About the journal

Established in 2004, Social Studies is an academic peer-reviewed journal published by Masaryk University as a quarterly. Although it is aimed at a sociological readership, its orientation is pluralistic and interdisciplinary. It accepts sociologically informed and relevant contributions by scholars in other fields of the social sciences and humanities (anthropology, ethnology, history, philosophy, political science). We appreciate articles that offer new ways of understanding social issues as well as innovative critical commentary on the current debates within sociology and social sciences. The journal welcomes articles reflecting on emergent and challenging issues: substantive, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological. Texts that focus on Central Europe or help to mediate between this region and international scholarly debates are encouraged. The genre scope of Social Studies is wide ranging – including original theoretical and theoretically informed empirical research papers as well as review essays, book reviews, shorter notes, discussion comments or conference reports. It also publishes occasional special issues (or blocks) devoted to particular themes and guest coedited by scholars specialized in the field.

The fully open-access journal is indexed in Scopus, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO and Ulrich’s Periodical and published in hard copy and online.

  • ISSN 1214-813X (print)
  • ISSN 1803-6104 (online)


Editor-in-chief: Roman Vido (vidofss.muni.cz)
Executive editor: Pavel Pospěch (pavel.pospechgmail.com)
Assistant editor: Šárka Syslová (socstudfss.muni.cz)


Supervisory board

Jan Balon (Charles University, Prague)
Slavomíra Ferenčuhová (Masaryk University, Brno)
Andrej Findor (Comenius University, Bratislava)
Kateřina Lišková (Masaryk University, Brno)
Radim Marada (Masaryk University, Brno)
Miroslav Marcelli (Comenius University, Bratislava)
Dana Sýkorová (Palacký University, Olomouc)
Jiří Šubrt (Charles University, Prague)
Jan Váně (University of West Bohemia, Pilsen)


Editorial board

Pavel Barša (Charles University, Prague)
Andrea Baršová (The Office of the Czech Republic Government, Prague)
Michal Buchowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
Martin Bútora (Institute for Public Affairs, Bratislava)
Hana Červinková (University of Lower Silesia, Wrocław)
Ivan Chorvát (Matej Bel University, Bánská Bystrica)
Jan Keller (University of Ostrava)
Zuzana Kusá (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava)
Petr Mareš (Masaryk University, Brno)
Kateřina Sidiropulu Janků (Masaryk University, Brno)
Jaroslav Střítecký (Masaryk University, Brno)
Gerlinda Šmausová (Saarland University, Saarbrücken)
Václav Štětka (Charles University, Prague)


Guidelines for contributors

We accept original, previously unpublished articles (5000-8000 words – references, notes, and appendix included), review studies (up to 3000 words), book reviews (up to 2000 words), reports and other academic texts (up to 2000 words). All submitted papers must be written in 12 point font and 1.5 line spacing and include: a title, a summary (150 words), 5-7 key words and information about the author(s) and their institutional affiliation (max. 7 lines). References and bibliography must follow the Harvard citation style (author-date-system) and ASA style. All diagrams, charts, tables and graphs should be referred to as figures and consecutively numbered. Each figure and table must be given an Arabic numeral, followed by a heading, and be referred to in the text. Tables should be placed on a separate page, and diagrams, charts and graphs should be sent in separate files. Their position in the text should be suggested by a sentence: “Insert the table/diagram/chart/chart X here.” Manuscripts should be sent electronically in .DOC or .RTF format to the editors. The cover letter should provide your full address and contact e-mail address. All submitted articles are subject to a rigorous peer review process, based on initial editor screening and double-blind refereeing by two independent reviewers. Every effort is made to ensure that manuscripts are reviewed efficiently and to a high quality within two months of the initial submission.