Aims of the Journal
The IJCCR is the journal of the international Research Association on Monetary Innovation and Complementary and Community Currency Systems (Ramics). For more information, see http://www.ramics.org.
The Journal was conceived as an online forum for disseminating knowledge about community and complementary currencies. As a freely available online resource, it makes new scientific knowledge about this innovative phenomenon accessible to all, so overcoming many of the barriers separating ‘academics’ from ‘activists’. It also offers speedy publication of new findings, again overcoming the lengthy delays associated with publishing in traditional academic print journals.
This peer-reviewed journal aims to provide a common forum for informed articulation and debate of empirical, critical and theoretical research on community currencies. We seek to bridge the gaps in knowledge, practice and communication which exist between community currency ‘activists’ and ‘academics’.
Community currencies are here defined widely to encompass the full range of possible currency systems. Our desire is to facilitate analysis not only of those systems currently in use, including the ‘money-based’ systems such as LETS, time-based systems such as time-dollars and Ithaca hours, other scrip-based community exchanges as well as business trade exchanges, but also to provide an arena in which the historical use of community currencies can be explored.
New Economics Foundation
Science Po Lyon, France
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
University of Southern Maine; USA
Complementary Currency Resource Center
University of Birmingham, UK
University of Liverpool
Book Reviews Editor
University of East Anglia, UK
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