Special Issues


Social Business seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge, experience, insights and ideas about the theory and practice of social business.

Among these the issues that Social Business wishes to address include:

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmentalism and climate change
  • Foreign Aid and Investment - 'Trade vs Aid?'
  • Globalisation
  • Innovation - social and technological
  • Micro-credit and microfinance
  • Sustainability
  • Transformational  marketing
    - Green marketing
    - Marketing for NPOs
    - Social marketing
  • Volunteer and charitable organisations
  • Well-being

SB invites proposals from parties interested in Editing a Special Issue of the journal.

Guidelines for submitting a Special Issue Proposal

Proposals should include the following information:

  • A description of what the issue would be about and how it fits in with SB’s philosophy.
  • Who the editors would be with an indication of their editorial/review experience and details of potential reviewers.
  • Details of any planned invited submissions.
  • Draft text of Call for Papers.
  • Details of how many papers there will be in the issue.
  • If the issue will be comprised of papers submitted to a conference, workshop or similar event, please make this clear in the proposal.

Please send proposals by e-mail to sbeditorial@westburn.co.uk

The current availability of slots for special issues will be advised on submission of a proposal.

We would recommend that there is a minimum of two editors for a special issue.

Review Process

It is the responsibility of the guest editor(s) to handle the reviewing process. All papers will need to go through a standard double-blind review process and details of this will be provided on acceptance of a proposal.

Guidelines for Authors

Submitted articles must conform to journal style and we ask that authors follow our Guidelines for Authors.