Sociological Imagination Journal

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Sociological Imagination publishes articles and note-length manuscripts on issues pertaining to all areas of sociological research, teaching, and practice. We also encourage submission of review essays on theoretical, methodological, and substantive topics, as well as reviews of books and films that are of interest to sociologists.

All submissions, inquiries, etc. about the journal need to go to Dr. Maggie Alario at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The e-mail address is: socimagin@uww.edumail.

Initial Submission of Papers

  • To ensure anonymity in the review process, authors' names and other identifying information should be placed on a separate title page that includes authors' institutional affiliation and address. Authors should remove other identifying information from the text.
  • All papers should fit on one side of an 8 1/2 x 11 inch white paper, and use a 12-point font. Papers should be double spaced, including references, tables and quotations with at least one-inch margins on all four sides. Papers should not exceed 30 manuscript pages.
  • The format for papers (including references, quotations, and tables) should follow that of the American Sociological Association's Style Guide. Figures and graphs in accepted manuscripts must be submitted in camera-ready quality.
  • Tables and figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript following the references. Each table/figure should be typed on a separate page with brief descriptive titles. Placement in the text should be indicated by a phrase, such as "Insert Table 1 about here," set off from the rest of the text.

E-Mailed Submissions: Please submit your paper, including an abstract of no more than 100 words to: socimagin@uww.edumail.

Processing of Papers

  • All submissions will be first reviewed by the Editor for general relevance. Papers that obviously do not meet minimum journal standards will be returned to the authors. Otherwise, copies will not be returned.
  • Papers will then be forwarded for anonymous review by two or three referees, with written evaluations submitted to the Editor for eventual return to authors.
  • Papers accepted for publication are subject to stylistic editing.
  • Authors of accepted papers will receive two free copies of the journal issue in which their paper appears. Additional copies may be purchased at cost.


  • Inquiries concerning editorial matters should be addressed to the Editor, Maggie Alario, e-mail: socimagin@uww.edumail.
  • Inquiries concerning subscription matters or membership in the Wisconsin Sociological Association should be addressed to the Marlene Fisher, Treasurer, Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, LaCrosse, WI 54601, e-mail: mrfisher@viterbo.edumail.

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