National Library of Australia

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Labour and Management in Development Journal is an international, multidisciplinary and academic journal focusing on key factors in development frequently neglected in academic and policy debate and practice.   The purpose of the journal is to bring to an international audience the work of scholars whose institutional homes do not have the resources which make this easy.  For that reason the journal is published in an open access format.

The journal was first published in 2000 by the Asia Pacific Press based at the Australian National University.  When the Asia Pacific Press ceased to operate in 2007 the journal was produced and published by the Faculty of Business at the University of Tasmania. From 2009 Labour and Management in Development has been published on the National Library of Australia web site.  This site also conains all back copies of the journal.

Labour and Management in Development focuses on the following areas

  • the processes by which people work together to improve their physical and social well-being
  • the role of work and the manner it is managed in public, private and not for profit organizations
  • the failure of traditional organisational models as vehicles for achieving development outcomes
  • the new paradigms of the organization of work emphasising  cooperative endeavour

Areas of interest

  • work, management and culture
  • gender, management and work
  • management of work organizations
  • unions
  • labour-management relations
  • labour market regulation
  • human resource development and management

Labour and Management in Development particularly seeks submissions from early career researchers.  We are committed to facilitating publication of such research through a formative editorial and refereeing process.  The purpose of this is to enable early career researchers to develop their capacity to publish internationally in English without sacrificing scholarly standards.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Labour and Management in Development provides a process of review which assists authors in improving their work.  This includes initial feedback from editors as well as the more standard double blind academic refereeing process.

This process is intended to be as formative as possible allowing authors the opportunity to develop their articles to a higher standard rather than simply accepting or rejecting the artciles as they are submitted.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.