Review of sociology


The Hungarian Academy of Sciences started in 1972 the first professional journal of sociology in Hungary, Szociológia. This was replaced by the journal of the Hungarian Sociological Association, Szociológiai Szemle in 1991. The International Congress of 1994 in Bielefeld offered the editors a good opportunity to present Hungarian sociology by publishing a special English language issue. This contained articles and research reports from the past two years, which discussed the issues that emerged or became reformulated in the process of system-change: privatisation in the economy and in public rental housing, the consequences of economic decline and growing unemployment, the history and position of the middle class, local politics, the alternatives for a reform of the health service, the situation of women, ethnic minorities and refugees in Hungary. It has been published regularly since then, twice a year since 2001.


Review of Sociology of the HSA is a peer-reviewed journal, which is open toward both Hungarian and foreign authors. In 2008 the Review got the quality prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Akadémiai Publisher House. Review of Sociology is abstracted/indexed in: International Bibliographies IBZ and IBR, Sociological Abstracts, Google Scholar and Harzing’s Publish or Perish.

In 2011, the Review of Sociology of the Hungarian Sociological Association merged with the journal Szociológiai Szemle. Issues of the Review of Sociology are  published in the volumes of the Szociológiai Szemle.
Szociológiai Szemle/Review of Sociology is published in yearly volumes of three issues in Hungarian and one issue in English.

Current issue and archive.


Editor in Chief

Júlia Koltai

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Gergely Rosta

Editorial Board
Tamás Bartus
Eszter Berényi
Zoltán Hidas
Ivett Szalma
Tünde Virág

Secretaries to the Board

Krisztina Németh

Ádám Stefkovics

E-mail: szociologiai szemle(at)


Review of Sociology publishes original papers, review articles, book reviews and announcements in the field of sociology. Papers are accepted on the understanding that they have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere and that they are subject to peer review. Papers accepted for publication by the editorial board are subject to editorial revision. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain written permission for quotations, and for the reprinting of illustrations or tables.

Submission of manuscripts. Review of Sociology prefers electronic submission of manuscripts. Manuscripts should be sent as attachment by e-mail in word file to

Presentation of manuscripts. Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise, and grammatically correct English. It should be typed double-spaced, with wide margins. The order should be as follows: title page, abstract, keywords, text, appendix, acknowledgements, notes, references, tables, figure captions.

Title page. The title should be concise and informative. A short running title of no more than 40 characters should also be supplied. This is followed by the initial(s) of first name(s) and surname of the author(s), and the name of the institution the author works at. The mailing address, e-mail address and fax number of the corresponding author must also be given in a footnote.

Abstract should not exceed 200 words.

Keywords should not exceed 10.

Footnotes should only be used if absolutely necessary.

References in the text should follow the author-date format without comma. Where there are more than two authors, the name of the first author should be used, followed by et al. Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 1999a, 1999b. List the references in chronological order in the text and in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. The style and punctuation of references should conform to that used in the journal. See the following examples:

  • ·         Hall, D.R., Crespi, B.J., Bookstein, R.L. (1998): Fluctuating Asymmetry in the Honey Bee: Effects of Ploidy and Hybridization. J. Evol. Biol. 10: 455-536.
  • ·         Ridley, M. (1996): Evolution. 2nd ed., Oxford, Blackwell.
  • ·         Smith, B.G. (1998): Evolution of New Metabolic Functions. In: Nei, M., Koehn, R.K. (eds): Evolution of Genes and Proteins. Sinauer, Sunderland, Mass., 234-455.

Tables. Each, bearing a title, should be self-explanatory. They should be mentioned in the text, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and placed on separate sheets at the end of the manuscript, following the References. Their approximate position should be indicated on the margin of the manuscript.

Figures should be submitted electronically in CDR files (drawings) and TIFF or PCX file (photographs). In the printout figures should be submitted in duplicate on separate sheets in camera ready quality in their expected final size. All figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams and charts) should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and the approximate position should be indicated on the margin. They must be identified on the back by the first author's name and the figure number in soft pencil. An indication of the top is required in case it is not unambiguous. Drawings and graphs should be prepared in black India ink on white or tracing paper of good quality, photographs on glossy paper as high-contrast copies. No xerox copies accepted. Colour figures will be placed for an extra fee. Each figure should have a caption. The captions to all figures should be typed on a separate sheet, following the tables.