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Sex Roles

Sex Roles

A Journal of Research

Editor-in-Chief: Janice D. Yoder

ISSN: 0360-0025 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-2762 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11199

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The journal Sex Roles includes book reviews in every third issue as a regular feature of the journal.

We publish reviews of current, scholarly books dealing with gender, research on women, or social psychology. If you know of relevant books that fit within this scope, please send your recommendation(s) to sroles@pitt.edu.
If you are interested in writing a book review for Sex Roles, contact us at sroles@pitt.edu. Please do not write and submit a book review without the journal's prior consent (to avoid multiple reviews of the same book).
Please read the Book Review Guidelines below for specific information about length requirements, formatting and submission.
The Guidelines are also available in PDF format through the link in the column on the right.

Sex Roles Book Review Guidelines 

1. The review should be 1500-2000 words for a review of a single book, but should be longer for multiple books. The review should not be a simple summary of the book. It should be critical, yet constructive, and should avoid material that can be considered libelous in nature. The review should mention how the book compares to other related books. Be sure to mention what types of people would be most interested in the book and how it might be used in the classroom.
2. Prepare the review as follows:
Include a title for your book review (Example below):
Adding Men and Class to the Work-Family Mix
Add the actual title of the book and bibliographical information (Example below):
Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter.
By Joan C. Williams, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2010. 293 pp. $29.95 (hardback) ISBN: 978–0674055674
3. If you will be including any references in the book review, please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition), 2010 for information on formatting in APA style. All references/citations must follow APA style.
4. Please submit your completed book review to the online submission system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/sers/. You will need to login as an Author. While submitting your book review, choose the article type “Book Review” from the drop down menu.
5. Once you submit your review, it will be read by the Editor. She will let you know about any suggested content or formatting changes that are needed.
6. If you have any questions, please contact the Editorial Office at sroles@pitt.edu.
Thanks for helping us with your review!
Irene Hanson Frieze
Editor, Sex Roles

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    Sex Roles: A Journal of Research is a global, multidisciplinary, scholarly, social and behavioral science journal with a feminist perspective. It publishes original research reports as well as original theoretical papers and conceptual review articles that explore how gender organizes people’s lives and their surrounding worlds, including gender identities, belief systems, representations, interactions, relations, organizations, institutions, and statuses. The range of topics covered is broad and dynamic, including but not limited to the study of gendered attitudes, stereotyping, and sexism; gendered contexts, culture, and power; the intersections of gender with race, class, sexual orientation, age, and other statuses and identities; body image; violence; gender (including masculinities) and feminist identities; human sexuality; communication studies; work and organizations; gendered development across the life span or life course; mental, physical, and reproductive health and health care; sports; interpersonal relationships and attraction; activism and social change; economic, political, and legal inequities; and methodological challenges and innovations in doing gender research.


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