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Apart from aiming to publish high quality articles in sociological theory, broadly defined, this section will focus in particular on
1) Maximising its geographical reach, particularly in relation to article submissions from low income countries.
2) Paying close attention both to the research frontiers in the various areas of sociological theory and to the interface between sociological theory, broadly defined, and related work in adjacent fields of sociology and other disciplines such as philosophy, intellectual history, cultural studies, social anthropology and international relations.
Geographical and interdisciplinary cosmopolitanism remain important aims, since there are still serious deficiencies in communication between disciplines in many parts of the world, even in the most advanced countries, and between sociologists in different geographical and linguistic regions.
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Sociological Theory welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Editorial, Empirical Study, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Review and Specialty Grand Challenge.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Sociological Theory, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Sociological Theory will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Sociology.