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Membership Criteria:

The Association has no written constitution, no express statement of its reasons for being. But inherent in its very existence is the assumption that journals committed to the dissemination of the best research and thought in labor and employment law and policy would benefit by having a forum in which to share developments – economic, social, legislative, and judicial – and to place them in comparative context; to serve as a clearinghouse for common substantive and editorial concerns. Accordingly, the Association is open to all qualified journals that share this mission.

To be eligible for membership, a journal must meet the following criteria. It shall:

  1. Have as its primary focus collective and individual employment law and policy, domestic, comparative, or international. The addition of cognate areas of interest, e.g. labour economics, sociology, and industrial relations is welcome so long as these complement the central legal focus.
  2. Be generally recognized in its jurisdiction as a venue for research and analyses of consistently high quality. In the ordinary course, this standard contemplates that the journal be of an academic or scholarly character; but practitioner-oriented journals or research serials (commonly sponsored by government agencies) will qualify if sufficiently sophisticated in content and highly regarded in the jurisdiction. A newly-founded periodical, lacking an established reputation, will also qualify if its editorial auspices and profile of pieces published thus far give adequate assurance that it will achieve the regard this standard requires.
  3. Be willing and able to participate in the Association’s activities and in attending and, from time to time, hosting the Association’s annual meetings or other functions.

Approved at the Association meeting in Toronto, May 7, 2005.