Called the New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations between 1976 and 2003, the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations is the leading journal of employment relations research in New Zealand. Covering topics such as employment law and human resource management, it is a must for academics, students, researchers and policy makers.  

The NZJER is a fully open access, peer-reviewed journal which publishes research and commentaries that aim to contribute to an in-depth understanding of employment relations. The Journal welcomes submissions on the broad area of work and employment, including on the following topics:

  • Employment relations 
  • Employment law 
  • Occupational health and safety 
  • Human resource management 
  • Training and development 
  • Labour economics 
  • Public policy as it relates to work and employment.

The Journal has a primary focus on New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Articles with an international focus outside this region will also be considered, particularly if the issues raised are applicable across borders.

Journal issues dated between 2003 and 2019 (incl.) are archived here: and will be added to this website over time.