SN Social Sciences (ISSN: 2662-9283) is a multi- and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic research journal serving the broad Social Sciences community.

The journal’s scope is inclusive: it is open to theoretical, methodological, quantitative and qualitative scholarship from all areas within the Social Sciences - defined as the academic disciplines concerned with the study of society, and the relationships between individuals within societies.

Submissions are evaluated on their academic rigor and methodological soundness. Together with the support of an international Editorial Board, we are committed to upholding the highest editorial and ethical standards. We strive to provide our authors and readers with a responsive and efficient service and offer them a highly respected home for their research.

SN Social Sciences publishes Original Papers and Review Papers and also features thematic article Collections/Special Issues on key themes.

The journal welcomes research in, and between, the following disciplines:

Archaeology
Anthropology
Communication & Media
Cultural Studies
Demography
Development Studies
Education
Ethics
Gender Studies
Human Geography
Labour Studies

Language & Linguistics
Law & Criminology
Migration Studies
Political Science
Population Studies
Race & Ethnic Studies
Religion
Sociology
Social Policy
Urban Studies

We are particularly interested in research that addresses society’s grand challenges, as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, from social scientific perspectives.

Enquiries can be submitted to the Editorial Office at: snss@springernature.com

Please note that the fields of Business & Management, Economics and Finance are not within the journal’s scope since these are served by a sister publication SN Business & Economics; in addition, the fields of Psychology or Public Health are served by Current Psychology and Journal of Public Health.

Editorial Board

To apply to join this journal’s International Editorial Board, please send a cover letter detailing your academic experience as well as a CV/resume indicating your publication history. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

For enquiries, please contact: snss@springernature.com

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Managing Editor
  • Gino D'Oca
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal updates

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Guest-Edited Thematic Collections - Calls for Papers

    SN Social Sciences will publish themed Article Collections dedicated to important and emerging areas of scholarship related to the advancement of the social sciences. A number of calls for papers are already open.

  • Call for Papers - Digital Hate and (Anti-)Social Media

    Research, both quantitative and qualitative, from a range of disciplinary vantage points is invited that interrogates the concept of ‘digital hate’, and related phenomena, such as the proliferation of hate speech by extreme movements.

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2662-9283
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