American Sociological Association

Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World

Welcome to Socius, the open-access journal of the American Sociological Association. The goal of Socius is to make new research readily available by providing an online forum for the rapid dissemination of high-quality, peer-reviewed research, produced in time to be relevant to ongoing research and public debates. Read more from the opening editorial.


Mission Statement

Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World aims to make new research readily available. It provides an online forum for the rapid dissemination of peer-reviewed empirical work, produced in time to be relevant to ongoing debates. Socius is a place to find fresh ideas, early discoveries, and open theoretical problems that can pose new challenges for social science. Committed to an efficient peer review process and open access, Socius’s online format ensures that all scientifically sound sociological research from any subfield can be published, without the volume constraints imposed by traditional print limits. Traditional manuscript styles are welcome, but we strongly encourage short papers and those providing interesting empirical findings that may spark innovation and future work.

Editors: Lisa Keister and James Moody, Duke University
ISSN: 2378-0231
Continuously Published


Selected Journal Articles

Reservation Lands as a Protective Social Factor: An Analysis of Psychological Distress among Two American Indian Tribes Kimberly R. Huyser, Ronald J. Angel, Janette Beals, James H. Cox, Robert A. Hummer, Arthur Sakamoto, and Spero M. Manson, November 2018
Does Violent Protest Backfire? Testing a Theory of Public Reactions to Activist Violence Brent Simpson, Robb Willer, and Matthew Feinberg, October 2018
Economic Expectations of Young Adults Nina Bandelj and Yader R. Lanuza, September 2018
Gun Control in the Crosshairs: Christian Nationalism and Opposition to Stricter Gun Laws Andrew L. Whitehead, Landon Schnabel, and Samuel L. Perry, July 2018

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