As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
7th Annual International Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance
June 24-26, 2020, Lisbon, Portugal
Conference website available here
Aims and scope
The International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility (JCSR) offers a unique platform for the latest theoretical and empirical research and for innovative concepts for sustainable business strategies which create value for business and society (shared value). It contains best practices, literature reviews and leading foresight thinking in the field of business and society. It makes latest innovative management approaches accessible to academics from various disciplines, business leaders and interested research students alike. JCSR aims to bridge gaps from various perspectives on sustainability challenges (financial crises, climate change, demographics, business disruptions etc.) from all over the world and contributes to a broad trans-disciplinary and intercultural discussion on the role of business in society. In addition, its goal is to develop sound academic concepts as well as empirical data with the idea of creating value for business and society at the same time. It aims to become the leading platform for the latest management thinkers by providing articles not published before and approved by an international scientific community.
"[CSR is] about everyone, both corporate and individual citizens of the world, behaving responsibly in all areas of human existence"
"the JCSR hopes to make the greatest impact possible globally in the thriving field of CSR and all its related areas"
The Cologne Business School has funds to sponsor the article-processing charge (APC) for a limited number of articles. If you have no funds to cover the APC and would like to apply for sponsorship, please contact René Schmidpeter for more information.
Alternatively, your institution may be a member of a SpringerOpen, in which case, you may be entitled to a discount. Please visit the membership page for more information about this.
The JCSR team
From left to right: Matthew Smyllie (Journal Development Editor; Springer), Samuel O. Idowu (Editor-in-Chief; London Metropolitan University), René Schmidpeter (Editor-in-Chief; Cologne Business School), Christian Rauscher (Senior Editor, Business/Economics; Springer)
Annual Journal Metrics
66 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
56 days to first decision for all manuscripts
155 days from submission to acceptance
24 days from acceptance to publication
5 Altmetric mentions
- ISSN: 2366-0074 (electronic)
- ISSN: 2366-0066 (print)