Special Issues

Societies runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Assistive Technology and the Wellbeing of Societies from a Capabilities Approach
edited by Natasha Layton and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 1462
Keywords: assistive technology; capabilities; capability approach; environment interventions; equity
The Resilience of Society through the Digitalization of Public Administration
edited by
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 103
Keywords: resilience; public administration; society; health crisis; pandemic COVID-19; digitization; education
Diversity and Inclusion in Policing: Its Role in Criminal Justice
edited by
submission deadline 16 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1924
Keywords: diversity; inclusion; police; policing; justice; society
Social Perspectives on Online Education Systems
edited by Chiara Ruini, Giusi Antonia Toto and Raffaele Di Fuccio
submission deadline 30 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 171
Critical Communication, Health, and Development
edited by Sarah Cardey and Aldo Lim
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 124
Effects of Social Networks and Machine Learning Problem Solving Applications in Societies Nowadays
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 78
Keywords: social networks; machine learning; text classification; event detection; information spreading; community mining; crowdsourcing; sentiment analysis; natural language processing; big data; pattern recognition; dynamic environments
Collaborative Community Approaches to Addressing Serious Violence
edited by and Erika Gebo
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6549
Keywords: violence; prevention; intervention; collaboration; community-based
Gendered Experiences of Migration: Seeking Education and Employment in an Urbanizing World
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 322
Keywords: rural to urban migration; international migration; internal migration; reasons for migration; migration and social media making place for new ethic identities; gender inequalities and migration; immigration policies and gender; gender and migration; internal migration; immigration policies; employment led migration; education led migration
Health Worker Migration and Migrant Healthcare: Retrospect and Prospect submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 304
Keywords: migrant healthcare; transcultural healthcare; minority healthcare; health worker mobility; international health worker recruitment
Youth Transitions from Education Perspective
edited by and Xavier Rambla
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 3992
Keywords: school-to-work transitions; opportunity structures; regional inequalities; lived experiences of learning; youth learning and working careers
Perspectives on LGBTQ+ Community: A Multidisciplinary Approach submission deadline 1 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 157
Keywords: LGBTIQ+ community; LGBTIQ+ community rights; human rights; gender identity; gender affiliation; hate crimes; discrimination; diversity; social sciences; multidisciplinary
Longitudinal Studies on Migrants’ Families: From an Identity View submission deadline 1 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 477
Keywords: migrant families; identity; migrants; longitudinal studies; host society
Social Equity and Equality, Empowerment, Inclusiveness: The Pillars of Public Health Promotion in Modern Societies
edited by
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 76
Keywords: social equality; social equity; empowerment; inclusiveness; inclusion; health promotion; public health; health equity
Capacity and Impact of Nonprofits in Rural Communities Addressing Social, Economic, and Racial Inequities
edited by and Stephen V. McGarity
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1527
Keywords: rural nonprofit; rural impact; rural communities; social inequality; economic inequality; racism; classism; inclusion
Human Rights through Sport
edited by Grant Jarvie
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1488
Staying Positive: Implications for Strengths-Based Approaches to Youth Development
edited by Anna Parola
submission deadline 25 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 201
Keywords: positive youth development; personal strengths; career resources; positive resources; career development; strengths-based interventions; career guidance; career education; well-being
Fusion Research on Gender and Physical Education submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 209
Keywords: physical education; sports; rehabilitation; kinesitherapy; sport management; education; curriculum design; psychomotricity; evaluation in physical activities; special education
Frontiers in Organizing Processes: Collaborating against Human Trafficking/Modern Slavery for Impact and Sustainability
edited by Kirsten Foot, Elizabeth S. Parks and Marcel van der Watt
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 216
Keywords: human trafficking; modern slavery; anti-trafficking; organized crime; trauma-informed; cross-sector partnership; multisector collaboration; coalitions
Gender and Social Class Issue in Academic Field submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 234
Keywords: sustainable development goals; gender differentials in academia; discrimination in learning opportunities; underrepresentation of deprived social classes in access to higher education
Educational Leadership and Organizational Culture in Education
edited by and Nicolaas Blom
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4845
Keywords: teacher leadership; organisational culture; shared leadership; school culture; school improvement
Housing and Homelessness since COVID-19
edited by
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 120
Keywords: homelessness; COVID-19; pandemic; housing; bureaucracy; policy
COVID-19 as a Collective Trauma in Global Politics: Disruption, Destruction and Resilience
edited by and Erica Resende
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2437
Keywords: collective trauma; collective memory; global politics; commemoration; remembrance; injustice; COVID-19
Racial Capitalism and Public Health: Decolonizing Diversity and Inclusion
edited by Katrina Bell McDonald, , Tera R. Hurt and Joia Crear Perry
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1433
Keywords: diversity; inclusion; public health
Between Collapse and Rejuvenation, COVID-19 Induced Transformations of Tourism Host-Communities
edited by Dominic Lapointe
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 509
Keywords: tourism; local development; alternative development; resilience; social justice; regional development; assemblage; tourism imaginaries; community development; community resilience; tourism recovery; socio-environmental entanglements
Workplace Health Promotion, Workplace Bullying and Workplace Wellness
edited by and Margaret Hodgins
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 440
Keywords: workplace bullying; harassment; health; wellbeing; ethical climate
Family and Teacher Collaborations and Social Intervention as Pillars of Early Childhood Education
edited by
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 166
Keywords: teacher/family collaborations; teacher/family engagement; teacher/family relationships; family social support; social/emotional development
Family and Social Environment on Shaping Juvenile Growth
edited by Elitsa Dimitrova, and Tatyana Kotzeva
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1289
Keywords: young people; family; social environment; health and wellbeing; socio-economic inequalities; social media communication; juvenile delinquency; child and youth policies; interventions; social services
Social Interactions and the Technology Development: Perspectives on E-societies
edited by Rodica Milena Zaharia, and Razvan Zaharia
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1047
Keywords: artificial intelligence; digitalization; e-democracy; e-government; e-learning; e-societies; new technologies; resilience; social change; sustainability
Nonprofit Organizations and Societal Approaches to Policy
edited by , Albert D. Hunter and
submission deadline 1 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 104
Keywords: nonprofit organizations; NGOs; civil society; social policy; nonprofits and states; community organizations; critical nonprofit organization theory; sociology of policy
Innovative Research on Kinship Care and Its Role in Child Protection and Well-Being
edited by Eun Koh, Justin Jay Miller and Qi Wu
submission deadline 1 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 110
Keywords: kinship care; relative care; grandparent raising grandchildren; child maltreatment; child welfare; COVID-19
Social and Technological Interactions in E-societies
edited by
submission deadline 1 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 147
Keywords: e-administration; e-citizenship; e-democracy; e-government; e-health; e-participation; smart city; smart transportation and mobility; smart urbanization and living; virtual communities
Healthy Lifestyle: The Relevance of Health Promotion for Society submission deadline 16 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1054
Keywords: health promotion; healthy lifestyle; education; society
Inclusion and Equity Education Policy during Epidemic: Actions through Active Methodologies, Technologies and Audiovisual Media submission deadline 21 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 152
Keywords: inclusive education; inclusive methodologies; inclusive policies; active methodologies; ICT in education; audiovisual media; didactic experiences; training experiences
Social Intelligence in the Context of Social Competences, Culture and Personality
edited by Zuzana Birknerová and
submission deadline 30 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 90
Keywords: social intelligence; emotional intelligence; personality traits; social competences; Dunning-Kruger effect; manipulation; Machiavellianism; leadership; stress; coping
The STEAM Didactic Approach for Lifelong and Meaningful Learning submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 194
Keywords: STEM approach; lifelong learning; social impact; scientific literacy; gender gaps; sustainable development
Social Perspective and Water Resources
edited by Sadhana Shrestha
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 947
Keywords: water security; water governance; water and well-being; water scarcity; water quality; water and public health; water resource management
Contesting and Contested Prison Education as an Approach to Rehabilitative Agendas: Critical Perspectives on the Nature and Philosophy of Education
edited by Christopher Holligan and Yonah Hisbon Matemba
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 135
Keywords: education; skills training; rehabilitation; wellbeing; prison; curriculum; learning environment; agency and voice; power; policy; ideology; international and comparative perspectives
Recent Research Developments in Social Media Analytics for Aiding Real-Life Societal Issues
edited by Yihong Zhang and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 367
Keywords: social media analytics; social media mining; social media-based intelligent systems; social computing; short text mining; text stream mining; multi-modal real-time data
Youth Health and Well-Being: Determinative Effects of Environment
edited by Shiyou Wu
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 205
Keywords: youth; health and wellbeing; social determinants of health; environmental determinants of health.
Social and Psychosocial Effects of Urban Green Spaces
edited by Joachim Rathmann
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 139
Keywords: nature-based solutions; urban green; urban blue; therapeutic landscapes; ecosystem services; ecosystem disservices; nature-based solutions; sustainable green spaces
Society and Communication in the Digital Era submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 611
Keywords: online communication; communication challenges; traditional media versus new media; mass-media influence
Societies and Air Pollution: Awareness, Changes and Policy Making
edited by Rishabh U. Shah
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 153
Keywords: urban air quality; air pollution mitigation policy; exposure and risk assessment
The Identity Achievement in Migrant Adolescents Living in Contexts of Ethnic Ghettoization: The Role of Family and Social Context submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4109
Keywords: adolescence; identity migrants; gender; person– context interaction; parent attachment; anxiety; depression; deviance; life satisfaction; self-esteem; values
Digital Transformation and the Labour Market Inequalities
edited by and Victor Fabian Climent Peredo
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1668
Keywords: labor market inequality; precarious work; alternative work arrangements; non-standard forms of work; flexible forms of employment; industrial relations; resilience and flexibility; social stratification; digital economy; gig economy; platform economy
Digital Transformation: Social and Educational Perspective
edited by Carmen Llorente Cejudo, and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2998
Social Perspectives on the Employability of Graduates submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 116
Keywords: social perspectives; graduates; employability
Societal Implications of Virtual Reality: Maximizing Human Potential submission deadline 1 Jan 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 769
Keywords: virtual reality; inclusion; accessibility; empathy; social change; participatory research; equity
Juvenile Delinquency: Causes and Solutions
edited by Zina T. McGee
submission deadline 31 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 68
Keywords: delinquency; violence; youth; victimization; theory; research
Political Communication and Public Political Participation in the Digital Societies
edited by , Daniel Barredo-Ibáñez and Erika Jaráiz Gulías
submission deadline 31 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 583
Keywords: political communication; political participation; social media; digital electoral campaigns; digital activism; fake news; digital societies
The Contemporary Trends in Sports Engagement: Social and Cultural Perspectives
edited by Amy Chan Hyung Kim, Hanhan Xue, NaRi Shin and Ari Kim
submission deadline 31 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 387
Keywords: sport; sport engagement; gender and racial inequalities in sport; COVID-19; sport engagement and technology; community engagement and sport
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