Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Cooperative Studies is a peer reviewed international academic journal which aims to generate theoretical knowledge as well as promoting research and innovation within the cooperative sector.


Section Policies


All submissions to this section must be based on orginal research a clearly detailed methodology section.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous.


Publication Frequency

2 issues per year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Subscription Information

Subscription fees for printed version including postage expenses are as follows:

Individual - USD 120/ Institutional - USD 180 (Per year: 2 issues)

Single Issue Price: USD 60