ISA Journals

Current Sociology Monographs

Current Sociology monograph issues were introduced in 2001, as two additional issues per year of the journal Current Sociology. Current Sociology Monographs highlight both original and novel themes and problematics within the discipline. Each issue has a single or joint guest editor(s), and presents a selection of papers reflecting (but not limited to) global concerns and critical debates within and outside ISA's Research and National Associational networks and conferences. The papers should include a strong introduction and/or conclusion exploring and developing the theme of the issue.

Current Sociology monograph issues are published in English and should include abstracts in French and Spanish. Each monograph issue is typically up to 90,000 words (this is a compulsory constraint) including references; abstracts with translations, contributors list etc. and will therefore be approximately 72,000 words of actual text. Editor(s) may like to have short and long papers to ensure the maximum word length as mentioned above.


For the initial refereeing process, all submitted proposals should contain:

  1. A brief synopsis (1000-2000 words) describing the main features of the issue, as well as the proposed volume’s conceptual and/or empirical significance.
  2. A statement on how this issue is to be organized. This includes:
    1. Proposed time frame. Please indicate if the proposed volume is based on a conference or workshop, if it will be an open call, or a hybrid of the two.
    2. How the guest editors plan to support epistemic diversity and inclusivity.
    3. If applicable: an indicative list of names and affiliations of the contributors. A ‘paper by paper synopsis ’is preferable, although not required.
  3. Short biographies of all guest editors, including their relevant academic and/or editorial experiences.

All monograph proposals are refereed. Guest editor/s will be informed of the outcome within 6 weeks of the submission of the proposal.

SECOND STEP: ONCE THE PROPOSALS ARE ACCEPTED, all authors should submit their individual manuscripts through ScholarOne (

Each manuscript will be evaluated through a double-blind peer review process, following the standard reviewing procedures of Current Sociology.

The final manuscript will be published on the basis of a successful review and due revisions in order to ensure rigor and scientific quality of papers.

Once a monograph is completed, the Current Sociology Monographs issue will be published first online and subsequently in hard copy as per calendar availability.

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. CT2 7NF
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 1227 827574

See also SAGE manuscript submission guidelines

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