Journal of Social Change

About This Journal


The Journal of Social Change's (JSC) mission is to foster social change by adding to the body of research used by future scholars and to serve as a repository from which academics, practitioners, and policy makers can draw. We believe that positive social change is a deliberate process of creating and applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, cultures, and societies. Positive social change results in the improvement of human and social conditions. More information about the journal can be found in Aims and Scope.

Open Access

The journal supports the open exchange of information and offers Diamond Open Access, which includes free access to peer-reviewed articles and content without charging article processing and publishing fees. Please see the Policies section for more information on authors’ rights.

Publication Schedule

All manuscripts are peer reviewed, and authors receive a first decision approximately 20 days after submission. Upon final acceptance, articles in a volume year are published online immediately after completion of the editorial process.

Indexing and Abstracting

The Journal of Social Change is listed in Ulrich’s and Cabells' Journal Whitelist, and articles are indexed in the following services:

  • EBSCOhost
    • EBSCO Open Access Journals, 7/1/2011-
    • SocINDEX with Full Text, 7/1/2011-
    • Sociology Source Ultimate, 7/1/2011
  • ProQuest
    • ProQuest Central, 01/01/2012-
    • Social Science Database, 1/1/2012-
    • Social Science Premium Collection, 01/01/2012-

The Editor

Mark Gordon, PhD, is a faculty member in Walden University’s PhD in Public Policy and Administration program. He has served as a dean and program director and in the private sector as a nongovernmental organization executive, including the Stop AIDS Project, American Cancer Society, and the Arthritis Foundation. Living and working outside of America for a large portion of his career, he has taught corporate social responsibility and has guided doctoral students on a variety of social change research projects. Dr. Gordon has authored or coauthored journal articles and was a founding review board member for the Journal of Social Change. Contact the editor at [email protected].