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Sociology (General)

eISSN: 14698684 | ISSN: 00380385 | Current volume: 58 | 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.

Vicki Harman University of Surrey, UK
Robert Meadows University of Surrey, UK
Chair of the Editorial Board
Mark McCormack Aston University, UK
Deputy Chair
Umut Erel The Open University, UK
Peer Review Management
Publications Coordinator
Rachel Brooks University of Surrey, UK
Ian Brunton-Smith University of Surrey, UK
Paul Hodkinson University of Surrey, UK
Sazana Jayadeva University of Surrey, UK
Andrew King University of Surrey, UK
Emily Setty University of Surrey, UK
Jill Timms University of Surrey, UK
Editorial Board
Benjamin Abrams University College London, UK
Anson Au The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Reza Azarian Uppsala University, Sweden
Bolaji Balogun University of Sheffield, UK
Pallavi Banerjee University of Exeter, UK
Jack Barbalet Australian Catholic University, Australia
Miia Bask Uppsala University, Sweden
Kalyan Bhandari University of the West of Scotland, UK
Baptiste Brossard University of York, UK
Ciaran Burke University of the West of England, UK
Sarah Burton University of Aberdeen, Germany
Benedetta Cappellini University of Durham, UK
Sören Carlson Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany
Elizabeth Cook City, University of London, UK
Isabel Crowhurst University of Essex, UK
Dean Curran University of Calgary, Canada
Katherine Davies The University of Sheffield, UK
Mark Davis University of Leeds, UK
Valentina Di Stasio Utrecht University, Netherlands
Erin Early University of Ulster, UK
Umut Erel The Open University, UK
Mastoureh Fathi University College Cork, Ireland
Mark Featherstone Keele University, UK
Kirsty Finn University of Manchester, UK
Paraskevi-Viviane Galata Hellenic Open University, Greece
Deborah Giustini KU Leuven, Belgium
Shelene Gomes University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Achala Gupta University of Southampton, UK
Patricia Hamilton University of York, UK
Catherine Happer University of Glasgow, UK
Alexander Hensby University of Kent, UK
Cathy Herbrand De Montfort University, UK
Ansgar Hudde University of Cologne, Germany
Nicola Ingram University College Cork, Ireland
Anne-Marie Jeannet University of Milan, Italy
Premalatha Karupiah Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Markus Klein University of Strathclyde, UK
Adrien Leguina Loughborough University, UK
Karen Lillie Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany
Yuwei Lin University of Roehampton, UK
Kelvin E.Y. Low National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rory Magrath Solent University, Southampton, UK
Benjamin Marent University of Sussex, UK
Deni Mazrekaj Utrecht University, Netherlands
Derek McGhee University of Stirling, UK
Christian Morgner University of Sheffield, UK
Daniel Nehring Swansea University, UK
Barbara Barbosa Neves Monash University, Australia
Stacey Pope Durham University, UK
Steven Roberts Monash University, Australia
Francesca Romana Ammaturo Coventry University, UK
Steffen Roth Kazimieras Simonavicius University, Vilnius
Rima Saini Middlesex University London, UK
R Sanchez-Rivera University of Cambridge, UK
Balihar Sanghera University of Kent, UK
Karin Sardadvar Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Laura Sartori Unviersity of Bologna, Italy
Gemma Scalise University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Kiril Sharapov Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Abigail Tazzyman Sheffield Methods Institute, University of Sheffield, UK
Gerbrand Tholen City University London, UK
Meghan Tinsley University of Manchester, UK
Martina Topic University of Alabama, USA
Mengwei Tu Swansea University, UK
Paola Tubaro National Centre for Scientific Research, France
Jenny van Hooff Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Stefania Vicari University of Sheffield, UK
Alex Wood University of Bristol, UK
Miri Yemini Tel Aviv University, School of Education, Israel
Joy Zhang University of Kent, UK
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
Sujatha Raman Australian National University, Australia
Nandini Sundar Delhi School of Economics, India
Sandra Torres Linköping University, Sweden
Sirpa Wrede Westermarck Society, Finland
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