Sociology


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Editorial Team

  • Karim Murji, University of West London
  • Sophie Watson, The Open University
  • Kath Woodward, The Open University
  • Andy King, University of Surrey
  • Sarah Neal, University of Sheffield

Find out more about Sociology

"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."
Professor Barbara Katz Rothman, CUNY, USA

"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."
Professor Maggie O’Neill, University of York, UK

Sociology 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 book reviews, review symposia and interviews as well as core theoretical and empirical research papers. It also publishes occasional special issues principally devoted to particular themes.

Sociology also publishes a series of podcasts, recorded with authors, which gives further insight into articles and sociological research. A range of Sociology events have also been recorded, from prize-winning papers to sessions on peer review, and can be found on our Videos page.

Frequency: 6 issues per year (February, April, June, August, October and December)

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For information on the roles and responsibilities of Editorial Team, the Editorial Board, Associate Board and the International Advisory Board, as well as the selection criteria and procedures, of BSA Journal Sociology, please refer to the BSA Journal Terms of Reference.