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Health Sociology Review: Call for proposals for special issue 2021

Health Sociology Review (HSR) is an international peer-reviewed journal, which publishes high quality conceptual and empirical research in the sociology of health, illness and medicine.  Published three times per year, the journal prioritises original research papers. Each year the journal publishes a special issue on a matter of central importance to health sociology and related fields, edited by guest editors.

We encourage sociologists to submit proposals to develop and edit special issues within their field of expertise.  Note, those who have previously submitted an expression of interest are welcome to submit again for this call. We particularly welcome proposals for special issues with a focus including but not limited to

    • Indigeneity;
    • new and emerging issues in the sociology of health and illness, including novel theoretical frameworks;
    • new technologies and health, illness and healthcare;
    • the interplay between sexualities, gender and health; and
    • social precarity and health

Online and print publication of the special issue will be in March 2021.  To allow time for peer reviews and revisions to be completed, special issue authors need to work to a deadline for initial manuscript submission in late May 2020, with final copy by early December 2020.

Please submit expressions of interest to guest edit the January 2021 Special Issue (see page 2 for the guidelines) to Professor Karen Willis and Associate Professor Sarah MacLean by October 4, 2019 to hsr@tasa.org.au.

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss your ideas please contact Professor Karen Willis or Associate Professor Sarah MacLean via hsr@tasa.org.au.

Guidelines for Guest Editors

Health Sociology Review is an international peer-reviewed journal, which publishes high quality conceptual and empirical research in the sociology of health, illness and medicine.  Published three times per year, the journal prioritises original research papers and special issues on matters of central importance to health sociology and related fields. Each year the journal publishes a special issue on a matter of central importance to health sociology and related fields, edited by guest editors.

Proposals for guest edited issues of Health Sociology Review should be directed to Professor Karen Willis & Associate Professor Sarah MacLean via hsr@tasa.org.au.

Papers featured in special issues are subject to the normal process of peer review. Selection of papers and coordination of the peer review process will be the responsibility of the guest editors. Papers may be selected either on the basis of invitation or via a general ‘call for papers’.

Proposals for guest edited issues of Health Sociology Review should address the following:

  1. Contact details and brief biography for each guest editor;
  1. Sociological theme. This should be a 300-word summary of major ideas and themes;
  2. Identification of publication strategy. This should outline international contacts, and key researchers in the field that you will contact requesting they advertise the Special issue/and or submit papers;
  3. Division of labour of guest editorial team: outline of lead editor, who will write editorial, handling of papers and referee process;
  4. If your proposal for a guest edited issue is accepted a one-page ‘call for papers’ flyer will be required; and
  5. Note: if guest editors would like to submit a refereed paper for publication in the issue, they must follow the Committee of Publication Ethics’ Codes of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for journal editors when assessing own papers for publication in the special issue.

Special Issue proposals will be reviewed by the editorial board. One member of the editorial team works with guest editors.