All graduate and undergraduate students of the social sciences are invited to submit articles for publication. Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to: sociology, criminology, criminal justice, women/gender studies, sexuality, political science, social psychology, cultural anthropology, and cultural/social geography.

Articles will be published as accepted. There are no deadlines for first submissions.

General Information

~ Submissions cannot be under review or published elsewhere.

~ Submissions will receive one of three recommendations:

~ Accept – the submission meets the requirements of the journal and appears to make a contribution to the field of study from a student’s perspective. It requires no, or very few, changes.

~ Revise and Resubmit – the submission will be sufficient with relatively substantial changes.

~ Reject – the submission does not meet the requirements for publication in this journal.

~ Recommendations will ideally be made within three months of submission.

~ If a manuscript is selected for publication, students will need to demonstrate enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program within the last 12 months. Official transcripts will be requested for verification purposes.

Review Process

~ Submissions will be examined by independent reviewers. Reviewers will be asked to complete the review within 30 days. Reviewers will then make a recommendation to the editor who will make the final determination. All reviews are blind.


~ Faculty and (advanced graduate) student reviewers will be selected by the editor. If you wish to serve as a reviewer, please contact the editor at Reviewers are not paid.

Presentation and Style

~ Submissions must be no longer than 5,000 words.

~ Name and institutional affiliation should only appear on the title/cover page of submission and the bio page.

~ Page 2 should provide a short bio of each author. The bio should be approximately 50-75 words per author and must include the following information: institutional affiliation, year of study (e.g., 3rd year graduate student, senior), degree program (e.g., PhD, BA), discipline, and primary areas of interest (no more than 3 per author).

~ Page 3 should provide an abstract of not more than 150 words that should consider the purpose, method, and key findings where appropriate. This page should also include the complete title of the article/paper.

~ All remaining pages should have page numbers.

~ The work should be presented in a font of either Times or Times New Roman and a font size of 12.

~ All submissions should be aligned along the left margin, with 1-inch margins all around, and with double-lined spacing.

~ Footnotes and/or endnotes are not acceptable.

~ Referencing must follow APA formatting standards.

~ Acknowledgements (if appropriate) should be limited to a maximum of two lines of text.

~ All articles and/or reviews are limited to a maximum of three tables, figures and/or diagrams (treat all tables/figures/diagrams as a word length of 400 words).

~ All submissions must be in Standard American English.

~ Articles must be polished and appropriate for publication.

~ Copyright agreement will be emailed upon request.***

~ All articles must be submitted electronically as a Word document.

~ Email the Word document to:

Copyright Transfer Agreement ***

Authors submitting a manuscript do so with the understanding that upon acceptance for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to the Social Moments journal. Social Moments will make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions or statements be published in the journal. Ultimately, the contents of the articles published in Social Moments are the sole and exclusive responsibility of their respective authors. Authors certify that the work reported here has not been published before and contains no materials which would violate any copyright or other personal or proprietary right of any person or entity.

The entire transfer agreement is available upon request.