Aims & Scope
Midwest Social Sciences Journal is committed to interdisciplinary social sciences scholarship: The mission of the journal is to promote and to advance the social sciences and interdisciplinary social science scholarship throughout the Midwest region, and beyond. MSSJ aims to be a portal for high quality peer reviewed social science research from scholars from across the Midwest and beyond on issues of scholarly concern at the state, regional, national, and global scales.
The Journal recognizes and supports the many diverse perspectives and methods across the several social sciences; we neither espouse nor champion any specific theoretical, methodological, ideological, or political commitments. The Journal is committed to intellectual integrity, rigorous standards of scholarship, and rational and civil discourse. We encourage the presentation and free exchange of diverse viewpoints and seek to foster open and critical inquiry that privileges no particular standpoint while operating within the limits of a standard of discourse and reason that distinguishes between the pursuit of knowledge and truth versus mere assertions of dogma. While every effort will be made to publish issues that represent a fair balance of scholarship across the entire spectrum of social science disciplines, the Journal’s first priority will always be to publish the best social science research available at any given time regardless of disciplinary representation. Papers are accepted for editorial review and publication in the journal at any time of the year from members and non-members of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, and whether or not they have been presented at the IASS Annual Conference.