American Sociological Association

ASA Journals: Mission Statements and Submission Addresses

American Sociological Review
Mission Statement: The official flagship journal of the ASA, ASR 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.
Manuscript Submission Address: Jerry A. Jacobs, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6209; fax (215) 898-3371; For additional information, see the ASR website at $25 manuscript submission fee; waived for ASA student members and R&Rs.

City & Community
Mission Statement: C&C, 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."
Manuscript Submission Address: Anthony M. Orum, University of Illinois at Chicago (M/C 312), 1007 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7140; e-mail

Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews
Mission Statement: CS 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 CS does not accept unsolicited reviews.
Submission Address for Review Books: JoAnn Miller and Robert Perrucci, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 1365 Stone Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907; (765) 494-4699 (Miller) or (765) 494-4714 (Perrucci); e-mail

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.
Manuscript Submission Information: For complete information on submission requirements, see “Author's Corner” at

Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Mission Statement: JHSB 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.
Manuscript Submission Address: Peggy A. Thoits, Editor, Department of Sociology, 162 Hamilton Hall, CB# 3210, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3210; (919) 962-7502; e-mail $25 manuscript submission fee; waived for ASA student members and R&Rs. See submission guidelines for JHSB.

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.
Submission Address: ASA Rose Series, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003; (413) 545-3416; e-mail ASAROSE@SOC.UMASS.EDU. For additional information, see the Series website at

Social Psychology Quarterly
Mission Statement: SPQ 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. SPQ is genuinely interdisciplinary, publishing works by both sociologists and psychologists. For more information, see
Manuscript Submission Address: Spencer Cahill, Department of Sociology CPR107, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620; (813) 974-7288; e-mail $25 manuscript submission fee; waived for ASA student members and R&Rs.

Sociological Methodology
Mission Statement: Sociological Methodology is the only American Sociological Association periodical publication that is devoted entirely to research methods. It publishes important methodological papers of interest to the entire field of sociology. SM seeks contributions that address the full range of problems confronted by empirical research in the social sciences, including conceptualization and modeling, research design, data collection, measurement, qualitative analysis and quantitative data analysis. SM provides a natural forum for engaging the philosophical issues that underpin sociological research. Papers published in SM may be original methodological contributions, expositions and illustrations of recent developments, and critical discussions of research practice. SM is published annually as an edited, hardbound book.
Manuscript Submission Address: Ross M. Stolzenberg, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637; (773) 702-8685; e-mail

Sociological Theory
Mission Statement: ST publishes work in all areas of social thought, including new substantive theories, history of theory, metatheory, formal theory construction, and syntheses of existing bodies of theory. Submissions will also be considered as "Research Notes" and occasional review articles will be published.
Manuscript Submission Address: Submissions and correspondence sent via the U.S. Postal Service should be sent to: Sociological Theory, Department of Sociology, Yale University, P.O. Box 208265, New Haven, CT 06520-8285. Submissions and correspondence sent via private shipping companies (e.g., FedEx, UPS) should be sent to: Sociological Theory, Department of Sociology, Yale University, 140 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511. E-mail $25 manuscript submission fee; waived for ASA student members and R&Rs.

Sociology of Education
Mission Statement: SOE 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.
Manuscript Submission Address: Karl Alexander, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218; (410) 516-7001; fax (410) 410-516-7221; e-mail $25 manuscript submission fee; waived for ASA student members and R&Rs.

Teaching Sociology
Mission Statement: TS publishes articles, notes, and reviews intended to be helpful to the discipline's teachers. Articles range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to broad, synthetic essays on pedagogically important issues. Notes focus on specific teaching issues or techniques. The general intent is to share theoretically stimulating and practically useful information and advice with teachers. Formats include full-length articles; notes of 10 pages or less; interviews, review essays; reviews of books, films, videos, and software; and conversations.
Manuscript Submission Address: Liz Grauerholz, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059; e-mail For additional information, see the journal website at $25 manuscript submission fee; waived for ASA student members and R&Rs.

For a two-page Style Sheet with basic information on ASA style and manuscript submission procedures, see “Author's Corner” at

The ASA Style Guide (second edition) is designed to aid authors in preparing manuscripts for ASA journals and publications. The 48-page Style Guide is the authoritative statement on style, format, and other specifications for manuscript submissions. Chapters are included on Matters and Mechanics of Style, Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission, Copyeditor's Notations, Reference Sources, and Reference Formats. In straightforward, concise, and readable language, the Style Guide provides guidance and information to researchers, scholars, students, teachers, editors, and others seeking to improve the presentation of writing. Authors will find that the Guide format is familiar and appealing to a wide audience in the social and behavioral sciences, and is an indispensable reference for all those needing to know the ASA style. (ISBN 0-912764-29-5) Stock #701.S97.

Last Updated on March 08, 2005