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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2016: 0.81
CiteScoreTracker 2017: 0.88 (Updated Monthly)

 Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy is genuinely global in its reach and scope, providing an interdisciplinary forum for research and debate in sociology and social policy, with a focus on topics related to economic and management issues (e.g. corporate social responsibility, business ethics, work organization, entrepreneurship).

We are keen to publish articles on the burning issues in sociological research centred on the study of the economy, family and work, including articles on the informal economy and unpaid work.

The journal publishes double blind peer-reviewed, academic articles in all areas of sociology and social policy, but predominantly with an international and/or comparative relevance. The journal also publishes special themed issues under the guidance of a guest editor. 

The journal reflects current thought and practice, presenting comprehensive coverage of issues of international importance, in a lively and informative way.

For more details about Emerald's approach to Publication Ethics; please refer to the company guidelines.

Key Benefits: 

  • Quick turn around time: The average time from submission to first decision is 29 days
  • International authorship and readership: Countries with most contributing authors and article downloads: United Kingdom, United States, Malaysia, Australia, China, Germany
  • Indexed in Scopus

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Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence winners

The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy editorial team would like to extend a huge congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

Outstanding Paper Award winner

Highly Commended Paper Award winners

Outstanding Reviewer Award winners

  • Professor Gerard McElwee (University of Huddersfield, UK)
  • Dr Jeremy Morris (University of Birmingham, UK)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy is indexed and abstracted in: 

Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index, American Sociological Association Publishing Options database, ABI/INFORM, ABDC, Cabells, Criminal Justice Abstract, Educational Research Abstracts, IBSS, Norwegian List of Scientific Journals, Proquest, Publishing Options from the American Sociological Association, Research Library, SCOPUS, Sociological Abstracts, SOCIndex, The Publication Forum (Finland), TOC Premier and Women’s Studies International 

IJSSP is now listed as a B journal in The Australian Business Dean's Council List.

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection page.

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This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More on Emerald's approach is available in our Publication Ethics guidelines.