Berkeley Journal of Sociology call for papers: DEADLINE MARCH 1

The Berkeley Journal of Sociology is seeking submissions. Since its relaunch in 2013 the BJS has set out to write the “history of the present.” Instead of publishing traditional academic research articles, we have featured compelling essays, insightful commentaries, critical analyses, and topical symposiums on the most pressing political and cultural issues of the day. Our aim is to provide critical perspectives from the social sciences on public debates and current events as well as critical reviews of social scientific knowledge. We have a rolling submission system for online articles.

The BJS is accepting the following kinds of submissions on topical issues or debates:

  • Research essays: narrative analyses driven by empirical evidence
  • Commentary: social scientific assessments and critiques of events, journalistic coverage, recent reports, and public discourse
  • Conversations: interviews on topical subjects and debates.
  • Field memos: elaborations of experiences in the field as they relate to contemporary social struggles, political debates, or social-scientific practice 
  • Photo essays: sociological and visual critiques from your research sites
  • Non-traditional book reviews: essays that use recently published or canonical books as launching pads to discuss broader issues. 
  • Forums: propose and organize a set of 3 - 6 articles with colleagues on a specific topic to be published in a series on our site

Deadline: March 1.

For submissions instructions and guidelines, see: