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.

Editorial functions


Professor C-F Helgesson, Linköping University
Senior researcher Fabian Muniesa, Mines ParisTech

The editors have the overall responsibility over what is published in the journal.

Editorial office:

The editorial office is based at Linköping University and is currently editor CF Helgesson, head of editorial office Lotta Björklund Larsen, production and layout editor Karin Thoresson, and editorial assistant Maria Eidenskog.

Advisory Board

The advisory board is the central governing body for the journal and consists of a select number of scholars committed to participate in shaping the journal.

Members of the advisory board:

Editorial Board

The editorial board contains a larger set of scholars interested in the journal and the implicated field.

Members of the editorial board:

Governing principles

The following guiding principles are set out to assist in achieving the journal's overall aim:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. There shall be clear expectations on what the different parties will contribute to the endeavour.
  4. 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.


Authors retain the copyright to their contributions.


The editorial office will together with LiU e-press disseminate information about the journal widely and strive to make the journal part of major indexing services like: Ebsco, Scopus, Jstor and ISI.


Editors: editors@valuationstudies.liu.se
Other questions: office@valuationstudies.liu.se

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The start up of Valuation Studies is supported by a grant from The Swedish Research Council.

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