Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Sociological Research(JSR) aims at developing and refining a body of knowledge about human social structure and activity, sometimes with the goal of applying such knowledge to the pursuit of social welfare. Its subject matter ranges from the micro level of face-to-face interaction to the macro level of societies at large. The journal is multi-disciplinary and serves both academic and practitioner audience. A variety of topics relevant to the journal are as follows:


※Family and the Population


※Inequality: Race, Class, and Gender


※Law, Crime, and Deviance


※Organizations, Work, and Markets


※Political Sociology and Social Movements








※Social Policy


※Social and Political Opinion Research


※Survey Methodology


※Theoretical Sociology


For the purpose of providing readers with a broad spectrum of high quality, professional and forefront papers, other currently hot and relevant subjects across the entire field of Sociological Research are also involved.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take four to ten weeks.


Publication Frequency

Semiannual, published in January and July



Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...



Journal of Sociological Research has linked its papers to references by DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers.

Journal of Sociological Research is added and indexed in the following databases:

American Sociological Association

Global Impact Factor, Australia

Harvard Library



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