Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung


WestEnd. Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung was founded in 2004 by the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research and is aimed at a broader intellectual readership. As the next-generation of the renowned Social Research journal, Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung (1932-1941), the periodical continues to put forth the notion of interdisciplinarity and critical social theory. WestEnd is multi-disciplinary, with a special emphasis on Sociology, Philosophy, Political Theory, Aesthetics, History, Social Psychology, Jurisprudence and Political Economy. The distinct voices of its authors take on contentious social issues, present comprehensive analyses of the social status quo and introduce bold perspectives on the future of emancipation. WestEnd is aimed at academic researchers, students, intellectuals and media representatives. Readers can look forward to a new theme in each issue as well as the mainstay columns ‘Studies’ and ‘Interventions’.

WestEnd is published bi-annually by Nomos Verlag and edited by Sidonia Blättler, Axel Honneth, Stephan Lessenich, Johannes Völz and Greta Wagner. It was founded at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main (IfS) and has its origins in the Frankfurt School of Thought. The previous issue was published in May 2023.

WestEnd Editor-in-Chief, Saskia Gränitz, is a researcher at the IfS.

ISSN Print 1860-2177
ISSN Online 2942-3546
Published semi-annually

Editorial Board

Sidonia Blättler | Institut für Sozialforschung, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Axel Honneth | Columbia University, New York, USA

Stephan Lessenich | Institut für Sozialforschung, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Johannes Völz | Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Greta Wagner | Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany


Saskia Gränitz, Dr. des.

Redaktion WestEnd
Institut für Sozialforschung
Senckenberganlage 26
60325 Frankfurt am Main

Email: westend@nomos-journals.de

Manuscript submissions: westend@nomos-journals.de

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Open Access

WestEnd is not an open-access journal. However, it is possible to publish individual articles on the Open Access network by making the digital version freely available under a Creative Commons license chosen by you. In order to cover the publication costs (Article Processing Charge – APC), the publisher requires a fee to the amount of 1,990.00 EUR (excluding VAT). Many academic and research institutions are act as funders for research publication.

If you are interested in publishing with Open Access, simply approach the editorial office or contact open-access@nomos.de.

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