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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • 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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

E-Journal of International and Comparative LABOUR STUDIES


Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts
1. Manuscripts submitted electronically should be sent in MS Word format to
2. Papers should usually be approximately 10,000 words and must be accompanied by an abstract of up to 250 words. See below for referencing style.
3. All submissions must contain full contact details (email, postal, telephone) of the corresponding author with institutional affiliations for all contributors. Whereas possible, a link containing the main information about the authors should be provided.
4. Further, contributors should provide us with online resources and documentation that are quoted within the paper.
Referencing System
Please provide footnote citations. Please follow this order to indicate:
a. author (initial letter of the first name and Surname)
b. title (italic)
c. publisher
d. where the publication was issued
e. publication year

If you are quoting an article that has been published in a review, please also quote:
a. author (initial letter of the first name and Surname)
b. title (italic)
c. the complete name of the review (italic)
d. publication year
e. issue number
f. pages
Information need to be separated by a comma. Here are some examples:
T. Judt, A Grand Illusion? An Essay on Europe, Hill and Wang, New York, 1996
A single chapter or paper in a book

A. Diettrich, H. Reinisch, Internationale und interkulturelle berufliche Handlungskompetenz als Zielkomponent beruflicher Bildung, in P. Wordelmann (ed.), Internationale Kompetenzen in der Berufsbildung: Stand der Wissenschaft und praktische Anforderungen, Bertelsmann, Bielefeld, 2010, 33-43

S. Kristensen, Learning by Leaving – Towards a Pedagogy for Transnational Mobility in the Context of Vocational Education and Training (VET), in European Journal of Education, 2001, vol. 36, n. 4, 42-30

Paper presented at a meeting
R. Areeya, The Role of TVET Providers in Training for Employees, Paper presented at the APEC Forum on Human Resources Development, Chiba, Japan, November 2008
A web page (please provide direct link and access date)

D. Ratha, X. Zhimei, Migration and Remittances Fact book 2008, Migration and Remittances Team, Development Prospects Group, World Bank, 2008, (accessed April 17, 2010)

The first time you mention a work, you must provide full publication details. All subsequent notes of the same work can be written in short form (name of the author and op. cit. in italics). All subsequent notes of the same author are to be referred to with the name of the author, title and cit.
Images, graphs and tables
1. All images including photographs must not be included in the Word file but they should be submitted separately in both doc and xls format.
2. Please refer to the images, graphs and tables within the text by making use of the wording Table No. XX around here.
3. All images, graphs and tables should be in English and provided with the title and the source
4. For tables, it is recommended that you use some sort of background colour like light grey (preferably 20%-grey) for the title row or column of a table, and ensure that the text of titles is in bold.

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