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In addition to articles, Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations publishes book reviews relevant to the industrial relations field.

As in all its work, the journal strives to maintain a balance between the language in which books are published and the subject fields: labour relations and unionization, human resource management, public policy on work and employment, ergonomics and occupational health and safety and, of course, works of theoretical or historical relevance.

RI/IR regularly receives and makes requests for recently published books in English or French that it believes will be of interest to its readers and for which it seeks reviewers (please see the list of French books to review and the list of English books to review).

Write a book review

A review typically comprises between 1000-1500 words (3-4 pages, double-spaced). It begins with the following information about the book:

  • the name of the author(s) or the editor(s) of the publication
  • the year of publication (in parentheses)
  • the full title of the work (in italics)
  • the place of publication
  • the name of the publisher
  • the number of pages
  • the ISBN (on the following line)

Although there is no standard form for a review, we suggest starting with a brief summary of the book’s main objectives and its principal themes. Then, make a more thorough review of its contents. Lastly, in your conclusion, explain the book’s contribution to the literature, including its strengths, weaknesses and gaps.

Please limit the use of notes and avoid using bibliographic references.

Your review should end with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your institutional affiliation