Social Science Quarterly
The Journal of the Southwestern Social Science Association

Welcome to Social Science Quarterly

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  Visit the “For Authors” page for complete submission guidelines.

If you have questions about SSQ or about this website, please contact the editors or the managing editor at

Ronald Keith Gaddie, PhD

Kelly R. Damphousse, PhD

Kim Gaddie, PhD
Managing Editor

Sunday, August 01, 2010

SSQ is published by Wiley-Blackwell
for the Southwestern Social Science Association

You can also visit SSQ on Facebook.  A facebook group has been created through this link or you can search for Social Science Quarterly within the Facebook website.
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