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Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Published in Association with American Sociological Association

David L. Brunsma Virginia Tech, USA
David G. Embrick University of Connecticut, USA

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eISSN: 23326506 | ISSN: 23326492 | Current volume: 3 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

The official journal of ASA’s Section for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity publishes the highest quality, cutting-edge sociological research on race and ethnicity regardless of epistemological, methodological, or theoretical orientation. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity provides a fulcrum upon which sociologically-centered work will swing as it also seeks to provide new linkages between the discipline of sociology and other disciplines and areas where race and ethnicity are central components.

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, published four times per year, is devoted to publishing the finest cutting-edge, critical, and engaged public sociological scholarship on race and ethnicity.

Each issue is organized around a core group of original research articles. Depending on the length of the articles, each issue will have approximately nine or ten of these articles. Original articles, of 8,000 to 10,000 words, will represent rigorous sociological research in the sociology of race and ethnicity, broadly conceptualized, with varying methodologies. We are also very interested in publishing theoretically important pieces. The journal also includes a section that features pedagogical application pieces devoted to the teaching of race and ethnicity – “Race and Ethnicity Pedagogy” – as well as Book Reviews and a section on Books of Note.

We are currently welcoming submissions of:

o Regular length journal articles (8,000-10,000 words)

o Shorter pieces on race and ethnicity pedagogy (3,000 words)

The journal’s co-editors, associate editors, and editorial board members are committed to creating a high quality outlet for the most important work in the sociology of race and ethnicity, through timely and constructive peer reviews, careful and engaging editorial decision-making, as well as drawing from all epistemological, theoretical, and methodological perspectives and approaches.

Associate Editors
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Duke University, USA
Michael Emerson Rice University, USA
Tanya Golash-Boza University of California, Merced, USA
Matthew Hughey University of Connecticut, USA
Amanda Lewis University of Chicago at Illinois, USA
Book Review Editor
Steve Garner Birmingham City University, UK
Managing Editor
Megan Nanney Virginia Tech University, USA
Assistant Managing Editor
Kevin Zevallos University of Connecticut, USA
Pedagogy Section Editor
Hephzibah Strmic-Pawl Manhattanville College, USA
Editorial Board
Elizabeth Aranda University of South Florida, USA
Jenifer Bratter Rice University, USA
Robert Bullard Texas Southern University, USA
Meghan Burke Illinois Wesleyan University
Carson Byrd University of Louisville, USA
Mary Campbell Texas A&M University, USA
Prudence Carter Stanford University, USA
Rodney Coates Miami University of Ohio, USA
Sharon S. Collins University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Heather Dalmage Roosevelt University, USA
Marlese Durr Wright State University, USA
Philomena Essed Antioch University, USA
Abby Ferber University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
Nancy Foner Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center, USA
Charles “Chip” Gallagher LaSalle University, USA
Lorena Garcia University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Kasey Hendricks University of Tennessee, USA
Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman University of Southern Florida, USA
Hayward Derrick Horton SUNY Albany, USA
Matthew Hunt Northeastern University, USA
Kimberle Huyser University of New Mexico, USA
Mosi Ifatunji University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Emily Ignacio University of Washington Tacoma, USA
Jose Itzigsohn Brown University, USA
Keri E. Iyall Smith Suffolk University, USA
Deborah King Dartmouth University, USA
Ismet Koc Hacettepe University, Turkey
Nancy Lopez University of New Mexico, USA
Patrisia Macias-Rojas University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Sinisa Malesevic University College, Dublin, Ireland
Xolela Mangcu University of Cape Town, South Africa
Cecilia Menjivar University of Kansas, USA
Tariq Modood University of Bristol, UK
Wendy Leo Moore Texas A&M University, USA
Anthony Peguero Virginia Tech, USA
Bandana Purkayastha University of Connecticut, USA
Rashawn Ray University of Maryland, USA
Victor Ray The University of Tennessee, USA
Fernando Rivera  
Leland Saito University of Southern California, USA
Saher Selod Simmons University
Miri Song University of Kent, UK
Stephen Steinberg CUNY Graduate Center, USA
Quincy Thomas Stewart Northwestern University, USA
Edward Telles University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Bhoomi K. Thakore Northwestern University, USA
James Michael Thomas Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Mississippi
Donald Tomaskovic-Devey University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
William Tyson University of South Florida, USA
Nick Vargas University of Florida, USA
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz American University, USA
Peter Wade University of Manchester, UK
Melissa Weiner College of the the Holy Cross, USA
Johnny Williams Trinity College, Ireland
Matt Wray Temple University, USA
Nira Yuval-Davis University of East London, UK
Tukufu Zuberi University of Pennsylvania, USA

Submission Guidelines

Electronic Submission

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via SAGEtrack’s ScholarOne Manuscripts. To access this system, go to You will be required to register with the system before electronically submitting your manuscript to SRE.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

It is the responsibility of authors to submit manuscripts in the proper Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (SRE) format (see below). Manuscripts not submitted in adherence to the length requirements or to SRE format will be rejected. Additional details on preparing and submitting manuscripts to SRE are published in the American Sociological Association Styles Guide, Fourth Edition (ISBN 0-912764-31-3), available from the ASA bookstore (

Length. Manuscripts submitted to SRE must not exceed 10,000 words in length (unless submitted for the Pedagogy Section – these should not exceed 3,000 words), including: (1) abstract, (2) text, (3) notes, (4) references, (5) tables, (6) figures, and (7) appendices. SRE will not accept any manuscript that exceeds these limits. Please keep in mind that if your tables are lengthy and/or you have horizontal tables, this will affect the page count and you may be asked to reduce the length of your manuscript.

Format. All pages must be typed and double-spaced (including notes and references). Margins must be at least 1 inch and no larger than 1.5 inches (i.e., line length must not exceed 6-1/2 inches wide, 9 inches tall). Please use Times New Roman font, 12-point type size. Manuscript files must be saved utilizing .doc or .docx extensions. The object is to provide reviewers and editors with easy-to-read text and space for notes.

Manuscript Sections.

1. The abstract must be fewer than 250 words and clearly articulate the research problem, the theoretical and methodological approach, and the key findings and arguments.

2. The text of the manuscript should begin on a new page headed by the full title. Notes, references, tables, figures, and appendices appear in separate sections following the text, in that order. Since manuscripts are evaluated through an anonymous peer review process, authors must remove identifying references or material. When citing your own work, please write “Smith (1992) concluded…,” but do not write “I concluded (Smith 1992)…” Please either blind or remove citations of working papers or papers in progress.

a. Headings and subheadings in the text indicate the organization of content. Generally, three heading levels are sufficient. See recent issues for examples.

b. Citations in the text should provide the last name of the author(s) and the year of publication. Include page numbers for direct quotes or specific passages. Cite only those works needed to provide evidence for your assertions and to refer to important sources on the topic. In the following examples of text citations, ellipses (...) indicate manuscript text:

· If author’s name is in the text, follow it with the year in parentheses: “Duncan (1959)…”

· If author’s name is not in the text, enclose the last name and year in parentheses: “… (Gouldner 1963).”

· Pages cited follow the year of publication after a colon: “…(Ramirez and Weiss 1979:239–40).”

· Provide last names for joint authors: “…(Martin and Bailey 1988).”

· For three authors, list all three last names in the first citation in the text: “…(Carr, Smith, and Jones 1962).” For all subsequent citations use “et al.” throughout: “…(Carr et al. 1962).” For works with four or more authors, use “et al.” throughout.

· For institutional authorship, supply minimum identification from the complete citation: “…(U.S. Bureau of the Census 1963:117).”

· List a series of citations in alphabetical order or date order separated by semicolons: “… (Burgess 1968; Marwell et al. 1971).” Use consistent ordering throughout the manuscript.

· Use “forthcoming” to cite sources scheduled for publication. For dissertations and unpublished papers, cite the date. If no date, use “n.d.” in place of the date: “…Smith (forthcoming) and Oropesa (n.d.).”

· For machine-readable data files, cite authorship and date: “…(Institute for Survey Research 1976).”

a. Notes should be numbered in the text consecutively using superscript Arabic numerals (see Number 3 in these guidelines for more information). If referring to a note earlier or later in the text, use parenthetical note: "...(see note 3)."

b. Equations in text must be typed. Use consecutive Arabic numerals in parentheses at the right margin to identify important equations.

2. Notes should be typed or printed, double-spaced, in a separate “NOTES” section and should appear after the text but before the references. Begin each note with the Arabic numeral to which it is keyed in the text. Authors should not use the “footnote” function in Word. Notes can:

       1. explain or amplify text

       2. cite materials of limited availability

       3. append information presented in a table

a. Avoid long notes. Consider:

       1. stating in the text that information is available from the author

       2. depositing the information in a national retrieval center and inserting an appropriate note

       3. adding an appendix

3. References follow the text in a separate section headed “REFERENCES.” All references cited in the text must be listed in the reference section, and vice versa. Publication information for each must be complete and correct. It is authors’ responsibility to make sure that all information provided in the reference section is complete and correct. List the references in alphabetical order by authors’ last names; include first names and middle initials for all authors. If there are two or more items by the same author(s), list them in order of year of publication. For repeated authors or editors, give the author’s (or editor’s) full name in all subsequent references. If the cited material is unpublished but has been accepted for publication, use “Forthcoming” in place of the date, and give the name of the journal or publishing house. For dissertations and unpublished papers, cite the date and place the paper was presented and/or where it is available. If no date is available, use “N.d.” in place of the date. If two or more works are by the same author(s) within the same year, list them in alphabetical order by title and distinguish them by adding the letters a, b, c, and so on, to the year (or to “Forthcoming” or “N.d.”). For works with multiple authors, only the name of the first author is inverted (e.g., “Jones, Arthur B., Colin D. Smith, and James Petersen.”). List all authors; using “et al.” in the reference section is not acceptable. A few examples follow. Refer to the American Sociological Association Style Guide and recent issues of SRE for additional examples:

a.  Books:
Mills, Charles W. 1999. The Racial Contract. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Bernard, Claude. [1865] 1957. An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine. Translated by Henry C. Greene. New York: Dover.

U.S. Bureau of the Census. 2011. The Hispanic Population, 2010. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

b. Periodicals:
Twine, France Winddance. 1996. “Brown Skinned White Girls: Class, Culture and the Construction of White Identity in Suburban Communities.” Gender, Place, and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 3(2):205-212.

Goodman, Leo A. 1974a. “The Analysis of Systems of Qualitative Variables When Some of the Variables Are Unobservable. Part I—A Modified Latent Structure Approach.” American Journal of Sociology 79(5):1179–1259.

Goodman, Leo A. 1974b. “Exploratory Latent Structure Analysis Using both Identifiable and Unidentifiable Models.” Biometrika 61(2):215–31.

c. Collections:
Stewart, Quincy Thomas. 2008. “Swimming Upstream: Theory and Methodology in Race Research.” Pp. 111–126 in White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology, edited by Tukufu Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla Silva. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

d. Dissertations:
Charles, Maria. 1990. “Occupational Sex Segregation: A Log-Linear Analysis of Patterns in 25 Industrial Countries.” Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

e. Machine-Readable Data Files:
American Institute of Public Opinion. 1976. Gallup Public Opinion Poll #965 [MRDF]. Princeton, NJ: American Institute of Public Opinion [producer]. New Haven, CT: Roper Public Opinion Research Center, Yale University [distributor].

Miller, Warren, Arthur Miller, and Gerald Klein. 1975. The CPS 1974 American National Election Study [MRDF]. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan [producer]. Ann Arbor, MI: Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor].

f. Electronic Sources:
American Sociological Association. 1997. “Call for Help: Social Science Knowledge on Race, Racism, and Race Relations” (ASA Action Alert, October 15). Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. Retrieved October 15, 1997 (

Kao, Grace and Jennifer Thompson. 2003. “Racial and Ethnic Stratification in Educational Achievement and Attainment.” Annual Review of Sociology 29:417–42. Retrieved October 20, 2003 (

4. Number tables consecutively throughout the text. Insert a note in the text to indicate the placement (e.g., “Table 1 about here”). Type each table on a separate page. Each table must include a descriptive title and headings for columns and rows. Do not use abbreviations for variable names or column and row headings within tables. Align numbers in columns by decimal. Gather general notes to tables as “Note:”; use a, b, c, and so on, for table footnotes. Use asterisks *, **, and *** to indicate significance at the p < .05, p < .01, and the p < .001 levels, respectively, and specify one-tailed or two-tailed tests. Do not photo-reduce tables. Tables must be in an editable format.

5. Number figures consecutively throughout the text. Insert a note in the text to indicate placement (e.g., “Figure1 about here”). Each figure should include a title or caption. Do not use abbreviations within figures. Figures must be executed by computer or by graphic artist in black ink. Contact the SRE office to discuss preferred file formats for computer generated files.

IMPORTANT: All figures (including all type) must be legible when reduced or enlarged to widths of 2-9/16 inches (one column width) or 5-5/16 inches (full page width).

PERMISSION: The author(s) are responsible for securing permission to reproduce all copyrighted figures or materials before they are published by SRE. A copy of the written permission must be included with the manuscript submission.

6. Appendices should be lettered to distinguish them from numbered tables and figures. Include a descriptive title for each appendix (e.g., "APPENDIX A. Variable Names and Definitions").

Cover Letter. Please attach in a separate document a cover letter to your manuscript that includes the full manuscript title as well as the name, affiliation, contact information, and a biographical brief for each author. When uploading this document, please ensure that it is uploaded as a supplementary document.

Resubmission Format. If submitting a revised manuscript, please ensure that your manuscript still adheres to all of the above guidelines. In addition, please ensure that the text of the manuscript is not highlighted, in a different text color, or bolded. Please ensure that your letter to the editor and authors is blinded with no author signature, on letterhead, or contains any identifiable information. Please do not upload this letter as a separate document, but copy and paste the text in the space provided in the submission portal.

Please ensure your manuscript:

  • Is a word file (.doc or .docx)
  • Conforms to the SRE and ASA style throughout
  • Includes a title page attached in appropriate place(not as part of the manuscript)
  • Includes title, short title, abstract, keywords
  • Includes names, emails, mailing addresses, affiliations, surname designations, and biographies for all authors
  • Includes any acknowledgements
  • Notes are in separate section following text
  • Includes references for all in-text citations, and in-text citations for all references
  • Tables (if any) are editable, include captions, and are placed after references or in separate files
  • Figures (if any) include captions, are placed after references (and tables in any) or in separate files
  • All documents and communication (except for the title page) are blinded for review

Reviewer Guidelines

Guidelines for Sociology of Race and Ethnicity reviewers can be found on our SAGEtrack site under "Instructions and Forms," or accessed directly here.

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