About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The journal publishes research in the field of employment relations. Employment relations' is a term which is broadly considered to include the following: work, employment and unemployment; labour and trade unionism; organisational behaviour, change and development; education, training and management development; labour law; collective bargaining, direct and indirect forms of worker participation and industrial democracy at all levels from the shop floor to the national level of tripartism; labour economics and labour market developments; forms of industrial conflict; organisational and cross-cultural communication; national labour policy trends and developments; human resource management topics, including, but not limited to, equal opportunities, affirmative action, discrimination, diversified and multicultural workforces, human resource planning, job and work design, recruitment and selection, organisation entry, performance management, career and succession management, health, safety and employee well-being, motivation, leadership, remuneration and reward management; broader environmental trends as they relate to employment; and international comparative employment relations and themes related to people management strategies and practices in general.


Forum Section
Commentries, Opinion Pieces and Perspectives are published in the Forum section of the journal. Submissions to this section are not peer reviewed and are published at the discretion of the Editor. 


Peer Review Process

AJER uses double-blind peer review, which means that the identities of both the author and the reviewer are concealed from one another, throughout the review process.  

To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. For more information see the Ensuring a Blind Review link.


Publication Frequency

African Journal of Employee Relations publishes items as soon as they are ready by adding them to the current volume's  table of contents. There is one volume per annum. Such articles are in their final form and may be cited by using their article number or DOI.

Volumes that have not yet been finalised are indicated as still in progress.

Self-archiving Policy

Author's Pre-print:

 author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)

Author's Post-print:

 author can archive post-print (ie final accepted version post-refereeing)

Publisher's Version/PDF:

 author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF

General Conditions:

  • On Institutional Repositories, social media repositories (Research Gate) and subject repositories, 18 months embargo (from date of acceptance).
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Published source must be acknowledged with DOI