Editorial Transition, Irish Journal of Sociology

The Irish Journal of Sociology (IJS) recently underwent an editorial transition. This involved a number of big changes to the journal including but not limited to:

1. New Editorial Board: Eoin Devereux (UL), Bryan Fanning (UCD), Daniel Faas (TCD), Niamh Gaynor (DCU), Andreas Hess (UCD), Katy Hayward (QUB, Northern Ireland), Susan Hodgett (UU, Northern Ireland), Mervyn Horgan (University of Guelph, Canada), Melanie Lang (Edge Hill University, UK), Gregory Maney (Hofstra University, USA), and Bram Spruyt (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium).

2. New Associate Editors: Jeffrey Alexander (Yale), Patrick Carroll (UC Davis), Mary Daly (Oxford), Mary Jo Deegan (Nebraska-Lincoln), Gerard Delanty (Sussex), Michele Dillon (New Hampshire), Sarah Egan (Bard), Gary Alan Fine (Northwestern), Kieran Healy (Duke), Michael Hout (NYU), Maciej Hulas (JPII Lublin, Poland), Eugene Hynes (Kettering), Neil McLaughlin (McMaster), Denis O’Hearn (Binghampton), Louise Ryan (Middlesex), Saskia Sassen (Columbia), Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi (Hebrew, Jerusalem), and Dorothy Watson (ESRI).

3. Transition to an Online Manuscript Submission System: The IJS now accepts manuscripts via ScholarOne Manuscripts. To submit, please visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mijs

4. Appointment of first Regional Editor, UK: Lucy Michael (Hull).

5. New categories of Submissions: Beginning February 2014, the journal will accept and publish 2-3 page pieces in four new in-brief sections: Archives, Databases, Debates, and Trends. This is in addition to receiving original articles and book reviews.

6. Web Presence: The journal now has a much improved online presence to help sharpen its identity. For more detail, please visit the journal homepage at http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/cgi-bin/scribe?showinfo=ip024

7. Turnaround Times: It is our goal to render a first decision on every manuscript received within 4 weeks. All manuscripts sent for review will be evaluated by three external reviewers.

Journal Information:
Editors: Brian Conway and Jane Gray
ISSN: 0791-6035 (Print)
ISSN: 2050-5280 (Online)
Frequency: Biannual (May and November)
Contact: irishjsoc@gmail.com