Published quarterly, The Rural Sociologist, publishes announcements, articles, commentary and letters that are relevant to concerns of the Society. We also include announcements for awards, meetings, job opportunities, activities of members, recent books by rural sociologists and activities of the Society.
To find older issues not featured on our website, please go to: http://chla.library.cornell.edu/c/chla/browse/title/5075626.html#1940
We have also set up a feature box on WileyBlackwell’s RuSo content page (bottom right side) to link to the legacy content:
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RSS Business Office
Rural Sociological Society
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
Publication and Promotional Fees
Appears in two TES issues plus the RSS Website
Job Announcement Policy and Procedure
Submit your job announcement in the text of your email or as a Word file attachment
It will be placed on the RSS website within a week and appear in the next two issues of TRS (unless requested otherwise)
Include in the email request, the name and full address where the invoice should be sent
Please contact the business office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (801) 422-7386 if you would like us to publish and invoice
To submit copy for The Rural Sociologist: TRS publishes announcements, articles, commentary and letters that are relevant to concerns of the Society as space permits. Included are announcements of new books by RSS members, announcements for awards, meetings, etc., retirements, obituaries, and activities of members.
March issue: February 15
May issue: May 1
September issue: September 1
December issue: December 1
Copy Submission: Please submit copy via e-mail (ASCII files) email@example.com or fax at: 573/882-1473; on disk-Word 7.0; or in hardcopy form either typed or handwritten. Receipt of manuscripts will be confirmed. Contact Kenneth E. Pigg, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211; tel 573/882-4350 Fax 573/882-1473. Submission of material for possible publication in The Rural Sociologist presumes transfer of all copyrights to RSS upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication.
Manuscript Style Requirements: The Rural Sociologist is a bi-quarterly publication of the Rural Sociological Society, distributed to all members of the society, and to non-members by subscription. It is designed to provide information and fresh perspectives on issues of importance to professional rural sociologists and to all readers interested in policies affecting rural life.
The editor of The Rural Sociologist is looking for papers that inform our readers and engage them in provocative discussion about issues of relevance to the discipline. Please follow the following writing style guidelines for submission.
- One letter quality copy must be sent with each submission (Plus a copy on floppy disk in Word 7.0 format, or in ASCII would be greatly appreciated). All copies, including abstract, footnotes, references, and appendices should be double spaced. Papers should be thoroughly checked for misspellings and grammatical errors, and should not exceed 10 pages. Email attachments are acceptable.
- Submitted papers should include a title sheet, complete with the name(s) of the author(s) and an address for further communication. Papers should also include an ABSTRACT of not more than 150 words, but it will not be published with the paper.
- Submissions should not contain footnotes within the body of the text. Brief endnotes are acceptable. However, notes should only be used to elucidate material not fully explained in the text or tables.
- Required tables should be printed on separate sheets, and enclosed, following all endnotes. Notify editors of appropriate position of tables within the text (e.g. Table one about here).
- References should be presented following the endnotes in alphabetical order. Please use the format demonstrated below.Allison, John J. 1984. Salvation. Harpers Dictionary. John Smith and Paul Jones (eds.). San Francisco: Harper & Row.Beard, Charles A. 1949. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States. New York: Macmillan.Coke, James G., and Charles S. Liebman. 1961. Political values and population density control. Land Economics 37:347-62.New York Department of State. 1982 Status of Planning Activities by Municipality. Albany, New York: New York Department of State, Division of Local Government and Community Services.
- The editor reserves the right to edit all submissions for clarity and length.