Journal of the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy


Journal of the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy is published on a trimonthly basis and its objective is to publicise original and hitherto unpublished work, concerning subjects inherent to the functions allocated to the Department. It began to be released in May 1997 and, since then, it has had several different names: Revista del Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales (Journal of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs), Revista del Ministerio de Trabajo e InmigraciĆ³n (Journal of the Ministry of Labour and Immigration), Revista del Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social (Journal of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security) and Revista del Ministerio de Trabajo, Migraciones y Seguridad Social (Journal of the Ministry of Labour, Migrations and Social Security), invariably in keeping with the changes that have been made to the name of the Ministry.

Since May 2001, its content has been placed on the Internet, and has received more than one million visits since it was made available to the general public.

It is a doctrinal publication aimed at professionals, students, technicians, researchers and any members of the general public interested in the socio-occupational area and in migration.

The Journal publishes ordinary issues, in which the thematic series that constitute the publication alternate, plus other extraordinary series devoted, among other subjects, to Labour Reform; Social Security Budgets; Work-Family Balance, Voluntary, Gradual and Flexible Retirement; or concerning the latest Spanish Presidency of the European Union Council (January-June 2010). The content of the Social Security Seminars held in recent years is also being included.

Each series is coordinated by two officers: one internal officer (usually the technical Committee Managers of the higher levels of the Department) and one external officer (a well-known authority in the field of the particular Series in question).

Thematic series of the issues published until now:

  • Current:
    • LABOUR
  • Before 2021: Economy and Sociology, International and Community Social Law, Labour Law, Social Security, International Migration.

Bibliographic data

  • Title: Journal of the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy
  • Publisher: Ministry of Labour and Social Economy
  • ISSN paper: 2660-4647
  • ISSN electronic: 2660-4655
  • Frecuency: Trimonthly
  • Format: Electronic and paper
  • Subject: Social Sciences
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  • Postal address:
    • Ministry of Labour and Social Economy
    • Sub-directorate General of Resources, Reports and Publications
    • 11 Agustin de Bethencourt Street
    • 28003 Madrid (Spain)
    • Telephone number: (+34) 91 3632305
    • Fax number: (+34) 91 3632349