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. Download the call for papers here.

Many of the early contributions concern situations where economic aspects are central to the valuation practices examined. One crucial feature with the notion of valuation is, however, that it allows for examining the variable presence or absence of different registers of worth. This flexibility is central to Valuation Studies since it allows for interesting juxtapositions of studies of different phenomena (such as the practices of aesthetic valuations in different domains) or indeed of studies of highly different valuation practices concerning the same phenomena (such as the different and divergent practices of valuing movies). We, therefore, encourage contributions from a variety of fields as well as ideas for themes of special issues that would foster valuable conversations about valuation as a social practice.

Submission process

Submissions are done on-line in the OJS manuscript system

We have in November 2016 started using the OJS manuscript system. The accounts of users signed up with our previous manuscript system have been transferred to OJS. Users will, however, need to request a new password. This is done by pressing the link "Forgot your password?" at the login screen and follow the instructions. New users will simply need to register before making their submission.

Proposals for contributing interviews, debates or special issues are directed to the editors using (NOTE: New address from Jan 2020!)

Author guidelines

The main form of contribution is the traditional journal article. The journal further welcomes short opinion pieces or research notes, interviews, staged debates, or indeed longer than normal journal articles. Contributions are subject to traditional double-blind review by at least two reviewers, except in cases when this procedure is not tenable (e.g., interviews, staged debates).

  • 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 (16th 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 UK or US form of English and to use it consistently within a contribution. (The journal may accept contributions using still another form of English. However, consistency to the chosen form is paramount.)
  • Download author guidelines here.
  • Articles are published in the sequence they are accepted. An issue will be considered complete when it has a sufficient amount of content.


Valuation Studies is completely open access and authors will 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.