Social Analysis

The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice

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Those wishing to submit articles should send them to the Editorial Assistant.

The editorial policy is one that places a premium on the rapid processing of manuscripts.

All contributions are externally refereed by scholars of international repute. Contributors can expect to be satisfactorily appraised of the progress of their manuscripts.

Further information may be obtained by writing to the Editorial Assistant:


Authors should submit articles as word attachments by e-mail, formatted as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format files. Submissions should include an abstract of not more than 125 words and 5-8 keywords. Electronic submissions are preferred but mailed contributions will be reviewed. Please note that all correspondence will be transmitted via e-mail.

The journal's style guide is available in PDF format: Social Analysis Style Guide

The style guide follows the Berghahn Books House Style Guide, which is based on the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), 16th edition. Please consult either guide for the following conventions: the use of italics, commas, and conjunctions; the positioning of punctuation and quotations marks; the presentation of numbers and dates; the use of the dash; citing references within the text. Detailed examples are provided. Please note that the journal uses U.S. punctuation and spelling, following Webster’s Dictionary or The American Heritage College Dictionary


For submission requirements of artwork (illustrations, maps, tables, and figures) please refer to the Berghahn Books Artwork Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts which have been accepted for publication but which do not conform to the Social Analysis Style Guide will be returned to the author for amendment.


Authors published in Social Analysis (SA) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Social Analysis Ethics Statement.