In 2020, Valuation Studies initiated a new phase. As the editorial ‘Towards a Reformulation’ explains in more detail, we call this new phase valuation as a problem. The overall aim of this new phase is to strengthen Valuation Studies as a platform for curated academic conversations on valuation. In order to achieve this goal, we have introduced an important shift in how we manage submissions. New submissions will need to be in relation to an open Theme Call. The purpose of this change is to foster a more focused discussion around particular issues of valuation. 

Theme Calls are curated by the journal’s editorial board and guest editors. The process to contribute to Theme Calls has two steps. First, authors are invited to formally manifest interest in the call by submitting an extended abstract (maximum 1000 words). The abstract will be evaluated by the editors of the Theme. Second, papers resulting from accepted proposals will then undergo an anonymous peer-review process. Depending on the submissions and accepted papers, Theme Calls will become special sections, an issue or several issues in Valuation Studies. 

There is one Theme Call currently open for submissions.

Theme call 3: Valuation and critique in the “good economy”. Editors: Kristin Asdal (University of Oslo) & Liliana Doganova (Mines Paris) (more information about the call here).

There are two Theme Calls in the editorial process (closed for submissions).

Theme call 1: Valuation as a semiotic, narrative, and dramaturgical problem: re-opening the toolbox of valuation studies. Editors: Fabian Muniesa (Mines ParisTech), José Ossandón (Copenhagen Business School) (more information about the call here).

Theme call 2: Digitizing Valuation. Editors: Francis Lee (Chalmers University of Technology), Andrea Mennicken (London School of Economics), Jacob Reilley (Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg), Malte Ziewitz (Cornell University) (more information about the call here).

Submission process

Submissions are done on-line in the OJS manuscript system

To make a submission new users need to register before making their submission. The registration link is located to the left of the “login” button on the login page. 

Author guidelines

  • The journal encourages a wide variety of contributions in terms of both content and form.
  • When accepted for publication, authors are responsible for providing language checked manuscripts that require no, or almost no, copy editing.
  • Contributions should commit to the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) as regards referencing and copy-editing principles.
  • The journal is agnostic as to what kind of English spelling principles to be used. Authors are expected to choose a form of English and to use it consistently within a contribution.
  • Download author guidelines here.


Valuation Studies is completely open access and authors retain the copyright to their contributions.

It is allowed to publish the published PDF of journal articles for self-archiving on institutional repositories, social media and other sites. It is encouraged to use the published version, even it is also allowed to use the post-print version of the article. 


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.