About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Social Cohesion and Development publishes original research articles covering a wide range of social policy and development issues that have not been submitted to another journal. It encourages multidisciplinary, comparative and historical approaches.

Social Cohesion and Development welcomes book reviews and short research reports. 

Peer Review Process

Social Cohesion and Development adheres to a double blind review process. All manuscripts are initially assessed by the Editor. Those that fit with the aims and scope of the review are sent for review. Each manuscript is reviewed by two reviewers and in case of conflicting reviews to a third. Reviewers respond within 5 weeks. The editorial decision is made as soon as both reviews are received. The selection of reviewers is made from the reviewers’ pool set up by the editorial board and comprising members of the Greek and international research community.

Book reviews are assessed by the Book Review Editor and research reports by the Editor. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


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EKT’s vision is “Access to Knowledge”. To this end it implements Open Access policies in research, supports the transfer and dissemination of scientific knowledge, collaborates with research, education and cultural institutions for the aggregation, organization and dissemination of digital content and provides innovative services in scientific information.

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Journal History

Social Cohesion and Development is a biannual scientific review published since 2006. The Editorial Board in cooperation with the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal and the Society’s Scientific Board are responsible for the publication procedure and ensure that the journal maintains a high standard of scholarship. Members of the Scientific Advisory Board are distinguished social scientists.