Reviews of Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

We give you the scuttlebutt on academic journals—aiding you in selecting the right journal for publication—in reviews that are sometimes snarky, sometimes lengthy, always helpful. Written by Princeton University graduate students and Wendy Laura Belcher.

Category Archives: Social Science Journals

Politics and Gender

For those interested in publishing articles that address the relationship between politics and gender, and women and politics. By impact factor, this quarterly journal is … Continue reading

April 19, 2019 · Leave a Comment

The Journal of Politics

For those interested in publishing articles in a top political science journal that is not staid. A top journal in political science, this journal was … Continue reading

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Journal of Black Studies

For those interested in publishing articles on the Black experience. Founded in 1970 by Afrocentric scholar Molefi Kete Asante, the Journal of Black Studies is … Continue reading

April 19, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Gender and Society

For those interested in publishing feminist social science research. Gender and Society, the journal of Sociologists for Women in Society, is a prestigious, highly cited … Continue reading

March 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

For those interested in publishing articles that address the relationship between politics and issues of race, ethnicity, immigration and indigeneity. The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, … Continue reading

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SubStance

For those interested in publishing articles that deal with recent and emerging critical theories, particularly those that are material or object oriented and have a … Continue reading

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Social Forces

For those interested in publishing articles that examine empirically-driven sociological research questions. Social Forces publishes research by established scholars in the field as well as … Continue reading

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Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care

For those interested in publishing articles that comment on, review existing literature about, or empirically investigate elements of clinical perinatal care. Birth is an interdisciplinary … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Politics, Groups, and Identities

For those interested in publishing articles that explore the politics of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, class and other dimensions of identity and structural disadvantage. “Politics, … Continue reading

February 24, 2019 · Leave a Comment

American Journal of Sociology

For those interested in publishing articles that use novel empirical data or analysis to advance explanatory, frequently causal arguments addressed at macro-level disciplinary questions in … Continue reading

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American Political Science Review

For those interested in publishing articles that address political theory, American politics, public policy, public administration, comparative politics, and international relations. American Political Science Review … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race

For scholars interested in publishing social science research and criticism on race, with a special focus on African Americans. Launched in the spring of 2004, … Continue reading

April 11, 2017

Journal of Women’s History

For those interested in publishing articles that focus on women’s history and historical constructions of gender. The Journal of Women’s History is published by The … Continue reading

April 5, 2017

The Journal of Japanese Studies

For those interested in publishing articles especially in pre-modern studies that contribute to the field of Japanese studies (in the humanities and social sciences) in … Continue reading

April 4, 2017

Anthropology Quarterly

For those interesting in publishing articles that engage with the disciplinary debates and methodological commitments of anthropology, ethnography, and cultural analysis. Anthropology Quarterly is a … Continue reading

April 3, 2017

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

For those interested in publishing articles that engage gender at the intersections of race, sexuality, class, nation, and/or culture. Gets hundreds of submissions each year, so … Continue reading

March 8, 2017

Journal of African American History

For historians (or scholars analyzing primary sources) interested in publishing articles that address African American life, culture, religion, politics and movements against state violence. This is … Continue reading

March 8, 2017

American Quarterly

For those interested in publishing articles with a broad, humanistic understanding of American culture, particularly if it engages in cross-disciplinary work. American Quarterly is the official … Continue reading

March 1, 2017

Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief

For those interested in publishing articles that are interested in writing about the intersection of images, objects, spaces, practice with belief. An innovative, relatively new … Continue reading

February 28, 2017

Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation

For those interested in publishing articles that explore the connections between religion and other spheres of American culture. It is in the discipline of history … Continue reading

February 23, 2017

ITYOPIS Northeast African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (NEAJ)

For those interested in publishing original research in the humanities and social sciences on the Horn of Africa. This new, annual, peer-reviewed journal is published … Continue reading

June 12, 2016

American Anthropologist

For those interested in publishing ethnographically based articles and with an interest in the trajectory of the discipline and privileging clarity and creativity. It publishes … Continue reading

June 15, 2015

Cultural Critique

For those interested in publishing transnational, transdisciplinary research with a strong theoretical component (especially Marxist) on cultural production as it appears in words, images, and sounds, … Continue reading

June 14, 2015

Race and Class

For those interested in publishing critical interventions on race, racism, and imperialism with a particular disciplinary focus in anthropology, social science, and the humanities. This … Continue reading

June 13, 2015

Identities

For those interested in publishing philosophically, theoretically, and critically rich articles with an attention to unpacking aspects of identity formation as being central to understanding … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

Social Text

For those interested in publishing theoretically and critically rigorous articles with an attention to creativity and poetics while pushing the boundaries of work on race, … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

Public Culture

For those interested in publishing theoretically rigorous articles with an attention to critically engaging inequality and difference (social, cultural) as it manifests in various ways … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

Political & Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)

For those interested in publishing ethnographically based articles with an attention to critically engaging politics/the political and law/legality as it relates issues of public/civil society, citizenship, … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

Cultural Anthropology

For those interested in publishing theoretically rigorous and critically engaged articles with an attention both to a re/articulation of the anthropological tradition and pushing the … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

Anthropological Theory

For those interested in publishing theoretically rigorous, text-based articles with ethnography remaining secondary, and with an attention to clarity in writing and contemporary problems, especially ethically/morally … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

American Ethnologist

One of the flagship journals in the field of anthropology, dedicated to showcasing of research that deals with ethnology in the broadest sense of the … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

Ethnicities

For those interested in publishing articles that address issues of how to create successful multicultural societies. The journal addresses the inherent problems with building such societies, including issues … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

Transforming Anthropology

For those interested in publishing articles that address questions of race, gender, class and other issues of social inequality within one or more of the … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

Victorian Literature and Culture

Submit here if you have a really interesting, interdisciplinary article about Science, Race/Imperialism, Gender (mostly women), Death, Religion, Sympathy, Victorian institutions (museums, pawnshops, libraries, etc), … Continue reading

June 11, 2015

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

For those interested in publishing publishes articles on genocides using a comparative lens and from a sociological, historical, or political-science perspective. The journal covers a wide range of … Continue reading

June 10, 2015

Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History

For those interested in publishing articles in any discipline that focus on the Holocaust (which the journal defines as “the Nazi persecution and mass murder of the … Continue reading

June 10, 2015

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

For those interested in publishing articles using a historical or sociological perspective to address any topic dealing with the Holocaust. Although the title says the journal also focuses on “Genocide … Continue reading

June 10, 2015
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