Latest SSSP News

July 19, 2018

Increased Impact Factor announced

The latest Journal Citation Reports®* have recently been released and we are delighted to reveal that the latest Impact Factor for Social Problems has risen to 2.071.

To celebrate this new Impact Factor, Oxford University Press has curated a selection of highly cited articles from recent years and made them free to read online, 

* 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

07/19/2018, 08:23 AM


July 17, 2018

Online Annual Meeting Registration Deadline is July 22

Online Annual Meeting registration closes at midnight (EDT) on Sunday, July 22. After this deadline, you must register in Philadelphia. Register here:

07/17/2018, 08:39 AM


July 12, 2018

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:

07/12/2018, 09:04 AM


July 10, 2018

Plan Your Philadelphia Trip

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Philly!  To help you decide how you would like to spend your time exploring the city, Adriana Leela Bohm, Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, put together this guide, which includes some of Philadelphia’s most well-known and a few more obscure attractions.  The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is centrally located, making any of these suggestions easy to access as several are located within a few blocks of the SSSP conference hotel,!/.

Register here:

07/10/2018, 08:58 AM


July 06, 2018

Accessibility Guidelines

Ensuring that your presentation is accessible allows for the greatest involvement for all participants at the Annual Meeting.  Please find in this link some helpful Accessibility Guidelines that are important to incorporate into your presentation as well the Accessibility Services available to all conference registrants:

07/06/2018, 08:07 AM


June 28, 2018

Share Your Accomplishments

Have you received a promotion?  Published an article or book?  Please share your recent accomplishments:

06/28/2018, 09:05 AM


June 26, 2018

June 26: Annual Meeting Mobile App

The SSSP 68th Annual Meeting is almost here! 

Haven’t registered?  Rates go up on July 16th.  Register now to take advantage of pre-registration rates.

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

SCANUse 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 Rachel Cogburn at

We can’t wait to see you in Philadelphia!







06/26/2018, 08:56 AM


June 22, 2018

Be a Mentor or Be Mentored—Deadline June 30

The SSSP 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:

06/22/2018, 07:58 AM


June 20, 2018

Why stay at the SSSP Convention Hotel?

You’ll not only be at the center of all the events at the Annual Meeting, but you’ll also be helping to fund SSSP’s mission,
The cut-off date for the SSSP’s group rate is July 23, 2018.  To learn more visit:

06/20/2018, 08:33 AM