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International Sociology

2014 Impact Factor: 0.812
2014 Ranking: 67/142 in Sociology
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Marta Soler Gallart Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Review of Books
Mohammed Bamyeh University of Pittsburgh, USA
Deputy Editor
Esther Oliver Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Editorial Assistant
Jelen Amador Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Ana Vidu Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Editorial Assistant - Review of Books
Piotr Konieczny University of Pittsburgh, USA
Sohoon Lee
Sohoon Lee University of Sydney, Australia

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"International Sociology does not represent the West theorising about the rest of the world but presents articulate global voices." Margaret Archer University of Warwick, UK

"In recent years International Sociology has climbed in to the top ranks of learned journals in the field. Its scholarly quality and its unmatched international reach make it required reading." Neil Smelser University of California, Berkeley, USA

"International Sociology displays a remarkable international scope that would be difficult for any other journal to match. It is a valuable resource for understanding the range of sociological studies conducted all over the world." Hiroshi Ishida University of Tokyo, Japan

"International Sociology is an important gathering place for some of the leading thinkers of our time. Innovative blends of theory, method, and evidence are brought to bear on the critical questions facing social scientists and their audiences." Charles Ragin University of Arizona/Tucson, USA

Established in 1986 by the International Sociological Association (ISA), International Sociology is a highly ranked peer reviewed journal whose aim is to reflect the theoretical and empirical diversity of international sociology. Particularly welcome are papers which explore contemporary social challenges and transformations affecting global society or which highlight how an international perspective can provide fresh insights contributing to the development of international sociological theory and knowledge. As the journal caters for the diverse sociological community it welcomes theoretical contributions as well as more empirical papers using qualitative and quantitative approaches.orld.

ISA members receive International Sociology as a benefit of membership.

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International Sociology is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://iss.sagepub.com

Established in 1986 by the International Sociological Association (ISA), International Sociology was one of the first sociological journals to reflect the research interests and voice of the international community of sociologists. This highly ranked peer-reviewed journal publishes contributions from diverse areas of sociology, with a focus on international and comparative approaches. The journal presents innovative theory and empirical approaches, with attention to insights into the sociological imagination that deserve worldwide attention. New ways of interpreting the social world and sociology from an international perspective provide innovative insights into key sociological issues.

Editorial Board
Margaret Archer (UK )
Sophie Body-Gendrot (France)
Michael Burawoy (USA)
Marcela Cerrutti (Argentina)
Raewyn Connell (Australia)
Satish Deshpande (India)
Manuel A. Garretón (Chile)
Sari Hanafi (Lebanon)
Mokhtar El Harras (Morroco)
Michael Hsiao (Taiwan )
Matthias Koenig (Germany)
Patricio Langa (Mozambique)
Ching Kwan Lee (USA)
Tessa Marcus (South Africa)
Maria José Alvarez Rivadulla (Colombia)
Sawako Shirahase (Japan)
Priotr Sztomka (Poland)
Enrique de la Garza Toledo (Mexico)
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay (Canada)
Sylvia Walby Lancaster University
Michele Wiewiorka (France)
Rafael Wittek (The Netherlands)
Editor - Review of Books Editorial Board
Mohammed Bamyeh University of Pittsburgh, USA
Review of Books Editorial Board
Manuel Antonio Garretón (Chile)
Gianpolo Baiocchi Brown University, USA
Asef Bayat University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Craig Calhoun Social Science Research Council, New York, USA
Sari Hanafi (Lebanon)
Michael Hsiao (Taiwan )
Chua Beng Huat National University of Singapore, Singapore
Hans Joas University of Freiburg, Germany
Yevgeny Kuznetsov The World Bank
Arvind Rajagopal New York University, USA
Shalini Randeria University of Zurich, Switzerland
Radhamany Sooryamoorthy University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Salim Tamari Birzeit University, Palestine
Teivo Teivainen University of Helsinki, Finland
Translators of Abstracts (Spanish)
Antonio M. Jaime Castillo University of Granada, Spain
Translators of Abstracts (French)
Nicky Le Feuvre Universite de Toulouse II (Le Mirail), France
Society Member
Guido Giarelli University Magna Graecia, Italy
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    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Other conventions
    7. Acknowledgments
      7.1 Funding acknowledgement
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
      9.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      9.4.5 English language editing services
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints and complimentary copies
      10.3 SAGE production
    11. Further information

    Established in 1986 by the International Sociological Association (ISA), International Sociology  is a highly ranked peer reviewed journal whose aim is to reflect the theoretical and empirical diversity of international sociology. Particularly welcome are papers which explore contemporary social challenges and transformations affecting global society or which highlight how an international perspective can provide fresh insights contributing to the development of international sociological theory and knowledge. As the journal caters for the diverse sociological community it welcomes theoretical contributions as well as more empirical papers using qualitative and quantitative approaches.

     

    1. Peer review policy

    International Sociology adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. All submissions are reviewed initially by the Editor and only those papers that meet the scientific and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review. Papers which exceed the maximum word length of 8000 words, or which appear to be in early draft form, will not be reviewed.

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    2. Article types

    Contributions may be submitted in English, French, Spanish or other languages for which it is possible to identify suitable reviewers. However, the articles will be published only in English.

    Contributions are considered for publication only with the understanding that they are not simultaneously under consideration elsewhere in English and are the original work of the author(s). Any previous form of publication and any current consideration in other languages must also be are disclosed. Authors assign copyright to the International Sociological Association. 

    Standard length of papers is 6-8000 words including, abstract, text, appendices, footnotes and references, but shorter contributions are also welcomed.

    Title, Author�s name, full address and brief biographical note of not more than 40 words will be required, with an abstract of 150 words and about 5 key words. To ensure as wide a readership as possible for the article authors are encouraged to use titles, keywords and text in the abstract which avoid jargon and give a clear indication of the content and contribution of the paper.

    Spelling should be consistent within the paper.

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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    International Sociology is hosted on SAGE track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne� Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/is to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    Please ensure that you submit editable/source files only (Microsoft Word or RTF) and that your document does not include page numbers; the International Sociology SAGETRACK system will generate them for you, and then automatically convert your manuscript to PDF for peer review. Furthermore, it is imperative that authors remove from their submissions any information that will identify them or their affiliations to reviewers. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revisions, will be by email.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

    If you would like advice on the online submission process, please contact Shawna Tang (editor.internationalsociology@sydney.edu.au)

    Articles and reviews for the International Sociology Review of Books should continue to be submitted electronically to dkalekin@univ.haifa.ac.il.

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    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor�s Publishing Agreement. SAGE�s Journal Contributor�s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    International Sociology and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice.  Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    5. Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Childhood does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    7. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    7.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), International Sociology additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement in the form of a sentence as follows, with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets:

    This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxx].

    Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by semi-colon, with “and” before the final funder. Thus:

    This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].

    In some cases, research is not funded by a specific project grant, but rather from the block grant and other resources available to a university, college or other research institution. Where no specific funding has been provided for the research we ask that corresponding authors use the following sentence:

    This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    Please include this information under a separate heading entitled “Funding” directly after any other Acknowledgements prior to your “Declaration of Conflicting Interests” (if applicable), any Notes and your References.

    Important note: If you have any concerns that the provision of this information may compromise your anonymity dependent on the peer review policy of this journal outlined above, you can withhold this information until final accepted manuscript.

    For more information on the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers, please visit: http://www.rin.ac.uk/funders-acknowledgement

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    8. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Microsoft Word or RTF.

    9.2 Journal Style
    International Sociology conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    9.3 Reference Style
    International Sociology adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you�ve done this, open EndNote and choose �Select Another Style...� from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    9.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Notes should appear at the end of the text directly after the text and before the references.

    9.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    An abstract of 100-200 words and 3-5 keywords should also be provided. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE�s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    9.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
    If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
    Figures, maps and diagrams should be precisely and boldly drawn to permit photographic reproduction. Tables should be numbered and cited in numerical order in the text.  Appendix tables are numbered as A1, A2etc. Titles of tables should identify the table clearly and as briefly as possible and be unique from other table titles. Any explanatory material (e.g. sample size) should be placed in a �note� at the bottom of the table or within the table itself. When creating tables, do not use tabs or spaces or break contents of a cell across multiple cells. Column headings should identify the column as briefly as possible. Footnotes to Tables should only contain useful information about the table such as definitions of abbreviations used. If relevant, tables may also have a separate note labelled as �source(s)� used in construction the table.

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    International Sociology does not currently accept supplemental files

    9.4.5 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service.  Visit http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journalgateway/msg.htm for further information.

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    10. After acceptance

    10.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    10.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    10.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in International Sociologywith SAGE. 

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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Christine Inglis (Editor)
    Shawna Tang (Editorial Assistant)
    International Sociology
    Department of Sociology and Social Policy A26
    University of Sydney
    NSW 2006
    Australia

    E-mail: editor.internationalsociology@sydney.edu.au

    Devorah Kalekin-Fishman (Editor)
    International Sociology Review of Books

    E-mail: dkalekin@univ.haifa.ac.il

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