Publications Opportunities

Sociological Futures - Call for Book Proposals

A new book series from the British Sociological Association in partnership with Routledge. This book series, inspired by the vibrant wealth of BSA symposia on a wide variety of sociological themes, will not only enable the fruits of these events to reach a wider audience, but also offers a new outlet for sociologists at all career and publishing stages, from the well-established to emerging sociologists, BSA or non-BSA members, from all parts of the world.

The series welcomes proposals for monographs and edited collections on a wide range of topics related to sociology and sociological research and will feature contemporary work that is theoretically and methodologically innovative, has local or global reach, as well as work that engages or reengages with classic debates in sociology bringing new perspectives to important and relevant topics.  Interested?  Please read the Call for Proposals and complete a Book Proposal Form.

Book Reviewing

Sociology and Work, Employment and Society have vital and vibrant review sections in every issue of the journal.  The editors are always interested in reviews of recent books and they welcome suggestions and offers from academics at all stages of career.

Both journals publish a variety of types of reviews: 

  • single book reviews (800 words)
  • joint book reviews (2 books on a related theme – WES only) (1500 words)
  • review essays (substantial commentaries on a theme, frequently multiple books) (3000 words)
  • review symposia (multiple reviewers for 1 book) (800-1000 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 editors about any potential reviews.

The Reviews Editors of Work, Employment and Society are currently looking for reviews on the titles featured on the Books for Review list.  To review for WES, please email the Reviews Editors, Dr Vanessa Beck and Dr Nikolaus Hammer 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.


  • Editorial Board
    There are no vacancies at the moment.

  • Editorial Team
    There are no vacancies at the moment.
  • Sociology Special Issue
    The theme of Sociology's 2018 special issue is 'Migration and Crisis in Europe' which will be guest edited by Nick Dines, Nicola Montagna and Elena Vacchelli (all at Middlesex University, UK). Please read the full call for papers for further information on the planned issue and instructions on how to submit. The deadline for submissions to the special issue (full papers) is Monday, 13 March 2017. Please address any queries to the guest editors.

  • Associate Board
    There are no vacancies at the moment.
  • International Advisory Board
    There are no vacancies at the moment.

Work, employment and society

  • Editorial Board
    There are no vacancies at the moment.
  • Editorial Team

    Work, Employment and Society is reopening the call for Editors and invites applications from individuals as well as Editorial Teams interested in editing the journal, for a 3-year period from January 2018 to December 2020. Candidates should have a strong background in the sociology of work and employment in order to shape the future intellectual profile of the journal and drive its development. The BSA is seeking to ensure a diverse editorial profile to handle the variety and volume of papers received by the journal and to undertake publication strategies suitable for the development of WES. Successful Editors may include colleagues in both business schools and sociology departments. Details can be found in the full Call for Editors.

    Expressions of interest from individuals who would be prepared to work as part of a team are welcome and will be considered alongside applications from teams. Anyone interested in expressing interest should complete a short proforma application, accompanied by a 2-page CV, which will be considered by the Recruitment Committee. All expressions of interest will be reviewed and candidates may be invited to put forward a full proposal.  Please note that submitting an Expression of Interest is essential if you wish to submit a full proposal.

    Form for Individuals

    Form for Teams

    Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 6 April 2017, 5pm GMT

    Deadline for Full Proposals: 15 May 2017, 5pm GMT

    Interested teams and individuals are encouraged to contact Tracey Warren (chair of the Recruitment Committee) and Alison Danforth at the BSA to discuss details of the role.

  • Associate Board
    There are no vacancies at the moment.
  • Special Issue: Solidarities in and through Work in an Age of Extremes
    Work, employment and society invites submissions to its 2019 special issue, titled of 'Solidarities in and through Work in an Age of Extremes'. The issue aims to explore the past and future of solidarity as well as its present manifestations. Contributions should address issues of solidarity in and through work, employment and society – please see the full call for further details and possible topics.

    Please read the full call for papers. Deadline for submissions is 1 December 2017. The editors welcome informal enquiries about potential submissions. For further information please contact Vanessa Beck or Paul Brook.

Cultural Sociology

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

Sociological Research Online

Recruitment to Sociological Research Online is not managed by the BSA.  Please see their website for more information.