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.

Sociology

  • Editorial Board
    There are no vacancies at the moment.

  • Editorial Team
    Sociology is seeking a new Editorial Team for a three year term, 2018-2020. Sociology is currently in its 49th successful year and is a highly respected journal with an international profile. 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 receives over 400 submissions a year, has an Impact Factor of 2.165 and is ranked 13/142 in the sociology JCR.

    The BSA is looking for a strong, diverse team of Editors to shape and sustain the journal's leading position in the field.  We particularly welcome bids from a variety of institutions and backgrounds. For more information, please see the Call for Editors. Contact Sophie Jaques if you would like to submit a bid, please note if you did not submit an Expression of Interest you are welcome to submit a full proposal.  The deadline for full proposals is 27 February 2017.

  • 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 seeking a new Editorial Team for a three year term, 2018-2020. WES is currently in its 29th successful year and is a highly respected journal with an international profile. Strongly grounded in the sociological tradition, WES draws upon disciplines adjacent to sociology to make an original contribution to issues and debates in the sociology of work and employment worldwide.  The journal receives over 400 submissions a year, has an Impact Factor of 2.153 and is ranked 4 on the Chartered Association of Business Schools' Academic Journal Guide. 

    The BSA is looking for a strong, diverse team of Editors to shape and sustain the journal's leading position in the field.  We particularly welcome expressions of interest from a variety of institutions and backgrounds.

    For more information, please see the Call for Editors. Contact Alison Danforth if you would like to submit a proposal or if you have any queries. Please note that if you did not submit an Expression of Interest you are welcome to submit a proposal.

    The deadline for the submission of full proposals is Tuesday, 10 January 2017  

  • Associate Board
    There are no vacancies at the moment.

  • Special Issue: In, Against and Beyond Precarity: The Struggles of Insecure Workers
    Work, employment and society invites submissions to its special issue, titled of 'In, Against and Beyond Precarity: The Struggles of Insecure Workers'. The issue is based around the theme of the 2016 WES Conference, 'Work in Crisis', and contributions are invited to think critically not only about the topic of 'precarity', but also about the agency of those within precarious conditions and about how to move beyond them.

    Please read the full call for papers. Deadline for submissions is 1 March 2017. The guest editors welcome informal conversations about potential submissions. For further information please contact Gabriella Alberti or Charles Umney

  • 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.