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)EconBiz, IDEAS, EconPapers, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: 2020 CiteScore - Q1 (General Social Sciences)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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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Special Issue in Social Sciences
The Family, the Individual and Welfare: Examining New Policy Approaches Guest Editors: Almudena Moreno-Mínguez, Marta Ortega-Gaspar
Deadline: 30 June 2021
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Today's Climate Migrants: Extreme Events, Displacement, and New Barriers to Movement Guest Editors: Andrea Simonelli, Heather R. Croshaw, J.D., LL.M, M.E.M
Deadline: 15 July 2021
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Social Theory for the Anthropocene: Thinking and Acting in a Disrupted Planet Guest Editor: Manuel Arias-Maldonado
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Understanding Socio-Cultural Effects of Mega-Events on Host Communities: Key Findings, Challenges, and Opportunities Guest Editors: Eleni Theodoraki, Iain MacRury
Deadline: 8 August 2021
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