Information for Contributors
an official journal of the International Sociological Association, is
one of the oldest and most widely cited sociology journals in the world.
Prior to 1997, Current Sociology published
long Trend Reports, and shorter Half Trend Reports, on topics of interest
to sociologists internationally. Examples of recent issues include sociology
of work, rational choice, survey research, social mobility, cancer, leisure,
and the information society.
In 1998 at the World Congress of Sociology in Montreal,
Current Sociology was relaunched as a eer-reviewed
quarterly, with a focus on shorter review articles on emergent and challenging
sociological issues in any area of sociological endeavour.
As part of its remit, Current Sociology
continues to be interested in articles discussing trends within sociology
but this is within the context of a broader concern with issues: not only
the analysis of issues relating to the development of sociology as a discipline
but also the contribution that sociological understanding can make to
the analysis of issues relating to the development of modern societies
in a globalizing world.
is interested in cutting-edge papers for consideration in any sociological
specialty, including areas that cut across different sub-fields. It is
also interested in well-argued and cogent critical responses to articles
Current Sociology has already published if these responses also make an
original contribution in their own right.
- Contributions may be submitted in English, French or
Spanish, but will be published only in English, with extended abstracts
in French and Spanish. Contributors whose papers are accepted for publication
are responsible for providing the final version in English. Papers will
be peer-reviewed by an international panel of sociologists.
- Contributions are considered for publication only on
the understanding that they are not under consideration for publication
elsewhere, and that they are the original work of the author(s), and
that any previous or current consideration for publication in any other
languages, are fully disclosed. Copyright is signed to the International
Sociological Association on acceptance of any paper for publication
in Current Sociology.
- There is no standard length: 6,000
8,000 words is a useful working target but where it is justified,
longer or shorter pieces can be considered.
- Submissions should be sent by email as attached files
(preferably in rich text format).
- Notes, if any, should appear at
the end of the text.
- Figures and tables should be clearly presented.
- Title, author's name, full mailing address, e-mail
address, and a brief biographical note should appear on a separate page.
- An abstract of 100-200 words and 3-5 keywords should
also be provided on a separate page on which the title of the paper
appears, but not the author's name.
- If it is impossible to send submissions by email, then
three hard copies should be sent. These should be typed, double-spaced
on one side of paper only with a margin of 3 cm. Submissions will not
normally be returned, so authors should ensure that they keep a copy.
Departamento de Sociologia
Universidade de Brasília
ICC Centro - Asa Norte