About Societies


Societies (ISSN 2075-4698) is an interdisciplinary journal that brings together different scientific approaches to engage with societal questions to enhance our understanding of the social realm throughout history. The journal publishes original empirical research papers, literature reviews, and conceptual papers. Our aim is to publish papers that are of significant impact on addressing present and emerging societal questions. Therefore, we encourage researchers to publish their results in as much detail as possible. For empirical research papers and literature reviews all experimental details must be provided, so that the results are reproducible. We also encourage the publication of timely theoretical pieces on topics of interest to existing and emerging societal questions. Papers are either published in the open journal or in Special Issues devoted to specific topics of interest to the field.


Subject areas engaged within Societies include but are not limited to:

  • justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • social constructions of groups, identities, and relationships
  • science, technology, and society
  • citizenship, active citizens, and participation in society
  • role of sports in society
  • challenges, risks, and opportunities for a local, glocal and global society
  • challenges, risks, and opportunities for social groups and their relationships
  • education, occupational landscape, health, and wellbeing of societies throughout time

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