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University of Surrey
The Open University, UK
University of Surrey, UK
The Open University, UK
The Open University, UK
Publications Officer:
British Sociological Association, UK
Publications Assistant:
British Sociological Association, UK
Chair of the Editorial Board:
Middlesex University London, UK

Published in Association with British Sociological Association

2013 Impact Factor: 1.348
2013 Ranking: 30/138 in Sociology
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

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Sociology is the flagship journal of the British Sociological Association and the United Kingdom's premier sociology journal. It is amongst the world's leaders of its kind in publishing for a mainstream audience across the spectrum of sociological interest." John Brewer, University of Aberdeen, UK

"An important point of reference for all those who want to keep in touch with all the changing facets of research and scholarship." John Solomos, City University, UK

"An exciting and interesting journal with lots of up-to-date and relevant papers - a must read for sociologists across the world." John Urry, Lancaster University, UK

"Sociology is one of the most important sociological reads in the UK. It shapes and informs national and international debate and contains work of the highest scholarly calibre. If you want to know what is happening in UK Sociology you have to read this journal." Beverley Skeggs, University of Manchester, UK

"Sociology takes the original, French sense of the word 'journal' still seriously: it offers challenging analyses of the present, of what is occurring now." Raf Vanderstraeten, University of Leuven, Belgium and University of Bielefeld, Germany

"Sociology has consistently sought to represent and present the best in scholarly work. Its content is lively and engaged and overall, it sets a standard that all journals would wish to emulate." Tim May, University of Salford, UK

"Sociology gives its readers a true appreciation of the diversity of the discipline. If I want to find an article an any aspect of the discipline - obscure or traditional - Sociology is the first place I look." Malcolm Brown, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

"Sociology has long been the shop window of the discipline in Britain and consistently attracts a range of high quality contributions from British and international scholars." Malcolm Williams, University of Plymouth, UK

Sociology, an official journal of the British Sociological Association, is acknowledged as one of the leading journals in its field. For more than three 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 shorter notes, comments, reviews of recent developments and book reviews as well as core theoretical and empirical research papers. It also publishes occasional special issues principally devoted to particular themes.

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Frequency: Published 6 times a year eISSN: 1469-8684 ISSN: 0038-0385
Months of Distribution: February , April , June , August , October , December Current Volume: 49 Current Issue: 1
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