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Cross-Cultural Research

The Journal of Comparative Social Science

2014 Impact Factor: 1.212
2014 Ranking: 23/95 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
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Editor
Carol R. Ember Human Relations Area Files, New Haven, USA

eISSN: 15523578| ISSN: 10693971|Current volume: 49|Current issue: 3 Frequency: 5 Times/Year

Cross-Cultural Research, formerly Behavior Science Research, is sponsored by the Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF). For over three decades, Cross-Cultural Research has made unique contributions to cross-cultural scholarship. In the 1990s CCR expanded its editorial focus to include peer-reviewed articles that describe cross-cultural and comparative studies in all human sciences.

Each issue of Cross-Cultural Research, published quarterly, focuses on research that systematically tests theories about human society and behavior, spanning societies, cultures, and nations. Research reports, review articles, methodological studies, bibliographies and discussion pieces offer you a wealth of information on cross-cultural issues, providing the global perspective you need to form clear and accurate conclusions from your own studies.

Interdisciplinary
With Cross-Cultural Research you have access to cross-cultural and comparative research by scholars from a variety of disciplines, including: Anthropology • Archaeology • Economics • Education • Evolutionary Biology • Family Studies • Gerontology • History • Human Ecology • Political Ecology • Psychology • Sociology

The Society for Cross-Cultural Research
Cross-Cultural Research is the official journal of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research. Founded in 1972, the purpose of the Society is to "support and encourage interdisciplinary, comparative research that has as its object the establishment of scientifically derived generalizations about human behaviour". Members of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research receive Cross-Cultural Research as a benefit of membership.


 

Cross-Cultural Research, formerly Behavior Science Research, is sponsored by the Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) and is the official journal of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research. The mission of the journal is to publish peer-reviewed articles describing cross-cultural or comparative studies in all the social/behavioral sciences and other sciences dealing with humans, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, human ecology, and evolutionary biology. Worldwide cross-cultural studies are particularly welcomed, but all kinds of systematic comparisons are acceptable so long as they deal explicity with cross-cultural issues pertaining to the constraints and variables of human behavior. Studies that deal with measured differences between or among cultures (or subjects therefrom) must link them to other measured differences between or among the cultures. In other words, the study must do more than just compare two or more cultures (or people from them). The dependent variable(s) must be linked statistically (or casually, at least by argument) to one or more independent variable(s) that have been measured. The journal has this requirement because an observed difference could be the result of any other difference(s) between or among the cultures compared. The study should present evidence that narrows down the casual possibilities with regard to the dependent variable(s). The possibly explanatory variables may be cultural, geographic, historical, etc. Measures could be based on ethnography, individual testing, behavior observations, etc.

Managing Editor
Advisory Editors
Herbert Barry, III Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Deborah L. Best Wake Forest University, USA
Michael Burton Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
Garry Chick Pennsylvania State University, USA
David E. Cournoyer Social Work, University of Connecticut
Gary M. Feinman Anthropology, Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Lewellyn Hendrix Sociology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Bobbi Low Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Carmella C. Moore Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Robert L. Munroe Anthropology, Pitzer College
Peter N. Peregrine Anthropology, Lawrence University
Douglas Raybeck Anthropology, Hamilton College
Marc H. Ross Political Science, Bryn Mawr College
Bruce Russett USA
Alice Schlegel University of Arizona
Robert W. Schrauf Applied Linguistics, Pennsylvania State University
Marshall Segall Psychology, Syracuse University
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  • Cross-Cultural Research (CCR) is sponsored by the Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) and is the official journal of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research. The mission of the journal is to publish peer-reviewed articles describing cross-cultural or comparative studies in all of the social/behavioral sciences and other sciences dealing with humans, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, human ecology, and evolutionary biology. Worldwide cross-cultural studies are particularly welcomed, but all kinds of systematic cross-cultural comparisons fitting the guidelines in the next paragraph will be considered if they deal explicitly with cross-cultural issues pertaining to the constants and variables of human behavior. Single-case within-culture comparisons may be considered if they include an in-depth study of the cultural communities in which people live and one or both of the following:

    1. a research design that explicitly tests an assumption or a hypothesis from the cross-cultural literature that is difficult to test cross-culturally with the present state of information
    2. measures of subgroup cultural variation that can be used to evaluate explanations of why subgroups vary.

    Although empirical articles are preferred, we will also consider ground-breaking theoretical and methodological articles with direct relevance to cross-cultural research. Special guest-edited issues with cross-cultural themes may be considered. Please send preliminary proposals to the editor.

    Studies that deal with measured differences between or among cultures (or subjects therefrom) must link them to other measured differences between or among the cultures. The study must do more than just compare two or more cultures (or people from them). The dependent variable(s) must be linked statistically (or causally, at least by argument) to one or more independent variable(s) that have been measured. The journal has this requirement because an observed difference could be the result of any other difference(s) between or among the cultures compared. The study should present evidence that narrows down the causal possibilities with regard to the dependent variable(s). Examples of possibly explanatory variables may be cultural, geographic, historical, and biological. Measures could be based on ethnography, individual testing, behavior observations,or other information.

    Manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail attachment to the editor (Carol.Ember@yale.edu) with a copy to the managing editor (Patricia.Andreucci@yale.edu). You should expect to receive a confirmation note of receipt within a week. Articles should be typewritten and double spaced, with abstract, footnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages, and they should follow guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition or higher). Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation, so the author’s name and affiliation should appear only on a separate cover page. Each article should begin with a title and an abstract of about 150 words. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission, and paying any associated fees, are the responsibility of the author. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting a manuscript to the journal should not simultaneously submit it to another journal, nor should the manuscript have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor.

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