“Living Social Science” – a new concept
Structure of Entries
Each article should contain several elements. Please structure the article in accordance with the indicated order. If the article doesn’t meet the following requirements, the editorial board of Sociopedia.isa cannot take it into account.
Some general remarks:
- Length: the article should not exceed 7,000 words in total, excluding the bibliography.
- References: should be added in the Harvard style. Since the article is published online, no footnotes can be published.
- Language: The article is written in English. Non-native English speakers need to make sure their article is written in correct English. It is recommended that non-native speakers have their articles checked by a native speaker.
- Abstracts in French & Spanish: The English abstract needs to be accompanied by a French and Spanish abstract. The author needs to make sure these translations are exact copies of the English abstract.
- Optional: Copy of the article in another language: Sociopedia.isa encourages authors to send in a copy of the article in another language such as French or Spanish. The author needs to make sure that such a translated article is an exact copy of the final version of the English article and that it is grammatically in order. Copies in other languages need to be structured in the same way as the original articles are.
- In case that more than one author will contribute to the article, one author is made responsible. He or she will also be the contact person for the editorial office of Sociopedia.isa. Please note that when the article is accepted for publication on Sociopedia.isa this person will be asked to sign the contributors’ agreement on behalf of all the authors.
At the beginning of your article, use the five following elements:
- Title: one short simple and descriptive title is required.
- Key-words: approximately five key words.
- Abstract (English): a description of what the article is about in one short paragraph of approximately 70 words.
- Abstract (French & Spanish): the before mentioned English abstract needs to be translated to French and Spanish. This should be an exact translation of the English abstract. The author is responsible for handing in the translations.
The core of the article should be structured in the following way:
- Overview of theoretical approaches.
- Review of empirical evidence.
- Assessment of research to date.
- Discussion of future direction that theorizing and research might take.
Finish up the article with the following three elements:
- References cited.
- Annotated suggested further reading (“Read this article because …”).
- A short author biography of approximately three sentences.
Additional note: Referring to entries:
- If you want to refer to a Sociopedia.isa article, please add the following link: http://www.sagepub.net/isa/resources/pdf/Title.pdf. For example, the article “Health and Social Care” can be referred to with: http://www.sagepub.net/isa/resources/pdf/HealthandSocialCare.pdf