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International Review of Social Research

The International Review of Social Research, a scholarly peer-reviewed journal, welcomes articles from all areas of sociology, social/cultural anthropology and the social sciences in general. All topics, including methodological strategies and geographical locations are considered valuable, as long as articles are both theoretically and empirically grounded. Comparative, ethnographic, critical and space-sensitive approaches are welcomed.

The main feature of the journal is that it publishes only Special Issues about various topics. In this way, readers can have access to a concentration of articles on a particular topic in one single place. The role of the Special Issues is to provide a venue for research on pressing cutting-edge topics by shedding light upon new approaches of reaching social knowledge.

The International Review of Social Research is published two times a year. The editorial team and office are located at the Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest. The journal is published only on-line.

The International Review of Social Research publishes original research articles that focus on the study of human society, social structures, social change, human behaviour as it is shaped by social forces, as well as on any aspects of the scientific study of human beings and culture. The journal aims to bring into the open interdisciplinary research, encouraging sociologists and other professionals to submit research articles that cross disciplinary boundaries. We welcome interdisciplinary research articles that are sociologically grounded on the idea that sociological thinking and analysis are indispensable across a large number of disciplines.

Our journal encourages the publication of Special Issues on the grounds that it may focus researchers with similar scientific interests to join together a single place, strengthening the scientific collaboration. In this way, the Special Issues published by our journal have become a feature of fundamental research.

Given the wide range of fields that the journal covers, we are dedicated to combine analytical theory with rigorous empirical analysis, aiming also to improve scientific knowledge about the social world.

Rejection Rate

  • 20 %

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

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Please submit your manuscripts to the journal via Editorial Manager

Mihăilă, Bianca-Elena; University of Bucharest, ROU (2018 - )
Hâncean, Marian-Gabriel; University of Bucharest, ROU (2014 – 2018)
Chelcea, Liviu; University of Bucharest, ROU (2011-2014).

Managing Editor 
Oană, Iulian; University of Bucharest, ROU (2018 - )
Mihăilă, Bianca; University of Bucharest, ROU (2017 - 2018).

Editorial Advisory Board 
Bodnar, Judith; Central European University, HUN
Burawoy, Michael; University of California, Berkeley, USA
Chari, Sharad; London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Chelcea, Liviu; University of Bucharest, ROU
Dunn, Elizabeth; University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Fehérváry, Krisztina; University of Michigan, USA
Gans, Herbert J.; Columbia University, USA
Hâncean, Marian-Gabriel; University of Bucharest, ROU
Kligman, Gail; University of California Los Angeles, USA
Leinaweaver, Jessaca; Brown University, USA
Light, Duncan; Liverpool Hope University, UK
Makovicky, Nicolette; University of Oxford, UK
Preda, Alex; University of Edinburgh, UK
Rogers, Doug; Yale University, USA
Szelenyi, Ivan; New York University/ Abu-Dhabi, USA/ARE
Vlăsceanu, Lazăr; University of Bucharest, ROU
Walder, Andrew; Stanford University, USA
Young, Craig; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Oană, Iulian; University of Bucharest, ROU
Pălici, Bogdan; University of Bucharest, ROU
Stoica, Adelina Alexandra, ROU


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