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About the Journal

The Canadian Review of Sociology is the journal of the Canadian Sociological Association. The CRS is committed to the dissemination of innovative ideas and research findings that are at the core of the discipline. The CRS publishes both theoretical and empirical work that reflects a wide range of methodological approaches. It is essential reading for those interested in sociological research in Canada and abroad.

The journal has been published since 1964; first as the Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology and as the Canadian Review of Sociology as of 2008. Wiley publishes the journal which became available in digital fomat only since 2019.   

Members of the Canadian Sociological Association benefit from a complimentary subscription.

Editorial Board

The Board may consist of a Managing Editor, Executive Editor, Committing Sociology Editor, Associate Editors, and Student Advisory Board. Members are appointed by the CSA Executive Committee in consultation with incumbent editors and recommendations from Editorial Board and Association members.

The Association should endeavour to balance Editorial Board membership in terms of gender, language, region, discipline, and types of employing institutions. The rotation of Editors and Associate Editors helps ensure representation across the full range of research interests and theoretical perspectives in the discipline.

The mandate of Editorial Board is to provide a forum for the publication of a high quality academic and policy relevant research that reflects the full range of substantive issues, theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches characteristic of Canadian sociology, and to ensure that the journal’s operating procedures are consistent with the highest academic and ethical standards of scholarly objectivity and excellence.

Meet the 2023 Editorial Board

Managing Editor: Responsible for administration, finances, and supervision of production and holds a director position on the CSA Executive Committee (EC). Candidates are appointed by the EC of the Association. The Managing Editor is chair of the Editorial Board and reports to the CSA EC at meetings and to the membership at the Annual General Meeting.

Executive Editor: Liaison between the journal’s Managing Editor and the Associate Editors as well as the journal publisher (Wiley). They communicate with authors and reviewers, manage manuscript submissions, coordinate reviews, finalize article decisions, and determine the contents for each issue.

Committing Sociology Editor: Newly established in 2017, the section is utilized to publish short, timely pieces, addressing current debates, social concerns, and recent publications in sociology and its sub-fields.

Associate Editors: Recommends potential reviewers to the editors and may be asked to review articles in their fields of expertise.

Student Advisory Board:

Members of the Student Advisory Board will play an integral role in the editorial process while also receiving important mentoring in how to read and review manuscripts.

Student Advisory Board members will be responsible for:

  • Attending bi-weekly meetings (twice per month)
  • Summarizing and providing initial reviews for 1-2 manuscripts per month
  • Presenting information about the manuscripts at team meetings
  • Working with authors to help publicize published manuscripts via blog posts, podcasts, and social media

In addition to professional experience and service to the discipline, we will provide reference letters and work with your units for support (like for example, course credit). The CSA and CRS have graciously agreed to provide members of the Student Advisory Board to the Editors complimentary student membership to the CSA.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

The Canadian Review of Sociology (CRS) actively seeks to publish research that recognises the diverse nature of society and the full range of sociological research and knowledge. We recognize that many groups are under-represented in research, and we are committed to promoting diversity in research and publishing scholarship from all ethnicities, races, colors, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, disabilities, ages, or other individual status. All CRS /RCS authors are encouraged to cite research from scholars from underrepresented groups.

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