December 2010 Issue • Volume 38 • Issue 9

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How to . . . Access your online ASA journals

Members’ access to their online ASA journals is now available in the regular member portal. ASA journal subscriptions include access to the full available archive of issues from ASA’s publishing partners (e.g., if you subscribe to the American Sociological Review in 2011, you will get access to all ASR issues from 2004 forward). And, if you subscribe to two or more journals, you will receive online access to all ASA journals!


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  1. Log in at using your ASA ID and password (see Image 1).





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  3. Once logged in to the member portal, click on "Access your online journals" in the menu on the left (under ASA Journals) (see Image 2).





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  5. A new window will open up with clickable (hypertext) titles for each journal to which you have access, including journals published by any sections you have joined. Click on a journal title to browse the full-text version of that journal. (see Image 3).




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  7. You can access the current issue, or click on "All Issues" to navigate to a specific issue in the archive.
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  9. Articles (and other content) are available in a variety of formats, including .html and .pdf. There are also quick links to the abstract, reprint permissions, citation marking, RSS feeds, and e-mail alerts. (see Image 5)




As long as you are browsing journals published for ASA by a single publisher, you do not have to return to the list of journals for access. However, if you wish to switch to another publisher’s platform, you will need to "toggle" back to the member portal menu to open a new list of journals.

In 2011, ASA’s publishing partners, and the journals they print and distribute to ASA members, are:



*Note that access to Contexts in 2010 is provided by the University of California Press.

If you need additional information on how to subscribe or to access your journals, e-mail logosmall

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