How successful scholars write and publish: ten sociologists reflect on their publication strategies


Do you ever think about what the best publication strategy is in the social sciences? Have you ever wondered how successful scholars reflect on their approaches to getting published? To find this out, the journal Sociologica invited ten prominent sociologists to contribute personal essays on academic writing and the publication process.

Frames of translation: reflections from a conference trip to China

Avos, sometimes called a Russian shibboleth, is a tricky concept to translate into English, but it refers to underestimating the obstacles and overestimating your abilities since, in the end, the situation is never fully under your control. The literal translation would probably be something like “why not”, “let’s see”, or “give luck a chance but don’t overwork yourself”.