CONNECTIONSConnections (ISSN 0226-1776) publishes original empirical, theoretical, and methodological articles, as well as critical reviews dealing with applications of social network analysis.
Published articles span many disciplines and domains including: Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Communication, Economics, Organizational Behavior, Knowledge Management, Marketing, Social Psychology, Mathematics, Public Health, Medicine, Computer Science, and Policy.
As the official journal of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, the emphasis of the publication is to reflect the ever-growing and continually expanding community of scholars using network analytic techniques. Connections also provides an outlet for sharing news about social network concepts and techniques and new tools for research.
Online IssuesIssues of Connections from 2016 onwards can be found on the Exeley web site.
Issues of Connections prior to 2016 can be found on our Archive page.
From volume 2018 onwards the journal is published in a continous format.
Advantages to Publishing in ConnectionsConnections is on open access journal, authors retain copyright to the articles that they publish. As an interdisciplinary journal, all articles are peer reviewed by experts in SNA methodology as well as subject area experts.
Instructions to AuthorsThe journal seeks to publish significant work from any domain that is relevant to social network applications and methods. Connections welcomes regular length articles, short articles, data, software, course materials dealing with network analysis. Articles are peer-reviewed and will be edited for content and style.
Regular articles can be empirical, theoretical or methodological. Review articles that critically review and synthesize a body of published research and commentaries or short papers in response to previous articles published in the journal are also welcome.
Connections also publishes network datasets and instruments, which will be available on the website, accompanied by a short article (not to exceed 2,500 words) describing the data.
Authors who wish to submit a commentary, book review, network image or data set should first e-mail the editors with a brief description.
Submitting ManuscriptsAuthors are required to submit manuscripts online to the editor, Dr. Eric Quintane at firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors should expect a notice of receipt of their manuscript via email within one week. Feedback from the editor and reviewers will be sent to the corresponding author within three months after receipt. Revised or resubmitted manuscripts should include a detailed explanation of how the author has dealt with each of the reviewer's and Editor's comments. For questions or concerns about the submission process, authors should contact the editor.
Manuscripts must be in MS Word or WordPerfect format and should not exceed 40 pages including tables, figures and references. Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order: title page, acknowledgments, abstract, text, references, appendices, and figure legends. Format and style of manuscript and references should conform to the conventions specified in the latest edition of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Include author's contact information in the title page. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words. Please embed all images, tables and figures in the document. If you have a large figure, you may also send it as a separate file. A figure and its legend should be sufficiently informative that the results can be understood without reference to the text.