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About the Journal of Rural Social Sciences

The Journal of Rural Social Sciences (JRSS) – formerly known as Southern Rural Sociology– is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Southern Rural Sociological Association (SRSA). It is an open-access journal published in collaboration with an Editor and Editorial Office selected by the SRSA Board of Directors. The Editorial Office is currently located in the University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies. John Green serves as Editor in Chief, Elizabeth Young Sweeney serves as Managing Editor, and they are the conveners of the volunteer Editorial Board.

From 1983 until 2009, the first 24 volumes of the journal were published as Southern Rural Sociology. Starting in 2010, volumes 25 through 33 were published as Journal of Rural Social Sciences. These previous issues may be found here: Past Issues