Wed, April 21, 2010: Welcome to the SMR blog!

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. Journals typically do publish very short comments. Often they will only consider one comment and one reply, ending further discussion.

This blog is an experiment to see if an online discussion can be a successful vehicle for intellectual exchange with respect to one specific journal. My hope is that people’s comments will be constructive and diplomatic. I encourage everyone — faculty, students, and researchers to participate. We would prefer that you register under your actual name, but this is not required.

Citations and abstracts of forthcoming articles will be posted to the blog for comments. We also welcome formal, paper-length comments related to published SMR articles. These will go through peer review. The blog will also be frequently updated  with news items and links of interest to the SMR audience.

Citations and abstracts from the last 5 years of SMR have been posted. The SMR blog’s first formal comment paper, which is byJeff Zax, will be the next post. The citations from the forthcoming February issue of SMR, a special issue on sequence analysis, will be coming soon.

Author-supplied key words have been tagged and authors and title words can be searched with the internal search box on the right side of the main page. Please register and comment. Feel free to contact the managing editor for questions or assistance getting set up to contribute.

We look forward to a lively dialog. Please post, comment and link to us.


Christopher Winship, Editor, Sociological Methods & Research

Wed, April 21, 2010: Coming Soon: Special Issue on Sequence Analysis

The next issue of SMR will be a special issue on Sequence Analysis. The special issue has been edited by Christian Brzinsky-Fay and Ulrich Kohler of the Social Science Research Center, Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung), and features papers by Brendan HalpinLaurent LesnardCees ElzingaSilke Aisenbrey and Anette Fasang,  and Michael Anyadike-Danes andDuncan McVicar. The citations and abstracts will be posted to the blog as soon as they become available online.

Wed, April 21, 2010: SMR has added six new members to the Editorial Board for 2010.

Wed, February 10, 2010: SMR Blog Launch–Registration + Setup Info

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