A New Outlet for OOW Members!!!


(An announcement from Vincent J. Roscigno)

On July 1, the Southern Sociological Society along with Sage launched a bold new venture and journal, Social Currents, which will publish its first issue in January/February 2014!!! Feel free to visit the Sage booth or catch one of the editors or editorial board members (listed below) in person at the upcoming ASA meetings in New York if you have ideas!!!

The official journal of the Southern Sociological Society, Social Currents is a broad ranging social science journal that focuses on cutting-edge research from all methodological and theoretical orientations with implications for national and international sociological communities.

The uniqueness of Social Currents lies in its format: the front end of every issue is devoted to short, theoretical agenda-setting contributions and short empirical and policy-related pieces, ranging anywhere from 1,500 to 4,000 words.  The back end of every issue includes normal journal length articles (7,500-12,000 words) that branch across subfields, including the many specialties of sociology and the social sciences in general.

We are currently welcoming for submission:

·         regular length journal articles

·         shorter pieces with provocative empirical insights

·         shorter pieces with clear-cut policy implications

·         shorter theoretical and substantive area agenda contributions/debates

Along these lines, we especially welcome submissions that can speak to broad social science audiences, that challenge the field, and that offer novel insights for our regional, national and international audiences.

The journal’s editor’s and editorial board are committed to timely reviews, clear and consistent decisionmaking, and openness to a variety of theoretical and methodological orientations.

Our website is NOW open and manuscript submissions are being accepted at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/scu.

Anyone interested in becoming part of our reviewer database can register NOW for an account through this website, denoting areas of interest and expertise.

Editors:  Toni Calasanti (Virginia Tech) and v (Ohio State)

Editorial board

Alessandro Bonanno, Sam Houston State

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University

Hana Brown, Wake Forest University

William Cockerham, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Chris Ellison, University of Texas at San Antonio

Jeff Hearn, Örebro  University & Hanken University

Michael Hughes, Virginia Tech

Alexandra Kalev, Tel Aviv University

Verna Keith, Texas A&M University

Omar Lizardo, University of Notre Dame

Martha McCaughey, Appalachian State University

Roslyn Michelson, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

James Moody, Duke University

Irene Padavic, Florida State University

Karen Parker, University of Delaware

Karen Pyke, University of California at Riverside

Zhenchao Qian, Ohio State University

Dawn Robinson, University of Georgia

Darren Sherkat, Southern Illinois University

Kristin Schilt, University of Chicago

Tom Shriver, North Carolina State University

Barbara Ellen Smith, Virginia Tech

Verta Taylor, UC Santa Barbara

George Wilson, University of Miami

Adia Wingfield, Georgia State University

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