Virginia Social Science Journal

The Virginia Social Science Journal (ISSN 0507-1305) is a refereed journal published by the Virginia Social Science Association. It seeks to encourage research in the social sciences broadly construed. Publication is not confined to Virginia-related research nor is it confined to scholars working in Virginia; the Journal is interested in all manuscripts of interest and concern to social scientists. The Journal routinely publishes papers in the areas of anthropology, business, criminology and justice studies, economics, education, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Manuscripts should be submitted via the form on this page to the editor and associate editors. Manuscripts should be no longer than 40 double-spaced pages. The journal requires that submissions adhere either to the American Psychological Association (APA) as outlined in the fifth edition of the Publication Manual (2001) or to the Chicago Manual of Style as outlined in the sixteenth edition ( CMS submissions must employ endnotes.

All submissions should be in Times New Roman 12-point font. An abstract of no more than 120 words must accompany the manuscript. Figures such as graphs, drawings, and diagrams should be professional in appearance and submitted in camera-ready form. Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication must supply final copies of their work in Microsoft Word format.

By submitting a work to the VSSJ, the authors agree to not submit the work to another journal while it is under review with the Virginia Social Science Journal. Furthermore, the VSSJ does not accept manuscripts for consideration that have been published elsewhere under copyright.

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The VSSJ is published annually with a publication date in March. The deadline for submissions is October 1. Address communications to:

Kirt von Daacke, VSSJ Co-Editor;

Brian E. Crim, VSSJ Co-Editor;

You may also address inquiries concerning subscriptions and back issues to J.Z. Garrett;