Medical Sociology online - referred to as MSo - is both a portal for news and information relating to medical sociology and the home of a free access, peer reviewed journal.
The aim of the journal is to promote the work of all sections of the medical sociology academic community, including postgraduate students and first time authors, as well as those established in the field. It publishes quality, peer-reviewed research articles, commentaries and book reviews in the field of medical sociology along with papers from the annual MedSoc Group Conference.
MSo seeks contributions that discuss topics across the broad field of medical sociology including, but not limited to: health and illness experience; health professions and occupations; sexuality and reproductive health; death and dying; bioethics; infectious disease; globalisation; substance misuse and addiction; gender; health policy development; science technology and medicine; mental health; cancer; public health.
The current issue (Volume 7 Issue 1) can be found here and the aim is to publish three times a year. Full details about how to submit articles, commentaries and news items to the journal can be found under the Submissions section.
Since July 2011 the editorship of MSo has been held by a team from the Faculty of Health and Social Care of the Open University. There is a very wide range of expertise represented amongst Editorial Board members including: social context of death and dying; community care; alternative and complementary medicine; ethics; older people; aspects of environment across the life course including space and place, housing, home, care settings, extra care and sheltered housing, neighbourhoods and public places; professional identities such as those associated with community matrons and social workers; social theory; ethnicity and health inequalities; child health; management and leadership in health; sociology of work in health and social care particularly volunteering and management; spirituality; user perspectives; science & technology as applied to health and medical issues.
MSo is the journal of the Medical Sociology Group
of the British Sociological Association