American Sociological Association

Submissions

Call for Submissions

The ASA online portal is open for submissions to the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. The deadline to submit is February 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. In addition to paper submissions, proposals will be accepted for Courses, Workshops, Preconferences, the Sociology in Practice Settings Symposium, and the Teaching and Learning Symposium. Please see the links in the menu to your right for calls that have been posted.

Participation Policies

  • Only one single-authored paper presentation is permitted. Authors who have more than one single-authored paper accepted must decide which paper will be presented and inform the session organizer of the session from which they wish to withdraw immediately.
     
  • Individuals may not be listed on more than two sessions on the program. This includes all participant roles. A participant is anyone listed as an author, presenter, presider/table presider, discussant, panelist, moderator, leader, or any similar substantive role on the program. Session organizers and mentors are exempt from this policy. Participants who appear on more than two sessions must decide on which sessions to participate and inform the session organizer of the session from which they wish to withdraw promptly. Session organizers and mentors are exempt from this policy.
     
  • Individuals who are listed on the program as participants are encouraged to hold membership in ASA. All persons listed as Session Organizer, must be members of the ASA.
     
  • All participants on the Annual Meeting program must register for the meeting by May 7. Participants who do not register by May 7 may be removed from the program. A participant is anyone listed as an author, mentor, presenter, presider/table presider, discussant, panelist, moderator, leader, or any similar substantive role on the program. For multiple-authored papers, co-authors who are not presenting and who will not be attending the Virtual Annual Meeting are not required to register.
     
  • Complimentary registration may be granted to an invited speaker who would not normally attend the meeting, is invited to present or participate on a scheduled session, works outside the discipline/field, and is not an ASA member or ever held an ASA membership. 

Diversity

Much of the vitality of the ASA flows from its diverse membership. With this in mind, it is the policy of the ASA to include people of color, women, sociologists from small institutions or who work in government, business, and other applied settings, and international scholars in all of its programmatic activities and in the business of the Association. It is crucially important that organizers work to create panels that reflect these principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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