American Sociological Association

Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World

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: Aaron Gullickson, Ryan Light, and C.J. Pascoe, University of Oregon
ISSN: 2378-0231
Continuously Published


Selected Journal Articles

Are Robots Stealing Our Jobs? Eric Dahlin, May 2019
Do Green Behaviors Earn Social Status? Emily Huddart Kennedy and Christine Horne, April 2019
Educational Disparities in Adult Health: U.S. States as Institutional Actors on the Association Jennifer Karas Montez, Mark D. Hayward, and Anna Zajacova, March 2019
Biblical Literalism Influences Perceptions of History as a Scientific Discipline Kathleen C. Oberlin and Christopher P. Scheitle, February 2019
Urban Hospitals as Anchor Institutions: Frameworks for Medical Sociology Berkeley Franz, Daniel Skinner, Jonathan Wynn, and Kelly Kelleher, January 2019
Hooking Up and the “Ritual Retelling”: Gender Beliefs in Post-hookup Conversations with Same-sex and Cross-sex Friends Carol J. Auster, Caroline L. Faulkner, and Hannah J. Klingenstein, December 2018
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

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