CESR Research Paper Series

Aim and focus of the series

The CESR Research Paper Series aims to provide a valuable reference point for academically rigourous and policy relevant research on British and international employment relations. CESR aims to publish both empirical and theoretical papers dealing with labour market topics, placing special emphasis on the field’s multi-disciplinary nature.

Apart from disseminating the work of the CESR staff, the Series particularly welcomes external submissions of papers dealing with any employment relations topic widely defined.

How to submit a paper

The CESR Research Paper Series is open to contributions from any interested party whose work falls within the Series’ aims and scope.

All papers will be thoroughly scrutinised and reviewed prior to publication. The author(s) retain the copyright of the work published, and the paper can be subsequently submitted to academic journals and other outlets.

Anyone interested in submitting a paper may either send a proposal (up to 500 words) or submit a full paper (up to 8,000 words) to cesr@uwe.ac.uk.

Dissemination policy

The CESR Research Papers are freely available electronically (in PDF Format) from CESR’s website.

Editor and Editorial Board


Dr Horen Voskeritsian, Lecturer in HRM (horen.voskeritsian@uwe.ac.uk).

Editorial Board

Professor Andy Danford, Professor of Employment Relations

Professor Stephanie Tailby, Professor of Employment Relations, CESR Centre Director

Editorial Assistant

Ms Stella Warren (stella.warren@uwe.ac.uk).

Submission Guidelines


Submitted papers should contain original and unpublished research. They should be typed in double-space, with 3cm margins on both sides of the paper. The papers should not exceed 8,000 words in length (including references and footnotes).

Title Page

The title page should clearly indicate the paper’s title, the author(s) names, contact details and institutional affiliations, and the contact author. An abstract of 150 words should also be included, as well as any acknowledgments.

Tables and Illustrations

Tables and Figures should be included in separate pages at the end of the paper, and be numbered sequentially. Each Table or Figure should be clearly labelled and be comprehensible without reference to the main text.


The Harvard system should be followed for references and citations.


The copyright of the manuscript remains with the author(s). The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature, and translations. CESR will hold the ownership of the publication and rights to distribute hard and electronic copies to third persons and institutions. Upon publication the author(s) agree to give full acknowledgement to this publication in any subsequent publications of their work.

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