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of the Social Sciences


Featured Scholarship

Dr. Yllka Azemi is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Indiana University Northwest. Her key areas of scholarship include online consumer behaviour, digital marketing communications, and online recovery strategies. More Here...

Featured Member

Dr. Laura McClelland is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Taylor University. She became a member of IASS in 2022 and has brought students to present at the conference for the past two years. More Here...

President's Message

My name is Melissa Stacer, and I am a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Southern Indiana. More Here...

Midwest Social Sciences Journal (MSSJ, previously known as the JIASS, is a blind peer- review Diamond Open Access Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences. We proudly published our 26th volume in December 2023. Full access to the 26th volume is available here: https://scholar.valpo.edu/mssj/vol26/iss1/

The Journal is accepting papers on a continuous basis and currently inviting papers for its 27th volume due for publication by fall 2024. All accepted papers are issued Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) soon after the acceptance of their work. Learn about the submission policies at https://scholar.valpo.edu/mssj/. You can read the most recent volume of Midwest Social Sciences Journal.

Call for Papers:

MSSJ_Vol.27_Call_for_Papers SR.pdf

Invitation to Submit to Endnotes

Greetings from the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences! We are excited about the year 2024 and the upcoming 95th Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Social Science to be held in Evansville, Indiana on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana. This year, we want to hear from you, our members. Tell us what you’ve been up to, academic or otherwise. Do you want to share valuable information? Have you published an article, taken a trip, or visited a museum? We want to know. We’re interested in reporting on all the academic achievements and cool endeavors of our members, so we are inviting you to submit a brief academic blurb or a short article to our newsletter Endnotes. Contributions can be short commentaries on contemporary issues, reviews, community news, personal experiences, academic achievements/publications or any other helpful information related to the social sciences and academia. When submitting please be sure to include:

Email submissions to executive.secretary@iass.org. This year Endnotes is moving to an online format that can be updated throughout the year instead of the annual newsletter. This new design will allow us to connect more regularly with one another, so remember to look out for new articles and features. Hope to hear from you soon!