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Health Sociology Review

Aims and Scope 

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, papers that advance theory and methodology in the field of health sociology and special issues on matters of central importance to health sociology and related fields.

Review articles are published upon occasion, but must extend conceptual understanding in health sociology, not just review what is known about a particular topic.  
Submissions must make a clear contribution to sociological inquiry relevant to health, but may be informed by conceptual and empirical debates from a broader range of health and social sciences. All submissions must demonstrate methodological rigour, adherence to ethical research principles, and potential for contribution to knowledge in health, health care and wellbeing.

All manuscript submissions must be less than 7,500 words in length (including all text, footnotes and references). Suggestions for occasional themed special issues are welcomed.

All submissions to  Health Sociology Review are subject to double-blind peer review by at least two reviewers. 

Editors in Chief:
Karen Willis - La Trobe University, Australia
Sarah MacLean - La Trobe University, Australia

Associate Editors:
Katherine Carroll - Australian National University, Australia
Brendan Churchill - University of Melbourne, Australia
Fernando De Maio - DePaul University, USA
Jacinthe Flore - RMIT University, Australia
Luke Gahan - La Trobe University, Australia
Kim McLeod - University of Tasmania, Australia (Book Review Editor)
Megan Williams - University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Senior Editorial Advisors:
Joanne Bryant - UNSW Sydney, Australia
Christy Newman - UNSW Sydney, Australia


Managing Editor:

Sally Daly

The current editorial team finish their term at the end of 2022. As such, there is now an call for a new editorial team for the period 2023 - 2026. The expression of interest deadline is June 27th. Please click on the orrange link below for the full details. 

Click here for the call for a new editorial team

Click here for the Best Paper in HSR