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The Sociological Quarterly is devoted to publishing cutting-edge research and theory in all areas of sociological inquiry. We look for articles that advance the discipline and reach the widest possible audience. Our focus is on publishing the best theoretically-informed empirical sociology. Since 1960, the contributors, peer-reviewers, advisory editors, and readers of The Sociological Quarterly have made it one of the leading generalist journals in the field.
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The Sociological Quarterly uses a web-based submission and peer review system called ScholarOne Manuscripts. All new manuscript submissions should be made through the ScholarOne Manuscripts portal here. This system has proven to be quick and convenient for both authors and reviewers, but computer errors sometimes arise. If you have any difficulties with the online submission system at any stage of the process, please email us and we will address your concern right away.
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If, at any point, you have problems with the ScholarOne Manuscripts system, please email us and we will upload your review or manuscript.
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For further guidance, please consult the “Instructions to Contributors,” at the back of every issue, or the author guidelines. If you do not have Internet access or cannot submit online, the Editorial Office will help with online submissions. Please contact the Editorial Office, by telephone, (515) 294-5969 or by email.
We hope that authors and reviewers will find that ScholarOne Manuscripts makes their lives easier, leading to rapid decision-making and ensuring that the time from submission to publication is as short as possible.
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Lisa K Waldner, University of St Thomas
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