SN Social Sciences

In 2020 Springer Nature will launch two new important journals in its broad-scope collection of SN titles:

SN Business & Economics and SN Social Sciences will aspire to serve their respective communities by providing a strong and vibrant forum in which researchers and scholars can share their work – and in ways that more narrowly focused journal titles cannot always achieve. 

Given its broad remits, SN Social Sciences and SN Business & Economics  will champion interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work. The journals will offer an open forum that is inclusive of a range of research perspectives and methodological approaches. Themed article collections will be a prominent feature, focusing on hot and emerging areas of research. These collections, unlike traditional special issues, will publish research over an extended period of time, thereby maximizing publishing opportunities for interested academics.

Supported by expert Editorial Board members, a responsive in-house editorial hub will help ensure an efficient, rigorous and fair peer-review process. The journals will pursue a hybrid model – authors will have the choice to publish Open Access, on payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC), or as part of a Publish-and-Read deal from their institution. Alternatively, authors can elect to appear in the subscription component of the journals. 

David Bull, Vice President, Journals, Humanities & Social Sciences at Springer Nature, said: “Our hope is that SN Business & Economics and SN Social Sciences will each appeal to researchers and academics who are keen to benefit from efficient and highly visible dissemination of their work. This discipline areas are rich and broad, but also highly dynamic: SN Social Sciences and SN Business & Economics will be ideally placed to capture, in a wide sense, timely research, debates, and discussion. This can encompass those from the individual component parts of the disciplines, but also from the ever-growing body of interdisciplinary work that is emerging across HSS communities.”

Introducing SN Social Sciences

Learn why we are launching SN Social Sciences

SN Social Sciences - Aims and Scope

SN Social Sciences is a new multi and interdisciplinary, fully peer-reviewed academic research journal serving the broad Social Sciences community. The journal offers rigorous peer review as well as a streamlined decision-making and publication process.

The journal’s scope is inclusive. It is open to theoretical, methodological, quantitative and qualitative scholarship from all areas within the social sciences - defined as the academic disciplines concerned with the study of society, and the relationships between individuals within societies.

Submissions are evaluated on their academic rigor and methodological soundness. Together with the support of an international Editorial Board, we are committed to upholding the highest editorial and ethical standards. We strive to provide our authors and readers with a responsive and efficient service and offer them a highly respected home for their research.

SN Social Sciences publishes original research and review articles and also features thematic article collections/special issues on key themes. 

The journal welcomes research in, and between, the following disciplines:

  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology    
  • Communication & Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Demography
  • Development Studies
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Gender Studies
  • Human Geography
  • Labour Studies
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Law & Criminology
  • Migration Studies
  • Political Science
  • Population Studies
  • Race & Ethnic Studies
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
  • Urban Studies

We are particularly interested in research that addresses society’s grand challenges, as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, from social scientific perspectives.

Please note that Business & Management, Economics, and Finance are not within the journal’s scope since these are served by a sister publication
SN Business & Economics.

Editorial Board

SN Social Sciences is open for submissions. 

To apply to join this journal’s International Editorial Board, please send a cover letter detailing your academic experience as well as a CV/resume indicating your publication history. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

For enquiries, please contact:

Introducing SN Social Sciences