Call for Proposals: Sociological Perspectives Special Issue on Environmental Sociology Guest Editor(s)

Call for Proposal

Sociological Perspectives

Special Issue on Environmental Sociology

We are seeking a guest editor for a Special Issue addressing current research within the field of environmental sociology. As a general sociology journal, Sociological Perspectives publishes original empirical research representing a variety of sociological theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Sociological Perspectives (SP) is the official journal of the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA), which sees itself as a leader in promoting sociological inquiry into environmental issues. A special issue on environmental sociology is a way to highlight PSA’s commitment to environmental sociology and to identify, to the sociological community.

Selection of the chosen proposal will be the outcome of a collaborative evaluation by SP Co-Editors according to the following criteria:

  • Suitability of the topic for an Environmental Sociology special issue. For example: broad enough to attract a reasonable number of submissions and be of interest to SP readers
  • Coherent and strong focus on topic of high current interest
  • Originality and significance of contribution to the field

Proposals for a Special Issue should include:

  • The name(s) and address(es) of the corresponding guest editor(s) along with CV(s);
  • A suggested title for the Special Issue
  • A 400 to 500 – word rationale explaining the scope and significance of the proposed topic
  • Potential contributors (all submissions will be subjected to the normal peer review process)

Deadline: Proposals should be submitted to the Editorial Office by October 16, 2017.

Guest Editor Information: Guest Editor(s) will be largely responsible (with some support and collaboration from the Editorial Office) for the process of peer-review and manuscript processing, including issuing a call-for-papers, inviting reviewers, writing an introductory article, and approval of selected manuscripts.

Timeline: the following is a tentative timeline for the Environmental Sociology Special Issue

  • July 2017 – Call for proposals
  • October 2017 – Proposals due
  • November 2017 – Proposal/Guest Editor(s) chosen
  • April 2019 – Review process finished and materials sent to Publisher
  • June 2019 – Special Issue published

For further details and clarifications please contact the managing editor: Elizabeth Withers,

We look forward to your proposals.




Posted in Calls for Papers and Other Announcements, News