Call for Papers

STAR accepts submissions at any time.

Volume 36 Call For Papers 

Social Thought and Research (STAR) is an annual peer reviewed journal edited by graduate students at the University of Kansas. We have published papers on a range of subjects, including the research of leading social thinkers. STAR seeks to publish current sociological, interdisciplinary, and social science-related research. Students and faculty from departments outside the discipline of sociology (including, but not limited to: environmental studies, women gender and sexuality studies, political science, social psychology, anthropology, history, and American studies) are also encouraged to submit articles to STAR.

STAR seeks submissions for our upcoming special issue on the theme of “Menstruation and the Body.” In our 36th volume, we are actively looking for articles that empirically or theoretically engage with topics such as the social and individual practices of menstrual hygiene, the sociology of menstruation, the intersections of menstruation and other social categories – such as gender, sexuality, race, class, and dis/ability – the social construction of menstruation and menstrual hygiene – including in social policy, planning, and disaster response efforts – as well as works more broadly concerned with reproductive health, technology and the body, and/or culture and the body. STAR also welcomes book reviews, research notes, teaching articles, scholarly critical literature reviews, and other original research. 

Publishing is paramount to post-graduate success. STAR offers great exposure and is now available electronically in a searchable format at KU ScholarWorks, an open-source, electronic database maintained by the University of Kansas that allows authors to track activity related to published articles, including tracking “hits” and downloads. In addition, STAR is published in Proquest’s Social Science Journals, listed in EBSCO’s database, included in Sociological Abstracts with a direct link to KU ScholarWorks, and will soon be available through JSTOR.

While submissions are accepted at any time, the deadline for submissions for Volume 36 is May 15, 2020. Submissions should include the following: 


1.              Cover letter and author contact information, including current e-mail address.

2.              Cover page that lists the title of your submission, keywords, and a 200 word abstract.

3.              Microsoft Word compatible electronic version of your submission sent as an email attachment to


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STAR Journal Vol. 36 Call for Papers!

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