About the Journal

The Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE) has been in existence since March 1997 when Volume 1 Number 1 was published. 

The AJLE invites submissions of articles in areas in labour economics, industrial relations and personnel economics with an emphasis and relevance to the Australian labour market. The following areas are of particular interest:

  • Time allocation, work behaviour and employment determination.
  • Job search, labour mobility and labour market adjustment,  
  • Wages, compensation and labour costs.
  • Labour-management relations, trade unions and collective bargaining.
  • Work organisation and the sociology of work.
  • Productivity and workforce innovation.
  • Income and wealth distribution.
  • Unemployment, labour force participation and job vacancies.
  • Gender, ethnicity, labour market segmentation and discrimination.
  • Population and demography in respect of the labour market.

While contributors to the AJLE are expected to demonstrate theoretical or empirical originality – and preferably both – they should make their work accessible to readers from a non-technical background. Survey articles are also encouraged. Further, as a means of strengthening the integration of theory and practice the AJLE welcomes reflective contributions from practitioners. The AJLE recognises that the areas of labour economics and labour relations are subject to controversy and aims to provide an arena for debate.

Manuscripts in Microsoft Word, PDF, Scientific Word or LaTeX are accepted. They should not normally exceed 12,000 words with an abstract of 200 words. Submissions should include a separate title sheet which contains the author’s name and affiliation, contact details, followed by the abstract, along with three or more JEL Classification codes.

References should follow the Harvard style guidelines. A detailed style guide for preparation of final drafts will be sent to authors should the manuscript be accepted for publication and is also accessible through the Centre’s website at http://ajle.org