American Sociological Association

Research & Publications

Journals

The American Sociological Association publishes 14 scholarly journals, including the American Sociological Review, the top ranked journal in sociology, emphasizing exceptional quality and general interest. ASA also publishes a bi-monthly journal of reviews, Contemporary Sociology; five quarterly specialty journals; an annual volume Sociological Methodology; Contexts, a quarterly magazine that makes cutting-edge social research accessible to general readers; and a new open-access general sociology journal, Socius. Joining these journals are four ASA section sponsored specialty journals.

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Contexts

Contexts is a quarterly magazine about society and social behavior. Published quarterly as the public face of sociology, it is directed to anyone interested in the latest sociological ideas and research. 

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Rose Series in Sociology

The ASA Rose Series in Sociology publishes highly visible, accessible books that integrate specific substantive areas in sociology.  The books are designed to offer synthetic analyses of these fields, challenge prevailing paradigms, and/or offer fresh views of enduring controversies.  The authors are typically senior scholars who work with or review the best available evidence, and utilize this evidential foundation to develop and defend their analysis.

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Research on Sociology

Here you will find information on sociology as a discipline and the work that sociologists do. The ASA Research Department gathers data on careers of sociologists and the status of sociology education, from high school through graduate school. Explore  trends in degrees awarded, diversity among faculty and students, resources for sociology departments, facts about the ASA membership, and much more.

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