Latest SSSP News

July 23, 2019

August issue of Social Problems is now available

The August issue of Social Problems is now available on the SSSP website for all members. Please visit our website at or follow the members-only link below for complimentary electronic access. All issues from 1953 - current are available. Members are required to login using their e-mail address and password. If you have forgotten your password, you may enter your e-mail address below the log-in area, and your password will be e-mailed to you. If you have recently changed your e-mail address, you will need to log in using the e-mail address SSSP has on file for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail Kelsey Arnold, Assistant to the Administrative Officer, at

07/23/2019, 03:35 PM


July 18, 2019

Online Annual Meeting Registration Deadline is July 21

Online Annual Meeting registration closes at midnight (EDT) on Sunday, July 21. After this deadline, you must register in New York. Register here:

07/18/2019, 08:48 AM


July 17, 2019

Annual Meeting Mobile App

Haven’t registered?  There is still time!  Online registration is available through midnight (EDT) on July 21st

And if you haven’t already, download the mobile app.  Check out the planned sessions, speakers, and exhibits, build your schedule, and receive communications and updates from SSSP as we finalize the program.

Downloading the app is easy!

SEARCH: The App Store or Google Play for “SSSP Events

SCAN: Use a QR code scanner on your mobile device to quickly find the SSSP Events App.

For all other device types: (including Blackberry, Windows and other web browser-enabled devices): point your mobile browser to

QUESTIONS:  Please contact IT Specialist Rachel Cogburn at

We can’t wait to see you in New York City!

07/17/2019, 12:12 PM


July 11, 2019

Few Tickets Remaining for Optional Walking Tours and One-Day Workshops

In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer optional One-Day Workshops and a chance for our attendees to discover things about New York City by joining a walking tour. There are a limited number of tickets remaining for the “Community-Based Participatory Action Research” and “Institutional Ethnography” workshops, and the “African Burial Ground National Monument” and “Grand Central Terminal: Transportation, Architecture, and Preservation” walking toursPlease note that early registration rates end on July 15th and rates increase on July 16th. You must complete your registration by July 15th in order to take advantage of the early registration rates. Click the links below for more information and to secure your ticket/s today!

Register here

07/11/2019, 08:34 AM


July 09, 2019

Deadline for Annual Meeting Preregistration

Forms and payments must be postmarked by/faxed no later than July 15 to be eligible for the preregistration discount.  Preregistration ends on July 15.  Any forms postmarked/faxed after July 15 will be processed at the on-site rate.  Register here:

07/09/2019, 11:49 AM


July 05, 2019

Accessibility Guidelines

SSSP strives to make our annual meeting as accessible as possible. To find some helpful Accessibility Guidelines that are important to incorporate into your presentation as well the Accessibility Services available to all conference registrants, click here:

07/05/2019, 11:32 AM


July 02, 2019

Review the 2019 Preliminary Program

The 2019 Preliminary Program is available online for viewing.  Check out the program to plan your daily Annual Meeting schedule.  Search for sessions, program participants, and special events using our online Preliminary Program,

07/02/2019, 09:46 AM


June 28, 2019

Increased Impact Factor announced

In June 2019, the Web of Science Group, part of Clarivate Analytics, released the update to its annual Journal Citation Reports reflecting data from the 2018 publishing year.

The Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019) are annually compiled to aggregate the meaningful connections of citations created by the research community through the delivery of a rich array of publisher-independent data, metrics and analysis of the world’s high-quality academic journals.

These metrics include the Journal Impact Factor and category rankings.  The Journal Citation Reports calculate these metrics based on a variety of criteria, including the number of citations each article receives in other journals.  Librarians, researchers, and tenure committees consider Journal Impact Factor rankings among the factors that determine a journal's benefit to and cache within the scholarly community.

The 2018 Journal Impact Factor ranking forSocial Problems placed it among the top 20 journals in all of sociology—with an impact factor of 2.789.  The 5-Year impact factor of 3.435 speaks to the enduring quality of the journal and the lasting importance of its content to the field, especially as the number sociology journals continues to grow over time.  In celebration of this accomplishment, a collection of highly cited articles is now freely available. 

While these rankings do not provide the entire picture of a journal, including its peer-review process, its history, or value to a niche audience, they do relay a journal’s overall discoverability, relative significance in the field, and timeliness of content—aspects that result from the hard work and foresight of its editorial office, a healthy society membership and reader base, and a diligent publisher able to utilize every means possible to enhance visibility in a digital environment. Social Problems’ ongoing ranking among the highest-cited journals warrants hearty congratulations to the Editors of Social Problems -- past and present -- and their teams, whose efforts have ensured that Social Problems remains one of the most influential outlets in our discipline!

06/28/2019, 11:58 AM


June 25, 2019

Be a Mentor or Be Mentored—Deadline June 30

The Meeting Mentor Program is designed to facilitate interaction between new members or graduate students and meeting veterans at the annual meeting.  Mentors provide valuable knowledge about the SSSP and Annual Meeting activities as well as insight into their own experiences as scholar activists.  To serve as a mentor or to be matched with a mentee, visit:

06/25/2019, 10:22 AM