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 27.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.3 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 1.7 (2022)
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Topic in Education Sciences, J. Intell., Languages, Social Sciences, Societies
Social Sciences and Intelligence Management Topic Editors: Liza Lee, Kuei-Kuei Lai, Linda Pavitola, Kate Chen, Teen-Hang Meen
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topic in Social Sciences, Sustainability, World, Religions
Faith and Sustainable Development: Exploring Practice, Progress and Challenges among Faith Communities and Institutions Topic Editors: Stephen Morse, Jim Lynch, Ian Christie
Deadline: 1 July 2024
Topic in Healthcare, IJERPH, Social Sciences
Migration, Health and Equity Topic Editors: Madhu Sudhan Atteraya, Roman Sherstha
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Topic in Administrative Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Economies, Social Sciences, Sustainability
Antecedents and Consequences of ESG from an Organizational Perspective Topic Editors: Sung Joon Yoon, Eun-mi Lee
Deadline: 1 October 2024
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Technological and Digital Interventions for Mental Health and Wellbeing: Useful, Usable, and Safe? Guest Editor: Maria Armaou
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Disinformation in the Public Media in the Internet Society Guest Editors: José Rúas Araujo, Talia Rodríguez-Martelo, Isaac Maroto-González
Deadline: 20 May 2024
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Psychosocial Research Methods to Understand Lived Experience through Art and Design Collaborations Guest Editor: Gail Kenning
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Policing, Security and Safety in Urban Communities Guest Editors: Laura Nunes, Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis, Ana Isabel Sani
Deadline: 15 June 2024
Topical Collection in Social Sciences
Mass Victimization: Causes and Effects Collection Editor: Lin Huff-Corzine
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
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