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‘Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America’ Launches

From the WashU Newsroom

The Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce the launch of the Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (JRISMA) with Washington University Libraries.

Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America

JRISMA features scholarly works in the fields of social work, public health, economics, health policy, education, or any health-related sciences connected to the topics of health and wellness issues in American communities impacted as the result of race, inequalities, and social mobility. The peer-reviewed journal will be published twice a year beginning with the CRISMA conference at Washington University in spring 2018.

“This journal allows underrepresented minorities in academics to work with their own community and to set the course for science development and knowledge transfer,” said David A. Patterson Silver Wolf, associate professor at the Brown School and editor-in-chief of JRISMA.

The journal is on Open Scholarship, the institutional repository for Washington University, and will be freely available to all.

“There are too many journals that have studies in underserved communities and then those communities never benefit from that research because they don’t have access to it,” Patterson Silver Wolf said. “JRISMA is the opportunity to make this research free, open, and clear for everyone.”

JRISMA editors are now accepting papers and are interested in developing scholars to showcase their work. “Our goal is to help authors, to give feedback, to help make papers successful, and to get them published,” Patterson Silver Wolf said. A rolling review process by community reviewers and academics will allow papers to be published online throughout the year, with the first issue completed in the spring of 2018.

Scholars are encouraged to contact the editors if they have an idea. Specific information regarding author guidelines, policies, and aims and scope is available at