Social science open access virtual special issue


Highly downloaded open access papers

We are delighted to present the Elsevier Social Science open access virtual special issue. Below you will find a highly downloaded open access paper for each of our social science subject areas, from accounting and archaeology to tourism and transport. These open access articles are free to read and download forever.

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Accounting earnings and gross domestic product

5,000 years old Egyptian iron beads made from hammered meteoritic iron

Academic engagement and commercialisation: A review of the literature on university-industry relations

Decision Sciences
Solving the Dynamic Ambulance Relocation and Dispatching Problem using Approximate Dynamic Programming

Anonymous Job Applications of Fresh Ph.D. Economists

Laptop Multitasking Hinders Classroom Learning for Both Users and Nearby Peers

The effects of ownership and stock liquidity on the timing of repurchase transactions

The impact of microfinance in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review of the evidence

Suffering, Hope, And Entrapment: Resilience And Cultural Values In Afghanistan

History and Philosophy of Science
Testing sex and gender in sports; reinventing, reimagining and reconstructing histories.

Library and Information Science
Open Access from a Publisher's Perspective

Variation in handshape and orientation in British Sign Language: The case of the '1' hand configuration

Brand Communities Embedded in Social Networks

Scientific faith: Belief in science increases in the face of stress and existential anxiety

Safety Science
Causal relations between psychosocial conditions, safety climate and safety behaviour - a multi-level investigation

Social and Political Science
The Art of Social Movement: Cultural Opportunity, Mobilisation and Framing in the Early Formation of the Amber Collective

Key Drivers Of Airline Loyalty

Transport poverty meets the digital divide: accessibility and connectivity in rural communities