Special Issues

Societies runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build 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 in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Educational Leadership and Organizational Culture in Education submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | 7 articles | Viewed by 22084 | Submission Open
Keywords: teacher leadership; organisational culture; shared leadership; school culture; school improvement
Social Interactions and the Technology Development: Perspectives on E-Societies
edited by , and Razvan Zaharia
submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | 7 articles | Viewed by 14211 | Submission Open
Keywords: artificial intelligence; digitalization; e-democracy; e-government; e-learning; e-societies; new technologies; resilience; social change; sustainability
Potentials of Game-Based Learning and Gamification on New Literacy Studies submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 585 | Submission Open
Keywords: game-based learning; gamification; playful strategies; escape room; literacy; creative writting
Critical Communication, Health, and Development
edited by , and Ravindra Kumar Vemula
submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | Viewed by 508 | Submission Open
Critical Thinking, Gender, and Education submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | Viewed by 458 | Submission Open
Keywords: gender; education; sexism; gender stereotypes; female prisoners; victims of trafficking or sexual exploitation; gender violence
The Involvement of Religious-Based Entities in the Provision of Social Welfare Services
edited by Jay Poole
submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | Viewed by 236 | Submission Open
Keywords: social welfare; religious based; community engaged; spiritual
Metaverse and Societies
edited by
submission deadline 4 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 251 | Submission Open
Keywords: metaverse; virtual reality; augmented reality; social interaction
Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Interventions to Promote Health Equity and Well-Being in Minoritized Youth submission deadline 25 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 907 | Submission Open
Keywords: youth; children; adolescents; disability; minority; underrepresented; disparity; intervention; development; implementation; evaluation; health equity
Lifelong Learning Policies across the Globe—Focus on Young Adults
edited by and Jozef Zelinka
submission deadline 30 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 243 | Submission Open
Keywords: lifelong learning; young people; youth policies; education and work transitions; life course/biography; vulnerability; multi-disadvantaged youth
Socioeconomic and Psychological Factors of Public Health Behaviors in Response to Global Health Crises submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 345 | Submission Open
Keywords: health behaviors; social determinants; public health; health crises; COVID-19; HIV/AIDS; people on the move; health interventions
Language Policy and Planning Issues in Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
edited by
submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 116 | Submission Open
Keywords: language planning and policy; cultural diversity; linguistic diversity; language-in-education planning; multilingualism; multiculturism; human rights; identity; (in)equality; conflict; solidarity; sustainable development
LLM Chatbots: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?
edited by , Karin van Es and Rianne van Lambalgen
submission deadline 1 Nov 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2316 | Submission Open
Keywords: large language models chatbots as innovative tool; ChatGPT; panacea; pandora’ s box; opportunities; threats; social impact; anthropomorphism; human capability; ethics; accountability; regulation
Young People’s Constructions of Identities: Global Perspectives
edited by
submission deadline 1 Nov 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2206 | Submission Open
Keywords: young people/youth; identities; social construction
Response of the Healthcare Industry to COVID-19 and Its Impact in the Post-COVID-19 Era submission deadline 15 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 451 | Submission Open
Keywords: sociology of industry; impact of COVID-19 in companies; future of industry; business ethics; occupational risk prevention; health care industry
Migration and Multilingual Education: An Intercultural Perspective submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | 13 articles | Viewed by 8022 | Submission Open
Keywords: intercultural education; plurilingualism; critial pedagogy
Health Psychology and Psychological Health in Contemporary Society submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2072 | Submission Open
Keywords: health psychology; psychological well-being; coping strategies; health communication; child well-being; attachment and well-being; distress; emotional reactivity; well-being and adoption
Visual Arts and Design: Practice-Based Research submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1470 | Submission Open
Keywords: art and design; practice-based research; arts-based research; participatory research; arts-based; action research
Vulnerable Groups Protection and Rights for Advocacy: From the Perspectives of Community-Based Policy Making and Initiatives submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 320 | Submission Open
Keywords: community/community initiatives; self-organizing; advocacy; participatory action research; un/hidden voices; vulnerability; marginalization/exclusion; rights-based action; transformation; agency; dignity
Cultural Psychological Perspective on the Immigrants’ Ingroup-Outgroup Interaction in the Social Change during COVID-19
edited by and Gabriele Di Cicco
submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 127 | Submission Open
Keywords: cultural psychology; immigrants; ingroup– outgroup dynamics; social change; COVID-19; intergroup relations
Beyond (the Subjects of) Emergency: (In)security, Mobility and Creativity
edited by and Maria Julia Trombetta
submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | Viewed by 123 | Submission Open
Keywords: mobility and ontological (in)security; mobility; creativity and the terrestrial; climate change and (im)mobility; creativity in (forced) exile; (im)mobility and COVID-19 pandemic; border-crossing; insecurity and subjectivity
Human Trafficking and Human Rights
edited by , Todd Landman, Lauren Eglen and Ergul Celiksoy
submission deadline 1 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 390 | Submission Open
Keywords: human trafficking; human rights
Public Policy and the Inclusion of People with Disabilities at Work in the Aftermath of COVID-19
edited by and Christine C. Paulin
submission deadline 1 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 114 | Submission Open
Keywords: social policy; disability; work and employment; social inclusion; inclusive workplace; teleworking; COVID-19; public policies
Housing and Homelessness since COVID-19
edited by
submission deadline 10 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 357 | Submission Open
Keywords: homelessness; COVID-19; pandemic; housing; bureaucracy; policy
Society and Immigration: Reducing Inequalities submission deadline 13 Dec 2023 | 4 articles | Viewed by 12217 | Submission Open
Keywords: immigration; refugees; borders; family separation; unequal development
Family/Household Well-Being and Individual Development
edited by and Michael Barnes
submission deadline 30 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 274 | Submission Open
Keywords: health and well-being; family health and well-being; family; household; family-focused; family-centered; family-friendly; family education; family-based intervention; family and resilience; policy; child and youth policy; family and workplace policy; family and health policy; family and public health; family and health; evidence-informed practice; interdisciplinary; intersectoral; life course; social determinants of health; children’ s health; child well-being; child development; adolescent development; adverse childhood experience; multigeneration families; intergenerational health
Disability and the Media submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5104 | Submission Open
Keywords: disability; media studies; neoliberalism; inclusionism; human rights; social model; new eugenics; neo-materialism; digital activism; inspiration porn; social disenfranchisement
Workplace Health Promotion, Workplace Bullying and Workplace Wellness submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2093 | Submission Open
Keywords: workplace bullying; harassment; health; wellbeing; ethical climate
Construction of a Knowledge Society: Developments in Information Technology and Educational Management submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2089 | Submission Open
Keywords: knowledge society; TIC; innovation with ICT; inclusion; digital competence teaching
Social Intelligence in the Context of Social Competences, Culture and Personality submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1750 | Submission Open
Keywords: social intelligence; emotional intelligence; personality traits; social competences; Dunning-Kruger effect; manipulation; Machiavellianism; leadership; stress; coping
Artificial Intelligence in Participatory Environments: Technologies, Ethics, and Literacy Aspects submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 381 | 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)
Advanced Technologies for Construction and Smart Societies submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 225 | Submission Open
Keywords: construction technologies; construction management; disruptive technologies; digital technologies; smart societies
The Challenges of Maintaining Academic Integrity in the Era of Machine-Generated Learning
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 144 | Submission Open
Keywords: academic integrity; academic dishonesty; academic honesty; contract cheating; ghostwriter; plagiarism; plagiarism detection software; machine-generated writing; artificial intelligence writing
The Intersectional Effect of Social Networks and Citizenship Empowerment in the Digital Societies
edited by Cristóbal Fernández-Muñoz and David Álvarez Rivas
submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 63 | Submission Open
Keywords: communication; digital; social networks; participation; citizenship; media
Crime and Place: Latest Developments in Environmental Criminology and Crime Prevention through Design submission deadline 15 Jan 2024 | Viewed by 1037 | Submission Open
Keywords: environmental criminology; criminology of place; CPTED; geographical information systems; community-based prevention
Social Innovation in Urban and Rural Areas: Empowerment, (Disruptive) Transformative Processes and Impact on Community Development submission deadline 31 Jan 2024 | Viewed by 187 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban and rural areas; social innovation; empowerment; transformative processes; disruption; impact on community development
The Digital Inclusion to the Vulnerable Groups in Education
edited by , Danijela Birt Katić, Alex Kendall, Ulrike Lucke, Christa Markom, Jelena Tošić and Kristina Barczik
submission deadline 31 Jan 2024 | Viewed by 106 | Submission Open
Keywords: action-oriented learning; anthropology of education/educational anthropology; capacity building and training program effectiveness; curriculum development; digital competence frameworks; digital inclusion; digital learning; education; educational media technology; gender and migration; inclusion/exclusion; inequality; informal; formal and continuous education; intersectionality; minoritization/majoritization; pandemic/crisis; teacher training; tel/tet; transnational comparative research; vulnerability; acceptance and behavior for digital technologies among vulnerable groups
Innovation and Technology in Urban Governance
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jan 2024 | Viewed by 47 | Submission Open
Keywords: smart cities; digital governance; urban innovation; technological advancements; big data analytics; urban governance
Critical Perspectives on Racialized Mobilities and the Politics of Belonging
edited by Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Marta Maria Maldonado
submission deadline 5 Feb 2024 | Viewed by 882 | Submission Open
Keywords: belonging; borders; citizenship; colonialism; (im)migration; (im)mobility; indigeneity; race; rootedness; settler colonialism
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 15 Feb 2024 | Viewed by 45 | Submission Open
Keywords: migrants; refugees; labor markets; work and occupations; immigration law and policy; COVID-19
Critical Issues in Social Cognition and Consumer Preferences
edited by Ahreum Maeng
submission deadline 18 Feb 2024 | Viewed by 199 | Submission Open
Keywords: marketing; consumer behavior; social contexts; social influences
Social and Psychological Perspectives on Success
edited by , and Eva María Díaz-Ramiro
submission deadline 22 Feb 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1050 | Submission Open
Keywords: success and society; success and well-being; success and personality; success as a process; success and social networks; academic success; job success
Interdisciplinary Social Research in Economics, Environment, Education, and Philosophy submission deadline 29 Feb 2024 | Viewed by 101 | Submission Open
Keywords: educational sciences and philosophy; environmental challenges sustainability (policies; society; markets); environmental ethics and philosophy; political cultures; sustainable markets; social sciences; top-down bottom-up social responsibility
Doing and Critically Evaluating Participatory Action Research in Migration Studies submission deadline 8 Mar 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1220 | Submission Open
Keywords: migrant integration; participatory action research; peer research; art-based events
Mental Health of Children and Youths with Victimization Experiences: The Psychological Theory and Practice submission deadline 15 Mar 2024 | Viewed by 281 | Submission Open
Keywords: child and youth victimization; mental health; assessment; protective factors; risk factors; impact; prevention; intervention
Healthy Lifestyle: The Relevance of Health Promotion for Society submission deadline 20 Mar 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6399 | Submission Open
Keywords: health promotion; healthy lifestyle; education; society
Fake News Post-COVID-19 submission deadline 20 Mar 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3851 | Submission Open
Keywords: fake news; post-truth; misinformation; disinformation; fact checking; social media; journalism; political communication; democracy
New Globalization vs. Anti-Globalization: Current Challenges in International Political Economy submission deadline 31 Mar 2024 | Viewed by 680 | Submission Open
Keywords: new globalization; anti-globalization; international political economy; transnational corporations; inequality; civil society; hegemonic stability theory; fourth industrial revolution; school of regulation
Embedding Public Participation in Planning, Governance and Climate Action: A Cross-Disciplinary Overview
edited by Giovanni Allegretti and Patricia García-Leiva
submission deadline 31 Mar 2024 | Viewed by 46 | Submission Open
Keywords: democratic innovations; participatory and deliberative democracy; governance; participatory systems; citizens’ engagement; inter- and trans-disciplinary dialogue; transformative practices
Exploring Disability in the Digital Realm
edited by Beth Haller and
submission deadline 1 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 703 | 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
Advocacy: Social Inclusion and Advocacy for Gender Minority Migrants
edited by Katherine Fobear
submission deadline 1 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 24 | Submission Open
Keywords: gender minority; transgender  ; social inclusion  ; migration; immigration; transnational
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