Call for Papers: Austrian Journal for Sociology

Call for Papers

The Austrian Journal for Sociology (Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie – OeZS) invites manuscripts written in English or German covering all sociological themes. Manuscripts, whether theoretically and/or empirically oriented, are published four times a year. The journal has been established in 1976, publishes in print and online and is a main voice in the European sociological debates.


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Guidelines for Authors

Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be submitted via e-mail to Heinz-Jürgen Niedenzu, Member of the Editorial Board:

Contributors can submit articles in English and German. Submitted articles are subject to double-blind peer-review processes and considered for publication on the understanding that they are not under consideration elsewhere. The refereeing procedure normally takes 2-3 months.


Preparation of Manuscripts

Articles should not contain more than 55.000 characters (including blanks and footnotes).

Footnotes should be automatically generated and numbered serially. Tables and figures should also be numbered serially and sent as extra attachment. Emphasis on words or phrases should be marked in italics.

Please identify all references by the author’s last name, year of publication, and pagination where appropriate, e.g. (Mead 1987) or (Mead 1987, p. 71). For quotations in the text, please use double quotation marks. Quotations longer than five lines should be typed in smaller letters in a not indented paragraph format.


Abstract and Keywords

The article should start with an abstract of 10-15 lines (in English, and if possible also in German), and 3-5 keywords in English (and German if possible) should be provided.


Format of Reference Lists (Chicago Style)

Please follow the examples given:


Books, authored

Last Name, First Name. Year. Title. Subtitle. City: Publisher.


Last Name, First Name, First Name Last Name and First Name Last Name. Year. Title. Subtitle. City: Publisher.

Title of book: italic



Rudzio, Wolfgang. 2005. Das politische System der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Eine Einführung. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Rucht, Dieter, Mundo Yang, and Ann Zimmermann. 2007. Politische

Diskurse im Internet. Das Beispiel Genfood. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.


Articles in edited books

Last Name, First Name. Year. Title. Subtitle. In: Title. Subtitle, hrsg. (ed. by) First Name Last Name, page-page. City: Publisher.

Title of book: italic


Moltmann, Bernhard. 2007. Irritationen des Friedens. Die nordirischen Kirchen auf der Suche nach ihrer Rolle als Friedensstiften. In: Friedensstiftende Religionen? Religion und die Deeskalation politischer Konflikte, hrsg. Manfred Brocker und Mathias Hildebrandt, 246-268. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.


Journal article with DOI

Last Name, First Name. Year. Title. Subtitle. Journal Name Journal Volume: page-page. doi:XXXXXXXXX.

Journal name not abbreviated

Journal name italic


Jahn, Detlef. 2007. Was ist Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft? Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 1:9-27. doi:10.1007/s12286-007-0001-y.


Information on authors

Authors should include 5 lines of biographical information on his/her academic position, research interests and recent publications. Please include your e-mail address and full postal address.



On behalf of the Publishers:


Franz Ofner

Boecklinstr. 90/9A

1020 Vienna



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