American Sociological Association

For Authors

Information for Authors

The information and links below will assist you in preparing your manuscript for submision. Please direct questions regarding a specific ASA journal to the journal's editorial office. Journal specific submission guidelines can be found on individual journal pages.


ASA Style Guide
Cover of the 5th ed. of the ASA Style Guide

The fifth edition of the ASA Style Guide is the authoritative reference for writing, submitting, editing, and copyediting manuscripts for ASA journals and other publications following ASA's unique format. This revised, expanded edition features guidelines for the most common situations encountered by authors and editors. New features include revisions to reference formatting and additional information on grammar. In addition, updated reference examples, including citing social media sources and journal articles posted online ahead of print, are included in this new edition.

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2016 Publishing Options Cover

ASA's Publishing Options: An Author's Guide to Journals (E-book)

The 2016 edition of Publishing Options includes 238 journals publishing manuscripts in sociology and related fields, from a variety of publishers and societies. Each listing includes journal website, mission/aim, circulation, submission requirements, areas of interest and types of articles published, acceptance rate, production and review lags, submission rates, and index/citation information. Includes indices by publisher/sponsor and area of interest.

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