Journal of Industrial Relations

Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA)

Journal of Industrial Relations (JIR)

The Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) owns the Journal of Industrial Relations (JIR). The JIR is an international refereed journal that analyses a wide range of employment and workplace issues. It is one of the oldest and most highly regarded academic journals in industrial relations around the world. The JIR is the pre-eminent journal of industrial, employment and workplace relations in Australia and has provided an authoritative record of developments in industrial relations since 1959. It is a peer reviewed journal. The JIR includes contributions exploring the traditional concerns of industrial relations as well as studies addressing the intersection of workplace, family and community and how individuals, groups, organisations and institutions (including governments) shape employment relationships. The JIR has an international reputation for publishing rigorous analyses, including theoretically-informed case studies as well as international and comparative articles.

International endorsements of the JIR from leading authorities

"The Journal of Industrial Relations is one of the prime outlets for research on work, labour and employment relations. The journal is international in scope and has an authorship and readership from across the globe. For researchers … it is a principal source of theory and evidence on global developments in the world of work and a desirable place in which to publish: JIR is a journal to which one sends one's best work."

Edmund Heery, Cardiff University, UK

"JIR is a terrific source of information about the wide-ranging changes occurring at the workplace. The journal reports on international and comparative developments in articles written by leading academic authorities. The articles are well researched with a variety of methodologies used to analyze original data."

Harry C. Katz, Cornell University, USA

For more information on the JIR, submission guidelines, contents alerts, free electronic access to table of contents and abstracts, visit the Journal of Industrial Relations website.

Current Editors (2009 – 2021)


Prof. Marian Baird, University of Sydney Business School

Prof. Bradon EllemUniversity of Sydney Business School

Associate Editors

Dr Stephen Clibborn, University of Sydney Business School

Prof. Rae Cooper, University of Sydney Business School

Associate Prof. Chris F WrightUniversity of Sydney Business School

Book Review Editor

Dr Alex VeenUniversity of Sydney Business School

Editorial Assistant

Ms Rawya Mansour, University of Sydney Business School

Editors-in-Chief since 1959

  • 2009 – 2021 Marian Baird and Bradon Ellem (University of Sydney)
  • 2005 – 2009 Bradon Ellem and Russell Lansbury (University of Sydney)
  • 1999 – 2005 Ron Callus and Russell Lansbury (University of Sydney)
  • 1991 – 1999 Braham Dabscheck (University of New South Wales)
  • 1974 – 1991 John Niland (University of New South Wales)
  • 1959 – 1974 Kingsley Laffer (University of Sydney)