Publications Opportunities

Sociological Futures - Call for Book Proposals

Sociological Futures is the BSA’s research monograph series and has published a wealth of titles on significant topics of sociological enquiry such as climate change, food, social mobility and sociological theory. We are interested in more proposals at any time and invite all scholars to get in touch with their book ideas.

The series offers a means to reach a wider audience and acts as an established publishing outlet for sociologists at all career and publishing stages, from the well-established to emerging sociologists from all parts of the world. The series appeals to students, offering a selection of key texts on a focussed topic in one place as well as being attractive to scholars looking for longer form research on classic and emerging sociological themes. We accept proposals at any time: there is no deadline. Interested?  Find out more>

Book Reviewing

Sociology and Work, Employment and Society have vital and vibrant review sections in every issue of the journal.

Both journals publish a variety of types of reviews: 

  • single book reviews (800 words)
  • joint book reviews (2 books on a related theme) (1,500-2,000 words)
  • review essays (substantial commentaries on a theme, frequently multiple books) (2,500-4,000 words)
  • review symposia (multiple reviewers for 1 book) (800-1,000 words)

Both journals are especially interested in review essays.  These types of reviews offer a more substantial publication for the writer and also a greater contribution to the academic record.

To review for Sociology, contact the Editorial Office, about any potential reviews.

To review for WES, please email the Reviews Editors with details of the book(s) you would like to review. 

Note to publishers: Please do not send unsolicited review copies to the BSA office as we are unable to pass them on to reviewers or editors.


  • Sociology Special Issue - Sociology Under Attack: Challenges, Debates and Possibilities
    This call for papers has been opened for a second invitation to submit in order to foster a diverse and comprehensive collection of papers. We particularly invite submissions from sociologists in and out of academia who work with and research social movements in the global North and South.  Early career and experienced sociologists are equally encouraged to submit a paper.  Read the Call for Papers and submit your full paper by 21 February 2024
  • Editorial Board
    There are no vacancies at the moment.
  • Editorial Team
    There are no vacancies at the moment.

Work, Employment and Society

  • Special Issue: Call for Papers
    The guest editors invite abstracts for this special issue of Work, Employment and Society - The organisation & mobilisation of 'unusual suspects': Precarious work, informalisation & labour organisations.  Read the full Call for Papers and submit your paper by 31 January 2024, 17:00 GMT.
  • Editors in Chief
    There are no vacancies at the moment.
  • Editorial Board
    We are now seeking applications for new members to join the WES Editorial Board. We welcome sociologists from all areas of the world, particularly scholars from the global south and Asia. We also invite you to nominate colleagues. Full details about the role and submitting an application are available on the WES Editorial Board Elections website. Deadline for applications and nominations: Monday, 4 December 2023, 17:00 GMT.
  • Editorial Team
    There are no vacancies at the moment.
  • Associate Board
    There are no vacancies at the moment.

Cultural Sociology

  • Cultural Sociology Editors
    There are no vacancies at the moment.
  • Cultural Sociology Editorial Board
    There are no vacancies at the moment.

Sociological Research Online

  • Sociological Research Online 30th Anniversary Special Issue
    SRO reaches a key milestone in 2025; our 30th anniversary! You have the chance to mark this key milestone with us by contributing to our planned special issue, which celebrates and reflects on the impact the journal has had on sociological scholarship over its lifetime.  Read the Call for Papers and submit your abstract by 30 November 2023.
  • SRO Editors
    There are no vacancies at the moment.
  • SRO Editorial Board
    There are no vacancies at the moment.