Irish Journal of Sociology

Editor: Brian Conway, Maynooth University, Ireland
ISSN: 0791-6035 (Print)
ISSN: 2050-5280 (Online)
Frequency: Biannual (May and November)

The Irish Journal of Sociology is an international peer-reviewed core journal and is the official journal of the Sociological Association of Ireland. It was established in 1991 for the purpose of stimulating, communicating, and advancing sociological research about Irish society as well as publishing high quality papers, reflecting the theoretical, substantive, and empirical range of the discipline, that are not germane to Ireland. In addition, the journal seeks submissions for its new in-brief sections: archives, databases, debates, overviews ,and trends. It also publishes research notes and solicited book reviews.

Although the journal's readership is primarily sociologists, it also seeks to appeal to – and welcomes submissions from – scholars in other social science disciplines including anthropology, geography, politics, social policy, social work, and social care. The journal seeks to publish quantitative and qualitative or mixed-method work. The journal is particularly interested in attracting comparative papers having to do with other small societies, but which need not necessarily be related to Ireland.
Brian Conway, Maynooth University, Ireland

Regional Editors, UK
John Goodwin, University of Leicester, UK
Lucy Michael, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Book Reviews Editor
Asia Rutkowska, Maynooth University, Ireland

Editorial Assistant
Ivan Privalko, Maynooth University, Ireland

Editorial Board
Eoin Devereux, University of Limerick, Ireland
Bryan Fanning, University College Dublin, Ireland
Daniel Faas, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Niamh Gaynor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Katy Hayward, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Andreas Hess, University College Dublin, Ireland
Susan Hodgett, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Mervyn Horgan, University of Guelph, Canada
Anne Kane, University of Houston-Downtown, USA
Melanie Lang, Edge Hill University, UK
Gregory Maney, Hofstra University, USA
Bram Spruyt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Associate Editors
Jeffrey Alexander, Yale University, USA
Patrick Carroll, University of California Davis, USA
Mary Daly, University of Oxford, UK
Mary Jo Deegan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex, UK
Michele Dillon, University of New Hampshire, USA
Sarah Egan, Bard College, USA

Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University, USA
Kieran Healy, Duke University, USA

Mary Hickman, St. Mary's University Twickenham London, UK
Michael Hout, New York University, USA
Maciej Hulas, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
Eugene Hynes, Kettering University, USA
Neil McLaughlin, McMaster University, Canada
Denis O'Hearn, Binghamton University, USA
Louise Ryan, Middlesex University, UK
Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, USA
Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dorothy Watson, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland

The journal reviews contributions that address an important topic in the sociological study of Irish society or that address theoretical, substantive, or methodological topics not related to Ireland. Contributions sent for review will be evaluated by three external reviewers.


To submit an article, please visit If this is your first time using the IJS ScholarOne site, you will be required to create an account. Then follow the instructions on the site. Once your account is created, the journal’s Submission Guidelines can be downloaded under ‘Instructions & Forms’ on the Welcome page. If you require assistance with the ScholarOne site, see the "Get Help Now" link in the upper right hand corner, contact the ScholarOne team, or search the FAQs. If you are unable to use the ScholarOne site, contact the Editor at:

Manuscripts submitted to the journal should be prepared in conformity with the Submission Guidelines available below.

Book Reviews

Books currently available for review and guidelines for submitting a book review are below.

Special Issue Procedures

About once a year, the journal publishes a special issue on a select topic (usually, but not always, edited by a guest editor(s)). The adjudication process for special issues rests with the editor and editorial board, who will meet to discuss proposals at the bi-annual Editorial Board meetings. See the Submission Guidelines below for more information on proposing and editing a special issues.
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