Founded in 1962, the journal Society publishes new ideas and research findings drawn from all the social sciences, and presented in a readable and useful manner. It is aimed at decision makers and others concerned with trends in modern society. Each issue features a special symposium and policy-relevant research, as well as reviews of significant new books. Articles in Society span the social sciences, including sociology, political science, economics, psychology, and anthropology. Society attracts an interdisciplinary readership of social scientists and others with a proven interest in social and political issues.

  • The international periodical of record in social science and public policy
  • Presents new ideas and research findings drawn from all the social sciences, and written in a readable and useful manner
  • Spans the social sciences, including sociology, political science, economics, psychology and anthropology
  • Published since 1962
  • 90% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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