VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

ISSN: 0957-8765 (Print) 1573-7888 (Online)


The official journal of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR), Voluntas is an interdisciplinary journal that provides a central forum for worldwide research in the area between the state, market, and household sectors. The journal combines full-length articles with shorter research notes (reflecting the latest developments in the field) and book reviews.
Voluntas is essential reading for all those engaged in research on the Third Sector (voluntary and nonprofit organizations) including economists, lawyers, political scientists, psychologists, sociologists, and social and public policy analysts. It presents leading-edge academic argument around civil society issues in a style that is accessible to practitioners and policymakers.

Articles are published in English with abstracts in French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic. 

2-Year Impact Factor: .750 (2013)

Subject Category "Social Issues": Rank 25 out of 41

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2013


Geography, Planning and Development 168 out of 617

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Rated 1 out of 16 in Public and Not-for-Profit Management by the German Association for Business Research.  For more information, visit: www.v-h-b.de and click on Service.

  • 26 Volumes
  • 97 Issues
  • 1,112 Articles
  • 23 Open Access
  • 1990 - 2015 Available between