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Aug 07 2015

Discover Digital Sociology, the latest Special Issues and the new Impact Factors

Digital Sociology

A selection of articles explore different aspects of digital sociology, from blogging and social media, to cybercrime and Internet law, there’s a wealth of research to discover.

Please click here to enjoy free access until 31st October 2015. HKUL users can continue to access our subscribed articles.


Special Issue of Patterns of Prejudice

The latest special issue ‘Gender and Populist Radical Right Politics’ (PRR), expands on the literature that focuses on parties and their substantive representation of women to include populist and PRR parties, gender and ideology.

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Special Issue of South African Review of Sociology

Addressing the theme of the Sociology of Sport, the six articles in this special issue contribute towards the further development of sport and sociology in South Africa.

Please click here to read the Introduction for free. HKUL users can also access the issue via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3698882


Best Paper Award of Consumption Markets and Culture

Consumption Markets & Culture focuses on consumerism and the markets as the site of social behaviour and discourse. Winning articles of Best Paper award in 2012, 2013 and 2014 are free to access until 31st March 2016.

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Free Article of Journal of Cultural Economy

The new article ‘Organization (Theory) As a Way of Life’ analyses classical organization theory in sociology and cultural economy. The research seeks to indicate the continuing significance of classical organization theory, for both analysing and intervening in organizational life.

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Taylor & Francis Group Impact Factors

Browse the wealth of research published by Taylor & Francis Group and find out the latest Impact Factors for your favourite titles.

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Jun 05 2015

Access articles from Routledge Criminology

Online access to White-Collar Crime: Research Collection

The phrase “white-collar crime” was coined in 1939 during a speech given by Edwin Sutherland to the American Sociological Society. Sutherland defined the term as “crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.” Although there has been some debate as to what qualifies as a white-collar crime, the term today generally encompasses a variety of nonviolent crimes usually committed in commercial situations for financial gain.

The articles below bring together a selection of recent research into white-collar crime, they can be accessed for free online until the end of June 2015.


Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice

A Critical Examination of Research on the Psychological Profiles of White-Collar Criminals


Deviant Behavior

Accounts of Honesty: Refuting Allegations of Bribery

Low Self-Control Versus the Desire-For-Control: An Empirical Test of White-Collar Crime and Conventional Crime

Patterns in Account-Giving among White Collar Criminals

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2074496


Journal of Crime and Justice

Conceptualizing crimes against older persons: elder abuse, domestic violence, white-collar offending, or just regular ‘old’ crime


Women & Criminal Justice

Gender and “Other People’s Money”: An Analysis of White-Collar Offender Sentencing

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3024287


Criminal Justice Studies

Gender dynamics in the sentencing of white-collar offenders

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3025143


Justice Quarterly  

Gender, Identity, and Accounts: How White Collar Offenders Do Gender When Making Sense of Their Crimes

The Neglect of Elder Neglect as a White-Collar Crime: Distinguishing Patient Neglect from Physical Abuse and the Criminal Justice System’s Response

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2027816


Journal of Offender Rehabilitation

Middle-Class Offenders as Employees—Assessing the Risk: A 35-Year Follow-Up

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Global Crime

Sentencing white-collar criminals: when is shaming viable?

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3025125


Explore the latest special issues

Special Issue: Is There a War on Women or Are Females Fine?

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3024287


Special Issue: Whiteness and critical white studies in crime and justice

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2516221


Special Issue: Global Issues in Contemporary Policing

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3010057



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May 25 2015

Access articles from Routledge Gender Studies

Explore Asian Journal of Women’s Studies

Explore the latest issue with free access.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2639446

Free article access: Shaping the online fat acceptance movement

Recently published online in Journal of Gender Studies – ‘Shaping the online fat acceptance movement: talking about body image and beauty standards’, is available to read for free here.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1983107

Is it fair that Gender affects the right to Education?

Read more about gender and education in relation to achieving the second Millennium Development Goal with free article access. Established to achieve universal primary education, progress has been made towards this goal, showing the value of a unifying agenda underpinned by goals and targets.

Please click here to begin exploring for free today.


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May 19 2015

Access articles from Routledge Development Studies

Discover the latest special issue from The Journal of Development Studies

Entitled ‘Statistical Tragedy in Africa? Evaluating the Database for African Economic Development’, this special issue evaluates the database with articles on the quality of the data on GDP, health and education, poverty, labour, agriculture and income distribution. Free access expires on June 30, 2015.

Please click here to access today.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2013497

Gender & Development virtual issue: Intersectionality

This virtual special issue contains articles drawn from various issues of Gender & Development that have addressed the issues of diversity and working with women from marginalized groups. Currently free to view until the end of June 2015.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1930161

New Research: Technological change in developing countries

Published in Development Studies Research, ‘Technological change in developing countries: opening the black box of process using actor–network theory’ (Heeks, Stanforth) offers three unique insights into the formation and dissolution of socio-technical structure. Please click here to read the article today.

Development Studies Research is a fully open access journal.

HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b5304713


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Nov 17 2011

Free topical journal articles from Policy Press

Each month Policy Press offers a free topical article available from each of their four journals. The articles free for the month of November are: 

  1. What works to promote evidence-based practice? A cross-sector review – by Isabel Walter, Sandra Nutley and Huw Davies, from Evidence & Policy (Volume 1, Number 3).
  2. HKUL users can continue to access Evidence & Policy.

  3. UK higher education policy and the ‘global Third Way’ – by David Jary, from Policy & Politics (Volume 33, Number 4).
  4. HKUL users can continue to access Policy & Politics.

  5. Social justice: meanings and politics – by Ruth Lister, from Journal of Poverty & Social Justice (Volume 15, Number 2).
  6. HKUL users can continue to access Journal of Poverty & Social Justice.

  7. Exploring gender and social entrepreneurship: women’s leadership, employment and participation in the third sector and social enterprises – by Simon Teasdale, Stephen McKay, Jenny Phillimore and Nina Teasdale, from Voluntary Sector Review (Volume 2, Number 1).

[Source: The Policy Press]


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Nov 08 2011

Latest Urban Institute Reports


  • Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s America: Six Experts Face the Facts – by C. Eugene Steuerle…[et al.]
  • Urban Institute scholars from diverse disciplines tackle a simple-to-state, hard-to-answer question: How can solutions to our national and state budget crises fit the facts about children in the United States? In their responses, the contributors wrestle with recent and approaching economic and demographic challenges in different ways and bring very different experiences to bear.


    Watch a conversation on this topic, moderated by PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, at



  • Children of Immigrants: Growing National and State Diversity – by Karina Fortuny and Ajay Chaudry
  • Between 2000 and 2009, minorities’ share of U.S. children under age 18 increased from 38 to 44 percent, driven by growth in the number of Hispanic and Asian children and a decline in white children. Children of immigrants accounted for most of the growth. This brief highlights trends in the changing demographics of the U.S. child population nationally and across states.


  • Children of Immigrants: The Changing Face of Metropolitan America – by Ajay Chaudry and Karina Fortuny
  • Of the 17 million children of immigrants in the United States, 84 percent live in the 100 largest metropolitan areas. The share of minority children reached 51 percent in 2009 in these metros, many of which became “majority minority.”


[Source: Urban Institute]


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Aug 22 2011

Impact Factors for Routledge Public Health & Social Care Journals

The following shows 2010 Impact Factors for selected journals from the Routledge Public Health & Social Care Portfolio:


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(*All figures © 2011 Thomson Reuters, 2010 Journal Citation Reports®)


Routledge announced that Global Public Health has been accepted into the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index® and will receive its first Impact Factor in 2012. HKUL users can access this journal via  http://library.hku.hk/record=b4323728


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Sep 06 2010


Miranda is an independently reviewed scholarly e-journal. Each thematic issue includes a wide range of articles on the social and cultural practices of the English-speaking world, and provides a forum for debate and scholarly exchanges. Some issues will be supervised by guest editors.

Miranda also welcomes contributions – from classic scholarly articles to multimedia presentations – unrelated to the thematic issue : literature, linguistics, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, esthetics, with the aim of encouraging the broadest possible spectrum of approaches, involving gender, ethnicity, ideology, and theory.

Miranda publishes both solicited and unsolicited articles. We encourage submissions mainly in English, but also in French, or any other language, provided a translation is submitted in either French or English.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.


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Jul 13 2010

Free Read: Psychology of Education

Sensitive to the diversity and complementary character of the work in different countries, especially across Europe, the European Journal of Psychology of Education (EJPE) serves as a tool for integration of diversities in the main fields of research and offers an opportunity for exchange and discussion.

Read, download and save these articles online until August 15, 2010. The journal is also available via HKU Libraries at http://library.hku.hk/record=b3655043

The following are the frequently used keywords in this journal:

Learning | Development | Children | Metacognition | Academic achievement | Adolescence | Gender | Motivation | Conceptual change | Self-regulation | Assessment | Cognitive development | Evaluation | Self-esteem | Collaborative learning


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Sep 09 2009

Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) is a peer-reviewed online journal that seeks to broaden the interdisciplinary study of American cultures in a transnational context. JTAS is the first academic journal explicitly focused on what Shelley Fisher Fishkin in her 2004 American Studies Association presidential address called the “transnational turn” in American Studies. JTAS is sponsored by UC Santa Barbara’s American Cultures and Global Contexts Center and Stanford University’s Program in American Studies.

JTAS functions as an open-access forum for Americanists in the global academic community, where scholars are increasingly interrogating borders both within and outside the nation and focusing instead on the multiple intersections and exchanges that flow across those borders.

Moving beyond disciplinary and geographic boundaries that might confine the field of American Studies, JTAS is a new critical conduit that brings together innovative transnational work from diverse, but often
disconnected, sites in the U.S. and abroad. In order to facilitate the broadest possible cultural conversation about transnational American Studies, the journal will be available without cost to anyone with access to the Internet.

JTAS brings together the vital contributions to transnational American Studies from scholars who focus on topics as diverse as cultural studies, film and new media, literature, visual arts, performance studies, music, religion, history, politics, and law, as well as scholarship that deals with ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and class.

Please click here to access.


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