Social Sciences

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 within Scopus, EconBiz, IDEAS, EconPapers, and many other databases.
  • CiteScore 2019 (Scopus): 1.3, which equals rank 80/249 (Q3) in the category "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
Critical Reflection in Social Work Practice and Education Guest Editor: Suzy Comerford
Deadline: 31 March 2021
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Journalism and Politics: New Influences and Dynamics in the Social Media Era Guest Editor: Andreu Casero-Ripollés
Deadline: 1 May 2021
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Child-Centric Approaches in Theory, Policy and Practice Guest Editors: Bente Heggem Kojan, Nigel Parton
Deadline: 15 May 2021
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Food Studies and Sociology Guest Editor: Jean Pierre Poulain
Deadline: 30 May 2021
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