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) partially funded by institutions through Knowledge Unlatched and partially funded by MDPI, 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 21 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6.3 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • 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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2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Special Issues

Special Issue in Societies
The Role of Environmentalism in Social Development Guest Editor: Md Saidul Islam
Deadline: 15 November 2018
Special Issue in Societies
Social Justice at the End of Our World Guest Editor: Chloë Taylor
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Special Issue in Societies
Subjective Well-being Under the Scope of Public Policies Guest Editor: Ángeles Sánchez
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Special Issue in Societies
Socio-technical Approaches for Assistive Technologies and People with Disabilities Guest Editors: Linda Nierling, Maria Maia
Deadline: 31 January 2019

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

Jobs in Research

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