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Social Networksis an interdisciplinary and international quarterly. It provides a common forum for representatives of anthropology, sociology, history, social psychology, political science, human geography, biology, economics, communications science and other disciplines who share an interest in the study of the structure of human relations and associations that may be expressed in network form. It publishes both theoretical and substantive papers. Critical reviews of major theoretical or methodological approaches using the notion of networks in the analysis of human behavior are also included, as are reviews of recent books dealing with social networks and social structure.There are no restrictions on the kinds of papers dealing with social networks that will be considered for publication. Acceptable papers may range from abstract, formal mathematical derivations to concrete, descriptive case studies of particular social networks. In every case, the editorial criteria for acceptance will be based on the degree to which a paper makes a broad theoretical or methodological contribution to the study of social networks. The editors are therefore particularly interested in papers that attempt to uncover the processes by which social networks emerge, evolve and have consequences for other aspects of human behavior. Please refer to theEditor's homepagefor more information about the editors and the journal.Abstracting/ indexingAnthropological IndexAnthropological LiteratureCurrent Contents/Social and Behavioral SciencesJournal Contents in Quantitative MethodsResearch AlertSage Public Administration AbstractsScopusSocial Sciences Citation IndexSociological Abstracts
(1) As far as possible, all journal activity will be electronic.
(2) Manuscripts for editorial review may be submitted in English, French or German. Accepted manuscripts must be written in English.
(3) Manuscripts should be sent by e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at the following address:firstname.lastname@example.orgIf authors do not have access to a computer, a typed copy of a manuscript may be mailed to the editorial office where it will scanned into an electronic form. The address for such submissions is:Social Networks, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-5100, USA.
(4) All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board with the assistance of outside reviewers. Decisions on acceptance will be made by the whole board.Procedures:Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. The Editorial Board does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of papers submitted. Upon acceptance of an article, author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher.
(5) All editorial business will be conducted electronically. Electronic manuscripts have the advantage that there is not need for re-keying of text, thereby avoiding the possibility of introducing errors and resulting in reliable and fast delivery of proofs. The preferred submission media are MSWORD, WordPerfect and LaTeX. The manuscript should be double spaced. Do not allow your word processor to introduce word breaks and do not use a right-justified layout. Please adhere strictly to the general instructions below on style, arrangement and, in particular, the reference style of the journal.
(6) The first page of the electronic manuscript should contain the following information: (i) the title; (ii) the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s); (iii) an abstract of not more than 100 words. A footnote on that page should give the name, address, and telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author as well as an e-mail address. To facilitate double-blind refereeing, authors are requested to see that their manuscript contains no information identifying the author(s) except for the title page. Identifying information on the title page will be deleted at the editorial office from the manuscript sent out for review.
(7) Acknowledgements and information on grants received can be given in a first footnote, which should not be included in the consecutive numbering of footnotes.
(8) Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.
(9) Displayed formulae should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc. against the right-hand margin of the page. In cases where the derivation of formulae has been abbreviated, it is of great help to the referees if the full derivation can be presented on a separate page (not to be published).
(10) References to publications should be as follows: 'Smith (1992) report that?'or 'This problem has been studied previously (e.g., Smith et al., 1969)'. The author should make sure that there is a strict one-to-one correspondence between the names and years in the text and those on the list. This list of references should appear at the end of the main text (after any appendices, but before tables and legends for figures). It should be double spaced and listed in alphabetical order by author's name. References should appear as follows:Journal titles are to be presented in full and are followed by volume number and page numbers. Titles of books are in full followed, in parentheses, by the publisher and the town of publication. If there is more than one reference to the same author and year, distinguish them by letters a, b, c, etc. added to the year. Give the publisher's name in as brief a form as is fully intelligible e.g. John Wiley and Sons should be "Wiley". Examples:Mitchell, J.C. (Ed.), 1969. Social Networks in Urban Situations. Manchester University Press, Manchester.Nieminen, J., 1973. On the centrality in a directed graph. Social Science Research 2, 371-378.White, H., 1970a. Search parameters for the small world problems. Social Forces 49, 259-264.White, H., 1970b. Chains of Opportunity. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.
(11) Illustrations should be submitted in separated files in any standard high resolution graphics format (e.g. EPS, TIFF, JPEG, PNG or SVG. Illustrations should not be inserted in the text, and should be titled with their figure number. All graphs and diagrams should be referred to as figures, and should be numbered consecutively in the text using Arabic numerals.
(12) Tables should be numbered consecutively in the text using Arabic numerals.Any manuscript that does not conform to these instructions may be returned for the necessary revision before publication.Proofs will be sent to the author (first-named author if no corresponding author is identified on multi-authored papers). By PDF wherever possible and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt, preferably by email. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors; any other amendments may be charged to the author. Any queries should be answered in full. Elsevier will do everything possible to get your article corrected and published as quickly and accurately as possible. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are returned to us in one all-inclusive email or fax. Subsequent additional corrections will not be possible, so please ensure that you communication is complete. Should you choose to mail your corrections, please return them to: Log-in Department, Elsevier, Stover Court, Bampfylde Street, Exeter, Devon EX1 2AH, UK.Author enquiries:For enquiries relating to the submission of articles please visit Elsevier's Author Gateway athttp://authors.elsevier.comThe Author Gateway also provides the facility to track accepted article and set up email alerts to inform you of when an article's status has changed as well as detailed artwork guidelines, copyright information, frequently asked questions and more.Contact details for questions arising after acceptance of an article, especially those relating to proofs, are provided after registration of an article for publication.