Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal

The Association of Black Sociologists is pleased to announce the launch of

Issues in Race & Society:

An Interdisciplinary Global Journal

 

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Focus and Scope of the Journal

Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal is an academic resource published through a partnership between the Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) and Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. As the official journal of ABS, Issues in Race & Society will be produced bi-annually (each Spring and Fall) and will emphasize sociological interpretations of race as one of the fundamentals of societal universal processes. The journal distinguishes itself as an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and global examination of the increasingly racial and racialized world that connects us all. The journal also provides a space where all voices can be heard and diverse conversations can occur about the relationships and interconnections between race, power, privilege, and location operating across cultures and societies. We encourage submissions that are multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, theoretically diverse, informed by empirical data (both qualitative and quantitative), innovative, and respectful of diverse perspectives. This will allow writers access to the latest, most creative debates, trends, and issues for and about communities of color and the Black Diaspora. Each issue will include the following types of works organized around specific themes:

  • • Major articles and/or theoretical perspectives that deal with issues that advance critical thinking and knowledge about race and multicultural issues;
  • • Research reports that advance fresh and uncommon analyses of data, based upon rigorous and logical research designs and methodologies;
  • • Book reviews/essays (about two each issue) that summarize, evaluate, and critique recent seminal books and/or publications concerning issues relevant to the study of race, ethnicity, culture and society; and,
  • • Special issues covering topics of contemporary intellectual interest.

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Peer Review Process

All submissions are initially reviewed by the Editor and the Assistant Editor. Manuscripts that do not fit the scope of the journal or meet the submission guidelines may be rejected at this initial stage without peer review. Submissions that pass the initial review stage are sent out electronically for peer review to 2-3 independent reviewers. Based on reviewer feedback and the editors’ discretion, a decision is made about the submission. Most submission decisions for manuscripts that pass the initial review stage will be made in 4-6 months. After a manuscript is accepted, the author must sign the Consent to Publish Form and the editors and author must agree upon all matters regarding the manuscript. Page proofs are provided via email. Authors are expected to respond to page proofs within 5 business days of receipt. Authors must review and approve page proofs (only printing errors can be corrected) before the manuscript’s official review process is complete. It is the author’s responsibility to thoroughly check page proofs. Delays in receipt of approved page proofs, Consent to Publish Forms, or copyright agreements may result in publication delays or removal of the manuscript from the publication cycle. Persons interested in becoming reviewers for Issues in Race & Society should contact Sandra L. Barnes at sandra.l.barnes@raceandsociety.org.

Preparing Manuscripts for Issues in Race & Society

SUBMISSION FORMAT

Papers should be a maximum of 9,000 words including text, references, tables, and appendices. Research notes should be half this length. Manuscripts submitted to Issues in Race & Society must be original, previously unpublished, and not under review for publication elsewhere (no simultaneous submissions). Submissions should be typed using 12 point font, double-spaced (including indented quotes, endnotes, and references), and with one inch margins. Submissions should adhere to the American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide, 4th edition (2010). Pages should be numbered consecutively, including references, tables, and appendices. Inclusive language should be used. Submissions should reflect Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman font, and, if needed, include endnotes. Clear section and sub-section titles should be provided. To ensure anonymity during the review process, eliminate all self-identifying information from the submission such as author’s names, contact information, and institutional affiliations. Be sure to disable the “Track Changes” feature if used. Authors must secure the copyright-holder’s permission for all previously published tables, poems, figures, or other verbiage prior to submission. Authors are responsible for ensuring proper manuscript submission as well as for ensuring that their manuscript meets the submission guidelines. The submission format should be adhered to strictly. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be returned without review.

SUBMISSION PROCESS & FEES

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. All manuscripts should be uploaded to the web-based system at raceandsociety.org. There is a non-refundable manuscript submission fee of $25 payable during the on-line submission process. The fee applies to all submissions. Manuscripts will not be considered unless the payment is received. Authors should register at http://raceandsociety.org to submit and pay online. Contact Zandria Robinson at support@raceandsociety.org with submission issues. Direct journal questions or book review requests to Sandra L. Barnes at editor@raceandsociety.org.

FORMATTING INFORMATION

Authors should refer to the American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide, 4th edition (2010) when preparing submissions. See the ASA guidelines tutorials for more information. Manuscripts that do not reflect these guidelines will be returned without review.

Cover pageInclude manuscript title, author(s) names, affiliations, date, word count,  3-4 keywords that summarize the manuscript, and acknowledgements.

AbstractInclude a short summary of the research issue, procedures, and results (about 250 words).

FootnotesFootnotes should not be used. Use endnotes sparingly and only when information cannot be incorporated directly into the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively and included in a section titled “Endnotes”.

TablesType each table on a separate page and append it to the end of the manuscript. Insert a location holder in the body of the manuscript (i.e., Table 1 about here). Tables should include titles, information keys at the bottom of the page, and be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Authors should confirm the accuracy of all table data.

FiguresOnly include figures that are critical to the submission. Figures should be black and white, clear, photo-ready, and include clear captions. Authors should retain all originals and secure copyrights for all photographs and figures. Figures should be appended to the end of the manuscript.

SymbolsAll symbols should be clear and easily reproducible.

Citation Examples

1. Authors’ names and publication dates used in the text should be enclosed in parentheses. Cite pages only when referencing a direct quotation.

Scott (2005) contends that “race is a multi-dimensional social construct” (p. 23).

2. Distinguish authors with more than one citation in the same year using “a”, “b”, and “c”.

. . . . (Morris 2010a, 2010b, 2010c)

3. Alphabetize multiple references and separate them with semicolons.

Additional sources support these results (Brooms 2010; Robinson 2005; Wright 1998).

4. For references with two or three authors, provide all last names. Use “et al” for references with more than three authors (however, include all authors’ names in the Reference section).

…caused the nation to galvanize (Lincoln and Mamiya 1990; Rowe et al 2009).

References Following Text

All references should be provided in alphabetical order by author and within author chronologically by publication year in a section titled, “References” that immediately follows the main text. Refer to ASA Style Guide, 4th edition (2010) for details.

Books

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. 2010. Racism Without Racists : Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States. Lanham, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Feagin, Joe R. 2010. The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Racial Framing and Counter-Framing. New York, NY: Routledge.

Morris, Aldon D. 1984. The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change. New York: The Free Press.

Periodical Articles

Gilkes, Cheryl Townsend. 1998. “Plenty Good Room: Adaptation in a Changing Black Church.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 558: 101-21.

Pattillo-McCoy, Mary. 1998. “Church Culture as a Strategy of Action in the Black Community.” American Sociological Review 63: 767-84.

Collections

Cavendish, James. 2001. “To March or Not to March: Clergy Mobilization Strategies and Grassroots Anti-Drug Activism. Pp. 203-23 in Christian Clergy in American Politics, edited by Sue S. Crawford and Laura R. Olson. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Wilmore, Gayraud, ed. 1995. African American Religious Studies: An Interdisciplinary Anthology. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Editorial Board 

Sandra L. Barnes, Editor
Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development and the Divinity School
Vanderbilt University
 
Art Paris, Book Review Editor
Associate Professor, Sociology
Syracuse University
 
Michael Barnett
Lecturer, Sociology, Psychology & Social Work
University of West Indies, Mona
 
Cynthia Cook
Associate Professor, Sociology
Florida A & M University
 
Rutledge Dennis
Professor, Sociology & Anthropology
George Mason University
 
Regina Dixon-Reeves
Faculty Development/Diversity Specialist
University of Chicago
 
Joanna Hadjicostandi
Associate Professor, Sociology
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
 
Hayward Derrick Horton
Professor, Sociology
SUNY-Albany
 
Akil Kokayi Khalfani
Director, Africana Institute
Associate Professor of Sociology
Essex County College
 
Aldon Morris
Professor, Sociology
Northwestern University
 
Zandria F. Robinson
Assistant Professor, Sociology
University of Memphis
 
Judith Rollins
Professor, Sociology & Africana Studies
Wellesley College
 
Michael Royster
Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology & Political Science
Prairie View A&M University
 
Essie Rutledge
Professor Emerita, Sociology & African American Studies
Western Illinois University
 
BarBara M. Scott
Professor Emerita, Sociology, African & African American Studies & Women’s Studies
Northeastern Illinois University
 
Sherrill Sellers
Associate Professor, Department of Family Studies & Social Work
Miami University
 
Clovis Semmes
Professor, Sociology & Black Studies
University of Missouri-Kansas City
 
Sandra Taylor
Professor, Sociology & Criminal Justice
Clark Atlanta University
 
Antonio Tillis
Associate Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies
Dartmouth College
 
Joyce Williams
Professor Emerita, Sociology
Texas Women’s University
 
Alford Young, Jr.
Associate Professor, Sociology and African & Afro-American Studies
University of Michigan

Issues in Race & Society is owned by the Association of Black Sociologists and published in partnership with ARAWAK and the generous support of the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt University

Peabody College of Education and Human Development

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Nashville, TN 37203-5721

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