Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Thematic focus:
Thematically, the journal concentrates on the process of coming to terms with socio-economic and socio-cultural shifts arising from globalisation. Taking its cue from the S.U.P.I. network, the e-journal’s research field consists of inter- and intra-disciplinary approaches addressing the effects and consequences of social transformation processes. Precarity, which is currently affecting the European social landscape so dramatically, is another major thematic priority.

The journal was conceived as a forum for discussion of critical, integrative analyses of social transformations drawn from different fields, such as the humanities, social sciences and economics. One fundamental aim of the journal is to develop action-oriented approaches exploring avenues for enquiry into social transformations and their practical consequences.

The journal is hosted by the CeDiS-Freie Universität Berlin (Center for Digital Systems – E-Learning, E-Research, Multimedia).

The relevance of the journal lies in its goal of providing a forum where different theoretical approaches can be brought together in an integrative environment. It emphasises the latest empirical research and enables solution-orientated discussions between individuals active in different fields (researchers, social workers, politicians etc.).

The journal is therefore a place in which actors from various fields can develop pragmatic strategies for social action.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Review

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Reviews

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Discussions

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Programmatic Approaches

This section provides programmtic approaches towards central social phenomena which are thematic main topics of the journal (e.g. Precarity & Social Inclusion).

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Research Reports

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Interview

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Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to the journal are examined by two reviewers for originality and scientific quality in the context of related research. Reviews generally are completed in 30-50 days with publication in the next available issue.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Publisher

PD Dr. Rolf-Dieter Hepp

Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Institut für Soziologie

Dr. David Kergel (Editor in Chief)

Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany


Dr. Alexander Sieg

Europäische Medien- und Business Akademie Hamburg/Berlin/Düsseldorf



 

 

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Ronald C. Arnett

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

 

Prof. Dr. Vyacheslav Bobkov

All Russian Center of Living Standards, Moscow, Russia

 

Prof. Dr. Isaac Catt

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

 

Prof. Dr. Judit Csoba

University of Debrecen, Hungary

 

Prof. Dr. Sibel Kalaycioglu

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

Prof. Dr. Marco Ricceri

Eurispes, Rome, Italy

 

Prof. Dr. Franz Schultheis

Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland

 

 

Editorial Team

Editorial Head

 

Dr. David Kergel (Editor in Chief)

Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany


Dr. Alexander Sieg

Europäische Medien- und Business Akademie Hamburg/Berlin/Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Editor

Birte Heidkamp, M.A.

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany

 

Silvana Lamek

Photo reporter/ graphic designer, Berlin