Work, Employment and Society

WES cover image.

Editorial Team

Editors in Chief:

  • Laurie Cohen, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Marek Korczynski, University of Nottingham, UK


  • Michael Brookes, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Clare Butler, Newcastle University, UK
  • Jimmy Donaghey, University of South Australia
  • Rory Donnelly, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Donald Hislop, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Jo Ingold, Australian Catholic University
  • Angela Knox, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Knut Laaser, University of Stirling, UK
  • Valeria Pulignano, KU Leuven
  • Paul Sissons, Keele University, UK
  • Danat Valizade, University of Leeds, UK
  • Joana Vassilopoulou, Brunel University, UK

Find out more about Work, Employment and Society

"Work, employment and society has established itself as the international journal for studies of the organization of labor and labor movements.   It has encouraged innovative approaches to work and society in diverse regions of the world.  It has supported wide range of methodologies and theoretical frameworks.  It has kept alive and flourishing the great British traditions in the scholarship of work and employment."
Professor Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley, USA

"Work, employment and society is an outstanding international peer-reviewed journal in the area of sociology of work, employment, employment relations . It offers a very rich and valuable international perspectives on current topics on work and industrial relations covering every aspect of the employment relationship and labour markets. Moreover, it engages strongly with high quality theoretical as well as innovative and original empirical and methodological work. The editorial board has an excellent reputation and it consists of a variegated high quality number of different referees from outstanding academic institutions in the United Kingdom, Europe and abroad."
Professor Valeria Pulignano, University of Leuven, Belgium

Frequency: 6 issues per year (February, April, June, August, October and December)

Work, Employment and Society is leading journal that deals with, and encourages the further exploration of, the complex interrelations of all divisions of labour.

It pays particular attention to contemporary developments and their effects on different forms of work. Recent issues have covered precariousness and underemployment, body work and equity in the workplace.

WES has published a series on videos – take a look here. The journal also connects with public sociology via the On the Front Line collection. This free to access series looks at a variety of professions and careers from the perspective of the worker. These highly engaging and accessible pieces are ideal for use in the classroom.

If you would like to subscribe to Work, Employment and Society, why not join the BSA and receive the journal as part of your membership benefits package?

For information on the roles and responsibilities of Editorial Team, the Editorial Board, Associate Board and the International Advisory Board, as well as the selection criteria and procedures, of BSA Journal Work, Employment and Society, please refer to the BSA Journal Terms of Reference