The Journal of Labor Research provides an outlet for original research on all aspects of behavior affecting labor market outcomes.  The Journal provides a forum for both empirical and theoretical research on the U.S. and international labor markets, and labor/employment issues. The journal welcomes submissions from scholars in all relevant fields on topics that involve analyses of the workplace.  Issues relating to labor markets and employment relations, including labor demand and supply, personnel economics, unions and collective bargaining, employee participation, dispute resolution, labor market policies, types of employment relationships and the interplay between labor market variables and various economic outcomes are published by the Journal.  The Journal of Labor Research also publishes book reviews relating to these topics.

  • Provides wide-ranging coverage of employment practices and policies
  • Focuses on new types of employment relationships, emerging economic and institutional arrangements with respect to labor issues
  • Offers objective analyses of employee-related issues
  • Published in cooperation with the John M. Olin Institute at George Mason University

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Ozkan Eren
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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0.65 (2018)
Impact factor
0.962 (2018)
Five year impact factor
33 days
Submission to first decision
448 days
Submission to acceptance
41,668 (2019)
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Volume 40

Issue 4, December 2019

Special Issue Part II: Chinese Economy-Entrepreneurship

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