Journal History

2011 Inaugural issue released, published as a quarterly journal.
2016 Covered by Scopus.
Applied double blind peer-review.
2017 Established the first topical section: Human Geography and Social Sustainability.
2018 Published on a monthly basis.
Received a CiteScore of 0.60 for 2017.
Establishes the following topical sections:
Gender Studies
Contemporary Politics and Society
Social Economics
Community and Urban Sociology
2019 Received a CiteScore of 1.02 for 2018
2020 Received a CiteScore of 1.3 for 2019
Establishes the following topical sections:
International Migration
Work, Employment and the Labor Market
Family Studies
Children and Youth Studies
Social Stratification and Inequality
2021 Covered by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)—Web of Science.
Received a CiteScore of 2.3 for 2020.


2011–2017 Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Martin J. Bull
2018– Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Nigel Parton
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