Annals of Public and Cooperative Economy

Founded in 1908, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics features original, high-quality papers on theoretical and empirical developments in public, cooperative or non-profit economics as well as survey articles reviewing relevant literature and addressing all the topical issues in the field.  Published quarterly, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics is essential reading for both academics and practitioners in the fields of: microfinance, mutual and cooperatives societies, networks industries, nonprofit organizations, profit sharing, public and mixed enterprises and regulated private enterprises.

Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research

The Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research is an online open access English and French language peer reviewed journal.  It is dedicated to providing a stimulating and vibrant forum for the open dissemination of contemporary high-quality, peer-reviewed research on non-profits and the social economy.

Economic and Industrial Democracy

Economic and Industrial Democracy is an international, quarterly published, peer reviewed journal that focuses on the study of initiatives designed to enhance the quality of working life through extending the democratic control of workers over the workplace and the economy.

European Urban and Regional Studies

European Urban and Regional Studies is a highly ranked, peer reviewed international journal. It provides an original contribution to academic and policy debate related to processes of urban and regional development in Europe. It offers a truly European coverage from the Atlantic to the Urals, and from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean.

Global Social Policy

Global Social Policy is a fully peer reviewed journal that advances the understanding of the impact of globalization processes upon social policy and social development on the one hand, and the impact of social policy upon globalization processes on the other hand.

The Good Society

The Journal of the Committee on the Political Economy of the Good Society (PEGS) is a nonpartisan non-profit organization that works to promote inquiry into innovative institutional designs for a good society. PEGS hopes to create a theoretical basis for the eventual restructuring of real world political-economic systems.

Innovation, the European Journal of Social Science Research

European integration and enlargement pose fundamental challenges for policy, politics, citizenship, culture and democracy. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research provides a unique forum for discussing these processes. It welcomes articles on all aspects of European developments that contribute to the improvement of social science knowledge and to the setting of a policy-focused European research agenda.

Journal of Civil Society

Journal of Civil Society is the leading academic voice for research and policy analysis on civil society. As a peer-reviewed journal with demanding standards, JCS provides a high profile, high impact outlet for world-class scholarship and debate on civil society, and serve as the authoritative source for research in an emerging field that lacks a central organ for dissemination.  JCS seeks to improve the theoretical understanding and empirical knowledge of civil society, its nature, patterns and composition, its history, development, and relationships with the economy, the political system and society at large. A major focus of the journal is to encourage and inform the range of scholarships and approaches on civil society across disciplines and national as well as cultural boundaries.

Journal of Community Development and Society

Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society is both a publication venue for work and a way to keep up with the exciting field of community development. Community Development is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal featuring articles on such diverse topics as rural and urban economic development, housing, entrepreneurship, theory, technology, social capital, leadership, and much more! Articles are written by and for academics and practitioners. Community development is viewed as a profession that integrates knowledge from many disciplines with theory, research, teaching, and practice as important and interdependent functions that are vital in the public and private sectors. The Community Development Society believes that Society must be proactive by providing leadership to professionals and citizens across the spectrum of community development. In so doing, Society must be open and responsive to the needs of its members through provisions and services that enhance professional development.

Journal of Community Practice

The Journal of Community Practice is an interdisciplinary journal grounded in social work. It is designed to provide a forum for community practice, including community organizing, planning, social administration, organizational development, community development, and social change. The journal contributes to the advancement of knowledge related to numerous disciplines, including social work and the social sciences, urban planning, social and economic development, community organizing, policy analysis, urban and rural sociology, community health, public administration, and nonprofit management. As a forum for authors and a resource for readers, this journal makes an invaluable contribution to the community’s conceptualization, applications, and practice.

Journal of Co-operative Studies

The Journal of Co-operative Studies is published by the UK Society for Co-operative Studies.  It contains articles from both the UK and world-wide, about co-operative and other ‘third sector’ organizations and issues affecting them.  It is of particular interest to those developing, directing, managing and working in co-operatives and mutuals who want to broaden their perspective and those who have an academic interest in the subject.

Journal of Leadership and Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NML) is the first journal to bring together the best thinking and most advanced knowledge about the special needs, challenges, and opportunities of nonprofit organizations. Each issue of NML offers readers the authoritative insights of top executives and scholars on the common concerns of nonprofit leaders in all settings, including social services, the arts, education, foundations, community development, advocacy work, religion, professional associations, and others.

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, is an international, interdisciplinary journal for nonprofit sector research dedicated to enhancing our knowledge of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and voluntarism by providing cutting-edge research, discussion, and analysis of the field. NVSQ provides a forum for researchers from around the world to publish timely articles from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Organization Studies

Organization Studies (OS) publishes peer-reviewed, top quality theoretical and empirical research with the aim of promoting the understanding of organizations, organizing and the organized in and between societies. OS is a multidisciplinary journal with global reach, rooted in the social sciences, inspired by diversity, comparative in outlook and open to paradigmatic plurality. It is recognized as one of the world’s highest impact management journals through inclusion in the Financial Times’ list of leading journals. OS is published in collaboration with EGOS, the European Group for Organizational Studies.

Regional and Federal Studies

Regional and Federal Studies is a refereed social science journal that provides an academic forum for the publication of international research on these issues. It is essential reading for both academics and practitioners in politics, administration and the business world.

Review of International Co-operation

The Review of International Co-operation is the official journal of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). The Review presents in-depth discussion of issues that affect co-operatives around the world.

Social Enterprise

Social enterprise is a powerful global concept that describes those businesses with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally re-invested for that purpose in businesses or in the community. SEJ is the first journal to focus specifically on this aspect of entrepreneurial activity. Social enterprises have not been the subject of rigorous research to determine the current practices and needs of managers within this developing area. It is also debatable whether we have a robust and agreed ‘map’ of the sector. The SEJ seeks to address this void by inviting scholars and practitioners to present their theories and frameworks for understanding social enterprise, and invites research that examines a range of topics related to this developing sector of the social economy.

Social Innovation

Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine covering best strategies for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses. SSIR is a part of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University.   Their mission is to share substantive insights and practical experiences that will help those who do the important work of improving society do it even better.

Socio-Economic Review

Socio-Economic Review aims to encourage work on the relationship between society, economy, institutions and markets, moral commitments and the rational pursuit of self-interest. The journal seeks articles that focus on economic action in its social and historical context. In broad disciplinary terms, papers are drawn from sociology, political science, economics and the management and policy sciences. The journal encourages papers that seek to recombine disciplinary domains in response to practically relevant issues, while at the same time encouraging the development of new theory.


The official journal of the International Society for Third-Sector Research, Voluntas is an interdisciplinary international journal that aims to be the central forum for worldwide research in the area between the state, market, and household sectors. Articles are published in English but abstracts in French, German, and Spanish are included, and submissions in these languages are welcomed. The journal combines full-length articles with shorter research notes (reflecting the latest developments in the field) and book reviews.

Work, Employment and Society

Work, Employment and Society is a leading international peer reviewed journal of the British Sociological Association which publishes theoretically informed and original research on the sociology of work. Work, Employment and Society covers all aspects of work, employment and unemployment and their connections with wider social processes and social structures.

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