Social Policy Forum journal
The Social Policy Forum is a professional peer-reviewed journal published by the Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (RILSA). It is included in the Council for Research, Development and Innovation list of peer-reviewed non-impact-factor periodicals published in the Czech Republic. It is also indexed in the ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences) database. The journal is available in the CEEOL (Central and Eastern European Online Library) electronic library – a platform that serves to make social science and humanities publications from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe globally available.
Social Policy Forum journal
Editor-in-chief: PhDr. Petr Šafařík
T: +420 211 152 722
M: +420 777 529 070
Publisher: RILSA, Dělnická 213/12, 170 00 Praha 7
Frequency: 4 issues per year, the first issue was published in August 2007
Range: 32–52 pages
Registration info: MK ČR E 17566
ISSN 1802-5854 print (the print version of the journal has been last published in June 2023)
ISSN 1803-7488 online
The journal is divided into two parts. The first part consists of a section for peer-reviewed articles, studies and analyses. The editorial board decides on the inclusion of contributions in this section of the journal. The second part contains contributions that are not subject to peer review and are classified as follows:
- From the European Union (news from the EU and individual EU member states)
- Projects supported by the EU
- Statistics and analysis (annotated official statistics)
- Knowledge from practice
- Interesting facts from the foreign press
The information service for readers is divided into the following subsections:
- Reviews (of interesting publications)
- From the domestic press
- From the foreign press
- News from the library collection
The journal is published in the Open Access mode.
All the articles published in the journal are subjected to an independent review process.
The magazine focuses primarily on social issues in the broadest sense, i.e. in particular on social policy, social services, state social support systems, material hardship systems, assessment services, disability, the family, the social and legal protection of children, equal opportunities, insurance systems, pension insurance, sickness insurance, accident insurance, income policy, employment, employment policy, employment services, the labour market, employment abroad, the activities of labour offices, wage policy, wage and salary systems, safety at work and in the working environment, migration, the integration of foreigners, international cooperation in various areas of social security, social dialogue and collective bargaining, working conditions, work organisation, legislation that applies to all these areas, especially labour legislation, and other related topics.