Submitting Manuscripts

Preparation of Manuscripts

All manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides and following the current American Sociological Review style.

Submitted manuscripts will undergo an editorial screening and peer review by anonymous referees. All manuscripts submitted to Sociological Spectrum from those serving as Board Members or Editors of the journal undergo the same blind review process as do those submitted by other individuals. In addition, any manuscript submitted for review authored or co-authored by the Editor-in-Chief is handled by an independent Special Editor who coordinates a review process and makes the final decision as to the suitability of the manuscript(s) for publication in Sociological Spectrum. Authors should not place any form of identification in the body of the manuscript, the abstract, or any responses to reviewer comments after revising the manuscript. Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements will be returned to the authors for correction and will delay the review process.

Submitting Manuscripts

Sociological Spectrum receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site located at ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne technical support can be accessed at If you have any other requests, please contact Kevin Breault, Editor-in-Chief, at, or Jerry Gonzalez, Editor, at

Transfer of Copyright: Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. This form will be provided by the publisher office.

Contact MSSA:
Theresa Davidson, President