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Journals

The Department is proudly affiliated with four peer-reviewed journals: The American SociologistJournal of Social Criminology, Population Research and Policy Review and City and Community.

The American Sociologist

Main Editor: Lawrence Nichols 

The American Sociologist publishes papers, comments, and other writings on topics of professional and disciplinary concern to sociologists. The contents examine intellectual, practical, and ethical issues affecting the work, careers, and perspectives of sociologists. In addition, the journal encourages research and reporting on ways in which sociological knowledge and skill relate to issues of broad public concern, past, present, and future.

Topics in The American Sociologist include the uses of sociology in academic and nonacademic settings; training, placement, and career paths of sociologists; structural and ideological dimensions affecting the development of new perspectives in the discipline; the ethics of research, teaching, and practice; the application of sociological knowledge and methods in practical problems; the historical and interdisciplinary roots of sociological knowledge; and the contributions of sociologists to professional and public issues.

CRIMSOC:  The Journal of Social Criminology

Co-Editors: Liam Leonard, Walter DeKeseredy

CRIMSOC is a not for profit organization whose aims and purposes include the communication of facts, information, news, thinking, materials and other intelligence about social criminology. A main focus of this is the bridge between theoretical ideas and popular rhetoric or discussion.

CRIMSOC publishes The Journal of Social Criminology twice a year (with updates and extra editions from time-to-time). The journal which is available free-of-charge contains peer reviewed papers, articles and contributions as well as news, comment, letters and features about social criminology.

Population Research and Policy Review 

Associate Editor: Lynne Cossman 

Population Research and Policy Review (PRPR) provides a broad, interdisciplinary coverage of population research, and offers an up to date and solid basis of information on the policy implications of recent research relevant to the causes and consequences of changing population size and composition.  PRPR is the only demography journal that publishes work using ethnographic methods, comparative-historical methods, discourse analysis, and others. 

Coverage includes demographic, economic, social, political and health research papers and related contributions which are based on either the direct scientific evaluation of particular policies or programs, or general contributions to advance knowledge that informs policy and program development.  The journal publishes top quality material of interest to professionals working in the fields of population, and those fields which intersect and overlap with population studies.

Published six times a year, Population Research and Policy Review is the flagship journal of the Southern Demographic Association (SDA).

City and Community

Associate Editor: Rachael Woldoff

City & Community aims to advance urban sociological theory, promote the highest quality empirical research on communities and urban social life, and encourage sociological perspectives on urban policy. It welcomes contributions that employ quantitative and qualitative methods as well as comparative and historical approaches. The journal encourages manuscripts exploring the interface of global and local issues, locally embedded social interaction and community life, urban culture and the meaning of place, and sociological approaches to urban political economy. The journal also seeks articles on urban spatial arrangements, social impacts of local natural and built environments, urban and rural inequalities, virtual communities, and other topics germane to urban life and communities that will advance general sociological theory.