Aims and scope
Our mission statement
Humanities & Social Sciences Communications is a fully open-access, online journal publishing peer-reviewed research from across—and between—all areas of the humanities, behavioral and social sciences.
Our scope is inclusive and is open to theoretical, methodological, quantitative and qualitative scholarship that makes a contribution to the literature. We particularly welcome research that speaks to emerging areas of thinking, agenda-setting issues, or grand societal challenge—irrespective of the field of study.
We encourage the submission of interdisciplinary perspectives where there is a clear relevance to the advancement of the humanities, or behavioural or social sciences. This includes research arising in, or informed by, the physical, life, clinical and environmental sciences, for instance: medical humanities, digital humanities, environmental sociology, and complex network studies.
Scholarship that reflects on, or seeks to inform, policymaking of all types, is also welcomed.
Disciplines covered in the journal include:
Notes: *cultural, social and linguistic but not biological; **in the context of areas such as education, law, policy, sociology and economics; ***human and integrative only; †including systems, management, financial analysis and provision, as well as healthcare ethics and policy; ‡including bibliometric studies.
Service to authors
We are committed to providing an efficient service for submitting authors. An efficient peer-review system, together with the support of an eminent Editorial Board, allows us to make rapid and fair publication decisions. Prompt dissemination of accepted papers to our wide readership and beyond is achieved through a process of continuous online publication. Published manuscripts are enhanced by innovative web technologies, including an enhanced article template and article-level metrics.