The objective of Sociology is to publish outstanding and original articles which advance the theoretical understanding of, and promote and report empirical research about the widest range of sociological topics. The journal encourages, and welcomes, submission of papers which report findings using both quantitative and qualitative research methods; articles challenging conventional concepts and proposing new conceptual approaches; and accounts of methodological innovation and the research process. Research Notes provide a means of briefly summarising results from recent or current studies or short discussions of methodological problems and solutions. Critical review essays and book reviews are seen as ways of promoting vigorous scholarly debate. While the journal is intended to serve the interests of members of the British Sociological Association, it does not restrict its coverage to issues about British society, nor does it require authors to be members of the BSA.
The reason why middle class people are more likely to play music, paint and act revealed
The reason why middle class people are more likely to play music, paint and act has been revealed in a major new study.
Higher-earning men would take a pay cut to spend more time with partners
Most men in Europe want to spend fewer hours at work and more time with their families even though it would cut their income, a major study on employment shows.
Poorer parents are just as involved in their children's activities as better-off parents
Poorer parents are just as involved in education, leisure, and sports activities with their children as better-off parents, a new study has found.
Parents are not more likely to split up if mothers earn more than fathers
Couples with young children are as likely to stay together if the mother is the main breadwinner rather than the father, new research shows.
UK: Survey charts emergence of new class system
The traditional view of a Britain made up working, middle and upper class people is no longer accurate, according to one of the largest studies of its kind.
Study challenges 'ned culture' stereotypes
A new study is challenging stereotypes around the youth subculture whose members are often labelled as 'neds' or 'chavs'.
A new model of social class
The BBC has published the results from the 'Great British Class Survey' which has revealed a new model of social class with seven categories ranging from the Elite at the top to a 'Precariat' at the bottom.
Women earn less than men the more the sexes share the same occupations
Women earn less money than men the more the sexes share the same occupations, a large-scale survey of 20 industrialised countries has found.