American Journal of Cultural Sociology is happy to announce that it has been selected for inclusion in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). A carefully selected collection of the world’s most influential social science journals, SSCI provides searchable author abstracts for the leading journals in 55 social science disciplines, with a comprehensive backfile of cited reference data from 1900 to the present. SSCI carefully curates its collection to make sure that it only includes the most influential journals in their respective fields, selecting journals that maintain editorial rigor, high citation counts, and best practices for journal operations. It monitors the titles in its list, excluding those that display unethical behavior, excessive self-citation, and citation stacking. SSCI independently calculates an impact factor for all the journals in its collection, allowing academic institutions to compare, evaluate, and rank different journals in a specific field.
Established in 2013, American Journal of Cultural Sociology publishes rigorous, meaning-centered sociological scholarship, and creates a common forum for scholars, practitioners, and researchers worldwide to follow the latest developments and debates within the field. The journal publishes empirical scholarship as well as theoretical debates, and it is open to a wide variety of approaches and perspectives in meaning-centered social analysis. The journal regularly organizes special issues and debates of pressing interest to cultural sociologists, including issues focused on measuring culture (October 2015), inequality (March 2017), the 2016 US Presidential Election (October 2017), and the cognitive turn (February 2020). The editors also work hard to maintain a speedy production process; average time from submission to initial decision is 64 days, and average time from acceptance to online publication is 30 days.
We hope you will consider American Journal of Cultural Sociology as a possible destination for your next article.
Jeffrey Alexander, Ronald Jacobs, and Philip Smith, editors.