Clinical sociology is a creative, interdisciplinary, humanistic and rights-based field that focuses on analysis and intervention to improve all our lives as well as the planet.  The Clinical Sociology Review welcomes accessible and engaging contributions from a variety of disciplines that will help us examine, reduce, and resolve problems at all intervention levels, from individual through global.

    The Clinical Sociology Review (CSR) was the official journal of the Clinical Sociology Association.  It first was published in 1982 and the final issue, Volume 16, was published in 1998.  The 16 volumes are all available on Wayne State University’s website at   The new CSR is being published by UJ Press and will be available at          


   The CSR is being relaunched, beginning with Volume 17, as an open-access journal by the Department of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg and the Clinical Sociology division (RC46) of the International Sociological Association.  Collaborating organizations in this effort are the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (United States), Nodo Sur- América Latina – RISC (Uruguay), Réseau International de Sociologie Clinique - RISC (Paris, France), Sociologie clinique

(CR19) of the Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Franҫaise (AISLF) and Sociologie clinique (RT16) of the Association Française de Sociologie (AFS)


     The new Clinical Sociology Review is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes contributions in English, French and Spanish.  The author submits in one of the three languages and translation of a contribution in the other two languages will be available on the website.  There is no fee for submission or publication.

     Contributions are welcome to the journal’s three sections: The History of Clinical SociologyArticles and Resources.  The History section contains articles about the history of the field as well as introductory pieces to historic publications by clinical sociologists.  The Articles section contains short and long submissions such as research articles; essays; discussions of teaching or training; and discussions of intervention work.  The Resources section contains reviews of one or more films or books as well as invited pieces about clinical sociology membership organizations or services (such as program accreditation or individual certification as a clinical sociologist).     

         For detailed information, about submission requirements, please use the following link:

     Please use the following link for submission:

     If you have questions about a submission, please contact one of the Editors of the journal:  Prof. Tina Uys at or Prof. Jan Marie Fritz at