Humboldt Journal of Social Relations

About This Journal

HJSR Today

The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR) is a peer reviewed, free online journal housed in the Department of Sociology at Cal Poly Humboldt. Journal staff produce an annual themed spring edition on a current issue or topic. While the articles primarily draw authors from the social sciences, we have also facilitated interdisciplinary collaborations among authors from the arts, humanities, natural sciences and the social sciences.

Founding and Changes

HJSR was founded in 1973 by Dr. Samuel Oliner and since then has regularly published peer reviewed original research from multiple disciplines. During its first 35 years, the journal maintained an open submission policy. HJSR solicited social science work without topic specificity. During this period, the journal was also subscription based: in its earliest years it was solely available in print. In 2011, HJSR produced its first free online edition accompanied by its last print edition. 2012 marked the journals first solely online and free edition.

Electronic issues of the journal are distributed by EBSCO and JSTOR and are available through most university library systems. The archive of all print-only HJSR issues was digitized in 2013 by JSTOR and full text e-prints are available solely through their databases.

Editorial Staff History

The managing editors of HJSR have primarily been graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology at Cal Poly Humboldt. Journal editors have primarily been from the HSU Department of Sociology, but have also included faculty members from other departments.