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 many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q1 (General Social Sciences)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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
Journalism and Politics: New Influences and Dynamics in the Social Media Era Guest Editor: Andreu Casero-Ripollés
Deadline: 30 October 2021
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Justice in Sexual and Reproductive Health: An Intersectional Approach Guest Editors: Violeta Alarcão, Sónia Cardoso Pintassilgo, Pedro Candeias
Deadline: 15 November 2021
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Violence, Victimization and Prevention Guest Editors: Sónia Maria Martins Caridade, Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis
Deadline: 1 December 2021
Special Issue in Social Sciences
Institutional Transformation of Capitalism in the Age of Globalization Guest Editor: Guoguang Wu
Deadline: 15 December 2021
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