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.

While the Journal has a New Zealand focus, the Editors welcome comments, feedback and articles from overseas, particularly those with an international focus.

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