Publisher of the most cited open-access journals in their fields.
Frontiers in Sociology is a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal launched in February 2016.
The first social-sciences journal of the “Frontiers in” series, Frontiers in Sociology will foster cross-disciplinary work as well as fairness, transparency, and objectivity in the review process. Further specialty sections will be added as the journal continues to develop, some of which are already under discussion and include:
- Economic Sociology;
- Political Sociology;
- Science and Technology Studies;
- The Sociology of Education; and
- The Sociology of Race, Ethnicity and Migration.
The launch of a new journal is always an exciting venture, and we would be happy to hear your thoughts or answer any questions you may have.
Contribute to the journal
There are a number of ways in which you might consider contributing to the journal, such as:
- Applying to join the Editorial Board of a section as Associate or Review Editor;
- Recommending a specialty section for inclusion in the journal;
- Submitting a manuscript for consideration for publication in the journal (please consider applying for a fee waiver, should publishing fees not be covered by your grant);
- Proposing a Research Topic.
Short Name: Front. Sociol.
Electronic ISSN: 2297-7775
Indexed in: coming soon
PMCID: coming soon for all published articles
Frontiers in Sociology is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Sociology welcome submission of the following article types: Book Review, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology Report, Case Report, Clinical Study Protocol, Clinical Trial, Systematic Review, Conceptual Analysis, Empirical Study and Erratum.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Sociology, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Sociology.