All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via Sagetrack’s ScholarOne Manuscripts. To access this system, go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/smh. You will be required to register with the system before electronically submitting your manuscript to SMH.
Articles published in Society and Mental Health are seldom longer than 35 manuscript pages, including:
- title page,
- figures, and
All pages must be typed double-spaced (including notes and references). Margins must be at least 1 inch (i.e., line length must not exceed 6-1/2 inches). Please use Times New Roman font, 12-point type size (roughly equivalent to 10-pitch type size).
The object is to provide reviewers and editors with easy-to-read text and space for notes. It is the responsibility of authors to submit manuscripts in the proper SMH format (see below). Manuscripts not submitted in SMH format may be returned for revision. Additional details on preparing and submitting manuscripts to SMH are published in the American Sociological Association Style Guide (ISBN 0-912764-29-5), available from the ASA Publications Department; phone: (202) 383-9005; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The title page should include the full title of the article, each author’s complete name and institutional affiliation, total word count (include all text, notes, and references; do not include word counts for tables or figures), number of tables, number of figures, and running head (short title, fewer than 55 characters with spaces). Use an asterisk (*) to add a note to the title giving the corresponding author (name, address, phone, fax, and email). In the same note, cite acknowledgments, credits, or grants.
- Print the abstract (fewer than 150 words) on a separate page headed by the title. Omit author identification.
- The text of the manuscript should begin on a new page headed by the full title. Notes, references, tables, figures, and appendices appear in separate sections following the text, in that order. Since manuscripts are evaluated through an anonymous peer review process, authors should make every effort to remove identifying references or material. When citing your own work, please write “Smith (1992) concluded . . . ,” but do not write “I concluded (Smith 1992) . . . ”
- Headings and subheadings in the text indicate the organization of content. Generally, three heading levels are sufficient.
- Citations in the text should provide the last name of the author(s) and the year of publication. Include page numbers for direct quotes or specific passages. Cite only those works needed to provide evidence for your assertions and to refer to important sources on the topic. In the following examples of text citations, ellipses (. . .) indicate manuscript text:
- If author’s name is in the text, follow it with the year in parentheses: “Duncan (1959) . . .”
- If author’s name is not in the text, enclose the last name and year in parentheses: “. . . (Gouldner 1963).”
- Pages cited follow the year of publication after a colon: “. . . (Ramirez and Weiss 1979:239–40).”
- Provide last names for joint authors: “. . . (Martin and Bailey 1988).”
- For three authors, list all three last names in the first citation in the text: “. . . (Carr, Smith, and Jones 1962).” For all subsequent citations use “et al.” throughout: “. . . (Carr et al. 1962).” For works with four or more authors, use “et al.” throughout.
- For institutional authorship, supply minimum identification from the complete citation: “. . . (U.S. Bureau of the Census 1963:117).”
- List a series of citations in alphabetical order or date order separated by semicolons: “. . . (Burgess 1968; Marwell et al. 1971).” Use consistent ordering throughout the manuscript.
- Use “forthcoming” to cite sources scheduled for publication. For dissertations and unpublished papers, cite the date. If no date, use “n.d.” in place of the date: “. . . Smith (forthcoming) and Oropesa (n.d.).”
- For machine-readable data files, cite authorship and date: “.|.|. (Institute for Survey Research 1976).”
IMPORTANT: All figures (including all type) must be legible when reduced or enlarged to widths of 2-9/16 inches (one column width) or 5-5/16 inches (full page width).
PERMISSION: The author(s) are responsible for securing permission to reproduce all copyrighted figures or materials before they are published by SMH. A copy of the written permission must be included with the manuscript submission.
A few examples follow. Refer to the American Sociological Association Style Guide for more examples.
- Bernard, Claude.  1957. An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine. Translated by Henry C. Greene. New York: Dover.
- House, James S. 1981. Work Stress and Social Support. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. U.S. Bureau of the Census. 1960. Characteristics of the Population. Vol. 1. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
- Conger, Rand D. Forthcoming. “The Effects of Positive Feedback on Direction and Amount of Verbalization in a Social Setting.” Sociological Perspectives.
- Goodman, Leo A. 1947a. “The Analysis of Systems of Qualitative Variables When Some of the Variables Are Unobservable. Part I—A Modified Latent Structure Approach.” American Journal of Sociology 79:1179–1259.
- ———. 1947b. “Exploratory Latent Structure Analysis Using both Identifiable and Unidentifiable Models.” Biometrika 61:215–31.
- Clausen, John A. 1972. “The Life Course of Individuals.” Pp. 457–514 in Aging and Society, vol. 3, A Sociology of Age Stratification, edited by M. W. Riley, M. Johnson, and A. Foner. New York: Russell Sage.
- Charles, Maria. 1990. “Occupational Sex Segregation: A Log-Linear Analysis of Patterns in 25 Industrial Countries.” Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Machine-Readable Data Files:
- American Institute of Public Opinion. 1976. Gallup Public Opinion Poll #965 [MRDF]. Princeton, NJ: American Institute of Public Opinion [producer]. New Haven, CT: Roper Public Opinion Research Center, Yale University [distributor].
- Miller, Warren, Arthur Miller, and Gerald Klein. 1975. The CPS 1974 American National Election Study [MRDF]. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan [producer]. Ann Arbor, MI: Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor].
- American Sociological Association. 1997. “Call for Help: Social Science Knowledge on Race, Racism, and Race Relations” (ASA Action Alert, October 15). Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. Retrieved October 15, 1997 (http://www.asanet.org/racecall.htm).
- Kao, Grace and Jennifer Thompson. 2003. “Racial and Ethnic Stratification in Educational Achievement and Attainment.” Annual Review of Sociology 29:417–42. Retrieved October 20, 2003 (http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.soc.29.010202.100019).