The Sociological Review

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The Sociological Review  
Edited by[Michaela Benson], [Emma Jackson]
Publication details
Publication history
SAGE Publications in association with The Sociological Review Publication Ltd.
Standard abbreviations
Sociol. Rev.
ISSN0038-0261 (print)
1467-954X (web)
OCLC no.505014828

The Sociological Review is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering all aspects of sociology, including anthropology, criminology, philosophy, education, gender, medicine, and organization. The journal is published by SAGE Publications; before 2017 it was published by Wiley-Blackwell. It is one of the three "main sociology journals in Britain", along with the British Journal of Sociology and Sociology, and the oldest British sociology journal.[1]

The Sociological Review also publishes a monograph series that publishes scholarly articles on issues of general sociological interest.


Established in 1908 as a successor of the Papers of the Sociological Society, its founder and first editor-in-chief was Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse. As the first professor of sociology in the United Kingdom, Hobhouse had a central role in establishing sociology as an academic discipline, and The Sociological Review became an important forum in this regard, and generally as a forum for new liberal theory of the early 20th century.[2]


The journal's founder and first editor, Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse

The following persons have been editors of this journal:

The current editors are Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths University), Mike Michael (University of Sydney), Michael Burawoy (University of California, Berkeley), and Beverley Skeggs (University of London).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The Sociological Review is abstracted and indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 2.167.[3]


  1. ^ A. H. Halsey, A History of Sociology in Britain, Oxford University Press, 2004, p. 183
  2. ^ Stefan Collini, Liberalism and Sociology: L. T. Hobhouse and Political Argument in England 1880–1914, Cambridge University Press, 1983, ISBN 0521274087
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Sociology". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.

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