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Dear ISA member,

I am approaching you in my capacity as the Editor of Sociopedia.isa. Sociopedia.isa is a new initiative taken by the International Sociological Association: an online database with “state-of-the-art” review articles in the social sciences. Sociopedia.isa is a new concept in the production and dissemination of knowledge. It combines the best of two worlds: the opportunities the Internet offers for rapid publication and the scientific quality guaranteed by thorough and imaginative editing and peer review. While experienced editors and peer review ensure the highest possible quality, the Internet makes it possible to provide the most recent assessments. It is a joint venture of the International Sociological Association and SAGE Publications.

All entries in Sociopedia.isa will be subject to a rigorous procedure of double blind peer review. Entries can be submitted by the author or commissioned by the Editors. The Editors will ensure that updates are prepared on a regular base. If an author is unable or unwilling to provide an update, a new author may be solicited. Each entry can have a discussion section, which is open to readers. The Editors and Associate Editors will decide where a discussion will be included. They may also invite discussants. Based on the discussion, they may ask the author to write an update or they may ask some of the discussants to draft a separate entry.

Some of you might have attended the official launch of Sociopedia.isa at the ISA World Congress of Sociology in Gothenburg. Currently, Sociopedia.isa contains 18 articles on various topics in the social sciences such as: Social Conflict, Labor Movement, The Sociology of Education and Rational Choice Theory. Two of these articles have also been published in (one of) the other languages of the ISA: Spanish and French.  

We kindly invite you to visit the Sociopedia.isa website where you will find information on the aims and scope of Sociopedia.isa, the editorial structure and submission procedures:

To access Sociopedia.isa, and have a look at the first entries, follow the link “Sociopedia.isa access” which you can find on the homepage. Log in with your e-mail address and password. Then, click on “Access Sociopedia” and you will see the first 18 articles.

If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to submit an article yourself, please send an e-mail to my editorial assistant Anouk van Leeuwen at:

Bert Klandermans, Editor Sociopedia.isa
Editorial address: Sociopedia.isa, Faculty of Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-20-5986845 E-mail:

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