1. New thematic issues
Please note that starting with the number of February 2017, the Canadian Review of Sociology will look a little bit different. In addition to the publication of the usual texts (unsolicitated articles and Committing Sociology), we will start the publication of thematic issues on important sociological topics. In the following table, you will find the list of these coming thematic issues.
|Themes||Thematic editors||Dates of submissions||Dates of publication|
|Environmental sociology (54:1)||Francois Depelteau||Closed||15 Feb 2017|
|Brazilian sociology (54:2)||Mariana M. Chaguri||1 Dec 2016||16 May 2017|
|The relevance of sociology (54:3)||Francois Depelteau||1 March 2017||11 August 2017|
|Moralization of sociology (54:4)||P. Gorski and F. Vanderberghe||1 June 2017||10 Nov 2017|
|Sexual violence (55:1)||Tatiana S. Landini||1 Sept 2017||Feb 2018|
|Visual sociology (55:2)||Andrea Doucet||1 Dec 2017||May 2018|
|Social theory and democracy (55:3)||P. Gorski||1 March 2018||August 2018|
|Sociology of professions (55:4)||T. Adams and S. Liu||I June 2018||Nov 2018|
|Social Inequalities (56:1)||E. Grabb and G. Veenstra||1 Sept 2018||Feb 2019|
|Violence and society (56:2)||M. Dawson||1 Dec 2018||May 2019|
The main goals of this initiative are the following:
· Increasing the number of submissions from Canada and elsewhere.
· Publication of top quality articles from Canada and elsewhere, written by established and promising sociologists.
· Increasing the number of readers and citations.
· Stimulating constructive discussions on important issues related to contemporary sociology and the complex world in which we live.
Please note that we will continue to publish unsolicited articles. The journal will be divided in three sections:
· Thematic issues (3 to 4 articles)
· Unsolicited articles (1 or 2 articles)
· Committing Sociology
**Keep sending us your articles as submissions for publication even if it is not related to any thematic issue.**
2. Editorial orientation
As the new editor of the journal, I would like to propose an open journal which can stimulate discussions on important topics, as explained before. By “open journal”, I mean the evaluation of the submissions will not be determined or influenced by any theoretical or methodological orientation. I guess it was the policy of my predecessor. We will welcome any theoretical approach, from E. Durkheim’s to B. Latour’s theory. So-called “theoretical” discussions are also welcome. The same is true about researches based on quantitative and qualitative methods. Our goal is to stimulate productive discussions rather than pushing for one type of sociology or another. In this respect, we will do our very best to based our decisions on the quality of the texts and not any paradigmatic preference.
Cette revue est bilingue et les textes en français sont plus que bienvenus.
François Dépelteau (Laurentian University, Canada)
Editor-in-chief, Canadian Review of Sociology