The Journal of Social Structure (JoSS) is an electronic journal of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). It is designed to facilitate timely dissemination of state-of-the-art results in the interdisciplinary research area of the network representation of social structure. It publishes empirical, theoretical and methodological articles focused on social networks and their analysis.
JoSS is especially interested in manuscripts that are focused on social structure in network terms, that is, in terms of the patterning of social linkages among actors. These actors could be comprised of different types or levels of analysis, such as animals, humans, artificial agents, groups or organizations.
Articles are accepted only after peer review. Comments, rejoinders and extensions on already published articles will be peer-reviewed and if accepted will be attached via a hyperlink to the previously published piece.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 license on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license users are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt the work (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose) if the contribution was properly attributed and and used for non-commercial purposes.
International Network for Social Network Analysis is the professional association for researchers interested in social network analysis. The association is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Delaware and founded by Barry Wellman in 1977.
INSNA was founded on the premise that the behavior and lives of social entities are affected by their position in the overall social structure. Network analysts believe that how an individual lives depends in large part on how that individual is tied into the larger web of social connections. Many believe, moreover, that the success or failure of societies and organizations often depends on the patterning of their internal structure. Social network analysis has found important applications in organizational behavior, inter-organizational relations, the spread of contagious diseases, mental health, social support, the diffusion of information and animal social organization.
Today it has become an international effort with its own professional organizations, textbooks, journals, research centers, training centers and computer programs designed specifically to facilitate the analysis of social network structural data.
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Prof. John Skvoretz - University of South Florida, USA
Lorien Jasny - University of Exeter, UK
Chris Marcum - National Institutes of Health-, USA
Juergen Pfeffer - Technical University of Munich, Germany
David Krackhardt - Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Cathleen McGrath - Loyola Marymount University, USA
jimi adams - University of Colorado, Denver, USA
Saad Alqithami - Albaha University, Saudi Arabia
Francesca Greco - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Marian-Gabriel Hâncean - University of Bucharest, Romania
Isidro Maya Jariego - Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Zack Neal - Michigan State University, USA
Christina Prell - University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Johanne Saint-Charles - Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Matthew Weber - Rutgers University, USA
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Open Access Statement
The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.
Open Access License
This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons BY NC 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC BY NC 4.0 license.
Peer review process
The journal follows a double-blind peer review procedure where the reviewers and the authors do not see each other’s names and affiliations.
Acceptable formats for submission include MSWord, WordPerfect, PDF, or HTML. Figures may be submitted in a variety of formats, including Excel, Powerpoint, JPEG, MPEG, TIFF, MAGE, VRML, and Java. However, not all of these formats are accessible to a general audience. In such cases where a format requires an uncommon program or plugin to read the figure, the authors will be asked to supply a set of figures in a format built in to most browsers to supplement the preferred originals (see Freeman's article, JoSS, Volume 1(1), Figures 30-32). Readers will be offered both sets of figures in the published version of the article in case their computer cannot read the preferred figure format. Authors will also be asked to supply any programs that are used to create a figure, such as an original Java program used to create an interactive or animated figure.
Figures may be submitted in a separate file. All figures should be in a format that is as lossless as possible.
Upon acceptance of a manuscript, Authors will be requested to sign Open Access Agreement prior to publication.
To publish in Journal of Social Structure authors are not required to pay article processing charge (APCs) nor submission fees.