Aims and scope

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:

Communication & Media
Cultural Studies
Development Studies
Gender Studies
Human Geography
Labour Studies

Language & Linguistics
Law & Criminology
Migration Studies
Political Science
Population Studies
Race & Ethnic Studies
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:

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.