Gender, Work & Organization

Cover image for Vol. 24 Issue 2

Edited By: Deborah Kerfoot, Ida Sabelis and Alison Pullen

Impact Factor: 1.325

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 10/40 (Women's Studies); 93/192 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1468-0432

Author Guidelines

1. Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time.

2. Each paper is reviewed by the Editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to a minimum of three referees for blind peer review. Based on their recommendations, the Editor then decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected.

3. Papers should be submitted online. For detailed instructions please go t Previous users can check for existing account by entering their email address in the password help field. New users should Create a new account. Help with submitting online can be obtained from the Editorial Office ( When a revision of the article has been requested, it should also be resubmitted online. All authors should be shown and author's full contact details must be printed on a separate sheet designated as Title Pageand the author/s should not be identified anywhere else in the article.The main document and table files must be submitted in an editable format, e.g. Word Doc or RTF, and not in PDF.

4. The normal length of an article submitted should be around 9000 words and longer articles may be returned for shortening before they are reviewed. The editors would like to direct authors for whom English is a second language to the following website for useful information in preparing your manuscript:

5.The body of the manuscript should be preceded by an abstract of about 150 words and three to five keywords listed in order of importance

6. Headings must be short, clearly defined and not numbered. It is important to avoid more than two levels of subheadings.

7. Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers and listed at the end of the article

8. Illustrations, tables, and figures should be supplied on separate files in .TIF or .EPS format. The text should illustrate where the figure is to appear, with notes in the text of their location. It is important to ensure that labelling does not touch the actual lines of any drawings. Illustrations, tables, and figures,should be supplied at no less than 300dpifor line art / graphs, and 600dpi for images / photographs. Figure and table legends should appear in a separate list and not underneath the figure / table.

9. References should be in Harvard style, (shown within the text as the first author's name, followed by a comma and year of publication, all in round brackets). Authors may submit full names within the reference list if they wish. At the end of the article a reference list in alphabetical order must be given as follows: For books:surname, initials or forenames, (year) title, publisher, place of publication, e.g. Reskin, B. and Roos, P. (1990) Job Queues, Gender Queues: Explaining Women's Inroads into Male Occupations. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

For journals:surname, initials or forenames, (year) 'title', journal, volume, number, pages, e.g. Morgan, G. and Knights, D. (1990) Gendering jobs: corporate strategy, managerial control and the dynamics of job segregation. Work, Employment and Society, 5,2, 181-200.

Please ensure that page numbers are included in all references.

10. Acknowledgements should be included at the end of the paper.

11. Wiley-Blackwell requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise, that might be perceived as influencing an author’s objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or indirectly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conflict of interest include but are not limited to patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for or receipt of speaker’s fees from a company. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication in this journal.

If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission.

It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and to collectively list in the cover letter to the Editors-in-Chief, in the manuscript (in the Conflict of Interest section which should appear after any Acknowledgements), and in the online submission system ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships.

12. Authors should include a Funding section after the Conflict of Interest Section and ahead of the reference list in which they declare all funding received for a paper. If no funding has been received this section can be omitted.

13. Author biographies should be provided for all authors and included after the reference list at the end of the paper. Author biographies should be approximately 50-100 words (maximum) and show institutional affiliation(s) and current research interests.

14. License agreements: If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

15. Proofs: The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site. A working e-mail address (along with telephone and fax numbers where possible)must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to view this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site:
This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no email address is available.  The publisher will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication. It will therefore be appreciated if manuscripts and illustrations conform from the outset to the style of the journal. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.

16. It is the author's responsibility to obtain and supply with the manuscript written permission to quote material from copyrighted sources.

17. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

For information on how to promote your article, please look at the leaflet here.

18. Early View: Gender, Work & Organization is covered by Wiley-Blackwell's Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.