City & Community virtual webinar on R&Rs, 3/16/23, 6:30-8
“Great, but Now What? How to Handle R&Rs”
“We invite you to revise and resubmit this paper” are great words to read from journal. But they are only the start of what may be a long revision process. Aimed at early career scholars, this virtual information session is meant to offer some guidance on how to revise and resubmit papers for journals from the perspective of an editor. Richard Ocejo, editor of City & Community, will offer some common tendencies–effective and ineffective ones–in how authors handle R&Rs and tips for how to incorporate reviewers’ comments in your papers (especially when they conflict) and write effective response memos. While City & Community and urban sociology will serve as the main examples, the lessons will be universal. Scholars in other subfields are therefore welcome to attend.
Thursday, March 16, 6:30-8, on Zoom.
Note: Registration is required and this event will not be recorded.
Email any questions to: email@example.com.
City & Community is excited to host “Studying Racism and Capitalism in Cities” on Thursday, February 16, at 6:30PM (ET). Differing from webinars we have hosted in the past which have been tailored to junior scholars, this event launches a new virtual panel series on topics within the journal’s scope in which more established scholars share their experiences and intellectual journeys with the intention of both guidance and information.
Jackelyn Hwang, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, was the winner of the 2020 Jane Addams Award for best article. Jackelyn’s innovative research agenda examines the relationship between how neighborhoods change and the persistence of neighborhood inequality by race and class in US cities. We reached out to ask her to discuss her research, and we’re including her responses below. Thanks to Jackelyn for participating in our interview series!
Richard E. Ocejo
John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
2021 Winter, Vol. 34, No.1
It is an absolute honor to be the next Editor-in-Chief at City & Community. The journal began publication around when I started graduate school, so there hasn’t been a time when I haven’t known of its existence. Whether from reading its pages, contributing as an author, or assigning its pieces in my courses, it has played an indispensable role in my career. And now getting to run City & Community at this stage in its history, build on the efforts of so many great Editors and scholars, and take it to another level is a dream come true.
City & Community’s Urban Scholars Development Program has been running smoothly and we have room for more participants. The program is aimed at providing one-on-one mentorship for early-career urban scholars (graduate students, post-docs, recent graduates) to aid them in their scholarship. In doing so we are developing the next generation of urban researchers and expanding the urban literature.
Potential mentees may email the journal directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be considered for the program or may be offered the opportunity to participate by the Editor-in-Chief or a Deputy Editor upon submission to the journal. Mentees will get assigned a faculty mentor from the editorial board to help them with their work. Mentors will help shape the mentees’ work into a publishable manuscript and work with them at least until the first successful submission to a peer-reviewed journal.
Scholars from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
– Must have no prior sole-authored academic publications
– Must have an article-length manuscript
While the expectation is authors will submit their finished work to City & Community upon completing mentorship, they are not required to do so. (Note: going through the program is not a substitute for peer review.)
Urban Processes Under Racial Capitalism
City & Community
- Prentiss A. Dantzler, Georgia State University
- Junia Howell, University of Pittsburgh
- Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, University of New Mexico
For over a century, urban sociologists have attempted to disentangle the role race and class play in shaping city spaces and urban lives. However, Black scholars have challenged this dichotomy, arguing race and class are mutually constituted forms of exploitation. In his pioneering book, Black Marxism, the late historian Cedric J. Robinson argues racism was fundamental to the feudal order of early capitalism and has remained foundational in all constructions of class. Seminal works like W.E.B. Du Bois’ (1935) Black Reconstruction and more recent books like Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s (2019) Race for Profit echo Robinson’s approach arguing economic value is derived from the racialization of labor and property. Yet, urban sociology has not fully explored how racial capitalism changes and reshapes our core theoretical approaches.
Dear CUSS Membership,
I’m writing to deliver an important announcement.
I’m pleased to announce that our section’s journal, City & Community (C&C), has a new editor-in-chief: Richard E. Ocejo. Richard’s vision is to build upon the journal’s strong foundation and broaden its influence within the discipline of sociology and the field of urban studies. In the coming years, C&C readers and authors can expect a lot of continuity from Deirdre Oakley’s outstanding editorship (e.g., an increasingly international focus, quick turnaround on reviews, and publication timeline) as well as some new initiatives. Among Richard’s plans are a revamped, active, and inclusive editorial board, additional website content (like podcast interviews), and a professional development program for young scholars. I’m very excited to see how he advances our journal over the next few years.
I want to thank Richard for taking on this critical CUSS role as well as acknowledge Kirsta Paulsen (chair, CUSS Publications Committee), Japonica Brown-Saracino (past CUSS chair), and the Publications Committee and Council members for their great work in helping to select our new C&C editor. I also want to sincerely thank Deirdre Oakley for her incredible effort as C&C’s editor for the last three years.
As the fall semester gets underway, I hope you manage to remain productive and energized during these difficult times. Our collective work on urban dynamics, race, and social justice is so important right now and I urge you to stay engaged with the academy, CUSS, and your community.
The new issue is out!
- Symposium on the importance of small cities edited by Richard Ocejo and Ervin Kosta
- Two articles on gentrification by Cameron Hightower & Jim Fraser, and by Brendon Beck.
- Book reviews:
- Review by Bruce Haynes on former C&C editor Lance Freeman’s new book on The (Archetypal) Ghetto in Black America
- Review by Joan Maya Mazelis on Esther Young’s new book about Manufactured Insecurity of mobile homes.
Individual and team applications are invited for the position of editor of City & Community, the journal of the American Sociological Association’s Community and Urban Sociology Section (CUSS). The official term for the new editor (or co-editors) will begin in January 2021. The editorial transition will begin in late 2020 with the first issue of the new editorial team being the March 2021 issue. The editor’s term is for a minimum of three years, until December 2023, with a possible reappointment of up to an additional two years.