I wanted to take up some valuable blog real estate to encourage you to consider submitting a manuscript to a new interdisciplinary journal I’m helping to edit entitled The Journal of Integrated Social Sciences (JISS). The journal is a particularly good fit for manuscripts that are taking a systemic and integrative view of social issues.

JISS attempts to provide a platform that fills the void of a unified approach in the social sciences. Our hope is that students and professionals alike will take advantage of this new outlet for their ideas and quality work, to be shared with others, thereby bridging the isolation that often exists between the various social disciplines. We are therefore particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or holistically oriented projects and invite you to share such investigations with the rest of the scholarly community.

From the Journal’s Mission Statement:
A major focus point of JISS centers on the concept of “transformations”. We do not see the world as a static, unmoving entity. Rather, social nature is developmental and thus transformative in its characteristics. Hence, we especially encourage authors with a key interest in examining how phenomena transform to submit their research. We are especially interested in those works that share a wide perspective for analysis and synthesis — i.e. on what the nature of the “whole” is. This approach stands in opposition to elementaristic observations that focus on parts, which without their relation to the whole phenomena become artificial and meaningless. We believe that works aimed at capturing the dynamics, fluidity, and synthesis of individual and social phenomena are all too often underrepresented in scholarly journals.

Please consider submitting a manuscript, or encouraging a promising student to submit their work.

The Sociology Division editor is Alan Hansen at Carroll College.

For more information on JISS, visit the website at www.jiss.org.
For information on submitting a manuscript, visit www.jiss.org/submissions