Journal of global research into rural social problems and sustainable communities
Cited SJR SNIP Bibliodata
2011 0.207 0.421 ISSN 1037-1656
2010 0.211 0.142 3 issues per year
2009 0.113 0.003 (96 page average)
Accessible to a broad readership, Rural Society is an international, peer reviewed academic journal which focuses on rural social research of interest and relating to rural communities & societies. Areas of focus include: art, commerce, crime, culture, demography, education, ecology, environments & sustainability, ethnicity, physical & mental health & healthcare, gender, globalization, government (local, regional & federal), lifestyles, media, planning, policy & politics, science & technology, social change & problems, social work & welfare, tourism, water & natural resources management.
Under the editorship of Dr Angela T Ragusa, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Charles Sturt University, School of Humanities & Social Sciences (Locked Bag 678, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2678, Australia), Rural Society publishes in three issues (volume 20/1-3) in 2010. Full text of volumes 1 to 20 will be available online to institutional subscribers.
Rural Society welcomes manuscript submissions demonstrating original research that draws upon appropriate theoretical frameworks and employs sound social science research methodology. Manuscripts may explore a broad-range of globally-relevant issues relating to social problems and/or community sustainability/well-being that will interest rural and regional populations.
Manuscripts are presently being sought for social science research that explores rural issues from disciplinary or multidisciplinary perspectives relating to: communication & media studies, criminology, cultural studies, demography & population studies, ecology & environmental studies, economics, education, ethnicity & indigenous studies, governance, planning, policy & politics, health, history, psychology, science & technology, social work, sociology, tourism.
- Questions can be directed to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Angela T. Ragusa at email@example.com
*Rural Society is a fully double-blind peer refereed journal. Published articles gain global exposure via indexing in Thomson-Gale databases including Web of Knowledge, EBSCO Host, ERIC and a range of aggregator databases including ProQuest. Rural Society is in the ARC Register of Refereed Journals and is recognised for Australian government research data collection purposes.
Now in its 20th volume, with the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Rural Society has published in association with Charles Sturt University since 1991.
Topics in Rural Society have included • rural policy • rural media • small town development • rural gender issues • health care • social work • social capital • rural women • human services • ICT • arts • culture • governance • agricultural restructuring • food policy • heritage • tourism • youth • ageing • water policy.
Articles are relevant to researchers, teachers, students, policy developers, managers, decision makers, health care workers interested in social, cultural, health, education and developmental issues in emerging and mature regional economies.
Rural Society publishes original research and practice articles, literature reviews, special issues, case studies, symposia, commentaries, special issues, reports and book reviews in general issues and at least one special issue per annum.
Special issues are also released as books with their own ISBN for use as course readers or separate sale to non-subscribers. Evaluation copies of all special issues are available to Course Coordinators from the publisher at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rural sociologists, educators, anthropologists, cultural studies, health care, social work, psychologists, counsellors, nurse and medical researchers, developmental economists, public policy and management researchers are invited to contact the Editor in Chief with proposals for special issues. Proposals should be of international appeal and grounded in relevant rural literature. Special issue proposal guidelines are available from the publisher: email@example.com.
Contributors to regular issues should follow the journal Author Guidelines.
ABSTRACTING & INDEXING
Rural Society (ISSN 1037-1656) is abstracted, indexed and aggregated in:
- ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
- PsycINFO - American Psychological Association
- Scopus - Elsevier Science Publishers
- International Bibliography of Social Sciences - London School of Economics
- APAIS - Australian Public Affairs Information Service
- Family & Society Plus - Informit
- e-Library - Informit
- EBSCO Publishing
The journal is under consideration for indexing in Thomson Reuters SSCI.
Rural Society (ISSN 1037-1656) is listed in Cabell's and Ulrich's Periodicals Directories and the Australian Research Council register of refereed academic journals.
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