Preparing Manuscripts for Issues in Race & Society
Papers should be a maximum of 9,000 words including text, references, tables, and appendices. Research notes should be half this length. Manuscripts submitted to Issues in Race & Society must be original, previously unpublished, and not under review for publication elsewhere (no simultaneous submissions). Submissions should be typed using 12 point font, double-spaced (including indented quotes, endnotes, and references), and with one inch margins. Submissions should adhere to the American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide, 4th edition (2010). Pages should be numbered consecutively, including references, tables, and appendices. Inclusive language should be used. Submissions should reflect Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman font, and, if needed, include endnotes. Clear section and sub-section titles should be provided. To ensure anonymity during the review process, eliminate all self-identifying information from the submission such as author’s names, contact information, and institutional affiliations. Be sure to disable the “Track Changes” feature if used. Authors must secure the copyright-holder’s permission for all previously published tables, poems, figures, or other verbiage prior to submission. Authors are responsible for ensuring proper manuscript submission as well as for ensuring that their manuscript meets the submission guidelines. The submission format should be adhered to strictly. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be returned without review.
SUBMISSION PROCESS & FEES
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. All manuscripts should be uploaded to the web-based system at raceandsociety.org. There is a non-refundable manuscript submission fee of $25 payable during the on-line submission process. The fee applies to all submissions. Manuscripts will not be considered unless the payment is received. Authors should register at http://submit.raceandsociety.org to submit and pay online. Contact Zandria Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org with submission issues. Direct journal questions or book review requests to Sandra L. Barnes at email@example.com.
Authors should refer to the American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide, 4th edition (2010) when preparing submissions. See the ASA guidelines tutorials for more information. Manuscripts that do not reflect these guidelines will be returned without review.
Cover page. Include manuscript title, author(s) names, affiliations, date, word count, 3-4 keywords that summarize the manuscript, and acknowledgements.
Abstract. Include a short summary of the research issue, procedures, and results (about 250 words).
Footnotes. Footnotes should not be used. Use endnotes sparingly and only when information cannot be incorporated directly into the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively and included in a section titled “Endnotes”.
Tables. Type each table on a separate page and append it to the end of the manuscript. Insert a location holder in the body of the manuscript (i.e., Table 1 about here). Tables should include titles, information keys at the bottom of the page, and be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. Authors should confirm the accuracy of all table data.
Figures. Only include figures that are critical to the submission. Figures should be black and white, clear, photo-ready, and include clear captions. Authors should retain all originals and secure copyrights for all photographs and figures. Figures should be appended to the end of the manuscript.
Symbols. All symbols should be clear and easily reproducible.
1. Authors’ names and publication dates used in the text should be enclosed in parentheses. Cite pages only when referencing a direct quotation.
Scott (2005) contends that “race is a multi-dimensional social construct” (p. 23).
2. Distinguish authors with more than one citation in the same year using “a”, “b”, and “c”.
. . . . (Morris 2010a, 2010b, 2010c)
3. Alphabetize multiple references and separate them with semicolons.
Additional sources support these results (Brooms 2010; Robinson 2005; Wright 1998).
4. For references with two or three authors, provide all last names. Use “et al” for references with more than three authors (however, include all authors’ names in the Reference section).
…caused the nation to galvanize (Lincoln and Mamiya 1990; Rowe et al 2009).
References Following Text
All references should be provided in alphabetical order by author and within author chronologically by publication year in a section titled, “References” that immediately follows the main text. Refer to ASA Style Guide, 4th edition (2010) for details.
Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. 2010. Racism Without Racists : Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States. Lanham, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Feagin, Joe R. 2010. The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Racial Framing and Counter-Framing. New York, NY: Routledge.
Morris, Aldon D. 1984. The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change. New York: The Free Press.
Gilkes, Cheryl Townsend. 1998. “Plenty Good Room: Adaptation in a Changing Black Church.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 558: 101-21.
Pattillo-McCoy, Mary. 1998. “Church Culture as a Strategy of Action in the Black Community.” American Sociological Review 63: 767-84.
Cavendish, James. 2001. “To March or Not to March: Clergy Mobilization Strategies and Grassroots Anti-Drug Activism. Pp. 203-23 in Christian Clergy in American Politics, edited by Sue S. Crawford and Laura R. Olson. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Wilmore, Gayraud, ed. 1995. African American Religious Studies: An Interdisciplinary Anthology. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.