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Durkheimian Studies

Editor: W. Watts Miller

Volume 24 / 2018, 1 issue per volume (winter)

Subjects: Sociology, Anthropology

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Table of contents

Forthcoming Issue

Volume 22


Les emprunts de Durkheim dans les bibliothèques de l’École normale supérieure et de la Sorbonne / Durkheim’s Loans from the Libraries of the ENS and the Sorbonne, 1902–1917
Matthieu Béra

Marcel Mauss’s ‘Internal Critique of the “Legend of Abraham”’
Adeel Hamza and John Gannon

Internal Critique of the ‘Legend of Abraham’
Marcel Mauss


Georges Davy et les Américains, ou le troisième âge du durkheimisme (1945–1955)
Jean-Christophe Marcel

In Memoriam: W.S.F. Pickering
William Watts Miller


Review Articles

Les sciences sociales et l’action : un cas révélateur
Marie Jaisson

Durkheim (and Mauss) before Durkheim
Nicolas Sembel

Durkheim et Buisson : un rendez-vous manqué ?
Matthieu Béra

Book Reviews

Aims & Scope

Durkheimian Studies / Études Durkheimiennes is the scholarly journal of the British Centre for Durkheimian Studies. It is concerned with all aspects of the work of Durkheim and his group, such as Marcel Mauss and Robert Hertz, and with the contemporary development and application of their ideas to issues in the social sciences, religion and philosophy. The journal is unique in often featuring first-time or new English translations of their French works otherwise not available to English-language scholars.


Durkheimian Studies is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Anthropological Index Online (RAI)
  • Current Abstracts (EBSCO)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (De Gruyter)
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • MLA Master List of Periodicals
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • Social Services Abstracts (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Sociological Abstracts (CSA/Pro/Quest)
  • TOC Premier Table of Contents (EBSCO)
  • WorldCat
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (CSA/ProQuest)


Editor: W. Watts Miller

Reviews Editor: W.S.F. Pickering

Editorial Board:
S. Baciocchi, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
S. Stedman Jones, British Centre for Durkheimian Studies
K. Thompson, Open University

International Board of Editorial Consultants:
M. Borlandi, University of Turin
M. Fournier, University of Montreal
A. Gofman, Russian Academy of Sciences
S. Lukes, New York University
J. Mergy, University of Paris IX
D. Merllié, EHESS, Paris
A. T. Riley, Bucknell University

Manuscript Submission

The Durkheimian Studies style guide follows the British-English Berghahn Books House Style Guide, which is based on The Oxford Guide to Style (OGD). Please consult either guide for the following conventions: the use of italics, commas, and conjunctions; the positioning of punctuation and quotations marks; the presentation of numbers and dates; the use of the dash; citing references within the text. Detailed examples are provided. Please note that the journal uses British punctuation and spelling, following The Oxford English Dictionary.

References to works by Durkheim should use the Lukes dating-enumeration system. In some items, especially the shorter pieces, the reference to a work by Durkheim may not be given in the text. To obtain details of the dating-enumeration, consult the bibliographies in S. Lukes, Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work, especially the Penguin 1992 edition.

In-text referencing should follow the author-date system (see OGD 566–572), with full documentation in the references. Note that article/chapter titles are to be capitalized and enclosed in quotation marks. For multiple listings under an author's name, list the oldest publication first, followed by the next publications, in chronological order.

Articles should normally be between 7,000 and 9,000 words in total, and should be supplied with a word count.
Notes should be presented as endnotes, and should be kept short and to a minimum.
Note text should be the same font size as the main text. Note reference numbers and asterisks should not be placed on essay titles, section headings, epigraphs, or the essay author's name.

The following referencing conventions must be adhered to:

Durkheim, E. 1912a. Les formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse. Paris: Alcan.

Durkheim, E. (1912a) 1995. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Trans. Karen E. Fields. New York: Free Press.
Durkheim, E. 1912a. Les formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse. Paris: Alcan (tr. 1995 The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Trans. Karen E. Fields. New York: Free Press).

Two authors (use comma to separate):
Pickering, W.S.F., and H. Martins (eds.), 1994. Debating Durkheim. London and New York: Routledge.

Chapter/essay in a book:
Bataille, G. [1938] 1988. 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'. In D. Hollier (ed.), The College of Sociology 1937-39. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Article in a journal:
Thompson, K. 1990. 'Religion: The British Contribution,' British Journal of Sociology 41 (4): 531-535.

Dates should be set day/month/year, with no comma (e.g., 26 January 1988).

Italics should be used for words used as words (terms) in written context. Single quotations should be used for in-text quotations, direct speech, or words used in an ironic sense. Double quotations should be used for quotations within quotations.

Please refer to the style guide for detailed examples.

For submission requirements of artwork (illustrations, maps, tables, and figures), please refer to the Berghahn Books Artwork Submission Guidelines.

Manuscripts accepted for publication that do not conform to the Durkheimian Studies style will be returned to the author for amendment.

Have other questions? Please refer to the various Berghahn Info for Authors pages for general information and guidelines, including topics such as article usage and permissions for Berghahn journal article authors.


All contributions are externally refereed by scholars of international repute. E-mail submissions are encouraged for quicker response time, but mailed contributions will be reviewed. All mailed submissions must include two hard copies and the corresponding electronic files on a PC formatted disc. Articles should normally be between 7,000 and 9,000 words in total and should be supplied with a word count.

Contributions, in French or English, should be sent to:



The Durkheim Press
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St. James, Bristol

Ethics Statement

Authors published in Durkheimian Studies (DS) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete DS Ethics Statement.

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