About Academic Labor: Research and Artistry

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry (ALRA) is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal launched in 2016 by the Center for the Study of Academic Labor at Colorado State University (CSAL).


ALRA receives support from the Colorado State University Department of Economics and The WAC Clearinghouse. Humboldt State University. From 2016 to 2022, the journal was supported by the Colorado State University Open Press, The WAC Clearinghouse, and Humboldt State University (which served as its host). In 2022, the journal moved to The WAC Clearinghouse.  

Sharing Your Work through ALRA

ALRA publishes one volume per year with an evolving number of issues that are paginated separately. Multimodal approaches that include image and audio files are welcome. ALRA occasionally publishes special issues. To suggest a topic or to propose a special issue as a guest editor, please query editors, Sue Doe and Sarah Austin. To learn more about publishing with ALRA, please view our submissions page.

About the Center for the Study of Academic Labor

CSAL encourages ongoing research on matters relating to tenure and contingency in the academy, both nationally and internationally. Through ALRA and its website, CSAL offers a research home for those undertaking scholarship in areas broadly defined as tenure studies and contingency studies. To meet this objective, the editors of ALRA invite a wide range of contributions, from the statistical to the historic/archival, from the theoretical to the applied, from the researched to the creative, and from empirical to essayist forms. Our editorial staff and reviewers include social scientists, artists, and theorists specializing in labor issues.

Contact ALRA

To contact ALRA, please view our editorial team page.

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry is published by the Center for the Study of Academic Labor at Colorado State University. Copyright © is held by the authors and editors of the publications in the journal. Works in the journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 United States License. ISSN 2380-2081.