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 - Q2 (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 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 Behavioral Sciences, EJIHPE, Healthcare, Social Sciences, Sustainability
Global Mental Health Trends Topic Editors: Naiara Ozamiz-Etxebarria, Nahia Idoiaga-Mondragon, Maitane Picaza Gorrotchategi, Idoia Legorburu Fernandez, Israel Alonso
Deadline: 20 November 2024
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 2024
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Revisiting Disability Rights in the Current Context of U.S. Criminal Justice Reform Efforts Guest Editors: John R. Barner, Lauren Ricciardelli
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Disinformation and Misinformation in the New Media Landscape Guest Editor: Chapman Rackaway
Deadline: 20 July 2024
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Gender Differences and Inequalities in Social and Health Sciences Research Guest Editors: Paula Campos Pinto, Diana Maciel, Anália Maria Cardoso Torres
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Understanding Marriage in the Twenty-First Century Guest Editor: Chris Wienke
Deadline: 15 August 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: Sónia Cardoso Pintassilgo, Pedro Candeias, Violeta Alarcão
Topical Collection in Social Sciences
The Governance of Plastics Collection Editors: Katrien Steenmans, Rosalind Malcolm
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