Letter from the Editors
Editorial transitions are rare at Social Science Quarterly. This is only the second transition in a half-century and we are honored to have been selected to fill the role that was so ably filled over the past seventeen years by Bob Lineberry. Bob leaves as his legacy a healthy, popular journal that is filled with interesting and intelligent scholarship.
When we decided to pursue this position, we first took note that the popularity and reputation of Social Science Quarterly are built on the publication of high quality social science research that is of interest to a broad audience of readers across several social science disciplines. We hope to continue that tradition, seeking submissions of the best empirical scholarship from all of the social science disciplines while continuing to publish articles that apply rigorous and creative methods to answer interesting questions.
Our primary goal is to continue the tradition of quality scholarship that defines the journal, in areas of traditional strengths such as environmental studies, race and ethnic studies, and gender studies. That said, SSQ has always been more than these areas of study and we strongly encourage submissions that apply the diversity and plurality of emerging empirical methods to address the breadth of social science questions.For the reader, little will change. The journal will continue to look the same and the content will continue to be produced and marketed by Wiley-Blackwell. For authors and reviewers, the only changes you will see are technical. The SSQ offices move from Houston, Texas, to Norman, Oklahoma, but we are continuing the existing manuscript submission and manuscript review applications, and the management of production will continue as it always had through our partners at Wiley-Blackwell.
Ronald Keith Gaddie (Ph. D. 1993, The University of Georgia) is professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma, and senior vice-president of Shapard Research LLC in Oklahoma City. From 1992 to 1996 he was on the public health faculty of Tulane University (Complete CV available here).
Kelly R. Damphousse (Ph.D. 1994 , Texas A&M University) is associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, associate director of the OU Center for Applied Social Research, and Presidential Associate’s Presidential Professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma. From 1995 to 1997 he was on the criminology faculty of Sam Houston State University (Complete CV available here).
Managing EditorKimberly C. Gaddie (Ph. D. 2002, The University of Oklahoma) is managing editor of Social Science Quarterly and teaches for OU Outreach and OU’s University College. From 2002 to 2005 she served on the mass communication faculty of Oklahoma City University