Humboldt Journal of Social Relations
The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR) is a peer reviewed free online journal housed in the Department of Sociology at Humboldt State University. Journal staff produce an annual themed spring edition on a current issue or topic. While the articles primarily draw authors from the social sciences, we have also facilitated interdisciplinary collaborations among authors from the arts, humanities, natural sciences & the social sciences.
Founding and Changes
HJSR was founded in 1973 by Dr. Samuel Oliner and since then has regularly published peer reviewed original research from multiple disciplines. During its first 35 years, the journal maintained an open submission policy. HJSR solicited social science work without topic specificity. During this period the journal was also subscription based: in its earliest years it was soley available in print. With the movement to online journal databases, later years saw the journal issues carried by multiple academic journal databases, along with its print publication.
In 2011 HJSR produced its first free online edition accompanied by its last print edition. 2012 marks the journals first soley online and free edition. The journal is also carried and distributed by EBSCO and available through most university library systems.
Editorial Staff History
The managing editors of HJSR have primarily been graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology at Humboldt State University. Journal editors have primarily been from the HSU Department of Sociology, but have also included faculty members from other departments.
Past Editors and Managing Editors