Aims and scope of the journal
Transfer, the European Review of Labour and Research, is published for the ETUI by Sage Publications.
Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy and labour market developments.
Three issues per year of Transfer are thematic. The remaining issue is non-thematic. The Editor and Editorial Committee of Transfer invite submissions to the non-thematic (‘open’) issues of articles whose subject matter falls within the aims and scope of Transfer. Given the European perspective of Transfer, the journal particularly welcomes submissions which take a comparative approach or which situate their specific discussion in a wider European framework. In line with its aims, Transfer welcomes contributions not only from academics and researchers but also from practitioners. Transfer also welcomes proposals from external editors for thematic issues of the journal.
Trade unions and trade union related organizations are entitled to a discounted rate on the institutional (print & combined) price.
Read the free sample copy of November 2010.
Virtual Special Issue: 20 years of Transfer : all articles available for free
February 2017: Trade union membership and organising in Europe (coordinator: Jeremy Waddington). Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the article by Gregor Murray Union renewal: what can we learn from three decades of research? (available for free download until 13/03/2017)
- November 2016: Open issue (coordinator: Roberto Pedersini). Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the article by Emmanuelle Perin and Evelyne Léonard Soft procedures for hard impacts: the European sectoral social dialogue’s potential for regulation
- August 2016: Strikes and union-led protests in the age of austerity (coordinators: Heiner Dribbusch and Kurt Vandaele). Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the article by Kurt Vandaele Interpreting strike activity in western Europe in the past 20 years: the labour repertoire under pressure
- May 2016: Labour mobility in the EU: between economic freedom and labour standards (coordinator: Bettina Wagner and Anke Hassel). Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the article by Jan Cremers Economic freedoms and labour standards in the European Union.
- February 2016: Working life democracy (coordinator: Jens Lind) Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the article by Richard Hyman The very idea of democracy at work
- November 2015: Open issue (coordinator: Maarten Keune) Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the article by Paul Marginson and Christian Welz European wage-setting mechanisms under pressure: negotiated and unilateral change and the EU’s economic governance regime
- August 2015: Ten years of enlargement and the forces of labour in Central and Eastern Europe (coordinators: Béla Greskovits and Marta Kahancová) Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the article by Béla Greskovits Ten years of enlargement and the forces of labour in Central and Eastern Europe
- May 2015: European collective action in times of crisis (coordinators: Roland Erne, Andreas Bieler, Darragh Golden,Idar Helle, Knut Kjeldstadli, Tiago Matos and Sabina Stan) Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the article by Steffen Lehndorff Acting in different worlds. Challenges to transnational trade union cooperation in the eurozone crisis
- February 2015: Challenging discrimination at work against ethnic minority and migrant workers (coordinator: Steve Jefferys). Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the article Still no problem here? Responses to anti-discrimination legislation among trade unions in EU countries ? by John Wrench
- November 2014: Open issue (coordinators: Jean-Yves Boulin and Alena Zemplinerova). Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the article Implementation of Global Framework Agreements: towards a multi-organizational practice perspective by Jörg Sydow, Michael Fichter, Markus Helfen, Kadire Zeynep Sayim and Dimitris Stevis
- August 2014: Austerity and public sector restructuring: local government in focus (coordinators:Peter Leisink and Stephen Bach). Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the articles Economic crisis and municipal public service employment: comparing developments in seven EU Member States by Peter Leisink and Stephen Bach and also the contribution by Richard Pond and Christine Jakob Countering European economic policies through meaningful European social dialogue on local and regional government
- May 2014: Multinational companies: political, economic and social influence in societies (coordinators: Evelyne Léonard, Valeria Pulignano, Ryan Lamare and Tony Edwards). Read the free editorial (also in French and German) and the article Multinational corporations as political players written by the coordinators of the issue.
- February 2014: Labour markets and social policy after the crisis (coordinator: Colin Crouch). Read the free editorial (also in FR and DE) and the introduction article by Colin Crouch.
- November 2013: Open issue (coordinators Jens Lind and Jeremy Waddington). Read the free editorial (also in French and German)
- August 2013: European youth in an age of austerity: challenges and responses (coordinators: Maria da Paz Campos Lima and Martin Kahanec), Read the free editorial (also in French and German)
- May 2013: Central and eastern European industrial relations in the crisis: the rise of neoliberalism? (coordinator: Vera Glassner), Read the free editorial (also in French and German)
- February 2013: The economic consequences of the European monetary union: social and democratic? (coordinators: Christophe Degryse, Maria Jepsen and Philippe Pochet), Read the free editorial (also in French and German)
- November 2012: Open issue, Read the free editorial by Jean-Yves Boulin and Torsten Müller (also in French and German)
- August 2012: EU social and employment policy under the Europe 2020 strategy (coordinators: Janine Leschke and Silke Bothfeld, Hochschule Bremen)
- May 2012: Trade union cultures (coordinators: Pietro Causarano and Gian Primo Cella)
- February 2012: Individual working lives viewed through the lens of the capability approach. An overview across Europe (coordinators: Emanuela Abbatecola, Florence Lefresne, Joan Miquel Verd and Josiane Vero)
- November 2011: Open issue (coordinators: Bela Greskovits and Jens Lind)
- August 2011: Collective bargaining, trade unions and the crisis (coordinators: Jon Erik Dølvik, Jens Lind, and Jeremy Waddington)
- May 2011: EU initiatives on employee participation and social dialogue – fig leaf or cornerstone of the social dimension? (coordinators: Torsten Müller and Kevin P O'Kelly)
- February 2011: Trade unions and pension funds (coordinators: Larry Beeferman, Maria Jepsen, and Sigurt Vitols)
- November 2010: Open issue (coordinators: Jeremy Waddington and Maria da Paz Campos Lima)
- August 2010: Rethinking collective representation (coordinators: Christian Dufour, Gregor Murray, David Peetz, and Charlotte Yates)
- May 2010: Employee-driven innovation and workplace learning (coordinators: Steen Høyrup, Kirsten Møller, and Robson Sø Rocha)
- February 2010: Coordination of taxation policies within the EU - impact on employment and incomes (coordinators: Kevin P O'Kelly)