A new labour law journal, the Journal of Occupational Health Law, has been established and will publish its first two issues in February and August 2022.
The aim of the journal is to advance academic research and to inform policy debate and decision-making in all aspects of occupational health and safety law and policy, including prevention, compensation and rehabilitation/return to work.
The Journal is interested in submissions that include analysis of legislative, administrative, or judicial developments in a single country that have transnational implications or that relate to potential international trends; doctrinal (legal analytical) comparisons addressing common occupational health and safety issues across two or more countries; empirical analyses; case studies; analysis of theoretical, methodological or historical issues in comparative occupational health and safety law and policy; scholarship on mixed systems of law or of supranational legal regulation; and discussion of economic, social, or cultural aspects of occupational health and safety law and policy and/or the ‘transferability’ of legal rules or policy approaches.
Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on occupational health and safety law – including from occupational health, medicine, sociology, regulatory studies, industrial relations, psychology, social policy, criminology, socio-legal studies and history – are welcome.
The journal is also interested in submissions that analyse important court decisions (case notes), reports on occupational health and safety law and policy issues (reports) and developments in occupational health and safety legislation (legislation notes), as well as reviews of books on occupational health and safety law and policy (book reviews). The journal will also publish occasional editorials (including guest editorials) reporting on developments in occupational health and safety law and policy from around the world.
The August 2022 issue of the Journal of Occupational Health Law will have a special focus on occupational health and safety law and policy and the gig economy. The journal welcomes submissions that examine whether current occupational health and safety regulation adequately addresses issues raised by work allocated through digital platforms (gig work); submissions that propose or report on new approaches to regulating the health and safety of gig workers; and submissions that address other occupational health and safety law and policy issues arising from gig work. Submissions for this special issue must be made before the end of March 2022.
For more information about the journal, see Journal guide – The Japan Association of Occupational Health Law 日本産業保健法学会 - https://www.jaohl.jp/english/journal-guide/
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