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Who is publishing in the Journal of Sociology? an analysis of author trends 1965–2008

McGee, Tara Renae & Germov, John (2009) Who is publishing in the Journal of Sociology? an analysis of author trends 1965–2008. In Proceedings of : 2009 TASA Conference: The Future of Sociology, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), Canberra. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper presents the author characteristics of papers published in The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) journal, the Journal of Sociology (formerly the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology) between 1965 and 2008. The aim of the paper is empirically to identify trends in authorship. The review examines all articles published in the period (excluding book reviews). The rationale of the study is to reveal trends in who publishes in the journal in terms of authors’ academic rank, gender, institution, and country. A table of those who have published the greatest number of papers is also presented. Findings show that over time the gap between the proportion of males and females publishing has closed; more PhD students and research fellows are publishing in the journal in recent decades; the highest proportion of authors consistently come from the Australian National University and The University of Queensland; and most authors are located in Australia. Information such as this can inform editorial practices and serve to inform the membership and readership on the nature of the journal.

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ID Code: 28738
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Australian Sociology, Journal of Sociology, History of sociology, Authorship, Publication trends
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology not elsewhere classified (160899)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 please contact the authors.
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2009 10:13
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 00:15

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