L'Année sociologique

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L'Année sociologique
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LanguageEnglish, French
Edited byPierre Demeulenaere
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Année sociol.
ISSN0066-2399 (print)
1969-6760 (web)
OCLC no.746938444

L'Année sociologique is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal of sociology established in 1898 by Émile Durkheim, who also served as its first editor-in-chief. It was published annually until 1925, changing its name to Annales Sociologiques between 1934 and 1942. After World War II it returned to its original name. Durkheim established the journal as a way of publicizing his own research and the research of his students and other scholars working within his new sociological paradigm.


Until 1969 a part of the journal was classified into three groups: (1) anthropology and sociology, (2) empirical qualitative sociology, and (3) empirical quantitative sociology. The rest was dedicated to book reviews.[1] Durkheim wanted to use the journal to describe contents of the books reviewed.[2]

Many well-known sociologists were initial contributors to the journal, including Célestin Bouglé, Henri Hubert, Marcel Mauss, François Simiand, and Georg Simmel.[1] During Durkheim's editorship of the journal, the editorial board comprised a team of approximately fifty researchers, a group which became known as the "French School of Sociology".[3]

The journal was relaunched following a break in publication due to World War I and the death of Durkheim in 1917. Mauss' essay The Gift was the only article included in the relaunched edition, preceded by his eulogy to colleagues who had died since the previous edition in 1912.[4]

Modern journal[edit]

Although originally influenced by Émile Durkheim, the modern journal is based on research in the history of the social sciences. Originally publishing in French only, the journal now also publishes translations from French and articles written in English.[5]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in

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  1. ^ a b Kando, Thomas M. (1976-01-01). "L'Annee Sociologique: From Durkheim to Today". The Pacific Sociological Review. 19 (2): 147–174. doi:10.2307/1388781. JSTOR 1388781.
  2. ^ Smith, Philip (2014-02-19). "The Cost of Collaboration: Reflections Upon Randall Collins' Theory of Collective Intellectual Production via Émile Durkheim: A Biography". Anthropological Quarterly. 87 (1): 245–254. doi:10.1353/anq.2014.0012.
  3. ^ Béra, Matthieu (2012-04-07). "Les comptes rendus de Durkheim à L'Année sociologique". COnTEXTES (in French) (10). doi:10.4000/contextes.4927.
  4. ^ Guyer, Jane I. (2014). "The true gift: Thoughts on L'Année sociologique of 1925". Journal of Classical Sociology. 14: 11–21. doi:10.1177/1468795X13494714.
  5. ^ "About L'Année sociologique". Cairn.info. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  6. ^ a b c d e "L'Année sociologique". MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. University of Barcelona. Retrieved 2021-05-01.
  7. ^ "Source details: L'Année sociologique". Scopus Preview. Elsevier. Retrieved 2021-05-01.

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