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SAGE Studies in International Sociology

The ISA’s series SAGE Studies in International Sociology (SSIS), founded in 1974, encourages debates of international significance and maps out future trends of sociological importance.

The SSIS series identifies new areas of scholarship informing the discipline internationally which have global consequences.

We invite proposals that speak to one of the three themes:

  • Challenges of Sociology (CoS) is an initiative to promote, identify, and discuss both new theoretical trends and re-think ideas already familiar to the Sociological Imagination. We welcome proposals from ISA members in good standing.
  • Key Texts of World Sociology (KTWS), which acknowledges and promotes (in English translation) important sociological texts, written in other languages, by scholars in various parts of the world since the establishment of the discipline in those regions.
  • Proceedings of ISA World Congresses, ISA Forums, meetings of the Research Committees and of the Council of National Associations

SSIS titles can be singly or jointly authored and/or edited and reflect emerging scientific debates in the discipline. We welcome innovative formats, including small group co-authored volumes (2-4 authors), allowing for in-depth dialogical investigation of a specific topic.

Proposals should include the following:

  1. Draft title and a 150-word summary.
  2. A general description of the main theme and its intended contribution to global sociology (not exceeding 1,000 words).
  3. An indicative list of chapters with a 200-300-word description for each.
  4. If applicable, an indicative list of contributors with short biographies.
  5. Statement of the intended audience and its sales potential.
  6. Statement on competing titles.

An Editorial Board comprising internationally-recognized sociologists will review the initial proposal. The final manuscript will undergo peer review in consultation with SAGE.

Books should not exceed 125,000 words, including tables and figures. The SSIS series adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please read

SAGE Guidelines for Authors and Editors

Authors/Editors will be informed of the outcome within 10 weeks of the submission of the proposal.

Proposals should be submitted to:
Editor: Joy Y. ZHANG
Assistant Editor: Meher BASIT

Centre for Global Science and Epistemic Justice
School for Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Cornwallis East Building
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1227 827574

Editorial Board

  • Prof. Patrizia Albanese, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
  • Dr. James Sefe Dzisah, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Prof. Juan Carlos Barrón Pastor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
  • Dr. Lindsay Smith, Arizona State University, USA
  • Dr. Naveen Thayyil, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • Prof. Horng-luen Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

SAGE Publications

To claim a discount for the titles ordered via the Sage website, ISA members should order the books and enter the code UK09OB001 at checkout. This discount is valid until December 31, 2024.

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