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The Rural Sociological Society’s current editor is Stephen Sapp. Dr. Sapp is a Professor of Sociology at Iowa State University and long-standing RSS member.
Published since 1937, RURAL SOCIOLOGY reaches an international audience of social scientists, policy makers, and agency professionals concerned with rural people, places, and problems. A forum for cutting-edge research, Rural Sociology explores sociological and interdisciplinary approaches to emerging social issues and new approaches to recurring social issues affecting rural people and places.
The journal is particularly interested in advancing sociological theory and welcomes the use of a wide range of social science methodologies. Manuscripts that use a sociological perspective to address the effects of local and global systems on rural people and places, rural community revitalization, rural demographic changes, rural poverty, natural resource allocations, the environment, food and agricultural systems, and related topics from all regions of the world are welcome.
Rural Sociology also accepts papers that significantly advance the measurement of key sociological concepts or provide well-documented critical analysis of one or more theories as these measures and analyses are related to rural sociology.
Members of the Rural Sociological Society and our institutional subscribers can find past and future issues of Rural Sociology online as well, at this link.
Please direct any claims or questions for missing print issues of Rural Sociology to our publisher, Wiley Blackwell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Anywhere Article has now launched on Wiley Online Library!
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.
Shoshanah Inwood, University of Vermont was recently interviewed for NPR's "the salt" about the importance of access to health insurance to farmers. Kathleen Masterson of Vermont Public Radio writes "There are many challenges to farming for a living: It's often grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one aspect that's often ignored is the cost of health care. Inwood has found in her work that most farmers cite health care costs as a top concern. Read the entire transcript here.