The Sociological Review
The Sociological Review has been publishing high quality and innovative articles for over 100 years. During this time we have steadfastly remained a general sociological journal, selecting papers of immediate and lasting significance. Covering all branches of the discipline, including criminology, education, gender, medicine, and organization, our tradition extends to research that is anthropological or philosophical in orientation and analytical or ethnographic in approach.
We focus on questions that shape the nature and scope of sociology as well as those that address the changing forms and impact of social relations. In saying this we are not soliciting papers that seek to prescribe methods or dictate perspectives for the discipline. In opening up frontiers and publishing leading-edge research, we see these heterodox issues being settled and unsettled over time by virtue of contributors keeping the debates that occupy sociologists vital and relevant.
Papers are reviewed on the understanding that they are not under consideration elsewhere. Particularly, but not exclusively, we are interested in papers that take heed of how their topics and themes have been debated in the pages of this journal. Equally, we are likely to pass over papers that take their sociological objects for granted, or fail to acknowledge the consequences and politics of the view they are pursuing. We invite papers that are demonstrably alive to both the assumptions they are making and the wider issues they are raising.
The Sociological Review is also home to a prestigious Monograph Series that publishes collections of outstanding and original scholarly articles on issues of general sociological interest. Dedicated to showcasing the very best and most innovative sociologically informed work, and to promoting emerging as well as established academics, the series has for over fifty years produced intellectually stimulating, coherent volumes of the highest quality. Subscribers to The Sociological Review also receive the monograph series. Click here for details of how to submit a proposal for the monograph series.