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eISSN: 14698684 | ISSN: 00380385 | Current volume: 55 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Sociology, an official journal of the British Sociological Association, is acknowledged as one of the leading journals in its field. For more than five decades, the journal has made a major contribution to the debates that have shaped the discipline and has an undisputed international reputation for publishing original research of the highest academic standard. The scope of Sociology is wide ranging - both geographically and substantively - and it includes shorter notes, comments, reviews of recent developments and book reviews as well as core theoretical and empirical research papers. It also publishes occasional special issues principally devoted to particular themes.

Sociology has been an important venue for sociologists from around the world as well as from the UK. I am pleased to have been involved both as an author and as an international advisory board member, and I look forward to new issues with pleasure. Putting out a journal is always a balancing act, and Sociology has done very well in exploring cutting-edge themes while maintaining an impressive standard of quality.”
Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney, Australia

Sociology is the journal for the sociologists working in the UK, for UK sociologists established internationally and for a global sociological readership. Anyone looking for evidence of the rigour, relevance and value of sociological research need look no further.”
Tom Hall, Cardiff University, UK

Sociology continues to be one of, if not the leading journal for sociologists and others both in and well beyond the UK. It is very successful in attracting and publishing excellent papers dealing with cutting edge research and original ideas, which utilize wide range of empirical and theoretical approaches. I have read Sociology regularly since I was a student and it is hard to imagine being a sociologist without it. I come to each new issue with high expectations based on my trust in the strength of its editorial and peer reviewing practices, which mean that I can also be proud of having published in it.”
Sue Scott, York University, UK

Sociology is a key journal in the discipline, representing not only the United Kingdom, but an international scope and perspective, with authors and reviewers from a range of backgrounds and locations. The editors have been very good to work with -- a solid and thoughtful review process, excellent choices. It has been and continues to be a pleasure to work with them in support of their fine work.”
Barbara Katz Rothman, City University of New York, USA

“It's honoured to be working as International Advisory Board Member of the journal.

And also pretty enjoyable experience for me to read every issue of the journal whose authors vary extensively from young, promising talents to expert veterans in the discipline.

It provides a great platform for authors and readers alike to be updated with some ongoing topics and to encounter with deep reflections of sociological endeavour, and above all to develop further discussions with global members.”
Hiroki Ogasawara, Kobe University, Japan

“Sociology as the flagship journal of the BSA makes an enormous contribution to the development of the discipline, sociological debates, creativity and ideas. The anniversary editions of the journal are a ‘must read’ reflecting the strengths of and challenges for sociology in contemporary times.”
Maggie O'Neill, York University, UK.

All issues of Sociology are available to browse online.

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

The objective of Sociology is to publish outstanding and original peer-reviewed articles which advance the theoretical understanding of, and promote and report empirical research about the widest range of sociological topics. The journal encourages, and welcomes, submission of papers which report findings using both quantitative and qualitative research methods; articles challenging conventional concepts and proposing new conceptual approaches; and accounts of methodological innovation and the research process. Research Notes provide a means of briefly summarising results from recent or current studies or short discussions of methodological problems and solutions. Critical review essays and book reviews are seen as ways of promoting vigorous scholarly debate. While the journal is intended to serve the interests of members of the British Sociological Association, it does not restrict its coverage to issues about British society, nor does it require authors to be members of the BSA.

Simin Fadaee University of Manchester, UK
Helen Holmes University of Manchester, UK
Chair of the Editorial Board
Tim Strangleman University of Kent, UK
Deputy Chair
Umut Erel The Open University, UK
Peer Review Management
Publications Coordinator
Wendy Bottero University of Manchester, UK
Tarani Chandola University of Manchester, UK
Kevin Gillan University of Manchester, UK
Remi Joseph-Salisbury University of Manchester, UK
Dharmi Kapadia University of Manchester, UK
Vanessa May University of Manchester, UK
Editorial Board
Kathryn Almack University of Hertfordshire, UK
Jason Arday Durham University, UK
Queralt Capsada-Munsech University of Glasgow, UK
Emma Casey Northumbria University, UK
Graham Crow University of Edinburgh, UK
Mark Davis University of Leeds, UK
Pete Fussey University of Essex, UK
Bethan Harries Newcastle University, UK
Yang Hu Lancaster University, UK
Yasmin Ibrahim Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Nicola Ingram Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Avril Keating UCL, UK
Jieyu Liu SOAS, University of London, UK
Vik Loveday Goldsmith's University London, UK
Mark McCormack University of Roehampton, UK
Derek McGhee Keele University, UK
Peter Millward Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Chris Moreh York St John University, UK
Ala Sirriyeh Lancaster University, UK
Shaminder Takhar London South Bank University, UK
Anna Tarrant University of Lincoln, UK
Thomas Thurnell-Read Loughborough University, UK
Ian Tucker University of East London, UK
Stefania Vicari University of Sheffield, UK
Jo Woodiwiss University of Huddersfield, UK
Kate Woodthorpe University of Bath, UK
Joy Zhang University of Kent, UK
Elisabetta Zontini University of Nottingham, UK
Associate Board
Miia Bask Uppsala University, Sweden
Fran Collyer University of Sydney, Australia
Marci Cottingham University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Dean Curran University of Calgary, Canada
Barbara Da Roit University of Venice, Italy
Natalie Hammond Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Catherine Happer University of Glasgow, UK
Alexander Hensby University of Kent, UK
Titus Hjelm University College London, UK
Xianbi Huang La Trobe University, Australia
Rachel Humphris University of Birmingham, UK
Irmak Karamedir Hazir Oxford Brookes University, UK
Markus Klein University of Strathclyde, UK
Ali Meghji University of Cambridge, UK
Leon Moosavi University of Liverpool, UK
Francisco Perales University of Queensland, Australia
Manuela Perrotta Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Andrea Quinlan University of Waterloo, Canada
Francesca Romana Ammaturo University of Roehampton, UK
Suvi Salmenniemi University of Turku, Finland
Martina Topic Leeds Beckett University, UK
Margarita Torre University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Paola Tubaro CNRS, France
Ian Tucker University of East London, UK
Jenny van Hooff Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Maria Villares-Varela University of Southampton, UK
Katie Wright La Trobe University, Australia
Carolina V. Zuccotti CONICET-UdeSA, Argentina
International Advisory Board
Akosua Adomako Ampofo University of Ghana, Ghana
Jack Barbalet Australian Catholic University, Australia
Fernanda Beigel Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
Talja Blokland Humboldt University, Germany
Breno Bringel State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Yunsong Chen Nanjing University, China
Muriel Darmon Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France
Bente Halkier University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Sari Hanafi American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Marcus Hunter University of California, USA
Kinneret Lahad Tel Aviv University, Israel
Kris Natalier Flinders University, Australia
Ann Nilsen University of Bergen, Norway
Buhm Soon Park Korea Advanced Institute of Science, Korea
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas University of Southern California, USA
Sujatha Raman Australian National University, Australia
Nandini Sundar Delhi School of Economics, India
Sandra Torres Linköping University, Sweden
Sirpa Wrede University of Helsinki, Finland
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