Editorial Policy

Labour History publishes original research which extends knowledge and understanding of the history and variety of labouring. It brings together scholarship on the experiences of people who engage in paid and unpaid labour as a class, a community or individually, with research on their associations and organised activism socially, culturally and politically. Our focus is particularly on Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific but our conversation is international. Labour History also welcomes research notes and memoirs.  Refereed articles should engage theoretically and empirically with workers and their workplaces, shed light on social and economic issues of significance for workers, or offer illuminating insights by taking a global, regional or transnational perspective on labouring history in any of its forms.

Labour History is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. At all times, we endeavour to be inclusive, remembering that history is made by people and that their lived experience should be treated with compassion and respect in the articles we publish. In accepting articles, we adhere to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines. For more information, please consult the Liverpool University Press ethics statement found at

Policy revised April 2024.