ASA editors provide data on manuscript decisions in order to provide information on the frequency and timing of editorial decisions, as a means of clarifying authors' chances of having their manuscripts accepted and the length of time authors can expect to wait for decisions. The table shown below reports on decisions, as of April 5, 2018, for manuscripts submitted in the 2017 calendar year.
The ASA Opportunities in Retirement Network (ORN) was established in 2014 to provide resources for retired sociologists. All ASA members in the "Retired Member" category are automatically members of ORN, receiving the biannual e-newsletter ORN Notes and voting on advisory board members as part of the annual ASA election. ASA members who are not yet retired but are interested in issues relating to retirement are encouraged to participate by joining ORN's discussion listserv, following ORN on Facebook, or attending ORN sessions at the ASA Annual Meeting.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), a private, nonprofit federation of 75 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to ACLS's mission.
In May, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced the election of two sociologists—Dalton Conley and Paula England—from among this year's 84 new members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Members of the Academy, who are considered to hold one of the highest honors in American science, help write reports on key scientific issues to help inform policymakers' decisions.
Deadline: August 31, 2018
The American Sociological Association (ASA) encourages applications for the 2018 Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) grants. CARI grants are for projects that bring social science knowledge and methods to bear in addressing community-based problems. Applicants must be sociologists seeking to work with community organizations or community action initiatives.
Department Chairs Preconference
"Freedom of Speech and Sociology Departments: Responding to Challenges, Fostering Space for Discourse"
August 10, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Chairs Preconference will help department leaders respond to challenges to free speech, establish guiding principles for evaluating controversies, and be prepared to act effectively and appropriately when they arise.
Director of Graduate Studies Preconference
"The Master's Degree in Sociology: New Opportunities and Fresh Approaches"
August 10, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
ASA proudly announces the winner of the Dissertation Award. The award honors the best PhD dissertation from among those submitted by advisers and mentors in the discipline.
The 2018 ASA Dissertation Award goes to Juliette Galonnier for "Choosing Faith and Facing Race: Converting to Islam in France and the United States," completed at Northwestern University and the Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo).
We are very pleased to announce that we have just completed a silent leadership phase of a new campaign to strengthen inclusion in sociology and ASA. Leadership contributions have totaled $365,000! ASA Council now invites all sociologists to participate in this Campaign for Inclusion which will support our longstanding Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) and a newly created Annual Meeting Travel Fund (AMTF).
A new study shows that rising income inequality in the U.S. has led affluent parents to increase spending on their children, widening the gap in child investment along class lines. The results suggest that income inequality erodes the equality of opportunity by increasing gaps between children from a young age.