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As of 2021, Brill Research Perspectives in Sociocybernetics and Complexity is no longer published as a journal but continues as a book series. Please find the new home page here.

We are living in turbulent times in which we need to face global challenges connecting fields and perspectives. Complex social issues require complex, multidisciplinary approaches to deal with their complexity. In recent decades, sociocybernetics has developed as a distinct discipline that aims to meet this challenge. Sociocybernetics is concerned with applying first and second order cybernetics, the systems sciences and complexity science in the social sciences. Brill Research Perspectives in Sociocybernetics and Complexity disseminates advances in sociocybernetics and consolidates existing research efforts, including theory and applications. Each issue addresses developments around a specific topic; thus, besides the audience interested in developments in sociocybernetics and the complexity sciences, each issue appeals to those in other disciplines who are engaged with a particular topic. The topics addressed range from foundational issues to applications in systems modelling, the arts, social interventions, environmental problems, social work and care, public policies, and urban design, at a local or global scale. Brill Research Perspectives in Sociocybernetics and Complexity is an invaluable resource for scholars, policymakers and practitioners wishing to learn about the latest developments in sociocybernetics, as well as a useful resource for teachers and those studying the social sciences and related disciplines.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Jason Prevost. Please direct all other correspondence to Assistant Editor Debbie de Wit.
As of 2017 this journal is no longer distributed by Brill. For information about subscriptions, please contact Higher Education Press.
This is a Diamond Open Access journal. Articles are published in Open Access at no cost to the authors.

Innovation in the Social Sciences is a fully Open Access journal, which means that all articles are freely available online, ensuring maximum, worldwide dissemination of content. Open Access publication of the journal is supported by a subvention from National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan), and the Article Publication Charge for authors is therefore waived. For more information, see the BrillOpen dedicated webpage.

Innovation in the Social Sciences is an online-only, international, peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish research articles, perspectives, and concise reports of empirical studies that address real-world social problems (e.g., climate change, the pandemic and its impact, right-wing populism, political polarization, global inequality, population aging, democratic governance) with innovative perspectives grounded in solid social, cultural, political, and economic theories and practices. By aligning with growing trends of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences, the journal aims to integrate cross-field research results and various practical experiences to provide innovative solutions to social problems.

The journal is specifically interested in publishing research that examines the following topics:
• Political theory and political sociology of democratic innovations
• Design-thinking for social innovation
• Food sovereignty and community resilience
• Social and ecological resilience
• Social and solidarity economy
• Theories and practices of “real utopias”
• Economic and social empowerment
• Methodological triangulation techniques: integrating human knowledge with machine learning
• New methodological approaches in the social sciences
• Globalization in the post-COVID era: increasing antiglobalization and alterglobalization
• International relations in the post-COVID era
• Political economy in a new era of populist nationalism
• Political economy of: global society, global climate change, renewable energy, the semi-conductor industry, relocation of the global supply chain, global migration, pandemics, public health
• The evolution of global governance
• Geopolitical rivalries and global governance

Innovation in the Social Sciences aims to sustain and expand transdisciplinary research in the social sciences while promoting innovation in related fields. The core concept of “innovation” is employed in a double sense: First, the journal is designed to encourage research that examines important contemporary global and local social problems via innovative perspectives, approaches, and methods. Second, the journal welcomes research articles and case reports that not only feature local experiences (especially, but not limited to, social, cultural, political, and economic innovations in organizations, communities, cities, and regions) but also highlight their relevance to a broader context.

The journal provides a forum for international and interdisciplinary research offering innovative perspectives that challenge existing theories. The journal will prioritize articles that:
• present an advance in the social sciences.
• are methodologically rigorous and innovative.
• have wider theoretical, comparative, or practical significance.
• have policy implications, especially with regard to social, cultural, political, and economic innovations.
• diversify social scientific research with interdisciplinary studies.
• are written for a wide range of audiences and are accessible to the popular press and the public at large.

Innovation in the Social Sciences is committed to an expeditious peer review and publication process in order to regularly contribute groundbreaking research to the scientific conversation.
Open Access
Ethics for Animal Welfare, Veterinary Medicine, and Conservation
The Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research is an international and interdisciplinary scientific publication. It publishes the results of original peer-reviewed research, technical studies, and reviews that bring to the light the ethical issues involved in all dimensions of animal welfare, ranging from theoretical to applied contributions. Emphasis is placed on research that explores practical ethical issues related to animal care and management in veterinary medicine, conservation, companion and laboratory animals, animals involved in agriculture, sport, applied ethology and welfare science. The journal also publishes papers that examine and discuss ethical frames, tools and methodologies applied to moral issues in the human/animal relationship.
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As of 2002, the Journal of Developing Societies is replaced by Perspectives on Global Development and Technology.

The Journal of Developing Societies, founded in 1984 by K. Ishwaran, Professor Emeritus, is intended as a forum for scholarly analyses of developing as well as developed world societies and cultures, past and contemporary. It focuses primarily on issues of development and change in their manifold aspects. Theoretical and applied, historically oriented and contemporary points of view are within the parameters of the journal. The concept of development is not limited to the so-called contemporary 'third world' but rather focuses on the processes of change in all times and places. The coverage of topics ranges from the agricultural revolution to the sociocultural implications of space-age technology, from public policy concerns to entrepreneurial activities, from globalization to individualization. The journal was issued twice per year, in March and September. Every year, one issue was dedicated to a special topic. Scholars from around the globe were invited by the editors of the journal, as Guest Editors, to organize thematic issues related to their area of expertise. In 1997, Joseph G. Jabbra and Nancy W. Jabbra, Loyola Marymount University, edited an outstanding volume on Environmental Issues in the Middle East, and in 1998, Proshanta K. Nandi and Shahid M. Shahidullah, prepared a very interesting issue on Globalization and the Evolving World Society. Articles feature the consequences of resource management, the protection of marine life in the Arabian Gulf, and other pressing environmental concerns.

Editors-in-Chief: and

In 2024, individuals will become eligible for a limited promotional period of free access to the Journal of Femininities. Please be sure to revisit this page to take advantage of this offer.

The Journal of Femininities is the first academic journal devoted to the study of Femininities and uniquely offers an outlet for scholarship on femininity. The Journal of Femininities cultivates and unifies the field of Femininities by publishing content that advances theories and methods in the study of femininity. The journal seeks to challenge and re-examine the taken-for-granted norms and associations of femininity and to treat Femininities as an academic discipline similar to others that focus on particular social dimensions. Articles that appear in the Journal of Femininities contribute to deeper and more complex understandings of femininity.

The Journal of Femininities publishes cutting-edge research focused on femininity. It is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes high-quality research from a variety of disciplines (e.g., sociology, psychology, gender studies, business, public health, education, political science, media studies, legal studies, family science, etc.) and is particularly supportive of interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary work from feminist perspectives. The journal welcomes submissions of methodologically rigorous empirical articles, both qualitative and quantitative, as well as critical essays, theoretical papers, and book reviews. Articles published in the Journal of Femininities employ diverse methodologies to explore perceptions and constructions of femininity or to deliberately examine femininity as a framework or intersectional axis. The Journal of Femininities encourages submissions that examine femininity across intersectional axes of race, sexuality, disability, class, body size, religion, culture, or gender/sex. Please contact either editor to discuss opportunities to guest-edit a special issue or special feature.

The Journal of Femininities understands “femininity” as an often overlapping but separate construct from “woman” or “female” and thus does not treat women and femininity synonymously.

The journal will welcome the following types of submissions (in APA format). For all empirical research, the Editors-in-Chief encourage uploading a supplementary file with a more detailed methods section. Reference lists are not included in the word counts.

Standard Research
• Brief reports (2,000 words)
• Original research (7,500 words)
• Systematic and scoping reviews (10,000 words)
• Critical essays (6,000 words)

Praxis & Applied Content
• Clinical notes (6,000 words)
• Legal notes (6,000 words)
• Activist/advocate notes (6,000 words)
• Policy reports (6,000 words)

• Book reviews (2,000 words)
• Interviews and roundtables (4,000 words)
• Community voices (4,000 words)

Arts & Varia
• Poetry
• Research creation
• Other scholarly arts-based analyses and commentary

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the Journal of Femininities Editorial Office.

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The peer-reviewed Journal of Phenomenological Psychology publishes articles that advance the discipline of psychology from the perspective of the Continental phenomenology movement. Within that tradition, phenomenology is understood in the broadest possible sense including its transcendental, existential, hermeneutic, and narrative strands and is not meant to convey the thought of any one individual. Articles advance the discipline of psychology by applying phenomenology to enhance the field’s philosophical foundations, critical reflection, theoretical development, research methodologies, empirical research, and applications in such areas as clinical, educational, and organizational psychology.
The Journal of Phenomenological Psychology was founded in 1970 and has consistently demonstrated the relevance of phenomenology for psychology in areas involving qualitative research methods, the entire range of psychological subject matters, and theoretical approaches such as the psychoanalytic, cognitive, biological, behavioral, humanistic, and psychometric. The overall aim is to further the psychological understanding of the human person in relation to self, world, others, and time. Because the potential of Continental phenomenology for enhancing psychology is vast and the field is still developing, innovative and creative applications or phenomenological approaches to psychological problems are especially welcome.
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This is a Diamond Open Access journal. Articles are published in Open Access at no cost to the authors.

The Journal of Social Innovation and Knowledge is a fully Open Access journal, which means that all articles are freely available online, ensuring maximum, worldwide dissemination of content. Open Access publication of the journal is supported by a subvention from Institute of Science Innovation and Culture (ISIC), Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, and the Article Publication Charge for authors is therefore waived. For more information, see the BrillOpen dedicated webpage.

The Journal of Social Innovation and Knowledge (JSIK) is an international, interdisciplinary, rigorously peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing research and practice in social innovation and knowledge production, dissemination, and application. Recent decades have witnessed significant developments in research focusing on social innovation. Social innovation is a broad field of study that comprises human, societal, professional, and organizational dimensions. It explores the processes, structures, and consequences of social innovation and of knowledge creation, transfer, and application. JSIK aims to be the premier platform for such research to reach a global audience of researchers, educators, students, practitioners, consultants, international leaders, and policymakers who recognize the value of social innovation and knowledge as cultural and economic drivers and who base their decisions on ground-breaking ideas and discoveries.

JSIK publishes theoretical articles, empirical studies using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, practice-oriented papers, teaching-oriented papers, case studies, conference reports, short articles on current trends, and shorter commentaries, debates, and review articles. JSIK also publishes cutting-edge research on trending topics in social innovation and knowledge in such domains as entrepreneurship, education, technology, community development and cultural change, and religion and interfaith dialogue. The journal is a valuable platform especially for those researching and working in Religion, Education, and Management Sciences.

Publications in JSIK cover a broad range of planned and unplanned innovation topics, highlighting innovative ideas, strategies, and practices that effect positive social change. The journal is particularly interested in publishing research that examines the following topics:

Education and Society: Education policy, curriculum development, teacher education, educational technology, educational leadership, and the social and cultural aspects of education – submissions that examine the intersections between education and broader societal issues, such as social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Entrepreneurship: Submissions that explore the intersections of social innovation and business and that highlight innovative approaches to creating social value through entrepreneurship and management science.

Technology: Submissions that explore how technology drives social innovation, including topics related to digital health, smart cities, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, data-driven innovation, the digital divide, open innovation, the 4th Industrial Revolution, and the development of digital tools and platforms to promote social impact.

Community Development and Cultural Change: Submissions that examine the role of planned and unplanned innovation in community development, including the development of new approaches to community organizing, civic engagement, local economic development, cultural change, and the development of new norms, values, and attitudes that promote social and environmental sustainability.

Religion, Politics, and Society: Submissions that explore the roles religion plays in politics and societal solidarity/division on a domestic and global scale through its social influence and transnational networks, including how politicians use religion to strengthen domestic social control and extend soft power abroad.

Open Access
Journal for the Study of Time
Time bears a unique and direct pertinence to all human concerns. Time is a fundamental feature of the physical universe, of the life process, of the functions of the mind, and of collective behaviour. Time is an all-pervasive, intimate and immediate part of human experience.Time has been the subject of much study and debate in the arts, the sciences, the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.

Since 1966, the International Society for the Study of Time (ISST) has been providing a framework for an interdisciplinary dialogue about the nature of time. KronoScope, edited by an international board of scholars, carries forward the work of ISST. It offers a forum for the cross-fertilization of scholarly and scientific study about the nature of time as seen from a range of perspectives and disciplines. As a journal, it can accommodate the expanding concerns of the global community in search of understanding and meaning. KronoScope invites critical contributions from all disciplines.
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Perspectives on Global Development and Technology (PGDT) is a peer-reviewed journal for the discussion of current social sciences research on diverse socio-economic development issues that reflect the opportunities and threats brought about by the world order shift from bipolar to global, the present economic liberalization that constricts development options, and the new enabling technologies of the Information Age. A founding principle of PGDT is that all people are entitled to scientific and technological knowledge to promote human development. PGDT is the international forum where the questions associated with this endeavour are thoroughly examined and clearly communicated.
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