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Cogent Social Sciences

A Routledge-affiliated Open Access journal

 Cogent Social Sciences strives to help researchers communicate with a global audience and interact with experts from across the social science community and beyond. And now, maximizing the visibility of your research is easier than ever.

As a fully Open Access and peer-reviewed journal, Cogent Social Sciences welcomes research across the full breadth of the social sciences, as well as work exploring interconnections. As part of Routledge, and under the expert guidance of the global editorial team, the journal’s mission is to make quality research accessible to all.

Want to be an Editorial Board member? Cogent Social Sciences is currently seeking Board members for every section of the journal who are willing to handle papers and interact with authors.

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Why publish with Cogent Social Sciences?

  • Grow your readership. Publishing fully Open Access will give immediate and everlasting free access to your article to anyone worldwide.
  • See your article published quickly. The journal boasts swift online publication on a state-of-the-art platform.
  • Prioritize your content over style. Save time and submit your article format-free, using your chosen scholarly format or layout.
  • Broaden your reach. The journal publishes research from all disciplines and approaches in the social sciences, including multidisciplinary work. 
  • Publish high-quality research. Every article undergoes rigorous peer-review featuring constructive dialogue with experts and the expertise of high-quality Routledge production services.

What can you expect if you publish in Cogent Social Sciences?

  • Retain full copyright of your work
  • Global marketing and high production values
  • Innovative article-level performance metrics
  • Extensive indexing and archiving of your work, including Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index) and Scopus

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Subject sections

Criminology & Criminal Justice

"Counseling sex offenders and the importance of counselor self-care"
Courtney T. Evans & Courtney Ward

Leisure & Tourism

"A situational analysis of Zimbabwe's domestic tourists' travel trends"
Forbes Kabote, Patrick Walter Mamimine, & Zororo Muranda

Media & Communication Studies

"The impact of opinion-gap, reasoning-gap, and information-gap tasks on EFL learners' speaking fluency"
Ehsan Namaziandost, Arash Hashemifardnia, & Sajad Shafiee

Politics & International Relations

"Factors influencing women political participation: The case of the SADC region"
Courage Mlambo & Forget Kapingura


"Foreign aid and poverty reduction: A review of international literature"
Edmore Mahembe & Nicholas M. Odhiambo



"How important is a bike park visit for the overall tourist destination experience?"
Philipp Schlemmer, Florian Falkner, Lisa Müller,  Christian Raschner, & Martin Schnitzer

Need advice on publishing Open Access?

Visit our Open Access site for further information on options for publishing open access, the benefits of open research, and more.