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

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Title Who is publishing in the Journal of Sociology? An analysis of author trends 1965–2008
Author McGee, Tara; Germov, John
Publication Title TASA Conference 2009 : The Future of Sociology Proceedings
Editor Stewart Lockie, David Bissell, Alastair Grieg, Maria Hynes, David March, Larry Saha, Joanna Sikora,
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Canberra, Australia
Publisher TASA
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.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.tasa.org.au/tasa-conference/past-tasa-conferences/2009-tasa-conference/
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is reproduced here with permission of the copyright owner[s] for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to TASA website or contact the authors.
ISBN 978-0-646-52501-3
Conference name Australian Sociological Association 2009 Annual Conference (TASA)
Location Canberra, Australia
Date From 2009-12-01
Date To 2009-12-04
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/40313
Date Accessioned 2011-03-21
Date Available 2011-09-22T06:52:12Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Sociology
WWW reference http://www.tasa.org.au/tasa-conference/past-tasa-conferences/2009-tasa-conference/
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1x

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