Connections (ISSN 0226-1766) publishes original empirical, theoretical, and methodological articles, as well as critical reviews dealing with applications of social network analysis. Published articles span many disciplines and domains including but not limited to: Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Communication, Economics, Organizational Behavior, Knowledge Management, Marketing, Social Psychology, Mathematics, Public Health, Medicine, Computer Science, and Policy. As an 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, techniques, and new tools for research.

Online Issues

Issues of Connections can be found here:

The journal is published in a continous format from volume 2018 onwards.

Advantages to Publishing in Connections

Connections is an open access journal, authors retain the copyright to the articles that they publish. As an interdisciplinary journal, all articles are peer reviewed by experts in SNA as well as subject area experts.

Instructions to Authors

The journal seeks to publish significant work from any domain that is relevant to social network theory, applications, and methods. Connections welcomes regular length articles, short articles, data, software, and course materials dealing with network analysis.

Articles are peer-reviewed and will be edited for content and style.

Regular articles can be empirical, theoretical or methodological. 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.

Connections also publishes network datasets and instruments, which will be available on the website, accompanied by a short article describing the data.

Authors who wish to submit a commentary, book review, network image or data set click here to access the Editorial Manager.

Submitting Manuscripts

Authors are required to submit manuscripts online using the Editorial Manager. Authors should contact the co-Editors for any questions or doubts regarding the journal. We aim to provide feedback from the editor and reviewers within three months after initial submission. 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 editors.

Manuscripts 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. 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.

Data Exchange Network

The new DEN feature is to meet the goal of providing citable references for datasets and instruments. Submissions must include an electronic version of the network dataset and/or instrument and a short article describing the data being submitted. These articles need not be as detailed as a full codebook, but should provide enough information that other researchers may appropriately use the data or measures. Additionally, the article should contain any information about the context from which the data were collected that may be relevant to others for appropriately using the data. All materials submitted for the DEN will be peer-reviewed to ensure the utility and usability of the data/instrument. Data should be submitted in the most generic format possible. Accepted DEN contributions must be described fully and clearly and any threats to validity should be made transparent.


The standard subscription fee for print copies is US$50 per volume ($35 for students, $60 for institutions). Subscribing to the current volume is synonymous with obtaining current membership in INSNA. Register on this site as a Full Member or Student Member and you will automatically be subscribed to digital access to Connections.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Under the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license users are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt the work (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) if the contribution was properly attributed and all of the changes indicated. Connections is protected by both United States Copyright Law and International Treaty provisions. All rights are reserved. It is Connections policy to automatically grant authors the right to republish articles in other journals.