Launch of Voluntary Sector Review announced

VSSN and The Policy Press are delighted to announce the launch of an important new journal in 2010. There will be three issues per annum, in March, July and November.

Voluntary Sector Review is the first UK-based, peer-reviewed journal to focus on third sector research, policy and practice. It will be an invaluable cutting-edge resource for all those researching or working in the fast-growing voluntary, community and wider third sectors.

The journal will cover the full range of issues relevant to voluntary sector studies, including: definitional and theoretical debates; management and organisational development; financial and human resources; philanthropy; volunteering and employment; regulation and charity law; service delivery; civic engagement; industry and sub-sector dimensions; relations with other sectors; social enterprise; evaluation and impact. It will cover voluntary sector studies from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, social policy, politics, psychology, economics, business studies, social anthropology, philosophy and ethics. The journal will include work from the UK and Europe, and beyond, where cross-national comparisons are illuminating. With dedicated expert policy and practice sections, Voluntary Sector Review will also provide an essential forum for the exchange of ideas and new thinking.

Rigorous and stimulating, Voluntary Sector Review will publish high-quality, peer-reviewed, accessible papers and will be an indispensable tool for everyone who values empirically-grounded, theoretically-informed and policy-relevant reviews of the future direction of the voluntary sector.