Aims and scope
The American Sociologist publishes papers, comments, and other writings on topics of professional and disciplinary concern to sociologists. The editors seem papers that examine the intellectual, practical, and ethical issues that affect the work, careers, and perspectives of sociologists. In addition, the editors especially encourage research and reporting on the ways in which sociological knowledge and skill relate to issues of broad public concern, past, present, and future. Topics might include: the uses of sociology in academic and nonacademic settings; the training, placement, and career paths of sociologist; structural and ideological dimensions that affect the development of new perspectives in the discipline; the ethics of research, teaching, and practice; the application of sociological knowledge and methods in practical problems, the historical and interdisciplinary roots of sociological knowledge; and the contribution of sociologists to professional and public issues.