The Sociological Quarterly

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Edited By: Betty A. Dobratz & Lisa K. Waldner

Impact Factor: 0.768

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 80/142 (Sociology)

Online ISSN: 1533-8525



Author Guidelines


Web-Based Submission Process for The Sociological Quarterly

The Sociological Quarterly uses a web-based submission and peer review system called ScholarOne Manuscripts. All manuscript submissions are made at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/socq. This system is intended to facilitate both manuscript submission and review. All authors and reviewers are expected to use this online submission and review process. Manuscript submission is a step-by-step process needing little special preparation other than having all parts of the manuscript in an electronic format and having access to a computer with an Internet connection and a web-browser. To submit a manuscript to The Sociological Quarterly, authors should go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/socq, where they can upload the manuscript and any other material they would like to communicate to the editors. Full help and instructions are provided on-screen. As an author, you will be prompted for author and manuscript details and then to upload your manuscript file(s). In order to ensure that your manuscript conforms to journal style, please consult the 'Publication Policies and Information for Authors', which is located at the back of every issue, or by scrolling further down this page. Please remember that we review 'blind', so that neither authors nor reviewers know each others' identity. To this end, please do not identify yourself, your colleagues, institution, or details of any grant pursuant to which the work was done within the submitted files; instead, give these details during the submission process.

All correspondence is done by e-mail. A completed submission is confirmed by e-mail immediately and your paper will then enter the editorial process. Your manuscript will have a unique manuscript number and you can check the progress of your manuscript at any time by returning to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/socq. When a decision is made, revisions can be submitted online, with an opportunity to view and respond to all comments.

Manuscript review will also be handled online. Reviewers will be given full instructions and access to the paper at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/socq. The review form and comments can be completed online and immediately made available to the journal and the editors.

Full support for both authors and reviewers is provided. Each page of the website has a red 'Get Help Now' icon connecting directly to the online support system. Telephone support is available through the US ScholarOne support office 3:00am-8:30pm EST, 5 days a week at: 1-434-817-2040. For further guidance, please consult the ‘Publication Policies and Information for Authors’, which is located at the back of every issue, or by scrolling further down this page. If you do not have Internet access or cannot submit online, the Editorial Office will help with online submissions. Please contact the Iowa State University Editorial Office, by e-mail, tsq@iastate.edu or by telephone at 515-294-5969.

We hope that authors and reviewers find that ScholarOne makes their lives easier and facilitates the review process, leading to rapid decision making to ensure that the time from submission to publication is as short as possible.

Co-editors: Dr. Betty A. Dobratz & Dr. Lisa K. Waldner

c/o Department of Sociology
East Hall 217
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1070

515-294-5969

tsq@iastate.edu

Volumes 54–57 (2013-2016) Edited by:
Betty A. Dobratz & Lisa K. Waldner

Volumes 58-61 (2017-2020) Edited by:
Peter Hall, Michael Lacy, and N. Prabha Unnithan

Editorial Office Transition Beginning February 15, 2016
Beginning February 15, the editorial office of The Sociological Quarterly will transition to Colorado State University where Peter Hall, Michael Lacy, and N. Prabha Unnithan will serve as the new editors. For a few months following the transition, current editors, Betty A. Dobratz (Iowa State University) and Lisa K. Waldner (University of St. Thomas) will continue to work on manuscripts first received before that date and will be responsible for the publication of volume 57.
Any questions related to manuscripts initially submitted prior to February 15, 2016 should be directed to managing editor, Leslie B. Kawaler at tsq@iastate.edu and queries related to manuscripts submitted February 15, 2016 or later should be submitted to tsq@colostate.edu.


Publication Policies and Information for Authors

EDITORIAL POLICY

1.As a generalist journal, The Sociological Quarterly welcomes submissions on all topics of interest to a broad sociological audience, including new theoretical developments, research results that advance fundamental understanding of social processes, and methodological innovation. Submissions are not restricted with regard to research method, intellectual style, academic discipline, or author’s affiliation. Authors should understand that while the editors are strongly influenced by the evaluations of external reviewers they are not bound by them. In every case, preference will be given to innovative sociology that displays clear arguments, persuasive evidence, intelligent analysis, and clear writing.

2.Submission of a manuscript to TheSociological Quarterly clearly implies commitment to publish in this journal. Submission of a manuscript to another professional journal while it is under review by the TSQ is regarded by the MSS as unprofessional and unethical. Manuscripts or significant findings that have already been or will soon be published elsewhere are unacceptable.

3.Manuscripts are submitted via the ScholarOne Manuscripts web site detailed below. All other editorial correspondence should be addressed, preferably by email, to the co-editors: Betty A. Dobratz and Lisa K. Waldner, Department of Sociology, 107 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, tsq@iastate.edu.

4.Correspondence regarding MSS membership and change of address should be sent to: Midwest Sociological Society, 310 Dartmouth St, Iowa City, IA 52245 (e-mail: mwsocsoc@centurylink.net).

5.All manuscript submissions should be made through the web-based ScholarOne Manuscripts portal found at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/socq. Manuscript submission is a step-by-step process needing little special preparation. Full help and instructions are provided on-screen. As an author, you will be prompted for author and manuscript details and then to upload your manuscript file(s). A completed submission is confirmed by email immediately and your paper will then enter the editorial process. Your manuscript will have a unique manuscript number and you can check the progress of your manuscript at any time by returning to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/socq. When a decision is made, invited revisions can be re-submitted online, with an opportunity to view and respond to all comments. Each page of the website has a red ‘Get Help Now’ icon connecting directly to the online support system. Telephone support is available through the US ScholarOne support office 3:00am–8:30pm EST, 5 days a week at: 1-434-817-2040. If for any reasons you cannot submit your manuscript via Manuscripts, please let the editorial office know and we will be glad to assist you. Please contact us by telephone, 515-294-5969 or by e-mail, tsq@iastate.edu

6.Please remember that we peer-review all manuscripts ‘double-blind,’ so that neither authors nor reviewers know each others’ identity. To this end, please do not identify yourself, your colleagues or institution, or include personal notes within the ‘blind’ copy submitted. We understand that it may be difficult not to cite previous work that you are attempting to build on or extend; however, there should be some attempt to mask your identity. If you feel that you must cite your own work, please do so either only within a string of citations and/or use the “author cite” convention and do not include the reference in the bibliography.

7.A one-paragraph informative abstract (approximately 100 words) must accompany the manuscript. The abstract should be brief, concise, and complete in itself without reference to the body of the article. Care should be taken to include all keyword terms. Be sure to include the abstract in the main body of your manuscript as well as in the separate space provided.

8.The entire manuscript (except for tabular material), including abstract, quotations, endnotes, and references must be double-spaced, preferably in Times New Roman size 12 font, with at least 1-inch margins on all four sides. The entire manuscript should not exceed 10,000 words.

9.Each table should appear on a separate page with a brief descriptive title. The tables should be numbered consecutively and placed at the end of the manuscript following references. Placement in text must be indicated by a phrase such as ‘Insert Table 1 about here’ set off from the rest of the text.

10.All illustrations and charts should be referred to as Figures in the text. They must be finished drawings not needing further artwork or typesetting, and originals will be required if the manuscript is accepted. Placement must be indicated in text.

11.Endnotes should be numbered in text and all notes should appear double-spaced, in a section immediately preceding the References. Endnotes are to be kept to a minimum, and used only for substantive observations. Source citations are made within text rather than in endnotes.

12.References to published works must be cited in text according to the author/date system (e.g., Jones 2011:25) and listed alphabetically in the reference section at the end of the manuscript. Examples of appropriate format for chapters, articles, Web sources, and books appear below. For other types, consult the ASA Publication Manual.

West, Candace, and Sarah Fenstermaker. 1993. “Power, Inequality and the Accomplishment of Gender: An Ethnomethodological View.” Pp. 151–74 in Theory on Gender/Feminism on Theory, edited by Paula England. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.

Smith, Dorothy E. 1992. “Sociology from Women’s Experience: A Reaffirmation.” Sociological Theory 10:88–98.

hooks, bell. 1990. Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics. Boston: South End Press.

Cagle, Susie. 2011. “Police State in Oakland? One Reporter’s Arrest Contradicts Official Story.” AlterNet. Retrieved January 3, 2013 (http://www.alternet.org/story/152990/police_state_in_ oakland one_reporter’s_arrest_contradicts_official_story).

13.Permission to reprint articles should be addressed to the publisher at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/ id-403426.html

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Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

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