The overall aim of the journal is to foster valuable conversations in the new transdisciplinary and emerging field of valuation studies. Valuation here denotes any social practice where the value or values of something is established, assessed, negotiated, provoked, maintained, constructed and/or contested. To this end the journal welcomes contributions of different kinds and origins. Apart from traditional journal articles, the journal welcomes short opinion pieces or research notes, interviews, staged debates, or indeed longer than normal journal articles.
The journal assesses incoming manuscripts using double-blind peer review involving at least two reviewers. Accepted manuscripts are published as PDFs with full open access and authors retain the copyright to their work.
The current members of the standing editorial board of Valuation Studies are:
- Liliana Doganova, Associate Professor, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation, Mines ParisTech, FR
- Martin Giraudeau, Lecturer, Department of Accounting, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
- Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Professor, Department of Thematic Studies - Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, SE
- Hans Kjellberg, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing and Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics, SE
- Francis Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Thematic Studies - Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, SE
- Alexandre Mallard, Professor, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation, Mines ParisTech, FR
- Andrea Mennicken, Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
- Fabian Muniesa, Professor, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation, Mines ParisTech, FR
- Ebba Sjögren, Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting, Stockholm School of Economics, SE
- Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, Department of Thematic Studies - Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, SE
The editors-in-chief are Claes-Fredrik Helgesson and
The editorial board is the core centre for editorial governance of Valuation Studies. The editors-in-chief act in a supervisory capacity. As a collective, the editorial board regularly discusses topics of import to the development of the journal such as the proposals for special issues. The handling editor for a submitted manuscript is selected among the members of the editorial board who then handles the continuous correspondence with the corresponding author and the selection of and correspondence with reviewers (minimum of two are chosen for each manuscript sent out for review). Other members of the editorial board as well as the board in its entirety are consulted in the process of individual manuscripts when needed. The handling editor is empowered in making decisions on how to proceed with manuscripts, yet decisions of final acceptance of a submission is always formally done jointly by the editors-in-chief.
The editorial board and its members take pride in displaying integrity and respect when taking and communicating editorial decisions. This further means an ambition to keep reviewers informed about the progress of manuscripts and what is communicated in the editorial letters to the author(s). Valuation is work and it is recognised that this work needs to be done with care.
The editorial office is based at Linköping University and consist currently of editor-in-chief Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, head of editorial office Lotta Björklund Larsen and editorial assistant Amelia Mutter.
- The editorial office is responsible for the operations of the journal and that they are conducted in line with the editorial and governance principles of the journal.
- The editorial office will oversee all the routine communication between contributors, reviewers, and other parties involved in processing contributions into publishable texts.
- The editorial office is responsible for dealing with all communication with Linköping University Electronic Press (LiU e-press) who hosts the journal.
- The editorial office is responsible to seek funding for the operations of the journal.
The advisory board is a central sounding board of scholars committed to participate in shaping the journal. Members of the advisory board are expected to solicit valuable contributions to the journal as well as to regularly act as a reviewer.
Members of the advisory board:
- Kristin Asdal, University of Oslo, NO
- Patrik Aspers, Uppsala University, SE
- Diane-Laure Arjaliès, HEC Paris, FR
- Frank Azimont, EMLYON Business School, FR
- Alexandra Bidet, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, FR
- Michel Callon, Mines ParisTech, FR
- Alberto Corsin, Spanish National Research Council, ES
- Barbara Czarniawska, University of Gothenburg, SE
- Emmanuel Didier, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, FR
- Marion Fourcade, UC Berkeley, US
- Susi Geiger, University College Dublin, IE
- Isabelle Huault, Université de Paris Dauphine, FR
- Klaus Høyer, University of Copenhagen, DK
- Peter Karnøe, Aalborg University, DK
- Paul Kockelman, Columbia University, US
- Michèle Lamont, Harvard University, US
- Javier Lezaun, University of Oxford, UK
- Celia Lury, University of Warwick, UK
- Donald MacKenzie, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Bill Maurer, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, USA
- Liz McFall, The Open University, UK
- Peter Miller, LSE, UK
- Yuval Millo, University of Leicester, UK
- Liz Moor, Goldsmiths, UK
- Jan Mouritsen, Copenhagen Business School, DK
- David Stark, Columbia University, US
- Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School, DK
- Kjell Tryggestad, Copenhagen Business School, DK
- François Vatin, Université Paris Ouest, FR
- Steve Woolgar, University of Oxford, UK and Linköping University, SE
The following guiding principles are set out to assist in achieving the journal's overall aim:
- The journal shall be governed in such a way that different parties can participate in shaping the endeavour while retaining a clear definition over who is responsible for what.
- The work with the journal has to be kept at a manageable size for all involved parties since almost all work is done as a free community service.
- There shall be clear expectations on what the different parties will contribute to the endeavour.
- The journal shall be operated in such a way that it is able to accommodate initiatives that might not fit other more traditional journal outlets.
The journal is operated with some financial support for the editorial office in the form of a grant from The Swedish Research Council. Contributing authors are not charged any processing fees, but are asked to themselves serve that final manuscripts need only limited copy-editing.
All published material is stored in a legal electronic deposit at the National Library of Sweden.
Authors retain the copyright to their contributions.
Valuation Studies is indexed at EBSCO (Academic Search Premier) from 2015 and at DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). The editorial office disseminates together with LiU e-press information about the journal widely. Measures are also taken to make the journal part of major indexing services like: Scopus, Jstor, and ISI.
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