An Official Journal of the Center for Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Race and Social Problems (RASP) provides a multidisciplinary forum for issues germane to race and its enduring relationship to psychological, socioeconomic, political, and cultural problems. The Journal publishes original empirical studies, reviews of past research, theoretical studies, and invited essays that advance the understanding of the complexities of race and its relationship to social problems. Submissions from the fields of social work, anthropology, communications, criminology, economics, history, law, political science, psychology, public health, and sociology are welcome.

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  • Presents empirical studies, reviews, theoretical studies and invited essays
  • Includes anthropology, communications, criminology, economics, history, law, political science, psychology, public health,

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Gary F. Koeske
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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2.226 (2020)
Impact factor
2.622 (2020)
Five year impact factor
71 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
100,588 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1867-1756
Print ISSN
1867-1748
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