Industrial Law Journal

United Kingdom

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About the Journal

Industrial Law Journal is established as the leading periodical in its field, providing comment and in-depth analysis on a wide range of topics relating to employment law. It is essential reading for practising lawyers, academics, and lay industrial relations experts to keep abreast of newly enacted legislation and proposals for law reform. In additionIndustrial Law Journal carries commentary on relevant government publications and reviews of books relating to labour law.

ISSN: 0305-9332
Frequency: Quarterly
Language: English
First Year of Publication: 1972

Contact Information


Editorial Committee:
  • S D Anderman, UK
  • Lizzie Barmes, UK
  • William Brown, UK
  • Stephen Cavalier, UK
  • David Cockburn, UK
  • H G Collins, UK
  • A.C.L. Davies, UK
  • Paul L. Davies, UK
  • Linda Dickens, UK
  • Christopher Docksey, Belgium
  • Jennifer Eady, UK
  • Patrick Elias, UK
  • Keith Ewing, UK
  • Barry Fitzpatrick, UK (N. Ireland)
  • M R Freedland, UK
  • B A Hepple, UK
  • B Hooberman, UK
  • Rosemary Jeffreys, UK
  • Claire Kilpatrick, UK
  • Stephen Levinson, UK
  • D B Lewis, UK
  • Richard Lewis, UK
  • Jason Galbraith-Marten, UK
  • Sonia McKay, UK
  • Jeremy McMullen, UK
  • Wanjiru Njoya, UK
  • Tonia Novitz, UK
  • Gwyneth Pitt, UK
  • R W Rideout, UK
  • Michael Rubenstein, UK
  • J A Scouller, UK
  • Melanie Tether, UK
  • Lord Wedderburn of Charlton, UK

Current/Past Issues

PDFs and Abstracts from the current issue can be located here.

PDFs and Abstracts from previous issues are available here.


Subscription information can be found here.

Author Guidelines

Information for Authors

Please visit this page for the most current information.

General enquiries should be addressed to the editor, Professor Simon Deakin.


Articles, notes and reviews for consideration should be sent to the relevant subsection editor. Please see below for a list of the editors and their contact details. The journal welcomes submissions for all these sections. Submission by email is preferred.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts submitted electronically should be sent in MS Word format.

Articles must be accompanied by an abstract of up to 200 words. Text should be A4, double-spaced with numbered pages. Each new paragraph should be indented using the indent key except for the first paragraph under a heading. Final versions of articles should be in the style of OSCOLA 2006. However, preliminary submissions need not be in this format.

Section submissions should follow the relevant section for style. Please refer to a recent issue of the journal.

Articles should not generally exceed 12,000 words, commentaries 6,000 words, and case notes and legislation notes 5,000 words, in each case inclusive of footnotes.

If more specific guidance is needed on the above matters, please contact the relevant section editor.

All submissions must contain full contact details (email, postal, telephone, fax) of the corresponding author with institutional affiliations for all contributors.


The assignment of copyright form has now been replaced by an exclusive licence. Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form. In addition to allowing authors to retain copyright for the material, a number of significant rights concerning the future re-use of their article is granted back to them. This is with one proviso that any activity does not conflict directly with the business interests of the journal. For further details, please visit our permissions website or e-mail:

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press (“OUP”) may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the submission process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.

Author Self-Archiving Policy

For information about this journal’s policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.

Editor Contact Details

Articles: Recent Legislation:
  • Professor Simon Deakin
    Centre for Business Research
    University of Cambridge

    Judge Business School Building
    Trumpington Street
    Cambridge CB2 1AG, UK
  • Dr Tonia Novitz
    School of Law
    University of Bristol

    Wills Memorial Building
    Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
Recent Cases: European Developments:
  • Professor Lizzie Barmes
    Department of Law
    Queen Mary University of London

    Mile End Road
    London E1 4NS, UK
  • Dr Claire Kilpatrick
    Law Department
    London School of Economics

    Houghton Street
    London WC2A 2AE, UK
Research and Reports: Social Security:
  • Dr Sonia McKay

    52 Lauderdale Tower
    London EC2Y 7AL, UK
  • Professor Richard Lewis
    Cardiff Law School

    PO Box 427
    The Law Building
    Museum Avenue
    Cardiff CF1 1XD, UK
Book Reviews:  
  • Dr Wanjiru Njoya
    Law Department
    London School of Economics

    Houghton Street
    London WC2A 2AE, UK