We hope that under our editorship the journal will continue to publish sociological work of the highest standard. Through articles, special issues and thematic collections, we remain committed to ensuring that the journal is genuinely international in terms of relevance, authorship and readership, and that the range of themes is wide and inclusive. We are also keen to ensure that the journal remains an innovative forum for sociological debate, and the periodic 'rapid response' and 'debate' sections of the journal will continue to support this aim. In our term as editors, we hope to further encourage and develop the unique strengths of the journal as an online publication. The journal's role as a pioneering forum for online and multimedia publishing remains strong, and we particularly welcome the publication of innovative sociological research that builds on these strengths.
We are certainly very pleased to have this opportunity to carry through the work of previous editorial teams, and to continue to support and promote the research and publication of the international sociological community.
Amanda Coffey and Nicola Green