November 2010 Issue • Volume 38 • Issue 8

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Society and Mental Health Journal Forthcoming in 2011

In early 2011, Society and Mental Health (SMH), the journal of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Mental Health, will publish its inaugural issue. The journal will publish original articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of the social origins of mental health and illness, the social consequences for persons with mental illness, and the organization and financing of mental health services and care. Its editorial policy favors manuscripts that advance the sociology of mental health and illness, stimulate further research, inform treatments and policy, and reflect the diversity of interests of its readership.

William R. Avison, University of Western Ontario, has been appointed the journal Editor for 2010-2012 by the American Sociological Association. Deputy Editors are Carol S. Aneshensel (UCLA), Carol A. Boyer (Rutgers University), and Scott Schieman (University of Toronto). The Editorial Manager of SMH is Gale Cassidy. The SMH editorial office in the University of Western Ontario Department of Sociology opened in March 2010.

The journal’s website ( can be accessed via the ASA journals page. A list of the editorial board members and submission instructions can be found there.

All members of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Mental Health will receive a subscription to SMH as part of their membership benefits. The journal will be published three times a year by Sage Publications. Submissions to the journal are accepted online at

This is the third official section journal approved by ASA. City & Community is the official journal of the Community and Urban Sociology Section and the Journal of World Systems Research is sponsored by the Section on Political Economy of the World-System. logo_small

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