Instructions for Authors

The European Labour Law Journal accepts academic contributions of substantial length (as a rule, between 12,000 and 15,000 words, footnotes included) or of a shorter length (as a rule, between 6,000 and 8,000 words, footnotes included) in all areas falling within its scope. These contributions may, for example, 1°) deal with the broad area of European Union labour law and policy; or 2°) be confined with specific national or international developments that are particularly relevant for the European Union and/or its member states; or 3°) discuss labour law at a general or doctrinal level, or 4°) deal with cross-disciplinary findings with relevance for labour law in Europe.

The Journal includes short reports on specific developments in national and European-level labour law. This comprises commented/annotated overviews (on average, between 750 and 1,500 words) of actual issues in national labour law and policy (policy changes, legislation, case law, specific collective agreements, etc). It also includes book reviews, short conference or policy reports, as well as announcements of specific events.
The Journal uses a peer review system. Academic contributions are subject to a double blind peer review.

Submissions and Instructions

Proposals for contributions should be made to the Editor-in-Chief at

Editorial Instructions can downloaded here

The ELLJ must be cited as follows: ELLJ, Volume no., Issue no., year, [page references], thus ELLJ, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2010 [pages 15 to 26].