Social Sciences

Social Sciences is an international, open access journal with rapid peer-review, which publishes works from a wide range of fields, including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, geography, history, law, linguistics, political science, psychology, social policy, social work, sociology and so on. Social Sciences is published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed within Scopus, ESCI (Web of Science), RePEc, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q1 (General Social Sciences)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 29.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Topic in Behavioral Sciences, Sustainability, Social Sciences
Decision Making Behaviors in Management and Marketing Topic Editors: Junchen Shang, Rui Shi, Hao Wang
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Topic in Education Sciences, Environments, Social Sciences, Sustainability
Sustainability and Universities: Their Contribution to Reach the 17th SDGs Topic Editors: Giuseppe Ioppolo, Giulio Mario Cappelletti, Luca Grilli, Carlo Russo
Deadline: 30 October 2023
Topic in Energies, Resources, Smart Cities, Social Sciences, Sustainability
Energy Management and Sustainable Development from Economic, Social and Environmental Aspects Topic Editors: Kittisak Jermsittiparsert, Thanaporn Sriyakul
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Administrative Sciences, Future Internet, Information, Smart Cities, Social Sciences, Technologies, Urban Science
From ChatGPT to GovGPT: The Future of Digital Government Topic Editors: Liang Ma, Yueping Zheng, Ziteng Fan
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Elections and Political Campaigns in Times of Uncertainty Guest Editor: Bruno Ferreira Costa
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Selected Papers from 11th International Digital Storytelling Conference 2023: Radical Listening: Story Work for a Just Future Guest Editors: Bill Shewbridge, Burcu Simsek, Brooke Hessler
Deadline: 15 July 2023
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Violence, Victimization and Prevention Guest Editors: Sónia Maria Martins Caridade, Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Special Issue in Social Sciences
New Perspectives on Measuring Interpersonal Violence Guest Editors: Ladan Hashemi, Ruth Weir
Deadline: 15 August 2023
Topical Collection in Social Sciences
Student Stress: Comparative Study in Europe—Developments and Proposals to Improve Their Living Conditions Collection Editor: Denis Bernardeau-Moreau
Topical Collection in Social Sciences
Justice in Sexual and Reproductive Health: An Intersectional Approach Collection Editors: Violeta Alarcão, Sónia Cardoso Pintassilgo, Pedro Candeias
Topical Collection in Social Sciences
The Governance of Plastics Collection Editors: Rosalind Malcolm, Katrien Steenmans
Topical Collection in Social Sciences
The Crisis of Homelessness Collection Editor: Michele Wakin
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