Special Issues

Societies publishes Special Issues to create collections of papers on specific topics, with the aim of building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors, who are experts on the topic. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief and/or designated EBM will oversee Guest Editor appointments and Special Issue proposals, checking their content for relevance and ensuring the suitability of the material for the journal. The papers published in a Special Issue will be collected and displayed on a dedicated page of the journal’s website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Societal Responses to Climate Change: Shaping Public Discourse and Policy
edited by and
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 172 | Submission Open
Keywords: sociological perspectives; movements and activism; climate change; public discourse; public policy
Society and Immigration: Reducing Inequalities submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 19516 | Submission Open
Keywords: immigration; refugees; borders; family separation; unequal development
Visual Arts and Design: Practice-Based Research submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5823 | Submission Open
Keywords: art and design; practice-based research; arts-based research; participatory research; arts-based; action research
Construction of a Knowledge Society: Developments in Information Technology and Educational Management submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4661 | Submission Open
Keywords: knowledge society; TIC; innovation with ICT; inclusion; digital competence teaching
Democracy, Social Networks and Mediatization
edited by and Palmira Chavero
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1995 | Submission Open
Keywords: democracy; public opinion; election campaign; social networks; media; disinformation; mediatization; debates; digital society; transparency; discourse; public information
The Unfolding of Life Courses Amongst Migrants and Their Descendants in Europe submission deadline 15 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1516 | Submission Open
Keywords: migration; integration; Europe; life course perspective; family; labour; health
Interwoven Nuance: An Exploration of Youth Physical Activity Promotion and the Connection to Family Wellbeing
edited by Andrew Colombo-Dougovito and Yolanda Mitchell
submission deadline 18 May 2024 | Viewed by 179 | Submission Open
Artificial Intimacies: Exploring New Forms of Connection and Disconnection with AI Technologies
edited by Cristina Miguel and Elisenda Ardèvol
submission deadline 30 May 2024 | Viewed by 1000 | Submission Open
Keywords: AI companions; artificial intelligence; artificial intimacy; companion apps; intimacy; sex robots; social robots
Youth Justice: Social Policy, Social Work and Practice
edited by , Kathy Hampson and Sean Creaney
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 1136 | Submission Open
Keywords: youth justice; children; justice; child first; social justice; intervention; reform; reimagining; social work; policy
Family, Work, and Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Is the Legacy of the Pandemic and What Have We Learned about the Work–Family Nexus and Health?
edited by Susan Roxburgh
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 136 | Submission Open
Keywords: COVID-19; mental health; physical health; work-family arrangements; flexible work arrangements; domestic division of labor; parenthood
Exploring Disability in the Digital Realm
edited by Beth Haller and
submission deadline 1 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 1680 | Submission Open
Keywords: disability; digital access; social media; inclusion/exclusion; digital art; virtual reality; social networking; intersectionality; universal design; online gaming; digital divide; remote work; online representation; mobile communication; digital literacy; telehealth; memes; audio description; assistive technology; digital life hacks
Migrants, Refugees and Labor Markets: International Perspectives on Inclusion and Exclusion in the New Millennium
edited by Ana-María González Wahl and Steven E. Gunkel
submission deadline 1 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 184 | Submission Open
Keywords: migrants; refugees; labor markets; work and occupations; immigration law and policy; COVID-19
Building the Evidence Base for Innovative and Contextually Sensitive Programs to Prevent and Treat Child Abuse and Neglect and Reduce Child Welfare Involvement
edited by Angelique Day and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 801 | Submission Open
Keywords: child abuse and neglect; child welfare; out-of-home care; foster care; prevention program; intervention; evidence-based practice
Vulnerable Groups Protection and Rights for Advocacy: From the Perspectives of Community-Based Policy Making and Initiatives submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 543 | Submission Open
Keywords: community/community initiatives; self-organizing; advocacy; participatory action research; un/hidden voices; vulnerability; marginalization/exclusion; rights-based action; transformation; agency; dignity
Ageing Societies: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Policy, Innovation, and Community Development
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 305 | Submission Open
Keywords: active ageing; age-friendly cities and communities; ageing in place; ageism; ambient assisted living; artificial intelligence; co-production; dementia-friendly initiatives; digital divide; e-health; gerontechnologies; gerontology; health and social care; innovation; intergenerational relationships; neighborhoods; older people; older populations; public health; public policy on ageing; scaling of innovations; silver economy; smart cities; social and solidarity economy; social policy; social work; sustainability; universal design; welfare state
Climate Change: Challenges, Opportunities, and Perspectives
edited by Harland Prechel
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 154 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate change; climate denialism; ecological crises; inequality; sustainability; politics
Public Health, Well-Being and Environmental Justice
edited by Stephanie Hartwell
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 117 | Submission Open
Keywords: environment; context; social inequities; human disasters; life course; urban; disenfranchised; toxins; trauma
Gender and Class: Exploring the Intersections of Power and Inequality
edited by Tamsin Bradley
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 95 | Submission Open
Keywords: social norms; power; gender; intersectionality; violence
Youth Transitions: Implications, Challenges, and Opportunities submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 175 | Submission Open
Keywords: youth; transition to adulthood; precarity; social justice; marginalized youth; comparative studies; policies on youth
Doing and Critically Evaluating Participatory Action Research in Migration Studies
edited by , and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5025 | Submission Open
Keywords: migrant integration; participatory action research; peer research; art-based events
Critical Issues in Social Cognition and Consumer Preferences
edited by Ahreum Maeng
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1640 | Submission Open
Keywords: marketing; consumer behavior; social contexts; social influences
Tourism, Urban Culture and Local Development
edited by David Gladstone
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 56 | Submission Open
Keywords: tourism; culture; local economic development; regional development; social policy
Healthy Lifestyle: The Relevance of Health Promotion for Society submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 11921 | Submission Open
Keywords: health promotion; healthy lifestyle; education; society
New Globalization vs. Anti-Globalization: Current Challenges in International Political Economy submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 1226 | Submission Open
Keywords: new globalization; anti-globalization; international political economy; transnational corporations; inequality; civil society; hegemonic stability theory; fourth industrial revolution; school of regulation
Artificial Intelligence in Participatory Environments: Technologies, Ethics, and Literacy Aspects submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 877 | Submission Open
Keywords: artificial intelligence; (AI) ethics; media industry; education; digital literacy; (algorithmic) journalism; participatory/citizen’ s journalism; machine/deep learning; datasets (crowdsourcing; annotation; utilization)
Social Innovation in Urban and Rural Areas: Empowerment, (Disruptive) Transformative Processes and Impact on Community Development submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 494 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban and rural areas; social innovation; empowerment; transformative processes; disruption; impact on community development
Prefiguring Sustainable Futures through Socio-Ecological Practices
edited by , , Davide Antonio Grasso and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 58 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainable futures; ecological crisis; democratic social structures; socio-ecological practices; innovative solutions; transformative potential; cross-disciplinary collaboration; democracy; prefigurative practices; cross-disciplinarity
International Migration and the Adaptation Process
edited by Michael Aguilera
submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 54 | Submission Open
Keywords: international migration; adaptation processes; mobility; labor market; social networks
Rethinking Migration Governance in Society
edited by Anastasia Christou and Janroj Yilmaz Keles
submission deadline 25 Oct 2024 | Viewed by 713 | Submission Open
Keywords: migration governance; crises; global south; southern epistemologies and methodologies; gender; intersectionality; inequalities; borders; development; colonial histories
Environmental Sociology — Achievements and Challenges
edited by Avi Gottlieb
submission deadline 31 Oct 2024 | Viewed by 192 | Submission Open
Keywords: environmental sociology; sustainable development; environmental justice; environmental policy
The Impact of Criminal Justice Involvement on the Health and Wellness of Individuals and Families
edited by and Ivan Y. Sun
submission deadline 1 Nov 2024 | Viewed by 210 | Submission Open
Keywords: criminal justice involvement; individuals and families; health; wellness; intervention; policy
The Intersections of Social and Educational Policies Impacting Adolescent Mental Health
edited by Kee Jeong Kim
submission deadline 1 Nov 2024 | Viewed by 121 | Submission Open
Keywords: young individuals; well-being; social and educational policies; adolescent mental health
Revitalizing Workplaces: The Intersection of Public Health and Sustainable Wellbeing in Organizations
edited by , and Vânia Sofia Carvalho
submission deadline 1 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 261 | Submission Open
Keywords: organizational dynamics; health and well-being; organizational structures; public health; sustainable organizations; sustainability practices; sustainable wellbeing; technology in the workplace; work environments; workplace revitalization
School-to-Work Transitions: Developmental and Mental Health Outcomes
edited by
submission deadline 2 Apr 2025 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3654 | Submission Open
Keywords: school-to-work transition; unemployment; NEET; career transitions; mental health; psychological distress
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