Journal of Industrial Relations (JIR)

The Journal of Industrial Relations (JIR) is an international ISI-ranked journal which takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to the subject of the world of work.  It is one of the oldest and most highly regarded academic journals in industrial relations around the world.  It has provided an authoritative record of developments in industrial relations both in Australia and overseas since April 1959.  Members are entitled to receive a free hard copy of each of the five issues of the Journal of Industrial Relations which are published each year

The JIR has an international reputation for publishing rigorous qualitative and multi-method analyses, including theoretically-informed case studies and international and comparative papers.  The JIR is indexed and abstracted in: Social Sciences Citation Index®; Journal Citation Reports/Social Science Edition; Social; and Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences.  It welcomes contributions from practitioners as well as academics.

The Journal is published by Sage on behalf of our parent body the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association.  Sage have online fulltext past issues of the journal available from 1959 onwards..  For more information on the JIR, contents alerts, free electronic access to table of contents and abstracts, visit the JIR page on the Sage website at


In the current issue of the Journal of Industrial Relations, September 2014 issue:

This is a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Relations which takes its theme from the fifth International Community, Work and Family Conference held at the University of Sydney last year. The conference highlighted, as much scholarship now does, the growing overlap among work, family and community research. Gender is central to this field of enquiry because of the increasing participation of women, and specifically mothers, in the paid workforce with consequences for the division of labour and the provision of care in our societies. Regulation is likewise important: as globalization and fragmentation of labour markets proceed, the need for standards at work and enforcement of those standards also emerges as a key challenge internationally and domestically. The papers provide new insights into some established areas of enquiry and analyses of topics that have previously received scant attention.