Sex Roles (2010) 62:1 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9720-7 EDITORIAL Irene Hanson Frieze & Susan Dittrich Published online: 24 December 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009 Sex Roles: A Journal of Research began publishing in publish critical reviews of existing empirical work, as 1975. It is the oldest of the journals publishing social well as new theoretical approaches. (p. 1-2) science and psychological research focusing on gender. It Sex Roles continues to publish the same types of papers, seems appropriate that we note the long history of the even after 35 years. Although the mission of the journal has journal as we reach our 35th year of publication. During changed very little, we do now talk about gender issues rather this year, we will be publishing a number of special articles than using the word, sex. We have considered changing the and sections to mark this anniversary. These will be title of the journal, but have not done this since this would designated as “Anniversary” contributions. Many of these result in libraries and databases considering us to be a new will review the history of research on the major topics we journal. address in Sex Roles. One section will focus on teaching. When the journal began in 1975, it was published We hope you will enjoy reading these anniversary papers quarterly. Each issue was relatively small, with a total of 30 published throughout 2010. empirical articles being published that first year. Since that Sex Roles was founded by Phyllis A. Katz. As a time, the widespread interest in the journal has meant that we professor at the Graduate Center at the City University of have never worried about having enough submissions. In fact, New York in the early 1970s, Phyllis kept hearing about over the years, the journal has grown from being quarterly to colleagues who were not able to publish their research on a bi-monthly in 1977, and then monthly in 1981. In 2008, topic that had recently become of interest—differences in we received 517 new article submissions, and eventually women and men or boys and girls, and the effects of gender published 31% of these. Since most articles receive multiple on behavior. At that time, the term “gender” was not widely reviews as they are revised, we had a total of 1,046 reviews of used, and it was referred to as “sex” or “sex differences.” submissions in 2008. We also published 2 special issues in As Katz (1975) explained in her first issue: 2008, and a total of 148 original research articles. Sex Roles is devoted to publishing both empirically Another major change in Sex Roles has been its based and theoretical articles that are relevant to increasing internationalization. Since I took over as Editor sex-role socialization and change in both children and in 2006, we have had 31 different countries represented adults. We will particularly welcome new data dealing among our authors, 41 countries among our reviewers, and seven among our Editorial board. For more information on with the basic processes underlying the transmission of sex-role information, the cultural determinants of this, see Frieze and Dittrich (2008). particular sex-role structures and attitudes, and the consequences of such structures upon individuals, relationships, and societal institutions. We will also References I. H. Frieze (*) S. Dittrich Frieze, I. H. & Dittrich, S. (2008). Sex roles: An international journal University of Pittsburgh, [Editorial]. Sex Roles, 58, 751. Pittsburgh, PA, USA Katz, P. A. (1975). Sex roles: A Journal of Research [Editorial]. Sex e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Roles, 1,1–2.
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