Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Finance and Society interrogates how financial practices emerge from and reshape the social world. It offers a unique post-disciplinary platform, publishing empirical and theoretical research in which the social substance of finance takes precedence. The journal explores tensions between established and emerging perspectives on finance and society, forging synergies between on-going research in fields such as political economy, economic sociology, cultural economy, organisational studies, and the social studies of finance, as well as philosophy, literary criticism and the contemporary arts. Key issue areas on which the journal focuses include – but are not limited to – the sociology of financial modelling, the socio-technical dimensions of financial innovation, the micro and macro-politics of financial regulation, and the cultural mediations of finance.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Forum: Money’s other worlds

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Interview

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Essay

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review forum

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Film

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Essays

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Artists' statements

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All research articles in Finance and Society undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial screening by editors and subsequent double-blind refereeing by multiple reviewers.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes a mixture of general and special issues on a bi-annual basis.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal’s open access policy is in line with UK research funders’ policies.

This journal does not have Article Processing Charges (APCs) or article submission charges.

 

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Take Down Policy

Journals using the hosting platform http://journals.ed.ac.uk are encouraged to make every effort to ensure that published content does not infringe any person's rights, or applicable UK laws.

However, if you believe that content, in any of the journals hosted on this platform, may be illegal, please contact the Head of Research & Learning who will review the complaint and take appropriate action.

Research & Learning (Library & University Collections)
Main Library, George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ
Email: onlinejournals@mlist.is.ed.ac.uk

Please note the Library is staffed 9-5pm Monday-Friday.

Making a complaint

In the body of the email please provide the following information:

  • Describe the infringement in as much detail as possible so that the specific content may be readily identified. The URL in the address bar will allow us to lookup the specific section.
  • Describe your relationship to the content, e.g. I am the author/creator of the material.
  • Describe the grounds for complaint, some examples are:
    • Unauthorised use by reason of reproduction and/or making available the material.
    • Breach of the moral right of [paternity/integrity/right not to have my work subjected to derogatory treatment].
    • Other complaints, e.g. defamation, breach of confidence, data protection.

On receipt of your complaint, the Digital Library will:
  1. Make an initial assessment of its validity
  2. For all but spurious complaints, temporarily remove access to the item that is subject to complaint
  3. Acknowledge receipt of the complaint by email
  4. Contact the journal responsible for the publication of the content in question to invite a response
  5. Seek to verify your identity and authority as complainant
  6. Refer the complaint to the University's Legal Advisor for comment and advice

Potential outcomes:

When the Head of Research & Learning has verified the authenticity of your complaint and has been advised that it is ostensibly legitimate, the file will be permanently removed from public access.
OR
If the Legal Advisor confirms that it does not breach any law then the item will be reinstated.

August 2013