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 other databases.
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q1 (General Social Sciences)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 33.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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 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: 15 October 2022
Topic in Risks, Sci, Social Sciences
Risk and Innovativeness in Education and Schools: Pedagogical, Organizational, Financial and Social Aspects Topic Editors: Antonio Portela Pruaño, Roman Dorczak
Deadline: 31 March 2023
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 2023
Topic in Education Sciences, Social Sciences, Societies, Sustainability, Digital
Education and Digital Societies for a Sustainable World Topic Editors: Sandro Serpa, Maria José Sá
Deadline: 10 December 2023
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Cohabitation: Race, Class, Gender and Nonmarital Unions Guest Editor: Amanda Miller
Deadline: 23 August 2022
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Social Science Perspectives in Global Health: Insights and Analysis of Issues at the Margins Guest Editors: Lisa Dikomitis, Sally Theobald, F. Zeela Zaizay, Zenawi Zerihun, Shrutika Murthy
Deadline: 31 August 2022
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Gender-Related Violence: Social Sciences’ Research & Methods Guest Editors: Pam Alldred, Vanita Sundaram
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Geopolitics, Public Communication and Social Cohesion Facing the Crisis of Democracy: Risks and Challenges Guest Editors: Concha Pérez Curiel, Rubén Rivas-de-Roca
Deadline: 15 October 2022
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
Topical Collection in Social Sciences
Today's Climate Migrants: Extreme Events, Displacement, and New Barriers to Movement Collection Editors: Andrea Simonelli, Heather R. Croshaw, J.D., LL.M, M.E.M
Topical Collection in Social Sciences
Re-Thinking Death Studies in Society: New Perspectives for the Next Fifty-Years Collection Editor: John Troyer
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