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Sociology is the study of society, human behaviour, social patterns, relationships, and social interactions. It is an increasingly complex and developing area of human research and, as such, benefits from ongoing, rapid, and transparent publication.

As a pioneer in open science, F1000Research provides a high-quality venue for scholars, researchers, and academics to disseminate their research quickly whilst also benefitting from a post-publication peer review process. Once the article is published on F1000Research the research is then available to share, replicate and cite in record time.

To cater for all our researchers needs we offer a wide range of article types to ensure you gain full credit for all your research outputs. From traditional Research and Review Articles to Policy Briefs, Method Articles and many more.

Publish your research across a wide range of sociology disciplines including:

  • Community and urban sociology
  • Medical sociology
  • Cultural studies
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Anthropological studies
  • Environmental sociology
  • Political Sociology

We would like to support you throughout the process and help you to join experts in your field by publishing cutting-edge research that makes a difference. Get in touch or take a look at our comprehensive website which has a detailed 'How to Publish' and 'About' section. If you still have questions or you would like to propose or discuss a themed collection (‘special issue’), please email


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Inspire change by publishing a Policy Brief

Make an impact by submitting a succinct sociology Policy Brief to recommend and influence change in response to a policy-related issue.

Sociology of Health Gateway

The new Sociology of Health Gateway invites researchers to tackle the complex and ongoing problems in global health systems and policies, and to suggest ways to improve health access and health equity.
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Sociology of Vaccines Collection

This collection aims to provide a sociological analysis of the breadth of social and cultural issues surrounding vaccination. The scope encompasses studies of existing issues as well as emerging trends and welcomes papers with an international focus.
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Why Publish with F1000Research?

  • Immediate open access publication of research in as little as 14 days.
  • Transparent, post-publication peer review by invited experts so authors can liaise directly with them.
  • Gives authors greater control and boosts the credibility of their research. 
  • A range of article types including research and review articles, case studies, data notes, software tools and more.
  • Inclusion of all source materials and data to help further the open research movement.
  • Plus, one 2019 study suggests that open data can generate up to 25% more citations

"My experience with F1000Research has been excellent. I first heard about them from our Head of School who has a vast experience with publications. He recommended F1000Research for the post peer review process which is commendable as it saves the author from the problems of traditional anonymous pre-publication peer review. Reviewers are experts in the same subject area as the paper from the global community which can be automatically generated from their website.  This is great as it minimizes any potential bias towards any of the authors.  

The website is user friendly which simplifies submission process. The instructions to authors are clearly set and easy to follow. F1000Research requirements is realistic and practical as it focusses more on the content and its reproducibility rather than on the formatting, and exclusive citation/referencing style. I was also amazed with how the editorial staff extensively reviewed my paper in less than a week, highlighting all necessary amendments.  

F1000Research is a great platform to publish high quality work of busy researchers from different fields."

Jo Ann Andoy-Galvan, Corresponding Author, Income and obesity in an urban poor community: a cross-sectional study

The case for an inclusive scholarly communication infrastructure for social sciences and humanities

This article explores the current scholarly communication landscape, assessing the reasons for the slower uptake of open access in SSH research. The authors discuss such frontiers as commercial interests, sources of academic prestige and discipline-specific genres.

The city emptied and the homes and hospitals turned into 'the world'. A sociological approach

The aim of this paper is to analyze the social impact of this home confinement through the study of journalistic images.

The post-pandemic era: will physical distancing be a perceived way of life?

This cross-sectional study was conducted from August 2020 to October 2020 aimed to determine whether people living in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia would prefer to continue the practice of physical distancing after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic or to return to their previous way of life.

Income and obesity in an urban poor community: a cross-sectional study

This cross-sectional study was performed to investigate the association of income and other sociodemographic factors with obesity among residents within the B40 income group in an urban community.

About F1000Research

F1000Research is a fully open access publishing platform, offering rapid publication of articles and other research outputs without editorial bias. All articles benefit from transparent post-publication peer review, and editorial guidance on making source data openly available.

F1000Research advocates for transparency and reproducibility in research, and our unique publishing model supports this at every stage. Articles can be published in as few as 14 days, with post-publication peer review creating an open dialogue between authors and their research community.

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