Aims and Scope of the Journal

The International Journal of Community Currency Research (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.

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’.

The Journal was first published in 1997 and it 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, thereby 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.

The IJCCR welcomes contributions on the topic of community currencies, that 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.

The IJCCR is published twice a year. The journal is published in English, although Special Issues in other languages are possible, as long as they are submitted with an abstract in English. 

IJCCR is registered with the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) ISSN 1325-9547

Editorial Board

Chief Editor:

Jens Martignoni, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland


Georgina M. Gómez, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands

Leander Bindewald, Independent Scholar

Jerome Blanc, Science Po Lyon, France

August Corrons, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Noémie Lecourt, ENS de Lyon, France

Lee Gregory, University of Birmingham, UK

Ricardo Orzi , Universidad de Lujan, Argentina

Masayuki Yoshida, Joetsu University of Education, Japan

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