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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

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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. 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
      2.6 Data
    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. Manuscript style
      5.1 File types
      5.2 Journal style
      5.3 Reference style
      5.4 Manuscript preparation
      5.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      5.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      5.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      5.4.5 English language editing services
    6. After acceptance
      6.1 Proofs
      6.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
      6.3 SAGE production
    7. 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. 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, Authors 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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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 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.

    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

    International 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

    International 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

    2.6 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    International Sociology requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles if the articles are accepted to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. The editor can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office.

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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

    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 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

    International 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.

    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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    5. Manuscript style

    5.1 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.

    5.2 Journal Style

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

    5.3 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.

    5.4 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.

    5.4.1 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.

    5.4.2 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.

    5.4.3 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.

    5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    International Sociology does not currently accept supplemental files

    5.4.5 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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    6. After acceptance           

    6.1 Proofs

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

    6.2 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.

    6.3 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 Sociology with SAGE. 

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    7. Further information

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

    Marta Soler (Editor)
    Email: internationalsociology@ub.edu

    Mohammed Bamyeh (Book Reviews Editor)
    Email: mab205@pitt.edu

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