DescriptionManuscripts selected for publication are done so based on a peer-review process. The journal is edited and published by Editor, Dr. Dimitris Christopoulos (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Managing Editor, Kathryn Coronges, (Assitant Professor at US Military Academy). Editorial headquarters are located at USC's Institute of Prevention Research, 1000 Fremont Ave., Unit #8, Building A, Room 5133, Alhambra, CA 91803. Tel: (626) 457-6678; fax: (626) 457-6699. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or change in address. Published articles are protected by both United States Copyright Law and International Treaty provisions. All rights are reserved. (ISSN 0226-1776)
MissionCONNECTIONS publishes original empirical, theoretical, and methodological articles, as well as critical reviews dealing with applications of social network analysis. The research spans many disciplines and domains including Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Communication, Economics, Organizational Behavior, Knowledge Management, Marketing, Social Psychology, Mathematics, Public Health, Medicine, Computer Science, and Policy. As the official journal of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, the emphasis of the publication is to reflect the ever-growing and continually expanding community of scholars using network analytic techniques. CONNECTIONS also provides an outlet for sharing news about social network concepts and techniques and new tools for research.
PolicyCONNECTIONS welcomes short articles, data, software, course materials, news and advertisements dealing with network analysis. Articles are peer-reviewed and will be edited for content and style.
Advantages to Publishing in ConnectionsHardcopy circulation of CONNECTIONS is over 1,100. The web versions of articles in CONNECTIONS receive a lot of attention: articles in recent issues were viewed more than 34,000 times in 2005; more than 45,000 times in 2006. As an interdisciplinary journal, all articles are peer reviewed by experts in SNA methodology as well as subject area experts.
Instructions to AuthorsCONNECTIONS publishes original empirical, theoretical, tutorial, and methodological articles that use social network analysis. The journal seeks to publish significant work from any domain that is relevant to social network applications and methods. Review articles that critically review and synthesize a body of published research and commentaries or short papers in response to previous articles published in the journal are also welcome. As a new feature, we will now publish network datasets and instruments (which will be available on the website) and accompanied by a short article (not to exceed 2,500 words) describing the data. Authors who wish to submit a commentary, book review, network image or data set should first e-mail the editors with a brief description.
Submitting ManuscriptsAuthors are required to submit manuscripts online to the editor, Dr. Dimitris Christopoulos at email@example.com. Expect a notice of receipt of your manuscript via email within one week. Feedback from the editor and reviewers will be sent to the corresponding author within six months after receipt. Revised or resubmitted manuscripts should include a detailed explanation of how the author has dealt with each of the reviewer's and Editor's comments. For questions or concerns about the submission process, authors should contact the editor.
Manuscripts must be in MS Word or WordPerfect format and should not exceed 40 pages including tables, figures and references. Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order: title page, acknowledgments, abstract, text, references, appendices, and figure legends. Format and style of manuscript and references should conform to the conventions specified in the latest edition of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Include author's contact information in the title page. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words. Please embed all images, tables and figures in the document. If you have a large figure, you may also send it as a separate file. A figure and its legend should be sufficiently informative that the results can be understood without reference to the text.