May/June Issue • Volume 42 • Issue 5

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Applications Invited for Inaugural Editor of the New ASA Open Access Journal

The ASA Committee on Publications has issued a call for applications from scholars interested in serving as the inaugural editor for the first ASA open access journal covering all subfields of sociology. As the inaugural editor, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape this exciting new addition to the ASA’s publications portfolio.

The new open access journal will provide an outlet for innovative peer-reviewed scholarship that can be accessed freely and rapidly by users throughout the world. It will allow authors to submit manuscripts electronically, receive a publishing decision quickly, have article lengths unconstrained by printed page limits, as well as have accepted articles published online immediately after editorial review and acceptance.

The selected editor (or co-editors) will be integrally involved in the development of the structure of the editorial board and review process. The official term of service will be a minimum of three years to begin as soon as possible so that the journal can begin accepting submissions in 2014, if feasible, with a possible appointment of up to an additional two years.

Candidates must be members of the ASA and hold a tenured position or equivalent in an academic or non-academic setting. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.

ASA encourages applications for both sole editorships and co-editorships.

The deadline for submission of application materials is July 1, 2014. For detailed information on qualifications, the selection process, and requirements for the application packet, visit


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