Rural Sociology Journal

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The Rural Sociological Society is happy to announce that Stephen Sapp will be taking over the editorship of its flagship journal, “Rural Sociology,” from its current editor, Alessandro Bonanno, as of July 1, 2014 for a term of three years. Dr. Sapp is a Professor of Sociology at Iowa State University and long-standing RSS member. We thank Dr. Bonanno for his service and intellectual leadership.

Published since 1937, RURAL SOCIOLOGY reaches an international audience of social scientists, policy makers, and agency professionals concerned with rural people, places, and problems. It provides a forum for cutting edge research that explores inter-disciplinary approaches to emerging issues, new approaches to older questions and material, and policy relevant discussions of rural development, environmental impacts, the structure of food and agricultural production, and rural-urban linkages. In addition to its long-time interest in sociological approaches to rural policy challenges, RS also emphasizes a variety of other issues such as community revitalization and rural demographic changes.

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The Anywhere Article has now launched on Wiley Online Library!

Anywhere Article 2014

To view the new functionality for RS, please go to the journal’s homepage on Wiley Online Library and select ‘Enhanced Article (HTML)’ option for any of your published articles. For a quick view, please follow this link to a recent RS article:

2011 Rural Sociology Best Paper Award