Amsterdam University Press


Sociologie aims to be an academic platform for social scientific research written in Dutch. The journal is particularly focussed on research on current societal affairs and problems. It is convinced of the importance and added value for both society and academia of a flourishing sociological debate in Dutch language.

Sociologie publishes three issues a year, including a yearly special issue in which a broad range of specialists writes about a key sociological theme at the invitation of the editorial board. In the beginning of 2016, Sociologie became the first Dutch sociology journal that is completely available in Gold Open Access.

Sociologie is the result of the merger (in 2005) between two highly respected Dutch journals in the field of the social sciences: Sociologische Gids and Amsterdams Sociologisch Tijdschrift.

Aims and scope

Sociologie publishes both articles with a theoretical and an empirical focus, based on both quantitative and qualitative research. The articles and essays published in this journal are written for a broad and interdisciplinary audience. Next to scientific research and book reviews, the journal also functions as a platform for debate on the role of sociology in Dutch society.


Sociologie publishes three issues a year, including an extensive, yearly special issue in which specialists write about a topical theme at the invitation of the editorial board.





Open Access

Sociologie is published in Gold Open Access under the following Creative Commons license: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Authors are not required to pay article submission or article publishing charges.

Open Access information

Gwen van Eijk, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Barbara van der Ent, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Jaron Harambam, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Joram Pach, Universiteit Utrecht
Rogier van Reekum, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Tim Reeskens, Tilburg University
Femke Roosma (Tilburg Universiteit)
Julian Schaap (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)
Mandy de Wilde (Wageningen Universiteit)

Editorial office

The editorial board can be contacted by an email to the managing editor Mr. Joram Pach:
Please send manuscripts to:

Books for review can be sent to Dr. Rogier van Reekum
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
ATTN.: Rogier van Reekum
Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Editorial board

Stef Aupers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Samira van Bohemen, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Christian Bröer, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Jan-Willem Duyvendak, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Godfried Engbersen, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Ingrid Geesink, Rathenau Instituut
Johan Goudsblom, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Marjolein ’t Hart, Huygens Instituut
Bart van Heerikhuizen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Johan Heilbron, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Sylvia Holla, Atria, kennisinstituut voor emancipatie en vrouwengeschiedenis
Dick Houtman, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Willem de Koster, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Giselinde Kuipers, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Mirko Noordegraaf, Universiteit Utrecht
Alex van Venrooij, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Don Weenink, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Justus Uitermark, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Olav Velthuis, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Nico Wilterdink, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

This journal follows the best practices in the ethics of scholarly publishing stated in the COPE's (Committee on Publication Ethics) Code of Conduct and Guidelines for all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

Peer Review Process

Sociologie publishes many different kinds of scientific works (research articles, essays, debates, dissertations and book reviews – see here for a more extensive description). The submission of an article is understood to mean that the article has:

  • a high research standard;
  • has not previously been published;
  • and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in Dutch.

The journal operates its peer-review process through its Editorial Board. Each paper is reviewed by all members of the Board. The Editorial Board makes its final decision at a Board meeting which evaluates the reviews of all Board members. Manuscripts that are insufficiently original, have research shortcomings, are poorly expressed or written, or that are beyond the aims and scope of the journal, will be rejected.

  • It is possible to submit a manuscript to this journal in English, however upon publication the author(s) will have to provide an adequate translation of their article in Dutch.
  • All manuscripts must be submitted with a Dutch and an English title, as well as information on the author(s).
  • In the case of a research article, the author(s) need to additionally provide an abstract in English which also includes a list of keywords. (For more information, please consult the Author instructions).

Research articles will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field, who are external to the Editorial Board. The editorial board bases their discussion to accept or reject manuscripts on these peer-reviews. Other types of submissions will be peer-reviewed by someone on the editorial board.

After the editorial board has come to an agreement, the author(s) will receive an email explaining the acceptance of rejection of the manuscript. The editorial board aims to send notice of their decision to the author within a period of three months. If the submission is accepted, the authors will need to send the final version of their manuscript to the editorial board within one month after receiving the previously mentioned notice. This text will have to conform to the style guidelines. The author(s) will then receive a final copy of their submission. Any final corrections will have to be addressed by the author(s) within the following week. (For more information, please consult the Review process research articles).

Back issues
Back issues

Articles in this journal have Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), which are registered at CrossRef. The DOI is a unique number that identifies a published article. The DOI provides a link to current information about that article, including where it can be found online, irrespective of any changes in the journal or publishing company website.


For long-term preservation, all issues of this journal are archived at the Dutch National Library.


Paper (2020):

Institutions €253,04 per year (excl. vat)
Individuals €93,60 per year (incl. vat)
Students €70,50 per year (incl. vat)
Single paper issue: €32,95 incl. VAT. Postage costs (outside of the Netherlands) are not included.

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