Social Science Quarterly
The Journal of the Southwestern Social Science Association

For Authors

Submitting via Editorial Express

 Editorial Express offers a step-by-step set of instructions for uploading manuscripts.  If you have questions about your manuscript please consult the complete "Guide to Getting Published in SSQ" for specifics on legnth and format.

Getting Published in SSQ

The first and most important step in getting an articles published in SSQ or any journal is having a good idea, researching it well and writing it up clearly. The SSQ Editor cannot be of much help here. This short, plain English guide to "Getting Published in SSQ is where the Editor can help.

The second step is picking the "right" journal to try. "Getting Published in SSQis a brief guide to our journal for authors at any stage of the process. Because this is short and to the point, there are details that are not covered here. We have found, though, that about 95 percent of questions authors are likely to ask are answered here.

Social Science Quarterly is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes high quality, empirical social science research that is of interest to a broad audience of readers across several social science disciplines or which has broad appeal within one discipline. Manuscripts with social and public policy implications and those with comparative or international focus are especially welcome, as are articles that advance the methodological diversity of the social sciences in an accessible and interesting fashion. Most SSQ articles are based on the analysis of empirical data, although this is not a requirement. "Think pieces" and advocacy papers are discouraged. All articles besides invited comments are refereed in a double-blind peer review.

Authors wishing to submit their manuscript to SSQ for consideration may use the link provided here or click the Editorial Express icon on the right margin to begin the submission process.

[1] This primer was originally crafted by former SSQ editor Robert L. Lineberry. Updated July 27 2010 by current editors Keith Gaddie and Kelly Damphousse.
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