Call for papers



Society Register invites authors to submit interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary papers that push the boundaries of current approaches in social science. The journal covers all areas of social sciences, like sociology, economics, political science, cultural studies psychology, social policy, science education, and other relevant fields. We publish original research papers, review articles, case studies, survey reports and technical notes.

We welcome manuscripts from scholars throughout the world, including research from multi-site international projects and work that has the potential to be adapted to and implemented around the globe to address the needs of different populations, cultures, and communities.

Manuscripts may be conceptual or empirical in nature, and feature quantitative or qualitative analysis.


Society Register follows a double-blind review process: manuscripts should normally be between 6,000 and 8,000 words, including all notes, tables, graphics and references.


Authors can submit manuscript by email at


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Guest editor – Prof. Honorata Jakubowska

Sport plays an important role in the processes of social inclusion, as well as social exclusion. A number of categories of athletes and fans have been excluded from taking part in sport competitions and sport events. The situation of women in the history of sport may serve as an example, alongside current status of female athletes and fans in several Muslim countries or the discriminatory practices towards Black athletes during Apartheid in South Africa. At the same time, sport gives opportunities to support and acknowledge the marginalized individuals and groups of people, reflected through taking part in the Olympic Games under the Olympic flag or through football clubs and football fans’ attitudes towards refugees. Moreover, sport is perceived as a tool for social change, enabling mobility and improvement of social status for the individuals and collective. Although, the issues of sport have been already analyzed in a number of publications (e.g. Kennett 2013; Spaaij, Magee and Jeanes, 2014; Collins, 2014), the global political situation and the socio-cultural changes in different countries constantly provide the new contexts and cases to the sociological analysis.

Therefore, this special issue of “Society Register” is intended to examine and provide new knowledge about social exclusion and inclusion through sport. Contributions will explore (not exclusively):

gender inclusion/ exclusion in sport

sexual minorities in sport

sport and empowerment

refugees and sport

the status of disabled athletes

the role of sports fans in the processes of social inclusion/exclusion

the social programmes based on sport

organizational and policy issues focused on sport and social inclusion/exclusion

the analysis of the particular inclusion/exclusion practices

the analysis of inclusion/exclusion discourses in sport

the methodological challenges and theoretical concepts related to the research of social inclusion/exclusion through sport.


Collins M. (2014). Sport and Social Exclusion (2 ed.). Abingdon: Routledge. 

Kennett Ch. (2013). The Evaluation of Sport and Social Inclusion Policy Programmes. Routledge Handbook of Sports Policy.  Abingdon: Routledge. 

Spaaij R., Magee J. and Jeanes R. (2014) Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society. Abingdon: Routledge. 

The special issue editor

Honorata Jakubowska - sociologist, professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The coordinator of European Sociological Association Research Network ‘Society and Sports’ (2017-2019). The author of the books: Skill Transmission, Sport and Tacit Knowledge. A Sociological Perspective (Routlegde 2017), The Game of the Body. The Practices and Discourses of Gender Differentiation in Sport (in Polish, 2014), Sociology of the Body (in Polish, 2009) and around 60 articles and book chapter in Polish and English related to: sociology of sport, sociology of body and gender studies. She published among others in: The International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Sport in Society, Communication and Sport. The principal investigator of the research project focused on female football fans financed by National Science Centre (2016/21/B/HS6/00846).,


Preliminary submission

Please submit expressions of interest, along with a 250 word abstract until 21 January to Honorata Jakubowska at: The authors will be informed about the acceptance of their abstracts until 31 January.

Submission timeline

The article word count should be between 6000 and 8000 words, prepared in accordance with ASA Style Citations (American Sociological Association).

The deadline for submissions is 1 May 2018. 

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