Søkelys på arbeidslivet (Norwegian Journal of Working Life Studies) is an open access scholarly journal situated at the Institute for Social Research. It covers working-life related issues, such as employment, wages, working conditions, education, and the relation between work and family life.
Søkelys på arbeidslivet (Norwegian Journal of Working Life Studies) is a scientific journal aimed at researchers, planners, executives and decision makers in business, management and labor market partners. The journal is owned by the Institute for Social Research and receives a grant from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
The journal is published three times per year (one double and two single issues) and promotes research on working life in Norway and the Nordic countries. Important topics are working-life related issues, such as employment, wages, working conditions, education, and the relation between work and family life.
The emphasis is on empirical studies of both qualitative and quantitative character, but the journal also publishes commentary and debate articles, book reviews, and reviews on working life related topics. Scientific articles are always reviewed by one or more peer reviewers in order to ensure the professional level.
Up until 2006 the journal was known as Søkelys på arbeidsmarkedet (Spotlight on the Labor Market), but in 2007 the name was changed to Søkelys på arbeidslivet in order to signal a broader approach to the area. At the same time the number of issues was increased from two to three per year. In 2010, the publishing responsibility was transferred to the Scandinavian University Press (Universitetsforlaget).
All articles are published under the following Creative Commons licence: CC BY-NC 4.0 As author, you retain copyright and publishing rights to your article without restrictions, whilst at the same time making the full text of your article freely available for others to read, download, copy, print, search in or link to. Publishing in this journal does not require payment of a processing or publishing charge.
As of 2016, Søkelys på arbeidslivet is published open access. As such, it is freely available online, and published only in digital format.
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Earlier editions of the Norwegian Journal of Working Life Studies until year 2015 can be found in full text here in the archive (in Norwegian).
Institutt for samfunnsforskning
Postboks 3233 Elisenberg
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Gry Agnete Alsos, Professor, Nord universitet
Anne Britt Djuve, Research Director, Fafo
Lars Erik Kjekshus, Professor, Universitetet i Oslo
Johan Fredrik Rye, Professor, NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
Knut Røed, Senior Researcher, Frischsenteret
Gro Mjeldheim Sandal, Professor, Universitetet i Bergen
Kjell Vaage, Professor, Universitetet i Bergen
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