Societies is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of sociology, published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access — free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusESCI (Web of Science), RePEc, EconBiz, and many other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Special Issue in Societies
Rural Tourism and Community Development Guest Editors: Iulia Cristina Muresan, Horațiu Felix Arion, Diana Elena Dumitraș
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Special Issue in Societies
Child Protection and Child Welfare Guest Editor: Ian Kelvin Hyslop
Deadline: 20 October 2021
Special Issue in Societies
Global Migration and the Rise of Populism Guest Editors: Giovanna Campani, Theodoros Fouskas
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Special Issue in Societies
Deaf Communities and Human Rights: Ongoing Struggles in Favor of Social Participation Guest Editors: Normand Boucher, Charles Gaucher, Louise Duchesne, Linsay Flowers
Deadline: 15 November 2021
Topical Collection in Societies
Community-based Rehabilitation and Community Rehabilitation Collection Editor: Gregor Wolbring
Topical Collection in Societies
Ability Expectation and Ableism Studies (Short Ability Studies) Collection Editor: Gregor Wolbring
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