The journal of ‘Sociology of Social Institutions

We are pleased to invite interested scholars to submit papers for possible publication in the journal of Sociology of Social Institutions (SSI). The journal of SSI is essentially in Persian language (Farsi) published by The University of Mazandaran, Iran. Detailed information of this journal is available at this link:

We plan to allocate one special issue of the SSI in English language. This will be a primary attempt for possibly further developments in future. The submissions to this special issue should focus principally on the context of Iran, while comparative studies between Iran and other countries are also acceptable. This special issue covers a wide range of topics from a sociological perspective. The topics, for instance, can include (but, not limited to) issues such as social institutions, social capital, family, social deviances, gender, population, migration, youth, etc. Again, the submissions need to have a central focus on Iran from a sociological perspective.

 At this stage, we accept abstracts with maximum 500 words. The abstract should clearly indicate the aim, methodology, data, and key results. Also, a short bio of the authors with max 500 words including university affiliation and contact details need to be added into abstracts.

Abstracts Submission Deadline: May 30, 2018.

For more information and inquiries, please contact Dr Yaghoob Foroutan (

 The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified and informed about the detailed instructions of full articles by June 20, 2018. The deadline for the submission of full articles will be August 30, 2018.

 Abstracts Submission Deadline: May 30, 2018

 Please send abstract (simultaneously) to:

–          Professor Akbar Aliverdinia (

–          Associate Professor Dr Heidar Janalizadeh (

–          Associate Professor Dr Yaghoob Foroutan (

Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,

The University of Mazandaran, IRAN,