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2017 Ranking: 18/146 in Sociology
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Editors in Chief
Vanessa May University of Manchester, UK
Alan Warde University of Manchester, UK
Publications Assistant
Sophie Jaques British Sociological Association, UK
Chair of the Editorial Board
Tim Strangleman University of Kent, UK
Deputy Chair of the Editorial Board
Umut Erel The Open University, UK
Andrew Balmer University of Manchester, UK
Bridget Byrne University of Manchester, UK
Tarani Chandola University of Manchester, UK
Helen Holmes University of Manchester, UK
Editor and Book Reviews Editor
Petra Nordqvist University of Manchester, UK

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Sociology (General)

eISSN: 14698684 | ISSN: 00380385 | Current volume: 53 | Current issue: 2 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.

Editorial Board
Kathryn Almack University of Nottingham, UK
Emma Casey Northumbria University, UK
Graham Crow University of Edinburgh, UK
Lisa Dikomitis Keele University, UK
Pete Fussey University of Essex, UK
Yasmin Ibrahim Queen Mary, Univeristy of London
Nisha Kapoor University of York, UK
Avril Keating University College London, UK
Jieyu Liu SOAS, University of London, UK
Karen Lumsden Independent Researcher
Mark McCormack University of Roehampton, UK
Derek McGhee Keele Unviersity, UK
Peter Millward Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Chris Moreh York St John University, UK
Nicola Rollock Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Silke Roth University of Southampton, UK
Julie Seymour Hull York Medical School, UK
Ala Sirriyeh Lancaster University, UK
David Skinner Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Nicola Spurling Lancaster University, UK
Tim Strangleman University of Kent, UK
Shaminder Takhar London South Bank University, UK
Anna Tarrant University of Lincoln, UK
Thomas Thurnell-Read Loughborough University, UK
Stefania Vicari University of Sheffield, UK
Patrick White University of Leicester, UK
Jo Woodiwiss University of Huddersfield, UK
Kate Woodthorpe University of Bath, UK
Joy Zhang University of Kent, UK
Associate Board
Matthew Adams University of Brighton, UK
Miia Bask Örebro University, Sweden
Fran Collyer University of Sydney, Australia
Barbara Da Roit University of Venice, Italy
Zowie Davy De Montfort University, UK
Natalie Hammond Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Torsten H Voigt RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Alexander Hensby University of Kent, UK
Sean P. Hier University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Titus Hjelm University of Helsinki, Finland
Nicholas Hookway University of Tasmania, Australia
Xianbi Huang La Trobe University, Australia
Rachel Humphris University of Birmingham, UK
Kerryn Husk University of Plymouth, UK
Markus Klein University of Strathclyde, UK
Gundi Knies University of Essex, UK
Wendy Martin Brunel University London, UK
Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dino Numerato Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Francisco Perales University of Queensland, Australia
Jane Pilcher University of Leicester, UK
Kingsley Purdam University of Manchester, UK
Daniela Sime University of Strathclyde, UK
Tracey Skillington University College Cork, Ireland
Vanita Sundaram University of York, UK
Paola Tubaro CNRS, France
Ian Tucker University of East London, UK
Celia Valiente Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Maria Villares-Varela University of Southampton, UK
Katie Wright La Trobe University, Australia
International Advisory Board
Onwubiko Agozino Virginia Tech, USA
Loretta Bass University of Oklahoma, USA
Hana Hašková Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Gail Hawkes University of New England, Australia
Barbara Katz-Rothman City University of New York, USA
Travis Kong University of Hong Kong, China
Ching Kwan Lee University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Barbara L Marshall Trent University, Canada
Greg Noble University of Western Sydney, Australia
Hiroki Ogasawara Kobe University, Japan
Eduard Ponarin Higher School of Economics, Russia
Olga Sezneva University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ari Sitas University of Cape Town, South Africa
France Winddance Twine University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Wai-kam Yu Hong Kong Baptist University, PR China
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