Aims and Scope

Finance and Society promotes the analysis of finance as a set of powerful institutions and widely diffused logics of organisation, valuation, and distribution in our societies. The journal offers a unique cross-disciplinary platform, publishing theoretical and empirical research in which the socio-political character of finance and the society-wide implications of financialisation take precedence. 

The journal fosters dialogue between established and emerging perspectives on finance and society, forging synergies between ongoing research in fields such as political economy, heterodox economics, sociology, law, cultural economy, history of economics, geography, organisational studies, and the humanities. Submissions are encouraged on the broad themes of money, debt, and finance, in connection with historical or contemporary aspects of technology, governance, and more. We also welcome submissions on the transformations of capitalism through financialisation, and the structural implications of this process for democratic institutions, patterns of distribution, and the sustainability of our economies.

Finance and Society currently publishes two issues per year, combining full-length original research articles with a number of shorter formats intended to focus attention on cutting-edge themes and debates in the field of finance studies. These include half-length essays, review articles that take the measure of recent trends in the literature, book reviews, and agenda-setting forums dedicated to bringing different perspectives to bear on emerging developments in finance, society, and the study thereof. The journal also encourages special issues in which a theme is explored through the full range of these formats.


Journal Information and Policies

Please see our Journal Information and Policies page for details of our peer review process, open access policy and other journal information.