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 29.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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, 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
Topic in Adolescents, Children, Healthcare, IJERPH, JCM, Nutrients, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences
Socio-Environmental Determinants of the Disparities in Health Behaviors among Minority Youth Topic Editors: Ryan D. Burns, You Fu
Deadline: 29 February 2024
Special Issue in Social Sciences
DIDE–Digital Death: Transforming History, Rituals and Afterlife Guest Editors: Johanna Sumiala, Dorthe Refslund Christensen
Deadline: 1 October 2023
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Gender-Related Violence: Social Sciences’ Research & Methods Guest Editors: Pam Alldred, Vanita Sundaram
Deadline: 10 October 2023
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Sport: New Evidence, Perspectives, and Interpretations Guest Editors: Mike Hartill, Bettina Rulofs
Deadline: 25 October 2023
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Rethinking the Mobilities of Migrant Children and Youth Across the Americas Guest Editors: Leah Schmalzbauer, Joanna Dreby
Deadline: 20 November 2023
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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