Social Sciences — Open Access Journal

Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760) 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 in Scopus and other databases.
  • CiteScore 2018 (Scopus): 0.89, which equals rank 68/226 (Q2) in the category "General Social Sciences".
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 21.3 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 2019).
  • 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
Contemporary Perspectives on Islamophobia Guest Editors: Leonie Jackson, Berenice Golding
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Extreme Sports, Extreme Bodies Guest Editors: Thomas Johansson, Jesper Andreasson
Deadline: 1 December 2019
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Social Justice in the Age of Trump: Contemporary Challenges in Confronting Oppression Guest Editors: Christine M. Robinson, Sue Spivey
Deadline: 2 January 2020
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Reshaping the World: Rethinking Borders Guest Editor: Ernesto Castañeda
Deadline: 20 January 2020
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