Sozialer Fortschritt (SF)

Unabhängige Zeitschrift für Sozialpolitik / German Review of Social Policy

Edited by Gesellschaft für Sozialen Fortschritt e.V., Cologne

Release period 12 issues per year with a number of pages of approx. 912 pp./vol.; Language: German, English, English abstracts

ISSN 0038-609X (Print)
ISSN 1865-5386 (Online)

About Journal

Every month, the peer-reviewed journal Sozialer Fortschritt, the »German Review of Social Policy«, provides information, analysis, and reform proposals across the complete spectrum of social policy. It is not only the »major« topics of current debates that are critically assessed. An important objective is to address areas of social policy that would otherwise either frequently be overlooked or only be dealt with in highly specialized journals.
In contributions on current issues, Sozialer Fortschritt provides a forum for academic analyses and reform proposals that deal with the fundamental concerns of social policy and social security. In such contributions, important stimuli have been and are given to the further development of social policy. In addition to individual issues of the journal that cover a diverse range of topics, regular special issues collect together articles on selected social policy themes.

Sozialer Fortschritt offers renowned academics as well as early-career researchers a scholarly output for their findings. Moreover, under the section »Views from Practitioners«, those directly involved in social policy present their insights.

Examples of topics covered in Sozialer Fortschritt:

  • The regulation of minimum wages in selected EU member states.

  • The compulsory health insurance scheme and gender-specific characteristics of exclusion from treatments and increases in contribution rates.

  • Compulsory health insurance as viewed by citizens: perceptions of how burdens are shared, and the evaluation of different reform options.

  • Freedom and equality in social welfare.

  • The social market in transition: strategic areas in which social enterprises could become involved.



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Editorial Office

Guidelines for Authors:

Original manuscripts should be sent, as electronic files, to Dr. Charlotte Fechter

The first page of the manuscript should contain the following information: title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation(s), and address of the corresponding author. The paper should not have been published before or have been accepted for publication elsewhere. Submitted manuscripts should use the journal's preferred citation style. So, for example, Schmähl (2001), S. 48 or Lampert/Bossert (1992), S. 120.

Complete references to the works cited in the manuscript should be provided at the end of the paper. This should be done in the following way: Lampert, H. (2001): ... or Lampert, H. / Bossert, A. (1992): ...

Submitted manuscripts, including figures and tables, should not exceed six printed sides. This corresponds to approximately 45 000 characters (including spaces) or 5 500 words. An abstract in both German and English, each of which should not be more than approximately 100 words, should accompany the manuscript. Contributions will be reviewed in a double blind process.

Correspondence address:

Gesellschaft für Sozialen Fortschritt e. V.
Universität Koblenz-Landau
Campus Landau
Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaft
August-Croissant-Straße 5
76829 Landau
Phone: 06341/280-34170
Fax: 06341/280-34171


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2020. p. 73–142

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2020. p. 1–71

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2019. p. 927–1009

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2019. p. 393–475

Sozialer Fortschritt (SF), Volume 68, Issue 4
2019. p. 253–391

Sozialer Fortschritt (SF), Volume 67, Issue 8–9
2018. p. 621–804

Sozialer Fortschritt (SF), Volume 67, Issue 7
2018. p. 525–619

Sozialer Fortschritt (SF), Volume 67, Issue 5
2018. p. 327–406

Sozialer Fortschritt (SF), Volume 67, Issue 3
2018. p. 141–225

Sozialer Fortschritt (SF), Volume 67, Issue 2
2018. p. 79–139

Gasteditoren: Ursula Rust und Joachim Lange

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2017. p. 813–937

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