Journal of Applied Social Theory

Call for Themed Issues

We are very happy to announce the call for Themed Issues for the Journal of Applied Social Theory.

The deadlines for proposals for Themed Issues are annually 30 April.


The Editorial Board invites proposals for Themed Issues from across the social sciences, humanities and related applied areas, such as psychology, sociology, social care, social policy, urban studies, education, criminology, geography, literature and media studies, amongst others. A short proposal outlining the proposed Theme Issue should include details of why you feel that this theme is of contemporary interest and relevant to the focus and scope of JAST.

A Themed Issue proposal should contain the following information:

  • The title of the Themed Issue.
  • The names, emails, and short biography of the Guest Editor(s)
  • A rationale of the proposed Themed Issue and its relation to the Focus and Scope of the Journal of Applied Social Theory (Max. 1000 words).
  • A timeline detailing organizational milestones, such as the launch of the call for paper (online and/or via a dedicated workshop, etc.), date of submission of abstracts and full papers, the time allocated for peer-review process, final submission, publication of the Themed Issue, etc.
  • Whenever possible, an indicative list of potential articles or authors (most of who will have agreed to contribute)
  • A list of potential reviewers (reviewers should have been contacted and agreed in principle to be part of the process)
  • A short C.V.

We aim to select between one and three Themed Issues a year.


Successful Themed Issues will be managed by the respective Guest Editor(s) via the Journal’s online submission system.

A Themed Issue should normally comprise at least five related articles of around 5000-8000 words each, plus an Introduction or Editorial by the Guest Editors.

The Guest Editor(s) will have responsibility for managing the paper submission and review process and for ensuring the quality of the issue.

All published content must be approved through the normal JAST refereeing and editorial process, and final editorial control remains with the JAST Editors.

The editors are happy to discuss potential ideas for themed editions with applicants prior to full submission.

Proposals should be sent directly to the Editors Dr Mark Murphy: and Dr Cristina Costa:


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