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Announcing: RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences
The Russell Sage Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new social science journal, RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. RSF is intended to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations on timely topics of interest to social scientists and other academic researchers, policymakers, and the public at large. Each issue will be thematic in nature and will focus on a specific research question or area of interest. The introduction to each issue will provide an accessible, broad, and synthetic overview of the research question under consideration and the current thinking from various fields. RSF will be a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research by both established and emerging scholars. The first issue is scheduled to be published in fall 2015.

Click here to see out latest request for articles or to submit a proposal for a new issue.

Nearly two dozen issues are already in the planning stages, including the following topics:

  • The Impact of Acute Poverty in an Advanced Economy
  • Biosocial Pathways: The Interaction of Biological Traits and Social Environments
  • Changes in Higher Education: Economic, Social, and Cultural Causes and Consequences
  • The Changing Status of Women and Its Effect on Society
  • Cognition Under Constraint: When Irrational Decisions Make Sense
  • The Consequences of Income Inequality: From Health and Education to Mobility, Gender Inequality and Political Engagement
  • The Immigrant Election Survey: Noncitizens and the Future of Politics
  • The Legacy of Illegality: Consequences for Immigrants and Their Children
  • Social Spending and Intergenerational Transfers in the United States
  • Spatial Foundations of Inequality and the Undermining of Well Being
  • The U.S. Labor Market During and After the Great Recession

RSF JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD
Annette Bernhardt, National Employment Law Project (NELP)
Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago
Karen S. Cook, Stanford University
Sheldon H. Danziger, Russell Sage Foundation
Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts
Janet C. Gornick, The CUNY Graduate Center
John A. Ferejohn, Stanford University
Larry V. Hedges, Northwestern University
Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University
Rucker C. Johnson, University of California, Berkeley
Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University
James Sidanius, Harvard University
Mary C. Waters, Harvard University
Bruce Western, Harvard University

SUBMIT PROPOSALS
We invite scholars to submit proposals for potential issues. Submissions can be made through the RSF Journal Application portal. Correspondence can be addressed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications.