New for 2011

January 13, 2011

2010 was quite an eventful year for SMR: Our cover got a new look, we published a special issue on sequence analysis, welcomed new members to the Editorial Board, and, most important, launched the SMR blog.

Thompson-Reuters released the 2009 Journal Citation Reports, and SMR had a very strong showing. For 2010, Thompson-Reuters introduced the 5-year impact factor, a major improvement over its previous measure which was overly sensitive to short term changes. Sociological Methods & Research ranked #4 among top sociology journals according to the new measurement, just behind ARSAJS and ASR. In addition, SMR is #5 among social science methods journals.

2011 so far seems to be just as promising! Read the rest of this entry »

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Sociological Methods & Research 40th Anniversary

January 12, 2011

Winship, C. (2011). Sociological Methods & Research 40th Anniversary, Sociological Methods & Research, 40 (1), 3-5 DOI: 10.1177/0049124110392686. Read the rest of this entry »


Welcome to the SMR blog!

April 21, 2010

Chris Winship, SMR Editor Welcome to the SMR blog.

The SMR blog is an online forum for discussion of SMR content. Over the years, I have been frustrated that academic  journals often do not provide an effective venue for scholarly discourse. Read the rest of this entry »


A Mechanism-Based Approach to the Identification of Age–Period–Cohort Models

February 7, 2010

Christopher Winship and David J. Harding A Mechanism-Based Approach to the Identification of Age–Period–Cohort Models Sociological Methods & Research 2008 36: 362-401. SMR 36:3 was a Special Issue on Age-Period-Cohort Analysis.

Chris Winship, SMR EditorThis article offers a new approach to the identification of age–period–cohort (APC) models that builds on Pearl’s work on nonparametric causal models, in particular his front-door criterion for the identification of causal effects. Read the rest of this entry »