International Journal of Social Economics

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

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Aims and scope

The International Journal of Social Economics is an international peer-reviewed research journal which publishes papers within the diverse discipline of social economics. 
The focus of the journal is the impact of economic activity on individuals in community, and its wider social meanings and consequences. The journal explores the nature and ethical implications of social-economic problems, as these are analysed by geographers, historians, philosophers, political economists, political scientists, social and political theorists, sociologists, and theologians interested in social problems, as well as business academics.

Social economics focuses on needs, rather than wants, and the wellbeing of individuals in community rather than the individual conceived as an isolated atom. It accepts the possibility of a common good in which communities are more than merely aggregates of individual preferences.

Call for Associate Editors

Because of the increased volume of submissions (328 original submissions in 2016) and the intention to grow the readership and impact of the journal, the International Journal of Social Economics is expanding its Editorial Board and looking for suitable candidates to serve as Associate Editors. For further information on the role and the application process, please read here

This journal is abstracted and indexed by: 

Academic Search Alumni Edition/Academic Search Complete/Academic Search Elite/Academic Search Premier (EBSCO), Emerald Management Reviews, Academic Search, Applied Social Science Index & Abstracts, Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Business Index, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities - Economics & Finance, EconLit online and CD ROM, ECONIS, Geo Abstracts and GEOBASE,International Bibliography of the Social Sciences - Economics, ReadCube Discover, RePEc: Research Papers in Economics, SCOPUS, Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

And ranked by:

The Association of Business Schools' (ABS) Academic Journal Guide 2015 (the Guide); Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List; Australian Research Council ERA Journal List; AERES (France); QUALIS (Brazil); The Publication Forum (Finland)



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