Sociological Spectrum

Sociological Spectrum is the official journal of the Mid-South Sociological Association. It is a refereed interdisciplinary social science journal that publishes theoretical, methodological, quantitative and qualitative substantive research, and applied research articles in the areas of sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and political science.

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Submitting Manuscripts

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to Sociological Spectrum please read the following:

Preparation of Manuscripts

All manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides and following the current American Sociological Review style.

Submitted manuscripts will undergo an editorial screening and peer review by anonymous referees. All manuscripts submitted to Sociological Spectrum from those serving as Board Members or Associate Editors of the journal undergo the same blind review process as do those submitted by other individuals. In addition, any manuscript submitted for review authored or co-authored by the Editor-in-Chief is handled by an independent Special Editor who coordinates a review process and makes the final decision as to the suitability of the manuscript(s) for publication in Sociological Spectrum. Authors should avoid placing any form of identification either on the body of the manuscript or on the required abstract of 150 words or less. Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements will be returned to the authors for correction and will delay the review process.

Submission of Manuscripts

Sociological Spectrum receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne technical support can be accessed at If you have any other requests, please contact Kevin Breault, Co-Editor-in-Chief, at, Brian Hinote, Co-Editor-in-Chief, at, or Jerry Gonzalez, Associate Editor, at

Transfer of Copyright: Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. This form will be provided by the editorial office.

Where to Submit Manuscripts

Blind manuscripts should be uploaded via the ScholarOne site as indicated above in pdf format. Submitting authors should insert abstracts in the appropriate section of the site and enter complete author and co-author information where indicated.