American Sociological Association

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American Sociological Review

Mission Statement: The official flagship journal of the ASA, American Sociological Review publishes original (not previously published) works of interest to the discipline in general, new theoretical developments, results of research that advance our understanding of fundamental social processes, and important methodological innovations. All areas of sociology are welcome. Emphasis is on exceptional quality and general interest.

Editors/Manuscript Submission: Art Alderson and Dina Okamoto, Department of Sociology, 1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue, 744 Ballantine Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47404; (812) 855-2791;; submission site $25 manuscript submission fee (waived for ASA student members and R&Rs). For additional information, see the ASR website.


City & Community

Mission Statement: City & Community, published by the ASA Section on Community and Urban Sociology, publishes research and theory that explore and extend the sociological aspects of all kinds of places, but especially the metropolis. Some key topics the journal explores are: community studies, immigration, rural communities, social networks, social support, suburbia, spatial studies, studies that connect specific places to general forces, urban movements, urban history, virtual communities, and studies that examine the core concepts of "place" and "community."

Editor/Manuscript Submission: Richard E. Ocejo, CUNY Graduate Center and John Jay College; Submit manuscripts at $25 manuscript submission fee (waived for ASA student members and R&Rs). For additional information, see the C&C website.


Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews

Mission Statement: Contemporary Sociology publishes reviews and critical discussions of recent works in sociology and in related disciplines that merit the attention of sociologists. Since not all sociological publications can be reviewed, a selection is made to reflect important trends and issues in the field. Please note that Contemporary Sociology does not accept unsolicited reviews.

Editor/Submission Address for Review Books: Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Department of Sociology, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043;

Please note: Contemporary Sociology does not accept unsolicited reviews, nor self-nominations for reviewing a specific book. We do, however, welcome vitae of prospective reviewers. Also, Contemporary Sociology will not process review-copies of books sent by any person or organization other than the original publisher. Authors wanting to assure consideration of their book by Contemporary Sociology should advise their publisher to send a review copy directly to the journal’s editorial office. Comments on reviews must be fewer than 300 words. Submission of a comment does not guarantee publication. Contemporary Sociology reserves the right to reject any comment that does not engage a substantive issue in a review or is otherwise unsuitable. Authors of reviews are invited to reply. For additional information, visit the CS website.



Mission Statement: Directed to anyone interested in the latest sociological ideas and research, Contexts seeks to apply new knowledge, stimulate fresh thinking, and disseminate important information produced by the discipline. The publication’s articles synthesize key findings, weave together diverse strands of work, draw out implications for policy, and debate issues of controversy. The hallmarks of Contexts are accessibility, broad appeal, and timeliness. By design, it is not a technical journal, but a magazine for diverse readers who wish to be current about social science knowledge, emerging trends, and their relevance.

Editors/Manuscript Submission: Rashawn Ray and Fabio Rojas, Contexts Editorial Office, Department of Sociology, 2112 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742; Submission information. For additional information, see the Contexts website.


Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Mission Statement: The Journal of Health and Social Behavior is a medical sociology journal that publishes empirical and theoretical articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health and illness and the organization of medicine and health care. Its editorial policy favors manuscripts that are grounded in important theoretical issues in medical sociology or the sociology of mental health and that advance our theoretical understanding of the processes by which social factors and human health are interrelated.

Editor/Manuscript Submission: Amy Burdette, Florida State University; Submit manuscripts at $25 manuscript submission fee (waived for ASA student members and R&Rs). For additional information, see the JHSB website


Journal of World Systems Research

Mission Statement: The Journal of World Systems Research develops and disseminates scholarly research on topics that are relevant to the analysis of world-systems. It includes works that proceed from several different theoretical stances and disciplines, including civilizationists, evolutionary approaches, international political economy, comparative, historical and cultural analysis. It has published the works of sociologists, political scientists, historians, ethnographers, archaeologists, economists, and geographers.

Editor/Manuscript Submission: Andrej Grubacic, California Institute of Integral Studies; $25 manuscript submission fee (waived for ASA student members and R&Rs). For additional information, see the JWSR website.


Rose Series in Sociology

Mission Statement: The Rose Series publishes high visibility, accessible short books that integrate areas and raise controversies across a broad set of sociological fields. The books will be lively and often involve controversial topics. To the greatest extent possible, they will provide the best available evidence and recommendations with which to address significant public policy issues. The goal is to achieve broad dissemination, both throughout sociology and to broader intellectual and professional communities beyond the discipline. Contact the editor prior to submitting a manuscript to the Series.

Editors/Manuscript Submission: Amy Adamczyk, Richard Alba, Lynn Chancer, Nancy Foner, Phil Kasinitz, and Leslie Paik, Department of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6112.04, New York, NY 10016; For additional information, see the Rose Series website.


Social Psychology Quarterly

Mission Statement: Social Psychology Quarterly publishes theoretical and empirical papers on the link between the individual and society, including the study of the relations of individuals to one another, as well as to groups, collectivities, and institutions. It also includes the study of intra-individual processes insofar as they substantially influence or are influenced by social structure and process. Social Psychology Quarterly is genuinely interdisciplinary, publishing works by both sociologists and psychologists.

Editors/Manuscript Submission: Jody Clay-Warner, Dawn T. Robinson, or Justine E. Tinkler, Department of Sociology, University of Georgia, 113 Baldwin Hall, Athens, GA 30602, Submit manuscripts at: $25 manuscript submission fee (waived for ASA student members and R&Rs). For additional information, see the SPQ website.


Society and Mental Health

Mission Statement: Society and Mental Health publishes original articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of the social origins of mental health and illness, the social consequences for persons with mental illness, and the organization and financing of mental health services and care. Society and Mental Health publishes articles that advance the sociology of mental health and illness, stimulate further research, inform treatments and policy and reflect the diversity of interests of its readership.

Editor/Manuscript Submission: Susan Roxburgh, Kent State University; Submit manuscripts at For additional information, see the SMH website.


Sociological Methodology

Mission Statement: Sociological Methodology is the only American Sociological Association periodical publication devoted entirely to research methods. It is a compendium of new and sometimes controversial advances in social science methodology. Contributions come from diverse areas and have something new and useful--and sometimes surprising—to say about a wide range of methodological topics. SM seeks qualitative and quantitative contributions that address the full range of methodological problems confronted by empirical research in the social sciences, including conceptualization, data analysis, data collection, measurement, modeling, and research design. The journal provides a forum for engaging the philosophical issues that underpin sociological research. Papers published in SM are original methodological contributions including new methodological developments, reviews or illustrations of recent developments that provide new methodological insights, and critical evaluative discussions of research practices and traditions. SM encourages the inclusion of applications to real-world sociological data. SM is published annually as an edited, hardbound book.

Editor/Manuscript Submission: David Melamed and Mike Vuolo, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, 238 Townshend Hall, 1885 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210; email All manuscripts should be submitted through ScholarOne: $25 manuscript submission fee (waived for ASA student members and R&Rs). For additional information, see the SM website.


Sociological Theory

Mission Statement: Sociological Theory publishes work in all areas of theory, including new substantive theories, history of theory, metatheory, formal theory construction, and synthetic contributions. Although aimed at a sociological readership, its orientation is pluralistic and it welcomes contributions by scholars in other fields. Peer reviewed and published quarterly, Sociological Theory is renowned for featuring the best international research and scholarship.

Editor/Manuscript Submission: Iddo Tavory, Department of Sociology, New York University, 295 Lafayette, New York, NY 10012; Manuscripts should be submitted through $25 manuscript submission fee (waived for ASA student members and R&Rs). For additional information, see the ST website.


Sociology of Education

Mission Statement: Sociology of Education provides a forum for studies in the sociology of education and human social development. We publish research that examines how social institutions and individuals' experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development. Such research may span various levels of analysis, ranging from the individual to the structure of relations among social and educational institutions. In an increasingly complex society, important educational issues arise throughout the life cycle. The journal presents a balance of papers examining all stages and all types of education at the individual, institutional, and organizational levels. We invite contributions from all methodologies.

Editor/Manuscript Submission: Linda Renzulli, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059; (765) 494-4666; Submit manuscripts at $25 manuscript submission fee (waived for ASA student members and R&Rs). For additional information, see the SOE website.


Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Mission Statement: The official journal of ASA’s Section for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will publish the highest quality, cutting-edge sociological research on race and ethnicity regardless of epistemological, methodological, or theoretical orientation. While the study of race and ethnicity has derived from a broad and deep tradition of interdisciplinarity, sociology indeed has often been at the forefront of scholarly understanding of the dynamics of race and ethnicity; yet, there exists no journal in sociology devoted to bringing together this important theoretical, empirical, and critical work. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will provide a fulcrum upon which sociologically-centered work will swing as it also seeks to provide new linkages between the discipline of sociology and other disciplines and areas where race and ethnicity are central components.

Editors/Manuscript Submission: David Brunsma, Virginia Tech, and David Embrick, University of Connecticut; Submit manuscripts at For additional information, see the SRE website.


Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World

Mission Statement: Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World aims to make new research readily available. It provides an online forum for the rapid dissemination of peer-reviewed empirical work, produced in time to be relevant to ongoing debates. Socius is a place to find fresh ideas, early discoveries, and open theoretical problems that can pose new challenges for social science. Committed to an efficient peer review process and open access, Socius’s online format ensures that all scientifically sound sociological research from any subfield can be published, without the volume constraints imposed by traditional print limits. Traditional manuscript styles are welcome, but we strongly encourage short papers and those providing interesting empirical findings that may spark innovation and future work.

Editors/Manuscript Submission: Ryan Light, Aaron Gullickson, and CJ Pascoe, University of Oregon; Submit manuscripts at $25 manuscript submission fee; accepted manuscripts are subject to an article processing charge. For additional information, see the Socius website.


Teaching Sociology

Mission Statement: Teaching Sociology publishes articles, conversations, notes, and reviews to advance the quality of sociology instruction and the scholarship of teaching and learning in the discipline. Articles provide ambitious explorations of pedagogies, curricula, and assessment. Conversations address ongoing debates or controversies related to teaching sociology. Notes focus on specific teaching techniques in keeping with the standards of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Reviews provide critical analyses of recent books, films, videos, and web resources.   

Editor/Manuscript Submission: Michele Lee Kozimor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Nicarry Hall, Room 225, Elizabethtown College, 1 Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022; All submissions should be submitted through ScholarOne $25 manuscript submission fee (waived for ASA student members and R&Rs). For additional information, see the TS website.

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