International Labour Review

International Labour Organization

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About the Journal

The International Labour Review has long been an important resource for scholars and policy makers. And today, at a time when concerns about the need for decent work are greater than ever, a better knowledge base is essential for the design of labour and social policy to meet this need. With this in mind, the International Labour Review, the ILO’s flagship journal since 1921, has been reorganized.

First, a new editorial team has been put in place. Second, the ILR will be associated with the ILO’s International Institute for Labour Studies (IILS), whose Director chairs the new Editorial Board. Third, the Board of Advisers is being reinforced and restructured. Fourth, a partnership has been established with Wiley-Blackwell, which will henceforth distribute the journal and, from 2008, publish it.

As a global multidisciplinary journal of labour and social policies and relationships, the new ILR is open to articles which meet scholarly standards but which are written in a way that is accessible to a wider readership. They may cover any of the fields of interest of the ILO – employment and labour markets, training and skills development, social security and social protection, labour law and labour institutions, rights at work and social dialogue. The pages of the journal are also open to all relevant disciplines – economics, law, sociology, political science – and articles taking an interdisciplinary perspective are particularly welcome.

In addition to the main articles, a separate section will contain a small number of reviews of major books, and a new “Notes, debates and communications” section will report on recent and upcoming events of interest to the readership, analyse important recent developments in the world of work, and provide summaries and access to important documents with major policy implications for labour and development.

As one of the few journals to come out in English, French and Spanish, with a worldwide readership, the ILR aims to become the obvious first choice for publication of high-quality research by all those concerned with labour and employment.

Contact Information

Editorial Office:
Managing Editor
International Labour Review
International Labour Office

4, route des Morillons
CH-1211 Geneva 22
Tel: +41-22 799 79 03
Fax: +41-22 799 61 17

Editorial Board

Editorial Board:
  • Raymond Torres (Chair)
    Director of the International Institute for Labour Studies
  • Adrián Goldin
    Professor of Labour Law and Social Security
    University of San Andrés and University of Buenos Aires
  • Paul Osterman
    MIT Sloan School of Management
    Cambridge, MA
  • Dominique Méda
    Director, Unité de recherches «Trajectoires
    Institutions et Politiques de l’Emploi»
    Centre d’études de l’emploi, France
Editorial Advisers:
  • Bina Agarwal
    University of New Delhi
  • Richard Anker
    Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts
  • Eileen Applebaum
    Center for Women and Work, Rutgers University
  • Graciela Bensusán
    Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico
  • Jan Breman
    Amsterdam School for Social science Research
  • Arturo Bronstein
    Secretary-General of the International Society for Labour Law and Social Security
  • Fang Cai
    Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Simon Deakin
    University of Cambridge
  • Gus Edgren
    Development Economist
  • Louis Emmerij
    United Nations Intellectual History Project/Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • Álvaro Espina Montero
    Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda, Madrid
  • Jean-Paul Fitoussi
    Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques
  • Richard Freeman
    Harvard University
  • Sanford M. Jacoby
    University of California at Los Angeles
  • Ravi Kanbur
    Cornell University
  • Samuel Lanfranco
    York University, Canada
  • Brian Langille
    University of Toronto
  • Bernd von Maydell
    Emeritus, Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Sozialrecht
  • Claudio de Moura Castro
    Pitagoras College, Brazil
  • Martha Nussbaum
    University of Chicago
  • Antonio Ojeda Avilés
    Universidad de Sevilla
  • Michael J. Piore
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Geraldo von Potobsky
    Labour Consultant
  • Derek Robinson
    Emeritus Fellow, Magdalen College Oxford
  • Amartya Sen
    Harvard University
  • Kazuo Sugeno
    Tokyo University
  • Alain Supiot
    Université de Nantes and Institut Universitaire de France
  • Sam Wangwe
    Economic and Social Research Foundation, Dar es Salaam
Managing Editor:
  • Mark Lansky (English edition)
  • Patrick Bollé (French edition)
  • Luis Lázaro (Spanish Edition)
Editorial Assistants:
  • Marie-Christine Nallet
  • Kate Pfeiffenberger

Current/Past Issues

Current issues of the International Labour Review can be located here.

Past issues of the International Labour Review can be located here.

Bibliographic references to the International Labour Review can be located here.

A selection of full texts published in the International Labour Review can be located here.


From January 2008, Wiley-Blackwell will become the publisher of the International Labour Review (ISSN 0020-7780). Please direct all new subscription queries for the 2008 volume to:

Renewals Manager
Blackwell Publishing

9600 Garsington Road
Oxford, OX4 2DQ
United Kingdom

Existing fulfillment requests for the 2007 and earlier volumes should continue to be sent to:

ILO Publications (PUB/VENTE)
International Labour Office

4 route des Morillons
CH-1211 Geneva 22
Tel: +41-22 799 7828
Fax: (+41-22) 799 6117)

From 1 January 2008, all subscription requests for all volumes should be directed to Blackwell Publishing.

Information for Subscribers

The International Labour Review is published in four issues per year. Subscription prices for 2008 are:

  • Premium Institutional:
    • £145 (Europe)
    • US$268 (the Americas)
    • £145 (rest of world)
  • Personal:
    • €83 (Europe, Euro zone)
    • £55 (Europe, non-Euro zone)
    • US$99 (the Americas)
    • £55 (rest of world)

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