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 to send in a submission.
The deadline for submissions for the April issue is February 15, and for the October issue, August 15.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.