Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Workplace is a refereed, open access journal published by the Institute for Critical Education Studies (ICES). The longest standing and among the top journals in critical university studies, or critical higher education studies, Workplace is supported by a collective of scholars promoting dignity and integrity in academic work. Contributions are aimed at higher education workplace scholar-activism and dialogue on all issues of academic labor. Workplace is normally published as 1-2 issues / year (~2,000 downloads / issue). Workplace's complement journal is Critical Education.

ICES, Critical Education and Workplace defend the freedom, without restriction or censorship, to disseminate and publish reports of research, teaching, and service, and to express critical opinions about institutions or systems and their management.  Co-Directors of ICES, co-Hosts of ICES and Workplace blogs, and co-Editors of these journals resist all efforts to limit the exercise of academic freedom and intellectual freedom, recognizing the right of criticism by authors or contributors.

 

Section Policies

Forward

Editors
  • Stephen Petrina
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Introduction

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Education for Democracy: Fighting the Corporate Takeover

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Tributes & Recognition

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Articles

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Feature Articles

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Field Reports

Decsriptive reports from the field.

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Interviews

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Roundtable

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Awards

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Book Reviews

Editors
  • Steven Wexler
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Review Essays

Extended reviews or analyses of books.

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Educate, Agitate, Organize!

Editors
  • Amy Brown
  • Khuram Hussain
  • Mark Stern
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Etymologies & Semantics

Short essays that address uses and meanings of keywords in academic labor or critical education. Limit to 6-8 pages of etymological and semantic analysis.

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Narratives of Activism

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Activist Forum

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Life of Labor: Personal Criticism

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Commentary

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AgitProp

Politicized artworks, techworks, and media.  Format open.

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Letters to Editors

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Miscellany

Short essays and collections relevant to academic labor and critical education.  We encourage witty or ironic essays no longer than 3 pages.

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iPopU

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Graduate Studies & Labor Market

Special Issue

Editors
  • Julie Gorlewski
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Academic Mobbing

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Forum: Organizing Our Asses Off

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In/Stability

Special Issue

Editors
  • Kaela Jubas
  • Colleen Kawalilak
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Global Workplace: Activist Forum

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Paying For It: Higher Education Today

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Letters from the Front: Personal Narratives by Academic Organizers

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MLA Matters

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Striking Back: Academic Labor in Action

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After the WTO and Battle in Seattle: Activist Forum

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Organizing Canada: Activist Forum

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Organizing the Family

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State of Our Unions

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Film & Video Reviews

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Voices from the Ground

Editors
  • Mark Stern
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Epilogue

Editors
  • Stephen Petrina
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Marx, Engels and the Critique of Academic Labor

Editors
  • Karen Gregory
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  • E Ross
  • E Wayne Ross
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  • Joss Winn
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Governance

Editors
  • Sydney Freeman
  • Stephen Petrina
  • E Wayne Ross
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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are reviewed by at least two individuals, often including the Editor of a Special Issue. Manuscripts are reviewed blind (without author identification). Depending on the format and type of scholarly work being proposed, the appropriate criteria from among the following are used to evaluate proposals: (a) topic (originality, choice of problem, importance of issues, relevance to Workplace); (b) articulation of (1) objectives or purposes; (2) perspective(s) or theoretical framework; (3) methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry; (4) data sources, evidence, objects, or materials; (5) results and/or substantiated conclusions or warrants for arguments/point of view; and (6) scholarly significance of the study or work; (c) written manuscript (quality of writing, clarity, logic, organization); and (d) Workplace audience appeal.

In sum, reviews will be based on:

  1. Overall content of the manuscript.
  2. Intellectual contribution of the manuscript.
  3. Theoretical and empirical work in the manuscript.
  4. Writing in the manuscript.

Reviewers are selected from the Workplace Collective or others with expertise on the topic. Review panels are constituted to reflect the breadth of expertise needed, with a process that is transparent and provides for consistency in the quality of reviewing.

 

Publication Frequency

Workplace is generally based on Special Issues and Calls for Papers focusing on a theme. About 12 months before a new issue, Guest Editors develop a plan for soliciting (by open CFP or direct requests) about 5-6 articles, together with a concept for shorter essays. The Guest Editor/s and the Collective review the plan and sometimes make suggestions. The issue is then in the Guest Editors' hands until about six weeks prior to the launch date.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

There are no author fees whatsoever (e.g., no submission fees; no article processing fees).

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Description

Workplace is a refereed, open access journal published by the Institute for Critical Education Studies (ICES). The longest standing and among the top journals in critical university studies, or critical higher education studies, Workplace is supported by a collective of scholars promoting dignity and integrity in academic work. Contributions are aimed at higher education workplace scholar-activism and dialogue on all issues of academic labor. Workplace is normally published as 1-2 issues / year (~2,000 downloads / issue). Workplace's complement journal is Critical Education.

ICES, Critical Education and Workplace defend the freedom, without restriction or censorship, to disseminate and publish reports of research, teaching, and service, and to express critical opinions about institutions or systems and their management.  Co-Directors of ICES, co-Hosts of ICES and Workplace blogs, and co-Editors of these journals resist all efforts to limit the exercise of academic freedom and intellectual freedom, recognizing the right of criticism by authors or contributors.

 

Disclaimer

The views expressed by authors contributing to Critical Education and Workplace do not necessarily reflect those of the editorial staff.  The Editors defend the freedom to make critical statements and draw controversial conclusions but cannot take responsibility for those expressed by contributing authors.  It is ultimately the responsibility of authors to ensure the accuracy of information within their contributions.

 

Workplace Blog & Social Media

The Workplace Blog covers issues, events, and breaking news on a wide variety of topics related to academic labor and workplace activism.

The Workplace Blog is also available to authors as an supplement to articles published in the journal. The editors will consider other forms academic communication (e.g., audio or video podcasts, photography, etc.) for select publications in the Workplace journal.

 


ISSN 1715-0094  Workplace