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Author Guidelines


Articles are invited by the editors provided they are unpublished and have not been offered to any other publication.

All articles submitted for publication in Labour and Management in Development are subject to a double blind refereeing process.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in IBM compatible programs using the process provided on this site.

Charts and tables should be in Excel.  Articles should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length. 

Authors should provide an abstract of the article and a very short biographical note.


The best guide to the style of articles are those previously published in Labour and Management in Development.

Quotation marks should be single.  Long quotations should be single spaced, separate paragraphs and indented.

Name and date references should be inserted in the text, with page references separated by a colon.  For example  (Wu, 2008: 12-32).

The full list of all material referred to in the text should appear at the end of the article.  Book and journal titles should be italicised and the titles of journal articles contained within single inverted commas.


Gounder, R., 2002, ‘Performance of Public and Private investment in Fiji’, Pacific Economic Bulletin, 6 (1):76-85.

Wu, J., 2005,  Understanding and Interpreting Chinese Economic Reform, Thompson, Mason Ohio.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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