Special Issues

Societies runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Human Rights through Sport
edited by Grant Jarvie
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1300
Cultural Competence in Healthcare and Healthcare Education
edited by , Panayiota Andreou, and Alexia Papageorgiou
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4833
Keywords: cultural competence; diversity; healthcare; healthcare education; clinical communication; health inequalities
Society and Water Usage: Reducing Consumption and Improving Recycling
edited by and Christiana M. Papapostolou
submission deadline 21 May 2022 | Viewed by 82
Keywords: sustainable water consumption; water reuse strategies; water supply chain footprint
Educational Leadership and Organizational Culture in Education
edited by and Nicolaas Blom
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 3081
Keywords: teacher leadership; organisational culture; shared leadership; school culture; school improvement
Social and Ecological Infrastructure for Recidivism Reduction
edited by Matthew DelSesto
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 293
Keywords: criminology; conceptions of justice; environmental education; therapeutic horticulture; organizational change; social– ecological systems; community greening
Social and Technological Interactions in E-societies
edited by Rui Pedro Marques
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 117
Keywords: e-administration; e-citizenship; e-democracy; e-government; e-health; e-participation; smart city; smart transportation and mobility; smart urbanization and living; virtual communities
Communism and Post-memory among Young People in East-Central Europe
edited by and Duncan Light
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 6081
Keywords: Memories of the communist past; Post-communist nostalgia; Post-memory; Prosthetic memory
Old and New Actors and Phenomena in the Three-M Processes of Life and Society: Medicalization, Moralization and Misinformation
edited by and Sónia Cardoso Pintassilgo
submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2119
Keywords: medicalization; social control; social norms; gender norms; health education; health literacy
Youth Transitions from Education Perspective
edited by and Xavier Rambla
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1121
Keywords: school-to-work transitions; opportunity structures; regional inequalities; lived experiences of learning; youth learning and working careers
Culture, Heritage and Territorial Identities for Urban Development submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3288
Keywords: territorial identity construction processes; cultural and creative industries; urban regeneration; innovation; representations; subcultures; policy and planning; participatory approaches
Citizens, Environmental Sustainability and Local Democracy
edited by and Sarah Pickard
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 196
Keywords: civic engagement; citizens’ policymaking; citizen/elite engagement; climate policy; carbon-reduction policy; climate crisis; environmental activism
Society and Sociable Smart City submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 101
Keywords: sociable smart city; inclusive cities; sustainable cities; citizen mobility; sociocultural changes
Cascading Impacts of Disasters, Environmental Justice, and Community’s Resilience
edited by Shinwoo Choi and Yongje Kim
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 131
Gender and Social Class Issue in Academic Field submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 135
Keywords: sustainable development goals; gender differentials in academia; discrimination in learning opportunities; underrepresentation of deprived social classes in access to higher education
Digital Transformation and the Labour Market Inequalities
edited by and Victor Fabian Climent Peredo
submission deadline 3 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1415
Keywords: labor market inequality; precarious work; alternative work arrangements; non-standard forms of work; flexible forms of employment; industrial relations; resilience and flexibility; social stratification; digital economy; gig economy; platform economy
Assistive Technology and the Wellbeing of Societies from a Capabilities Approach
edited by Natasha Layton and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 1035
Keywords: assistive technology; capabilities; capability approach; environment interventions; equity
The Resilience of Society through the Digitalization of Public Administration
edited by
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 80
Keywords: resilience; public administration; society; health crisis; pandemic COVID-19; digitization; education
Diversity and Inclusion in Policing: Its Role in Criminal Justice
edited by
submission deadline 16 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 722
Keywords: diversity; inclusion; police; policing; justice; society
Social Perspectives on Online Education Systems
edited by Chiara Ruini, Giusi Antonia Toto and Raffaele Di Fuccio
submission deadline 30 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 139
Critical Communication, Health, and Development
edited by Sarah Cardey and Aldo Lim
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 91
Anti-racist Perspectives on Sustainabilities
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4110
Keywords: anti-racist theory and practice; indigenous environmental sustainability; building anti-racist communities; decolonization; indigenous reconciliation; community-based research; cross-cultural community empowerment
Effects of Social Networks and Machine Learning Problem Solving Applications in Societies Nowadays
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 53
Keywords: social networks; machine learning; text classification; event detection; information spreading; community mining; crowdsourcing; sentiment analysis; natural language processing; big data; pattern recognition; dynamic environments
Collaborative Community Approaches to Addressing Serious Violence
edited by and Erika Gebo
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4226
Keywords: violence; prevention; intervention; collaboration; community-based
Gendered Experiences of Migration: Seeking Education and Employment in an Urbanizing World
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 286
Keywords: rural to urban migration; international migration; internal migration; reasons for migration; migration and social media making place for new ethic identities; gender inequalities and migration; immigration policies and gender; gender and migration; internal migration; immigration policies; employment led migration; education led migration
Health Worker Migration and Migrant Healthcare: Retrospect and Prospect submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 178
Keywords: migrant healthcare; transcultural healthcare; minority healthcare; health worker mobility; international health worker recruitment
Perspectives on LGBTQ+ Community: A Multidisciplinary Approach submission deadline 1 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 115
Keywords: LGBTIQ+ community; LGBTIQ+ community rights; human rights; gender identity; gender affiliation; hate crimes; discrimination; diversity; social sciences; multidisciplinary
Longitudinal Studies on Migrants’ Families: From an Identity View submission deadline 1 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 171
Keywords: migrant families; identity; migrants; longitudinal studies; host society
Social Equity and Equality, Empowerment, Inclusiveness: The Pillars of Public Health Promotion in Modern Societies
edited by
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 49
Keywords: social equality; social equity; empowerment; inclusiveness; inclusion; health promotion; public health; health equity
Capacity and Impact of Nonprofits in Rural Communities Addressing Social, Economic, and Racial Inequities
edited by and Stephen V. McGarity
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1313
Keywords: rural nonprofit; rural impact; rural communities; social inequality; economic inequality; racism; classism; inclusion
Staying Positive: Implications for Strengths-Based Approaches to Youth Development
edited by Anna Parola
submission deadline 25 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 165
Keywords: positive youth development; personal strengths; career resources; positive resources; career development; strengths-based interventions; career guidance; career education; well-being
Fusion Research on Gender and Physical Education submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 139
Keywords: physical education; sports; rehabilitation; kinesitherapy; sport management; education; curriculum design; psychomotricity; evaluation in physical activities; special education
Frontiers in Organizing Processes: Collaborating against Human Trafficking/Modern Slavery for Impact and Sustainability
edited by Kirsten Foot, Elizabeth S. Parks and Marcel van der Watt
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 178
Keywords: human trafficking; modern slavery; anti-trafficking; organized crime; trauma-informed; cross-sector partnership; multisector collaboration; coalitions
Housing and Homelessness since COVID-19
edited by
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 76
Keywords: homelessness; COVID-19; pandemic; housing; bureaucracy; policy
COVID-19 as a Collective Trauma in Global Politics: Disruption, Destruction and Resilience
edited by and Erica Resende
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2153
Keywords: collective trauma; collective memory; global politics; commemoration; remembrance; injustice; COVID-19
Racial Capitalism and Public Health: Decolonizing Diversity and Inclusion
edited by Katrina Bell McDonald, , Tera R. Hurt and Joia Crear Perry
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1110
Keywords: diversity; inclusion; public health
Between Collapse and Rejuvenation, COVID-19 Induced Transformations of Tourism Host-Communities
edited by Dominic Lapointe
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 427
Keywords: tourism; local development; alternative development; resilience; social justice; regional development; assemblage; tourism imaginaries; community development; community resilience; tourism recovery; socio-environmental entanglements
Workplace Health Promotion, Workplace Bullying and Workplace Wellness
edited by and Margaret Hodgins
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 388
Keywords: workplace bullying; harassment; health; wellbeing; ethical climate
Family and Social Environment on Shaping Juvenile Growth
edited by Elitsa Dimitrova, Anna Alexandrova-Karamanova and Tatyana Kotzeva
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 504
Keywords: young people; family; social environment; health and wellbeing; socio-economic inequalities; social media communication; juvenile delinquency; child and youth policies; interventions; social services
Social Interactions and the Technology Development: Perspectives on E-societies
edited by Rodica Milena Zaharia, and Razvan Zaharia
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 787
Keywords: artificial intelligence; digitalization; e-democracy; e-government; e-learning; e-societies; new technologies; resilience; social change; sustainability
Nonprofit Organizations and Societal Approaches to Policy
edited by , Albert D. Hunter and
submission deadline 1 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 56
Keywords: nonprofit organizations; NGOs; civil society; social policy; nonprofits and states; community organizations; critical nonprofit organization theory; sociology of policy
Innovative Research on Kinship Care and Its Role in Child Protection and Well-Being
edited by Eun Koh, Justin Jay Miller and Qi Wu
submission deadline 1 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 15
Keywords: kinship care; relative care; grandparent raising grandchildren; child maltreatment; child welfare; COVID-19
Healthy Lifestyle: The Relevance of Health Promotion for Society submission deadline 16 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 158
Keywords: health promotion; healthy lifestyle; education; society
Inclusion and Equity Education Policy during Epidemic: Actions through Active Methodologies, Technologies and Audiovisual Media submission deadline 21 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 48
Keywords: inclusive education; inclusive methodologies; inclusive policies; active methodologies; ICT in education; audiovisual media; didactic experiences; training experiences
Social Intelligence in the Context of Social Competences, Culture and Personality
edited by Zuzana Birknerová and
submission deadline 30 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 65
Keywords: social intelligence; emotional intelligence; personality traits; social competences; Dunning-Kruger effect; manipulation; Machiavellianism; leadership; stress; coping
The STEAM Didactic Approach for Lifelong and Meaningful Learning submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 146
Keywords: STEM approach; lifelong learning; social impact; scientific literacy; gender gaps; sustainable development
Social Perspective and Water Resources
edited by Sadhana Shrestha
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 268
Keywords: water security; water governance; water and well-being; water scarcity; water quality; water and public health; water resource management
Contesting and Contested Prison Education as an Approach to Rehabilitative Agendas: Critical Perspectives on the Nature and Philosophy of Education
edited by Christopher Holligan and Yonah Hisbon Matemba
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 84
Keywords: education; skills training; rehabilitation; wellbeing; prison; curriculum; learning environment; agency and voice; power; policy; ideology; international and comparative perspectives
Recent Research Developments in Social Media Analytics for Aiding Real-Life Societal Issues
edited by Yihong Zhang and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 316
Keywords: social media analytics; social media mining; social media-based intelligent systems; social computing; short text mining; text stream mining; multi-modal real-time data
Youth Health and Well-Being: Determinative Effects of Environment
edited by Shiyou Wu
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 89
Keywords: youth; health and wellbeing; social determinants of health; environmental determinants of health.
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