The International Journal of Community Currency Research (IJCCR) is the academic publication of RAMICS. The IJCCR is devoted to the dissemination of 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 is a peer-reviewed journal to support the debate of empirical, critical and theoretical research on community currencies.
Community currencies are defined widely to encompass the full range of possible currency systems and include the ‘money-based’ systems such as LETS, time-based systems such as time-dollars and Ithaca hours, other scrip-based community exchanges and business trade exchanges, and also to provide an arena in which the historical use of community currencies can be explored.