The Journal of Fair Trade is a biannual, peer-reviewed title published by Pluto Journals bringing together academics and practitioner voices
ISSN 2513-9525 (print) / ISSN 2513-9533 (online)
The Journal is owned and run by the Fair Trade Society (with support from the Pluto Educational Trust), a membership organisation which reflects the wider movement and all who are passionate about change. Join us and help build back fairer! Click here to see membership categories
The Journal of Fair Trade is a new independent, peer-reviewed academic journal launched by the Fair Trade Society, in February 2019, to reclaim the best practices and values that contribute to mutuality and fairness in trade. The Journal aims to be a source of the leading research on Fair Trade. The Fair Trade Society website provides a forum and funnel for new work, ideas and debate.
The Journal is owned and run by the Fair Trade Society (with support from the Pluto Educational Trust), a membership organisation which reflects the wider movement and all who are passionate about change. Join us and help build back fairer!
All members are considered members of The Fair Trade Society, no matter what they have paid. Their rights are:
The Journal provides a much-needed independent space in which to discuss the ever-changing practical and theoretical approaches to making the world a more just place through business and trade. The term ‘Fair Trade’ includes certification systems and all efforts to ensure trade is fair for all. Unafraid to be outspoken, the goal of the Journal is to catalyse significant improvements in the way all types of trade deliver social and environmental justice.
The Journal and the Fair Trade Society publish independent academic work, briefings and articles. They promote new voices and experiences from cooperatives, producer organisations and practitioners, as well as Fair Trade businesses and corporations striving to be responsible global citizens. The founders of this Journal want to encompass the full range of interests and voices that need to be heard on these issues. For information on how to submit to the Journal, please click here.
The journal is biannual, published online in approx May and October. Membership information can be found on our website.
Archiving information: The electronic journal is held within the Fair Trade Society members’ portal.
The journal has its own website where further information can be found: www.joft.org.uk
Pauline Tiffen, Editor-in-Chief and the Journal Manager
Indro Dasgupta, Southern Methodist University/World Fair Trade Organization, Craft Resource Center, India;
Robert Doherty, University of York;
Michael Goodman; University of Reading;
Daniel Jaffee, Portland State University and
Patrick Van Zwanenberg, STEPS América Latina / CENIT, Universidad Nacional de San Martin
Matthew Anderson, Senior Lecturer in Business Ethics, The University of Portsmouth;
Dana Geffner, Executive Director, Fair World Project;
Laura Raynolds, Center for Fair & Alternative Trade, Colorado State University;
Erinch Sahan, Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL);
Hans Theyer, Sustainability Consultant and
Diederik van Iwaarden, RSO Office Utrecht University.
The Journal of Fair Trade welcomes submissions from anyone who wishes to contribute to the debate on the challenges and future of Fair Trade. All contributions will be constructively reviewed in line with the Journal’s single-blind peer review policy.
Please see details of our Call for Papers on the theme of ‘Fair Trade Connections’ for the forthcoming JOFT special issue and Guidelines for Contributors for details of article types and submission requirements as well as our Open Access Publishing Permissions .
Please click the following link here to refer to our regular, non- special Edition Guidelines document.
Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Pauline Tiffen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journal Manager, Sally Jennings, at email@example.com
Fair Trade Society Membership enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
Publisher Pluto Journals, email@example.com
The Journal of Fair Trade (JoFT) is a biannual, peer-reviewed, Open Access Journal title published by Pluto Journals. The Journal of Fair Trade is striving to publish a wide range of voices on building economic systems, practices, ideas and approaches to trade that are fair for people and planet. Everything we publish is free to read and download. The JoFT wants to become a credible and important part of the vital debate, dialogue and change we need to see in the world.
The Fair Trade Society is a global membership organisation being formed to own and run the Journal of Fair Trade with support from the Pluto Educational Trust. The Fair Trade Society is made up of members, social and fair trade enterprises and organisations with a shared passion for Fair Trade.
If you are not yet a member please join to support and shape the future of the Journal of Fair Trade and help build back fairer!
Who can become a member?
We have three types of membership
• Individual £1.50/month or £15/ year
• Fair Trade Organisations, Social Enterprises, Not-for-profits £4.00/month or £45/ year
• Ethical Businesses £100/ year
What does being a member mean?
A member is expected to pay their dues each year in US$, £ or €. Payment can be annual or in smaller amounts each month. There are different rates for different types of membership.
When you join the Fair Trade Society, you become a shareholder in the Society that owns and runs the Journal of Fair Trade.
All members are considered equal members of The Fair Trade Society, no matter what they have paid.
Members’ rights are:
• Full access to the Journal, topic recommendation, contributor recommendation,
• The right to join the Advisory Board (by invitation and/or election)
• The right to post information on the JOFT website within specified categories e.g. News, Inspiration, Resources, Jobs, Events
• To present and represent Fair Trade Society members in forums and events
• To make proposals for activities and projects
• Attend the AGM and receive annual reports and financials of the JOFT and Fair Trade Society
The constitution of the Fair Trade Society is being developed and the DRAFT CONSTITUTION will be added to this site shortly.
If you would like to be part of the Working Group [consultation and discussion process] please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
The founding Fair Trade Society Annual General Meeting will be held online in early 2022.
The Advisory Board: our current Advisory Board has provided terrific support for the efforts to set up this new Journal and to get things going during the first three years.
They will step down and hand over to a new Advisory Board made up of Society members in early 2022.
Fair Trade Links
The Fair Trade Society values practical knowledge and scholarship within the field of Fair Trade.
The organisations, institutions and groups collated here are intended to spur the curiosity and participation of all who are interested in Fair Trade related research, initiatives and debate.
There is a wealth of information available to guide debate and steps forward in policy and decision-making.
We hope that sharing this information will encourage interest, discussion, debates and investigations that improve and propel Fair Trade theory and practice towards future, global solutions.
If your group or organisation belongs here please get in touch!
Organisations: Outreach and Advocacy
Center for Fair and Alternative Trade—Colorado State University
Domestic Fair Trade Association
Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Fair Trade Federation
Fair Trade Towns
Fair Trade Nation Wales
Fair World Project — See their report 'Fairness for Farmers'
The Fair Trade Institute
The Transnational Institute
|ScienceOpen disciplines:||Education, Agriculture, Social & Behavioral Sciences, History, Economics|
|Keywords:||Trade Justice, Ethical consumption, Fair Trade Towns, Sustainability, Fair Trade, Cooperatives, Decolonisation, Alternative Trade, Fairtrade, Ethical Business|