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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Please email all submissions directly to JSC editor Dennis Hiebert

    [email protected]

    **Note: There is no other action you need to take to make a submission. You do not need to register with the journal or send anything through the "make a new submission" function of this website.

JSC welcomes and publishes three kinds of manuscripts, though all three kinds may not appear in every issue:

  1. 1.  Research Articles   (4,000 – 8,000 words)

           Articles must include a 150-200 word abstract, 6-8 keywords, and be styled and documented according to the current American Sociological Association (ASA) format. See the following formatting guides:

ASA6th.pdf (uconn.edu)

Reference Page Format - ASA Citation Format - American Sociological Association - SJSU Research Guides at San José State University Library

ASA 6th Ed. - Citing Sources - CCSF Library at City College of San Francisco

Each submission will be evaluated anonymously by academic peers based on whether it fits the stated purposes of this journal, whether it engages relevant scholarship, whether it generates new thought or re-evaluates commonly held perspectives, and whether it is clearly written, arguing a strong thesis with a well-supported line of reasoning and evidence. 

  1. 2.  Commentary Essays   (2,000 – 3,000 words)

           Essays are similar to long-form journalism that appeals to educated lay readers and serves as the public face of sociology. They comment on contemporary social and cultural issues, while avoiding sociological jargon and theoretical or statistical density. Essays do not contribute original research, though all references to other scholarship must also be in current ASA format.

          3.  Book Reviews   (1,000 – 2,000 words)

         Reviews should include a brief summary of the content as well as an assessment of the book’s strengths and weaknesses, its place in critical discussion of the topic, and its contribution to the intersection of sociology and Christianity.

        It is recommended that all manuscripts be examined for grammar and composition by a program such as Grammarly prior to submission.  All submissions must be made in two separate Word documents, one with the full identity of the author(s) included (name, position, and organization), and the other with the identity of the author(s) omitted.  The editor and other editorial staff reserve the right to edit submissions for length, clarity, style, and other general considerations.  All submissions must be emailed as attachments directly to Dennis Hiebert, PhD, JSC Editor, at [email protected] and not through the submissions function of this website.  You do not need to register for the journal site (as indicated above) to send in a submission.  The deadline for submissions for the April issue is February 15, and for the October issue, August 15.    

     Distribution of the Journal:

            Selected institutions affiliated with TRACS, ABHE, CCCU, and ATS will be notified when issues are published.

            Address all correspondence to Dennis Hiebert, PhD, JSC Editor, at [email protected] .


The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.