About Societies


Societies (ISSN 2075-4698) is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary scholarly open access journal that brings together the social sciences and humanities to enhance our scientific understanding of the social realm, from ancient times to the future. It publishes original research articles, reviews, conceptual papers, and short notes that are relevant to the study of past, present and emerging societies.

Subject Areas

  • social constructions of gender, race, class and ability expectation
  • language and culture
  • work and economic systems
  • social, political and legal structures
  • education, health and social welfare
  • community life and civil society
  • urbanization and industrialization
  • science and technology
  • identity, citizenship and the state
  • diasporas and transnational dispersions
  • religion and spirituality
  • death, dying and the afterlife
  • crime and criminality
  • war, terrorism and genocide
  • environmental degradation, climate change, pandemics
  • social order, disorder and utopian societies
  • globalization
  • sport and leisure management

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Societies is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

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St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Societies will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2020 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Editorial Office

Ms. Vivian Zhang
Managing Editor

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