Social Alternatives is an independent, quarterly refereed journal which aims to promote public debate, commentary and dialogue about contemporary social, political, economic and environmental issues.
Social Alternatives analyses, critiques, and reviews contemporary social issues and problems.
The journal seeks to generate insight, knowledge, and understanding of our contemporary circumstances in order to determine local, national, and global implications.
We are committed to the principles of social justice and to creating spaces of dialogue intended to stimulate social alternatives to current conditions.
Social Alternatives values the capacity of intellectual and artistic endeavour to prompt imaginative solutions and alternatives and publishes refereed articles, review essays, commentaries and book reviews as well as short stories, poems, images and cartoons.
The journal has grappled with matters of contemporary concern for three decades, publishing articles and themed issues on topics such as: peace and conflict, racism, Indigenous rights, social justice, human rights, inequality and the environment.
The editorial collective
Editorial decisions are made democratically by the Social Alternatives Editorial Collective.
Each edition involves the work and cooperation of a Guest Editor, Liaison Editor (to assist Guest Editors), Coordinating Editor, Poetry Editor; Short Story Editor, Book Review Editor, Cover Designer and Desktop Publisher.
The Liaison Editor is responsible for assisting the theme editors and liaising with the coordinating editor. After contributions are blind refereed, the Editorial Collective has final control over publication.
Where necessary the Editorial Collective calls on the Advisory Board to assist with refereeing articles.