reviewers, and any other communication issued by the Scientific Committee or Advisory Board. Equally, the strictest confidentiality applies to potential complaints, claims, or clarifications that an author may wish to direct to the editorial team or the article reviewers.

In the case the Managing Editor, together with the EJICLS Team, completely disagrees with a negative review, the article will undergo a further review by a different reviewer. .

E-Journal of International and Comparative LABOUR STUDIES declares its commitment to the respect and integrity of work already published. For this reason, plagiarism is strictly prohibited and texts that are identified as being plagiarized, or having fraudulent content, will be eliminated from the evaluation process. In accepting the terms and conditions of publication, authors must guarantee that the article and the materials associated with it are original and do not infringe copyright. The authors will also have to state that, in the case of joint authorship, there has been full consensus of all authors concerned and that the article has not been submitted to, or previously published in, any other medium.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.