Journal of Sustainable Social Change

About This Journal


The Journal of Sustainable Social Change's (JSSC) mission is to foster sustainable 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 that lasts and moves toward a more just and healthy world is a deliberate process of creating and applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the sustainability, 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 30 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 Sustainable 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 Starik, PhD, is a Contributing Faculty member in Walden University’s School of Public Policy and Administration. He joined Walden University in 2017 and, since then, has mentored numerous Walden Ph.D. and D.P.A. doctoral students in their respective doctoral capstone courses. He earned a B.A. degree in Economics in 1976 and an M.A. degree in Public Policy and Administration in 1978, both with a natural resources emphasis and both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management at the University of Georgia (U.S.A.) in 1991 and dedicated thirty-plus years of his career teaching and researching sustainability management and corporate social responsibility at four different universities. He served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the SAGE journal _Organization & Environment_ for two three-year terms since 2000, has written and published numerous sustainability management/CSR articles and books, and has consulted with several organizations on those and related topics. He became the Journal of Sustainable Social Change editor in August of 2021 and can be contacted at [email protected].