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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Articles are to be submitted electronically to the L/LT office at
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Submissions should normally not exceed 15,000 words.
  • The submission file is a Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Footnotes are included at the bottom of the page and not at the end of the submission.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author English Style Guide | Author French Style Guide.
  • The text, if submitted to a peer-reviewed section (e.g., Articles), has had the authors' names removed. If an author is cited, "Author" and year are used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of author's name, paper title, etc. The author's name has also been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.

Author Guidelines

L/LT is a bilingual semi-annual review dedicated to the broad, interdisciplinary study of Canadian labour history. Holding to no rigid position on the definition of labour, the Editorial Board hopes to foster imaginative approaches to both teaching and research in labour studies through an open exchange of viewpoints. The Board feels that Canadian history lacks a sufficient understanding of the lives of workers. Productive human energy has played a vital role in the development of Canadian society. Our common life has also been richly endowed with the cultural contributions of generations of working men and women. It will be the constant endeavour of L/LT to rectify an all too general Canadian ignorance of these legacies. The Board welcomes the submission of articles dealing with the following: trade and industrial union organization; social and cultural aspects of the lives of workers; questions relating to labour in politics and the economy; the impact of labour problems on local communities and on various ethnic, cultural and national groups; biographical treatments of union leaders or radicals associated in some way with the labour movement; labour ideologies of reform or revolution; and comparative studies of labour in other countries which shed light on the Canadian situation. Articles are to be submitted electronically in MS Word format to the L/LT office Labour/Le Travail expects that authors who submit manuscripts for peer review assessment and possible publication in its pages have not submitted the same manuscript to other journals, where it will also be considered for publication at the same time that it is being assessed at Labour/Le Travail. Upon receipt, the manuscripts are reviewed by the editor and if the article fits the journal's editorial mandate and is felt to be of reasonable quality, the manuscript is sent out for review. The referees generally include both members and non-members of the editorial board. When the referees' reports are received, the editor compiles them, makes a final decision upon the manuscript based on the referees' views, and reports to the author. The author always receives the readers' reports and is invited to respond to them. Articles may be rejected, accepted without revision (rarely), accepted with revision (frequently) or accepted subject to substantial revision and resubmission to one of the original readers to insure that the revisions are adequate. Upon acceptance of an article authors are asked to sign our permission to print form.

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