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Social Science Information

Information sur les Sciences Sociales

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
Collaborating Editor:
Fondation maison des sciences de l'homme, France
2013 Impact Factor: 0.594
2013 Ranking: 46/84 in Information Science & Library Science | 51/93 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)
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Social Science Information is a major international forum for the analysis and debate of trends and approaches in social science research and teaching.

Publishing articles in both English and French, the journal offers a unique window on research currently taking place internationally and in collaboration with the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris.

Social Science Information is cross-disciplinary, presenting research from a broad range of perspectives, including:

  • anthropology
  • sociology
  • psychology
  • philosophy
  • political science
  • economics

Social Science Information aims to present new areas of study, focusing on theoretical debates, methodology and comparative and cross-cultural research. The following specialized sections regularly appear:

  • Trends and Developments
  • Theory and Methods
  • Trend Report
  • Biology and Social Life
  • Rationality and Society
  • Studies of Science

The journal also regularly publishes Symposia on specific themes and theme-oriented special issues. It wishes to encourage submission of trend reports.

"What I particularly value in Social Science Information is its sheer range, high-quality eclecticism and unpredictability. You can count on it to take you into new by-ways and across disciplines in a spirit of rigorous intellectual generalism." Professor Philip Schlesinger, Director, Stirling Media Research Institute, University of Stirling, UK

"Social Science Information gives the reader a wide overview of socialscientific research in various European countries through papers on topics dealing as well with the sociology of everyday life as with social structure or the history of the social sciences " Raymond Boudon, Académie des sciences morales et politiques, Paris, France

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Institutional, Single Print Issue $296.00
Individual Single Print Issue $46.00
Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1461-7412 ISSN: 0539-0184
Months of Distribution: March , June , September , December Current Volume: 53 Current Issue: 4
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