Research on Finnish Society

Call for papers

Research on Finnish Society (10: 2017)

Research on Finnish Society is an annually published peer-reviewed journal focusing on research articles on, and relevant to, Finnish society. Its scope is multi-disciplinary, covering sociology, political science, and economics, as well as the other social sciences. The articles published in the journal are to be based on high-quality data and appropriate methods, quantitative or qualitative. All published articles are double-blind peer reviewed by at least two experts. The call for papers for the 2017 volume is open and closes on 30th April 2017.
We also accept submissions throughout the year. Articles will be published online (advance access) once they have been accepted.
 
Submissions should be sent in an electronic format to: finnresearch[at]utu.fi
 
For more information, see the submission guidelines.

Research on Finnish Society, Table of Contents (9: 2016)

Call for papers

Special Issue on the Mechanisms of Economic and Social Inequalities


Research on Finnish Society is an annually published peer-reviewed journal focusing on research articles on, and relevant to, Finnish society. Its scope is multi-disciplinary, covering sociology, political science, and economics, as well as the other social sciences. The articles published in the journal are to be based on high-quality data and appropriate methods, quantitative or qualitative. All published articles are double-blind peer reviewed.

This call invites contributions to enhance knowledge on the mechanisms of economic and social inequalities in Finland. Our definition of economic and social inequalities encompasses various forms of inequality including financial inequalities (income, wealth, consumption), inequalities in health and well-being and inequalities in opportunities over the life course. We are interested in papers that offer insights into trends, causes and/or economic and social consequences of a given form of inequality. In addition, we are interested in papers that evaluate effects of the policy reforms in basic services and benefits schemes as well as papers that produce feasible policy recommendations for reducing inequalities in society. Finally, in order to increase citizen inclusion and to improve democracy in change management, we are interested in papers that examine political and moral climate related to economic and social inequalities and the legitimacy of different welfare policies and proposed policy changes.

Deadlines:

Abstracts should be submitted not later than 15th June 2016.

The guest editor and the editorial team of the journal will decide by 30th June 2016 which of the abstracts should be accepted.

The final deadline for completed manuscripts is 15th October 2016.

Guidelines to abstract submissions:

Abstracts and any questions in advance should be sent to the guest editor Mikko Niemelä (mikko.niemela [at] utu.fi)

Please submit abstracts in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Each abstract should contain:

1. Full title and subtitle (if any)
2. The full name of each author with her/his current affiliation, full address/phone/email details
3. A concise abstract summarising the research questions, background, data and methods, (expected) results and contributions of the study. The abstract should be no more than 400 words.

Guidelines to manuscript submissions:

Each manuscript should contain:

1. A title page with the full title and subtitle (if any)
2. The full name of each author with her/his current affiliation, full address/phone/email details, and short biographical note, in a separate document
3. A concise abstract summarising the research questions, background, data and methods, and the results and contributions of the study. The abstract should be no more than 150 words.
4. Up to six (6) key words
5. Main text and word count, not exceeding 6 000 words (including references and end notes). The text must be clearly organised, with a logical hierarchy of headings and subheadings. Quotations exceeding 40 words should be displayed and indented in the text. Use font size 12 (Times New Roman or Arial) with double-spacing throughout the text.
6. End notes, if necessary, should be signalled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references. Please keep the number and length of end notes to a minimum.
7. Please use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation format whereby references are cited in the text by author and date with a full alphabetical listing at the end of the article. Examples are provided at submission guidelines.

Tables and figures

Tables and figures should be typed (douple line-spaced) on separate sheets and their position indicated by a marginal note in the text. All tables and figures should have short descriptive captions with footnotes and their source(s) typed below the tables.

Additionally

Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing through any medium of communication any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.

The authors are expected to follow standard academic ethical guidelines. All submitted manuscripts will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin (http://www.turnitin.com). Plagiarised manuscripts will be rejected and reported to the authors’ employing institutions.

UK or US spelling may be used. The final approved version of the manuscript will be language checked.


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