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Current Sociology

2015 Impact Factor: 1.643
2015 Ranking: 31/142 in Sociology
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Editor
Eloisa Martin Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Editor Monographs
Chaime Marcuello Servós University of Zaragoza, Spain

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eISSN: 14617064 | ISSN: 00113921 | Current volume: 64 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: 7 Times/Year

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"Current Sociology is an imaginative journal with a transnational outlook and themes that are on the
cutting edge of sociology." Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of Illinois, USA

"This is a really useful and insightful journal, always well-worth reading and thinking about." John Urry, Lancaster University, UK

"Current Sociology is genuinely global in its reach and consistently addresses topics - social movements, intimacy , democracy, global consumerism, power and elites - that occupy centre-stage in contemporary sociology." Bryan Turner, Cambridge University, UK

"International in scope and insightful in content, Current Sociology is providing an invigorating intellectual forum in these times of societal and intellectual challenge." Yasemin Soysal, University of Essex, UK and Past President of the European Sociological Association

"Global and innovative in its contributions to contemporary debates, Current Sociology stimulates the sociological imagination." Sylvia Walby, University of Leeds, UK

Current Sociology is a fully peer-reviewed, international journal that publishes original research and innovative critical commentary both on current debates within sociology as a developing discipline, and the contribution that sociologists can make to understanding and influencing current issues arising in the development of modern societies in a globalizing world.

An official journal of the International Sociological Association since 1952, Current Sociology is one of the oldest and most widely cited sociology journals in the world.

Current Sociology publishes peer-reviewed articles in all areas of sociology - theories, methods, concepts, substantive research, and national/regional developments of interest to sociologists internationally.

The journal is also soliciting articles reviewing emergent and challenging issues: substantive, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological. Its interest will be specifically in developments and controversies in fields and areas of sociological inquiry.

Electronic Access:

Current Sociology is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://csi.sagepub.com

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Editorial Board
Mona Abaza The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Jimi Adesina University of South Africa, South Africa
Patrick Baert Cambridge University, UK
Dora Barrancos Universidad de Quilmes, Argentina
Bernadette Bawin-Legros University of Versailles, France
Ulla Bjornberg Gothenburg University, Sweden
Robert J Brym University of Toronto, Canada
Dasarath Chetty University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Roberto Cipriani University of Roma Tré, Italy
Soraya Cortes Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Roberto Franzosi Emory University
Julian Go Department of Sociology, Boston University, USA
Nilüfe Göle EHESS, Paris, France
Sang-Jin Han Department of Sociology, Seoul National University, Korea
Devorah Kalekin-Fishman University of Haifa
Ravinder Kaur Indian Institute of Technology, Dehli, India
Jean-Charles Lagree University of Paris VIII, France
Carlos Benedito Martins University of Brasilia, Brazil
Susan McDaniel University of Lethbridge, Canadá
Martyn Pickersgill Wellcome Trust Reader in Social Studies of Biomedicine, University of Edinburgh, UK
Huang Ping Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China
Adam Possamai Western Sydney University, Australia
Ulrike Schuerkens Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Maha Shuayb Centre for Lebanese Studies, UK
Dennis Smith Loughborough University, UK
Raquel Sosa Elizaga Universidad Nacional de Mexico, Mexico
Hebe Vessuri Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Peter Wagner Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, University of Barcelona, Spain
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgments
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open Access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Other Conventions
    6. Manuscript style
      6.1 File types
      6.2 Journal style
      6.3 Reference style
      6.4 Manuscript preparation
      6.4.1 Your title, Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      6.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      6.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      6.4.5 English language editing services
    7. After acceptance
      7.1 Proofs
      7.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
      7.3 SAGE production
      7.4 Online First publication
    8. Further information

     

    Current Sociology is a fully peer-reviewed, international journal that publishes original research and innovative critical commentary both on current debates within sociology as a developing discipline, and the contribution that sociologists can make to understanding and influencing current issues arising in the development of modern societies in a globalizing world.

    Contributions may be submitted in English, French or Spanish or other languages for which it is possible to identify suitable reviewers. However, the articles will be published only in English, with extended abstracts in French and Spanish. Contributors whose papers are accepted for publication are responsible for providing the final version in English.

    This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

    1. Article types

    Current Sociology publishes peer-reviewed articles in all areas of sociology - theories, methods, concepts, substantive research, and national/regional developments of interest to sociologists internationally.

    The journal is also soliciting articles reviewing emergent and challenging issues: substantive, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological. Its interest will be specifically in developments and controversies in fields and areas of sociological inquiry.

    Current Sociology Monograph Issues of SSIS Series

    CS monograph issues: these were introduced in 2001, as two extra issues per year of the journal Current Sociology; they highlight themes structuring the discipline in original and novel ways. Each issue has single or joint guest editor(s), and presents a selection of papers reflecting global concerns and critical debates within and outside ISA's Research and National Associational networks and conferences; the papers should include a strong introduction and/or conclusion exploring and developing the theme of the issue.

    CS monograph issues are published in English and should include abstracts in French and Spanish. Each monograph issue is typically of 90,000 words including references; abstracts with translations, contributors list etc. and will therefore be approximately 72,000 words of actual text. Editor(s) may like to have short and long papers to ensure the maximum word length as mentioned above.

    For the initial refereeing process, proposals should contain:

    • Brief Synopsis: (1000-2000 words) describing the main features of the book. A chapter by chapter synopsis is preferable.
    • Table of Contents: Please also provide the names and affiliations of the contributors.
    • Competing Titles: Please list those books currently in print which could be competing with yours.

    All monograph proposals are refereed by the Editorial Board (made up of ISA Research Committee Presidents and National Association EC Members) and the series editor. Editor/s will be informed within three months of the outcome of the refereeing process.
    The final manuscript will be accepted on the basis of a successful review by experts in the field. In order to ensure that the monograph issue has rigour and scientific quality of high order we would encourage editors to take the assistance of experts in assessing the papers that they are inviting and submitting the final manuscript for review.

    Proposals should be submitted to:

    Professor Eloísa Martin
    Interim Editor: SSIS (CS Monograph Issues and SSIS Book Series)
    Monographs: csmonographs@gmail.com
    SSIS books: SSISbooks@gmail.com

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    All papers submitted to Current Sociology are acknowledged quickly and reviewed as rapidly as possible. They are initially scrutinised by the editor who decides whether they meet the scientific and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal. Those papers that pass this initial scrutiny are sent out to referees who are carefully selected on the basis of their expertise in the themes of the paper. All papers undergo double-blind refereeing. Normally, at least two referees are used. In the case of special issues of the journal, the invited editor shares the responsibility of administering the double blind refereeing process, using at least two referees for each paper, and submits names of the referees to the journal editor. Also in this case, papers should be submitted through SAGE Track.

    In the case of papers specifically invited by the journal editor (for example, to participate in a dialogue), either one or two referees will be used. Once suitable referees are identified and accept the commission, they are normally asked to reply within a month. The editors target for an initial response to authors of papers that have been sent out to referees is three months, although this cannot be guaranteed in every case. Authors may contact the editor at any time for information on the progress or status of their papers.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    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, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing Assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communciations company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Funding

    Current Sociology requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Current Sociology encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    3. Publishing policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Current 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 using 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 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.

    3.2 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.

    3.3 Open Access and author archiving

    Current Sociology offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    3.4 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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    4. 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.

    Current 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/cso 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.

    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.

    Proposals for monograph issues should be submitted to Professor Eloísa Martin (csmonographs@gmail.com).

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    5. Other Conventions

    None applicable.

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    6. Manuscript style

    6.1 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.

    6.2 Journal Style

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

    6.3 Reference Style

    Current 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.

    6.4 Manuscript Preparation

    Standard length of papers is 6-8000 words including, abstract, text, appendices, footnotes and references. 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.

    6.4.1 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 SAGEs Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    6.4.2 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.

    6.4.3 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.

    6.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    Current Sociology does not currently accept supplemental files

    6.4.5 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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    7. After acceptance           

    7.1 Proofs

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

    7.2 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.

    7.3 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 Current Sociology with SAGE. 

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    8. Further information

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

    Eloísa Martín (Editor)
    E-mail: currentsociology@gmail.com

    Chaime Marcuello Servós (Editor CS Monograph Issues and SSIS Book Series)
    Monographs: csmonographs@gmail.com

    SSIS book: SSISbooks@gmail.com

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