The Revista Internacional de Sociología (RIS) is pleased to announce the call for «special issue 2017». Proposals should be submitted by April 15, 2016 via e-mail (, the result  being announced by May 30, 2016. The 2017 special issue will be published in the last quarter of that year.

Proposals must include the following information:

  1. Monograph title
  2. Name, institutional affiliation, contact details and a short biography of Guest Editor(s).
  3. A brief summary of the proposed Monograph topic.
  4. A justification of the proposal aimed to contextualize it in the research field of the social sciences as well as the contribution to be made to the state of the art.
  5. Titles, subjects, abstracts and keywords of the articles that form part of the monograph (250 words).
  6. Names, affiliations and authors’ contact to be invited to participate in the special issue.

RIS Special issues consist of a maximum of six articles and a state-of-the-art introduction. The monograph can be written in Spanish or English.

The proposals received will be evaluated by the editorial team of the RIS based on the following criteria: originality of the proposal, contributions to the state of the discipline and the specific research area, experience of publishers in the particular field of study, clarity and accuracy of the proposed contributions, and fitting to RIS publication lines.

Once a proposal is selected, the Guest Editors will be informed about the process to follow, as well as adjustments or changes, if necessary, that will be performed on the original proposal.

All special issues contributions will be evaluated by the usual procedure of the Journal.

Guest Editor(s) functions are as follows:

  1. Propose in coordination with the editorial team a list of referees. The whole process of evaluation will be conducted by the journal.
  2. Supporting the RIS Editorial Staff in managing evaluation.
  3. The Guest Editor(s) will be the contact person between the authors and the RIS, informing the authors about the procedure to follow, as well as delivery dates.

RIS editors could open the Special Issue to new articles in case of rejection of proposed articles or breach of the dates set by the RIS.

Call for Special Issue 2017


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