Review of Social Economy

Aims and scope

For over sixty years the Review of Social Economy has published high quality peer-reviewed papers on the many relationships between social values and economics. Among the subjects addressed are income distribution, justice and equity, poverty, cooperation, human dignity, labour, workplace organization, gender, need, the environment, economic institutions, economics methodology and class. Among the orientations of the Review's authors are social and socio-economics, institutionalist, cooperativist, Post-Marxist and radical, feminist, Post Keynesian, behavioralist, and environmentalist. The Review welcomes discussion about pluralism in economics and about the relation between economics and other social sciences, including sociology, geography, political science, and anthropology - indeed the Review is an obvious platform for interdisciplinary research to be staged.

Submission Information

Since May 2006, the Review of Social Economy has accepted manuscripts via the Manuscript Central electronic-submission system. Manuscript Central is the market leader in web-based systems to handle manuscripts submitted to peer review journals, and is used by many journals in a large number of disciplines. Advantages of the MC platform are:

  • It is easy-to-use yet also flexible. (For example, a cover letter to the editor can be submitted with a manuscript)
  • It enables authors to track their manuscripts through the editorial process.
  • Referees can use the website to download manuscripts and upload their comments and recommendations.
  • Automated reporting systems enable editors to track and manage manuscript flows systematically, reducing chances of delay in the review process.

Manuscripts already in the editorial pipeline will not be moved over into the MC system.

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Editorial team


Wilfred Dolfsma (corresponding editor) - University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Deborah M. Figart - The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA
Robert McMaster
 - University of Glasgow, UK

Associate Editors

Michael Carr - University of Massachussets Boston, USA
Aurelie Charles
 - University of Bath, UK
Tonia Warnecke - 
Rollins Collins, USA

Editorial Board

David B. Audretsch - Indiana University, USA
Philip Arestis - University of Cambridge, UK
Pranab Bardhan - University of California, Berkeley, USA 
Luigino Bruni - University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Jane Clary - College of Charleston, USA 
William A. Darity - University of North Carolina, USA
John B. Davis - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Marquette University, USA
George DeMartino - Denver University, USA
David Dequech - University of Campinas, Brazil
Ashwini Deshpande - Delhi School of Economics, India
Sheila Dow
, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
William M. Dugger - University of Tulsa, USA
Peter Earl - University of Queensland, Australia
Wolfram Elsner - University of Bremen, Germany
Ben Fine - School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK 
David George - La Salle University, USA
Jayati Ghosh - Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Mark Granovetter - Stanford University, USA 
Stephen Gudeman - University of Minnesota, USA 
M. G. Hayes - University of Cambridge, UK
Geoffrey M. Hodgson - University of Hertfordshire, UK
William Jackson - University of York, UK
Edward J. Kane - Boston College, USA 
Stefan Kesting - University of Leeds, UK
Matthias Klaes - University of Dundee 
Helena Lopes - ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Nuno Martins - Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal
Deirdre McCloskey - University of Illinois, USA
Thaddeusz Metz - University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Julie A. Nelson - University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Bruce Pietrykowski - University of Michigan, USA
Hilary Putnam - Harvard University, USA
Mozaffar Qizilbash – York University, Canada
Claudio Sardoni - University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Irene van Staveren - Institute of Social Studies and University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands 
Kari Wærness – University of Bergen, Norway
Jane Wheelock - University of Newcastle, UK
Stephen T. Ziliak
 - Roosevelt University, USA


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Articles published in the Review are abstracted in the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature, Econlit, ABC-Clio: America History and Life, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (British Humanities Index, ASSIA, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Ageline, PsycINFO), Economic Literature Database, OCLC ArticleFirst Database, OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online, EBSCO (Business Source Corporate, Business Source Premier, Sociological Collection, TOC Premier), Catholic Periodical Index, International Political Science Abstracts, Public Affairs Information service.