The BSA and SAGE are seeking new Editors for the journal Sociological Research Online (SRO), for a 3-year period from January 2023 to December 2025.
The current Editorial team will be stepping down at the end of this year at the end of their 3-year term.
‘We are sad to be stepping down from Sociological Research Online at the end of our three year tenure, and do so with reluctance due to pressure from other institutional responsibilities. This has been a fantastic experience, resulting in two pioneering publication formats – Sociology in Action and Beyond the Text –, a rise in quality submissions and an increase in interdisciplinary papers that demonstrate the relevance of sociological research and thinking across the broader spectrum of scholastic engagement.
Working with the BSA and SAGE has been a real pleasure and reaffirmed our conviction that journals have the potential to foster new and creative communities that respond to a changing world informed by our discipline. We are keen to support the incoming editorial team and look forward to seeing their own journey with this wonderful Journal.’
Kahryn Hughes, Editor in Chief
Ned Coleman-Fountain, Greg Hollin, Jason Hughes, Lucie Middlemiss and Anna Tarrant, Editors
SRO was launched as the first online-only peer-reviewed sociology journal in 1996. As one of the first journals to make electronic publishing a reality, it innovated new ways of publishing and communicating. The current team have re-envisioned that for current sociological research and thinking. In the next team, we are looking for editors who will lead SRO further, including support for the Sociology in Action and the Beyond the Text sections of the journal.
More detail about both of these publication formats can be found in the full call for proposals.
As well as its new formats, the journal publishes high-quality applied sociology, focusing on theoretical, empirical and methodological discussions that engage with current political, cultural and intellectual topics and debates. Articles are concerned with the application of sociological forms of analysis to a wide range of public issues and private concerns, thereby demonstrating the wide social relevance of sociological research and theory to understanding contemporary social issues.
We are looking an Editor in Chief and 5-6 Associate Editors. Applications may be from a team of editors or from individuals interested in being part of a team.
For more information see the full call for editors.
To apply, contact Alison Danforth, BSA Publications Manager, for a pro forma and to discuss the role.
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 8 November 2022.