The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences community aims to examine the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also interrogates what constitutes ‘science’ in a social context, and the connections between the social and other sciences.
The journals in the Social Sciences Collection discuss the distinctive disciplinary practices within the sciences of the social, and examine examples of these practices. In order to define and exemplify disciplinarity, the collection fosters dialogue ranging from the broad and speculative to the microcosmic and empirical. In considering the varied interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary or multidisciplinary work across and between the social, natural and applied sciences, the journals in this collection showcase interdisciplinary practices in action. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical, to wide-ranging multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary practices, to perspectives on knowledge and method.
All the journals in the Social Sciences Collection are peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous, criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary processes, ensuring that only intellectual work of significance is published.
The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Collection consists of the following journals:
The annual review publishes once per volume; the thematiaclly focused journals publish quarterly.
The annual review consists only of articles considered to be of wide interest across the field selected by our editorial team in consultation with the Advisory Board. We do not accept direct submissions to the annual review. Candidates for inclusion in the survey journal will include top-ranked articles, works by invited contributors, articles offered by plenary speakers at the conference, and articles selected from thematic journal submissions for their wide applicability and interest across the field.
Authors can request which of the thematic journals they would prefer for the publication of their article. Alternatively, when the author does not opt to make a selection, the Common Ground editorial team will curate each article into the appropriate thematic journal. While all of the journals in this collection have unique ISSNs, they share index listings.