Focus and Scope

The focus and scope of the journal comprises of anything sociological, that is presenting scholarly research with a sociological perspective. This does not completely exclude perspectives of other disciplines; sociology is a very broad and overlapping field and submissions with overlapping perspectives will be accepted.

 

 

Peer Review Process

Invoke is run on a peer review system. This means that submissions made to the journal will be reviewed by at least two reviewers for publication. Reviewers will judge submissions on a three point scale: publish with minor or no changes, publish with changes, and do not publish. Reviewers will have approximately two weeks to review submissions which will be given to both the Editors and the Author. Once reviews have been completed, manuscripts that were successful in meeting the critrea for the journal (i.e. publish with minor or no changes) will be reviewed by Editors and final decisions on publication will be made.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published once a year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Reviewer policies

invoke is run on a peer review system. This means that submissions made to the journal will be reviewed by at least two reviewers for publication. Reviewers will judge submissions on a three point scale: publish with minor or no changes, publish with changes, and do not publish. Reviewers will have approximately two weeks to review submissions which will be given to both the Editors and the Author. Once reviews have been completed, manuscripts that were successful in meeting the critrea for the journal (i.e. publish with minor or no changes) will be reviewed by Editors and final decisions for publication will be made.

Sources of Support

The Undergraduate Sociology Journal, INvoke, is generously supported by the University of Alberta's Sociology Department, Dr. Kevin Haggerty and Dr. Richard Westerman, the supervisors for invoke. The journal is also hosted by the University of Alberta Libraries. Invoke is now delivered through the Sociology Undergraduate Sociology Association (SUSA) as of September 2014.

Journal History

The Undergraduate Sociology Journal was initiated by a few interested sociology students. The Department of Sociology accepted requests made by students to have an undergraduate journal and invoke was created in the 2011/2012 school year. It was re-launched as a part of the Sociology Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA) in the fall of 2014. After another state of hiatus, INvoke was once again re-launched through the Sociology Undergraduate Student Association in 2017.