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Sociological Forum


About Sociological Forum

Sociological Forum is currently edited by Karen A. Cerulo, whose successful tenure ends on December 31, 2023. Dr. Cerulo will be succeeded by the capable hands of Drs. Tammy Anderson, Ann V. Bell, and Asia Friedman, all of the University of Delaware. Sociological Forum is the flagship journal of the Eastern Sociological Society. The journal is peer-reviewed and committed to publishing high-quality, cutting-edge research on substantive issues of fundamental importance to the study of society. The journal’s mission is broad in scope, encompassing empirical works (both quantitative and qualitative in nature), as well as works that develop theories, concepts, and methodological strategies. All areas of sociology and related fields are welcomed in Sociological Forum, as the journal strives to create a site of learning and exchange for scholars and students of the social sciences.

For further information, please click on the links at the right, or visit the journal website.

Call for Applications  

Book Review Editor, Sociological Forum 

Sociological Forum (SF) is a leading general sociology journal and one of the top regional sociology journals in the country. In 2021, the journal’s impact factor was 1.867, with a 5-year impact factor of 2.343 and an acceptance rate of about 12%. 

The journal is opening a call for a Book Review Editor. Book reviews are a significant part of SF, present in each of its four annual issues. The Book Review Editor would be joining a team of three editors-in-chief and a managing editor.  


Duties: The Book Review Editor takes the lead in soliciting and editing reviews of a wide-ranging selection of books in the field of sociology. This editor should have a strong interest in engaging broadly with sociological and related literatures. We are especially interested in highlighting books reflecting our commitment to diversity and inclusion, including books from smaller presses or those less likely to be reviewed elsewhere. Responsibilities include: 

  • Commissioning book reviews each year, including selecting books and scholars to review them. 

  • Ensuring that book reviews meet editorial standards as well as academic standards relating to research integrity. 

  • Prioritizing SF’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging when selecting books and their reviewers. 

  • Strictly observing editorial and production timelines. 


Term: The position begins in January 2024 with a three-year term and the possibility of renewal 


Application Materials: If you are interested in applying, please submit the following materials to Drs. Anderson, Bell, & Friedman, co-editors, via email ( no later than October 1, 2023. 

  • A brief cover letter describing why you are interested in the position and your unique qualifications for the job. 

  • A recent curriculum vitae. 

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For inquiries about this call and the Book Review Editor role, please contact:  

Online Access

Members receive online access to the journal as part of their membership. The journal’s online presence is via Wiley Online Library.

If you’ve made your email address available during the membership registration process, instructions on how to access Sociological Forum have been sent via email. If you have not received access instructions, have not provided an email address, or are having difficulty accessing the journal online, please contact Wiley Membership Services at:

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