The journal (ISSN-Number: 2297-8224) was founded 2016 and is based at the Division Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work of the University of Fribourg (CH). We publish two issues per year, dedicated to a specific topic, with contributions in German, English, French and Italian.

Forschung en includes contributions from the various fields of social policy and the welfare state, with a special emphasis on the connection between theory and practice. As such the journal aims to address social scientists as well as practitioners. It shall provide a space for discussions on a wide range of social policy making and theoretical concepts in research that relates to Switzerland as well as other countries, or that takes a comparative perspective. The journal welcomes quantitative, qualitative and comparative work as well as more theoretical pieces. Besides articles, the journal also publishes shorter contributions (book reviews, research notes, etc.). To ensure high quality, all contributions go through a peer-review process.

Call for Papers - Issue 2023/2

Special Issue: Return Migration and Reintegration: Discourses, Policies and Practices



Prof Dr Luzia Jurt, Applied University of Northwestern Switzerland (
Dr Eveline Odermatt, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: December 15, 2022
Deadline for Submission of Selected Full Papers: May 25, 2023
Publication of the Issue: December 2023

Call for papers (english)

Call for papers (french)