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Produced by the Department of Industrial Relations at Laval University (Quebec, Qc, Canada), Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations is listed among the major international journals specializing in the study of work and employment. Founded in 1945, it was the first journal in this field to appear in the world and remains the only one of its kind in Canada.

RI/IR’s mission is to diffuse high quality research in industrial relations, including labour relations and trade unionism, human resource management, public policy relating to work and employment, and also ergonomics and occupational health and safety.

RI/IR produces four issues per year, totalling over 800 pages. As a bilingual journal, half of the articles are published in French, and the other half in English. The journal also publishes reviews of leading new books in the field.

RI/IR is available in digital format anywhere in the world through the Érudit platform. The printed version is disseminated across more than 25 countries.

The RI/IR editorial team is interested in receiving article submissions on all aspects of work and employment. Articles can be written in French or English. Interested authors should submit a manuscript of around 7000 to 8000 words, including tables, notes and references. The text must be anonymous and respect the publication rules of the journal.

Original manuscripts corresponding to the objectives of the journal are subject to a rigorous peer review process (3 blind evaluations). The criteria typically considered by the journal are:

  • originality of the problematic;
  • engagement with the literature (and how the article contributes to the advancement of knowledge);
  • theoretical or analytical framework
  • clearly explained methodology (collection and analysis of data);
  • originality of the results presented, analyzed and discussed.

RI/IR is published with the assistance of a grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Société et Culture (FQRSC) and from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The journal also receives a financial support from the Department of Industrial Relations at Laval University. It is officially recognized by the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA).