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VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

Official journal of the International Society for Third-Sector Research

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Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes research between state, market, and household sectors.

  • Presents leading academic argument around civil society issues.
  • Offers research that is accessible to practitioners and policymakers.
  • Official journal of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR).

  • Fredrik O. Andersson,
  • Susan Appe,
  • Galia Chimiak
Impact factor
2.3 (2023)
5 year impact factor
2.7 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
12 days
536,901 (2023)

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  • VOLUNTAS Virtual Issue: Social Enterprise

    This virtual issue presents a curated collection of nine landmark social enterprise articles, put together by five guest editors and published in VOLUNTAS since the inaugural issue of the journal. Five of the articles from the virtual issue are available for free through the end of March, and the entire virtual issue is free for ISTR members.

  • Virtual special issue: The previous editors' selection of well-recognized papers

    The outgoing editors, Taco Brandsen and Ruth Simsa, have made a personal selection of papers they consider representative of the strength and diversity of Voluntas. These are now re-published in this virtual issue, as a sign of gratitude to the journal's authors, reviewers and readers, without whom none of our work of the past six years would have been possible.

  • Best Paper Awards

    We are pleased to announce the winners of Best Paper in Voluntas.

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