Voluntary Sector Review

Voluntary Sector Review

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VSSN’s journal is Voluntary Sector Review (VSR for short). It publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, accessible papers on third sector research, policy and practice, book reviews and occasional review articles. It is an invaluable resource for all who undertake research on, or work in, the voluntary and community sector, the wider third sector, and civil society. Rigorous and stimulating, VSR is indispensable for everyone who values empirically-grounded, theoretically-informed and policy-relevant reviews of the sector.

VSR is published three times a year, in March, July and November.  A subscription is part of VSSN’s membership benefit package – see our Members section to join. Online subscriptions are available to institutions, with a discount for voluntary organisations and local authorities. Discounted print subscriptions are available to ISTR and ERNOP members. To subscribe, see Portland Press.

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“The importance attached to the voluntary sector in European welfare states has continued to grow. Voluntary Sector Review’s wide scope and European focus is most welcome.” Jane Lewis, London School of Economics and Political Science

“In a world where it’s heads down, deliver the mission, Voluntary Sector Review provides a much-needed space to reflect. The sector, and the world around it, is changing: the Voluntary Sector Review helps us deal with that change.” Karl Wilding, Head of Research, NCVO

“When the research community is expanding rapidly, the sector’s role in practice is developing and policy makers are taking an ever closer interest, the launch of this journal is excellent news.” Nicholas Deakin, Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham

“I am impressed by the growing number of researchers in the field, whether it’s known as the voluntary sector, the nonprofit sector, the not-for-profit sector or the social economy. It is also striking to see many scholars entering the field through social enterprises and social entrpreneurship routes. Voluntary Sector Review is a major opportunity for many of those researchers to learn about the contribution to the field.”Jacques Defourny, Centre for the Social Economy, University of Liege, Belgium, President of the EMES European Research Network