Social Science Quarterly is a quarterly journal nationally recognized as one of the top journals in the field. SSQ publishes current research on a broad range of topics including political science, sociology, economics, history, social work, geography, international studies, and women's studies. SSQ is the official journal of the Southwestern Social Science Association, and a subscription to the journal is a benefit of membership in SSSA.
Established in 1919, the journal is now published on behalf of SSSA by Wiley Blackwell. Beginning in 2004, SSQ began publishing an annual special issue on important - and sometimes controversial - topics. The annual special issue is released during the fourth quarter of each year, and the deadline for manuscript consideration for a special issue is July 15 of the prior year.
Scholars are encouraged to submit research pieces to SSQ for publication consideration. SSQ receives some 400 manuscripts annually and publishes about 15 percent of submissions. We welcome manuscripts that have reader interest across more than one discipline or that have broad appeal within a single discipline. Manuscripts with social and public policy implications and with a comparative or international focus are especially welcome. All articles besides invited comments are subjected to a double-blind peer review process. All submission should be submitted electronically. Authors may upload manuscripts via Editorial Express (preferred) or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the “For Authors” page for complete submission guidelines.
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