Focus and Scope
Our objective is to foster sociological academic debate by publishing graduate (masters and PhD) students’ outstanding research from all over the world, encouraging an interdisciplinary and original approach to theory and methodology as well as diversity in the positionalities of its authors.
We believe that graduate students produce innovative and substantive insights critical to the development of sociology, however, they often experience challenges when seeking to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.
New Sociological Perspectives was built from the need to stimulate the publication of high-quality research done by graduate students, valuing their expertise and role as an essential part of the process of knowledge production within the discipline of sociology.
We accept submissions in a wide variety of research topics in sociology, including but not limited to social inequality, urban sociology, cultural studies, economic sociology, politics, human rights, social theory, gender studies, methodological discussions. The journal will also accept book reviews from undergraduate, PhD and Master students.
The journal is published bi-annually online in the Spring and Fall. We aim to have five to six months between issues, varying slightly to accommodate the review process.
We aim to publish up to 10 peer-reviewed articles per issue, but quality is a higher priority to quantity in our eyes. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publically available.
Book reviews will be published according to their availability.
Open Access Policy
Houghton St Press is an open access publisher, and all of our publications are free to read and published under Creative Commons licences.
Houghton St Press registers our journals and books with as many suitable indexes as possible. All of our article metadata are openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives for discovery.
Houghton St Press content is LOCKSS enabled, and copies of all Houghton St Press publications are made available from LSE Research Online, the School’s open access repository.
Annotation and post-publication comment
The journal platform permits readers to leave comments on the publication page, via the Disqus service. Readers will need a Disqus account to leave comments. Comments may be moderated by the journal, however, if they are non-offensive and relevant to the publication subject, comments will remain online without edit.
The journal platform also includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via hypothes.is. Readers will require a hypothes.is account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.
The journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point. Adverts will include a text heading to make it clear that they are adverts not related to the journal.
If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.
New Sociological Perspectives is published with the support of the Sociology Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
This journal was founded in 2020 by graduate students from the Sociology Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. It aims to publish forward-thinking research produced by sociology focused masters and doctoral students from universities in the UK and abroad.