You are here

Journal of Applied Social Science
Share

Journal of Applied Social Science

Association for Applied and Clinical Science

Editor
James Lee San José State University, USA

Other Titles in:
Sociology

eISSN: 19370245 | ISSN: 19367244 | Current volume: 11 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly
The Journal of Applied Social Science (JASS) is the official, peer-refereed publication of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS). JASS reflects more than 25 years of journal sponsorship by AACS and its predecessor organizations, the Society for Applied Sociology and the Sociological Practice Association. The Journal of Applied Social Science is the direct amalgamated successor of two previously published journals: The Journal of Applied Sociology and Sociological Practice: A Journal of Applied and Clinical Sociology.

The Journal of Applied Social Science publishes research articles, essays, research reports, teaching notes, and book reviews on a wide range of topics of interest to the sociological practitioner. Specifically, we encourage submission of manuscripts that, in a concrete way, apply social science or critically reflect on the application of social science.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Journal of Applied Social Science publishes research articles, essays, research reports, teaching notes, and book reviews on a wide range of topics of interest to the social science practitioner. Specifically, we encourage submission of manuscripts that, in a concrete way, apply social science or critically reflect on the application of social science. Authors must address how they either improved a social condition or propose to do so, based on social science research.

We offer the following categories and formats as guides:

Application-Oriented Research
This article details the development, implementation, and evaluation of a social science application. The goal: Provide readers with concrete examples of, and practical information on, applications to inform future implementations and applications.

Reflection on Process
This article provides first-person reflection and/or critique on how we apply social science knowledge. The format is more creative. The goal: Spark discussion and debate, inspire future work in our discipline.

Engaged Scholarship
This article provides social scientific insights, interpretations of findings, concepts, etc., that can improve understanding of social processes and increase the likelihood of the reader being able to improve communications, professional outcomes, and interactions. The goal: Translate social science knowledge into action steps.

Application of Theory and Method
This article discusses how to effect social change by 1) applying a social science concept/theory/method; 2) assisting organizations; 3) empowering research or consulting; or 4) working on other relevant activities. It includes a definition, an example, and then discussion of how it could be (or has been) applied in a social setting. The goal: Generate new applications of social science tools more broadly.

Teaching Practice
This article describes best practices in informing audiences about applied social science. The goal: Improve teaching of applied social science.

Associate Editor
Miriam Boeri Bentley University, USA
John Glass Collin College, USA
Tina Quartaroli Future Age Consulting Inc, USA
Consulting Editor and Former Editor
Jay Weinstein University of North Florida, USA
Editorial Board: Term Ending 2017
Audwin L. Anderson Texas State University, USA
Nicole Carr University of South Alabama, USA
David Cooper University of Cape Town, South Africa
Corey W. Dolgon Stonehill College, USA
Alberto Gasparini University of Trieste, Italy
Lindy Hern University of Hawai'i at Hilo, USA
Pamela Jenkins University of New Orleans, Lakefront-New Orleans
Sandra Joy Rowan University, USA
Steve Kroll-Smith University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Roger A. Straus Blackstone Group, USA
Editorial Board: Term Ending 2018
Trina Smith Georgia Southern University, USA
Kristine Ajrouch Eastern Michigan University, USA
Gary C. David Bentley University, USA
Marv Finkelstein Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Craig J. Forsyth University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Bruce Friesen University of Tampa, USA
James Hougland University of Kentucky, USA
John Lynxwiler Central Florida University, USA
Lubomir Popov Bowling Green State University, USA
Editorial Board: Term Ending 2019
Karen Albright University of Denver, USA
Jawad Fatayer An-Najah National University, Nablus- Palestine, Israel
Susan Holsapple Private Practice
Ragnvald Kalleberg University of Oslo, Norway
Elizabeth "Libby" Larsen California University of Pennsylvania
Ravi K. Perry Mississippi State University, USA
Deborah L. Phelps Fontbonne University, USA
Jason Rivera Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Camden, USA
Jason Samerau University of Tampa, USA
Kathy Stolley Virginia Wesleyan College, USA
Fatos Tarifa University of New York Tirana, Albania

All new manuscripts to JASS must be submitted using the SAGE Track manuscript submission website. Please read below for instructions on submitting manuscripts to JASS.

Log onto the SAGE Track manuscript submission website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jass and click on “Create Account: New users click here.”

Follow the instructions and make sure to enter your current and correct email address. Once you have finished creating a user account, your User ID and Password will be sent via email.

Submission of a New Manuscript

Log onto the manuscript central website and select “Author Center.” Once at the Author Center, select the link “Click here to Submit a New Manuscript.” Follow the instructions on each page. Once finished with a page, click on the “Save and Continue” option at the end of each page. Continue to follow the instructions for loading a new manuscript and/or other files at the appropriate stages (e.g., abstract, title page, etc.). When loading the manuscript file, make sure to use the “Browse” function and locate the correct file on your computer drive. Make sure to “Upload Files” when you are finished selecting the manuscript file you wish to upload. NOTE: All text files must be in word format and de-identified (please also remove any identifying information from the manuscript’s properties before you upload the manuscript). The system will convert the submission to a PDF file.

After uploading your manuscript, review your submission in one of the provided formats (e.g., PDF). Once you have reviewed your submission, click on the “Submit” button. You should receive a submission confirmation screen and an email confirming submission. You can revisit the website at any time to review the status of your submission.

Submission of a Revised Manuscript

To submit a revised manuscript to JASS, log onto the SAGE Track manuscript submission website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jass. Once at your Author Dashboard, view your “Manuscripts with Decisions” and select the option to “Create a Revision.” Continue to follow the directions to upload your revised manuscript. Make sure to upload a de-identified version of your revision as with the initial submission. Also provide comments regarding changes that were made to your revised manuscript. These comments will be provided to reviewers.

Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal; simultaneous submissions are not acceptable.

All copy should be typed, double-spaced, and should follow the style of the American Sociological Association Style Guide (4th ed.). Notes and references should appear at the end of the manuscript. Each manuscript should include a brief abstract of 100-150 words describing the subject, general approach, intended purpose of the article, and findings; also include 4-5 keywords for indexing and online searching. Ordinarily, articles should be less than 35 pages in length. However, research notes should not exceed 15 pages. Please note that the number of tables and figures mentioned in the text should be submitted along with the manuscript. Tables should be in editable format.

Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi, a non-affiliated company that offers Professional Editing Services to authors of journal articles in the areas of science, technology, medicine or the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors with a primary language other than English. Visit http://www.prof-editing.com for more information about SPi’s Professional Editing Services, pricing, and turn-around times, or to obtain a free quote or submit a manuscript for language polishing.

Please be aware that SAGE has no affiliation with SPi and makes no endorsement of the company. An author’s use of SPi’s services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and SPi, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

Individual Subscription, Print Only


Institutional Subscription, E-access


Institutional Subscription, Print Only


Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access)


Individual, Single Print Issue


Institutional, Single Print Issue