Call for Papers

Social-Biological Special Issue

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for a special issue on ‘Social-Biological Longitudinal Studies’

This special issue of LLCS will include life course and longitudinal studies exploring social-biological transitions and processes. Papers will include empirical analyses of social-biological data, systematic and conceptual reviews related to use of social-biological data and methods within life course and longitudinal studies. Early career researchers, researchers from low and middle income countries, and from Indigenous and ethnic minoritized backgrounds are especially encouraged to submit to this special issue. Papers examining social forces and exposures and biological processes that are under-researched are also encouraged.

Submissions close 22nd March 2024 via the LLCS portal.

If you have any questions about the Special Issue, relevance of a proposed paper or the submission process, please contact [email protected]

LATEST ISSUE CONTENTS - (Volume 15, Issue 1 - January 2024)

About the Journal

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (LLCS) is the Society's peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the needs of researchers studying the life course and using longitudinal methods at the interfaces of social, developmental and health sciences. It fosters cross-disciplinary and international endeavours and promotes the creation and exploitation of longitudinal data resources as well as their application to policy issues. It provides an opportunity for scholars at all stages of their careers to publish work crossing disciplinary boundaries which is often beyond the scope of more conventional, single-field journals.

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies is published by Bristol University Press and has an impact factor of 0.9 (2023). 

In 2018 it was accepted into the Social Sciences Citation Index®, maintained by Clarivate Analytics, along with their Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, and Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences.

It has been in the Emerging Sources Citation Index since 2016, and is also indexed by Google and by the SCOPUS citation database (since 2014).

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Tony Robertson, University of Stirling, UK

Sarah Jeal, SLLS

Behavioural Sciences and Development
Dale Dannefer, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Health and Population Sciences
Scott Montgomery, Örebro University, Sweden

Social and Economic Sciences
Peter Elias, University of Warwick, UK

Statistical Sciences and Methodology
Sharon L. Christ, Purdue University, USA

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The Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies is a Registered Charity in England and Wales, No. 1144426.
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