Societies — Open Access Journal of Sociology

Societies (ISSN 2075-4698) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of sociology published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) funded by institutions through Knowledge Unlatched, resulting in no direct charge to authors.
  • High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science).
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 32.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2017).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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10–14 August 2018 AOM Annual Meeting 2018

Special Issues

Special Issue in Societies
Social Participation and Human Rights Guest Editors: Normand Boucher, Francis Charrier
Deadline: 1 July 2018
Special Issue in Societies
Physical Culture Guest Editor: David Brown
Deadline: 15 July 2018
Special Issue in Societies
The Role of Environmentalism in Social Development Guest Editor: Md Saidul Islam
Deadline: 1 August 2018
Special Issue in Societies
Young People, Risk and Opportunity Across the Globe Guest Editor: Howard Williamson
Deadline: 30 September 2018

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Societies
Community-based Rehabilitation and Community Rehabilitation Collection Editor: Gregor Wolbring
Topical Collection in Societies
Ability Expectation and Ableism Studies (Short Ability Studies) Collection Editor: Gregor Wolbring

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