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Manuscript Submissions

Submission to JRSS assumes that the authors are willing adherents to the anonymous peer-review process, that the manuscript is not being reviewed by another journal, and that the authors have followed the JRSS Manuscript Preparation Guidelines. The final decision to accept a manuscript for publication is made by the Editors, who rely on the recommendations of anonymous reviewers. 

TYPES OF ARTICLES

Research Article (peer reviewed)

A research article is an original, research-based paper that advances knowledge on rural people, places, communities, and/or institutions.  The paper should have a well-developed theoretical perspective, literature review, methodology/research design, and analyses/results.

Example of a Research Paper:
Albrecht, Don E. 2010. “Nonmetropolitan Population Trends: Twenty-First Century Updates.” Journal of Rural Social Sciences 25(1):1-21.

Research Note (peer reviewed)

A research note is a short article that highlights preliminary/novel findings of original research. We also welcome descriptive pieces and assessments of innovative, successful, and cost-effective programs conducted by national, state, and local agencies and community-based organizations and groups for rural population and communities.

Example of a Research Note:
Wimberly, Dale W. 2010. “Quality of Life Trends in the Southern Black Belt, 1980-2005: A Research Note.” Journal of Rural Social Sciences 25(1):103-118.

Commentary (non-peer reviewed)

A commentary is a thought-provoking, scholarly essay that addresses timely and salient issues associated with rural people, places, communities, and/or institutions.

Example of a Commentary:
Floro, George K. 2010. “Applying Craft for Sociological Practice: Place in Odyssey.” Journal of Rural Social Sciences 25(1):119-127.

Book Review

The Journal of Rural Social Sciences publishes reviews of recent books on rural topics that use the theoretical and methodological perspectives of the social sciences. The Book Review Editor will solicit reviewers for recently published books, but volunteer submissions of book reviews are also welcome.

Guidelines for this format permit between 800 and 1,000 words. Reviews of multiple titles may be somewhat longer but should not exceed 2,000 words. If the book review contains citations and references, follow the JRSS Manuscript Preparation Guidelines. For questions about content, contact jrss@olemiss.edu.

Example of a Book Review:
Bonanno, Alessandro and Douglas H. Constance. 2010. “Stories of Globalization: Transnational Corporations, Resistance, and the State: Book Review.” Journal of Rural Social Sciences 25(1):128-131. Reviewed by Ariel Brovont and Emily Reiersgaard.

Click here for the JRSS Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

SUBMISSION FEE

 The submission fee is $20 if the first author is a member of the Southern Rural Sociological Association and $30 if the first author is not a member.

Checks payable to the Southern Rural Sociological Association (or SRSA) may be sent to :

Robert Zabawa
110 Henderson Hall
G. W. Carver Ag. Exp. Station
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088

The submission fee may also be submitted via PayPal to southernruralsocassn@gmail.com.

SUBMISSION to the JOURNAL OF RURAL SOCIAL SCIENCES

Please submit through our new online portal: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/

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