I am one of the founding and deputy editors of Sociological Science, a non-profit, open-access, general interest sociology journal committed to the highest standards of rigor and relevance. Sociological Science aims to be a flagship journal for social scientists who are committed to advancing a general understanding of social processes.
Our editorial model provides an alternative to traditional journals. We’re promising decisions within 30 days, no R&Rs, greater flexibility in the length and organizational structure of papers, an editorial process that leaves authors — not reviewers — in control over the final product, and a platform for the sociological community to engage in meaningful public debate about cutting-edge research.
Sociological Science is open to qualitative and quantitative research, to papers that advance theory or empirical scholarship or both, to replication studies, and to careful and systematic descriptive work. Our first set of papers was published on February 18, 2014.
Check out the journal’s web site for more information.
The journal has also been featured in these blog posts and on-line articles (all are external links):
- MIT Sloan (Mar 18, 2014)
- The Disorder of Things (Interview with Kim Weeden on starting an open access journal; Mar 15, 2014)
- Cornell Chronicle (Mar 11, 2014)
- Yale SOM (Mar 4, 2014)
- D.school: the whiteboard (Stanford; Mar 3, 2014)
- Orgtheory (Ezra Zuckerman on for-profit vs. non-profit OA journals; Feb 26, 2014)
- Orgtheory (Fabio Rojas; Feb 20, 2014)
- Stanford GSB on-line magazine (Feb 18, 2014)
- Cornell College of Arts & Sciences Tumblr blog (Jan 15, 2014)
- Orgtheory (Fabio Rojas; Sept 20, 2013)
- Crookedtimber (Kieren Healy; Sept 17, 2013)
- Scatterplot (Mike3550; May 8, 2013)
- Orgtheory (Brayden King; May 7, 2013)
- Whatisthewhat (Jenn Lena; May 7, 2013)