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    Volume 78-2 is online!

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Special Issues

By publishing special (thematic) issues, RI/IR’s objective is to provoke thought and debate on a particular subject relating to work and employment, incorporating different viewpoints of interested researchers. To achieve this, all thematic issues should appeal to the broad scientific community.

In general, this means that calls for papers are posted on the journal's website and diffused by various networks and scientific associations dedicated to the study of work and employment. Exceptionally, a specific call will be launched within the framework of an international conference on a particular theme.

In all cases, articles will be submitted to the scientific evaluation process :

The process can be managed in two ways:

  • Either, managed by the guest editors
  • Or, in exceptional cases, managed in-house by the journal`s editorial team

To avoid any appearance of conflict of interest, the guest editors agree not to submit their own articles to the special issue that they edit. However, they will write the general introduction to the issue, which is not subject to the evaluation process. The introduction is published in two languages at the beginning of the issue.

Submitting a Proposal for a Special Issue

First Step :

Write an outline of the topic that interests you, accompanied by a bibliography (2-3 pages in total). This draft should include :

  • A description of all members of the editorial committee, with a convincing description of how the committee plans to obtain quality manuscripts in both French and English;
  • A general planning describing the various deadlines;
  • Suggestions of different themes that could guide authors in their writing.


Second Step:

Contact the editorial team to submit your proposal. If successful, you will be invited to finalize the call for papers and submit a provisional schedule. Once the final version of the call for papers is accepted, the journal will disseminate it and will ask you to also distribute it within your networks

You can submit your proposal at all times by writing to relat.ind@rlt.ulaval.ca

What is the role of the guest editors?

The guest editors of a special issue take charge of the peer review process. That is to say, in consultation with the journal`s editorial team they:

  • Receive submissions relating to the chosen theme and decide whether or not to send them for evaluation
  • Select reviewers for each manuscript and correspond with them
  • Receive the reports of the reviewers and produce the consolidated report, submitting comments and suggestions to the authors in order that they may produce a revised version
  • Either accept or reject articles at the end of this process. Please note that final acceptance of articles rests with the journal`s editor
  • Produce the introduction to the special issue (2-3 pages) that the journal will publish in two languages
  • Please note that guest editors undertake to respect the commitment of RI/IR to achieve parity on published articles in French and English. As such, they must be able to review manuscritps in both languages. We can provide support and/or pairing, if needed, with bilingual scholars that could join the editorial committee.

The journal will be:

  • Providing sample letters or other technical support (e.g. anonymizing proposed articles before sending them for evaluation) during the process;
  • Sending the final acceptance letter to authors signed by the journal’s editor along with the request relating to the assignment of copyright;
  • Manage the copyediting and digital publication, including indexation on SCOPUS and Web of Science, of the articles;
  • Support promotion and visibility of published papers on social media.