Asian Labour Review

​ Submission

We are looking for contributions on a range of labour issues in Asia (including East, South and Southeast Asia), such as strategies and tactics of labour organising and mobilisation, strikes, protests and other forms of collective actions, paid or unpaid domestic labour, un(der)employment and precarisation, gendered and racialised nature of work, social reproduction, platform and logistics labour, labour migration, the restructuring of global supply chains, changing labour regimes and industrial relations system, labour and ecology, labour parties, trade union reforms and informal labour organisations, state repression and more.

We accept writings in a range of formats, such as feature articles, interviews, book reviews / review essays, field notes and roundtables, and we will also consider other creative formats. Submissions should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words in length, and written in ways that are accessible to an informed, general labour audience. Online sources should be embedded as hyperlinks in the text, and academic journals articles and books should be listed as reference at the end of the article.

We especially encourage young activists, students and researchers to submit your work. We are open to discussing and working with you to develop your ideas and writings.

If you would like to pitch an idea, propose writing projects, or submit an article, please email us:


Guideline for Authors


  • Write clearly – write short sentences and avoid jargon – and you will have a larger and wider readership.
  • When you need to use a theory or concept, explain what it means. Remember you are writing for a general, not a specialist, audience, so assume readers have no prior knowledge about the topic.
  • Explain the background of the events and any specific law or policy you refer to. If you mention a union or a labour organisation, tell us who they are.
  • You can use either American or British spelling, but be consistent.
  • Use embedded hyperlinks if it is an online source; use footnotes if it is an academic journal article, or a book. Avoid excessive referencing.