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International Journal of Social Economics

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Aims and scope

The International Journal of Social Economics publishes original and peer-reviewed theoretical and empirical research in the field of social economics. Its focus is on the examination and analysis of the interaction between economic activity, individuals and communities. 

Social economics focuses on the relationship between social action and economies, and examines how social and ethical norms influence the behaviour of economic agents. It is inescapably normative and focuses on needs, rather than wants or preferences, and considers the wellbeing of individuals in communities: it accepts the possibility of a common good rather than conceiving of communities as merely aggregates of individual preferences and the problems of economics as coordinating those preferences. 

Therefore, contributions are invited which analyse and discuss well-being, welfare, the nature of the good society, governance and social policy, social and economic justice, social and individual economic motivation, and the associated normative and ethical implications of these as they express themselves in, for example, issues concerning the environment, labour and work, education, the role of families and women, inequality and poverty, health and human development. 

The journal is keen to publish topical special issues, giving a particular topic critical thought and special attention. To discuss ideas of topics for special issues, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, James Connelly at [email protected]

Once accepted, individual articles are typeset, proofed and published online as the Version of Record within an average of 32 days, so that articles can be downloaded and cited earlier.

Meet the new Associate Editors

The Editor-in-Chief, James Connelly, and the Publisher, Valerie Robillard, are pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Editors to the Editorial Board. The Associate Editors are experts in the various subject fields covered by the Journal. Please click here to read their short bios. 

This journal is abstracted and indexed by: 

Academic Search Alumni Edition/Academic Search Complete/Academic Search Elite/Academic Search Premier (EBSCO), 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, T&F Education Research Abstracts, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

And ranked by:

The Chartered Association of Business Schools' (CABS) Academic Journal Guide 2018; Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List; Australian Research Council ERA Journal List; AERES (France); BFI (Denmark); QUALIS (Brazil); The Publication Forum (Finland)

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