John Godard has been appointed the Chief Editor of the British Journal of Industrial Relations (the BJIR) for a four year term beginning July 1. The BJIR is an international, peer refereed research journal of the London School of Economics, issued four times per year in both print and online versions. It is the leading British journal in the field of Industrial Relations, defined broadly to encompass all topics of relevance to work and the employment relation, including but not limited to the study of trade unions, labour and employment law, conflict and conflict resolution, the operation of labour markets, the nature and conditions of work, and the human resource practices of employers. Its coverage, authors and readership are international and represent a range of perspectives and disciplines within the social sciences.
As chief editor, John’s main role will be to oversee the peer review process, primarily by assigning incoming papers to associate editors for consideration. He will also, in conjunction with the associate editors, be responsible for establishing the editorial policies and direction of the journal.