American Sociological Association

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the membership categories and dues prices?

How do I join ASA (or renew my membership) online? 

Can I pay for membership with a check or money order? 

How can I access my ASA Portal?

How can I subscribe to ASA journals as a member?

My journal hasn't arrived. When will it arrive?

Can I change my journal selection during the year?

What are the time parameters of the ASA membership year?

Does ASA offer multiple-year memberships?

Has my membership been renewed?

How do I report a change of address?

I don't see my receipt. How can I get a copy?

Are memberships transferable?

Can I cancel my membership during the year and receive a refund?

May I add an additional section or journal to my membership mid-year?

May I join a section without being a member?

Do you offer lifetime memberships?

 

What are the Membership Categories and Dues Prices?

Click here to access the ASA Membership Benefits, Categories, and Dues page. 

 

How to do I join ASA (or renew my membership) online? 

Log in to the ASA homepage (if you don't have a record in our system, you can create one).  Once you log in you will be on your ASA Portal page.  From there, click "join/renew" and fill out the membership form. We strongly encourage online renewal, as your member benefits become available immediately.

 

Can I pay for membership with a check or money order? 

Yes. There are two options for doing this. The best way is to log into the ASA homepage (follow the directions on the question above). When you reach the end of the membership form, click "print invoice." If that is not possible for some reason, you can print the membership form (link below) and fill it out by hand. 

Once you have an invoice or a completed paper membership form (you only need one or the other), send it with your check or money order to American Sociological Association, 1430 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C.  20005.  Attention: Membership

2021 Membership Form

 

How can I access my ASA Portal?

To access your ASA Portal, click on the "log in" link in the upper right corner of the ASA homepage

 

How can I subscribe to ASA journals as a member?

All ASA members receive online access to the 10 ASA journals as a benefit of membership. All members (except International Associate members) can also opt-in to receiving one print journal of their choice. In addition, any ASA member may purchase additional print journal subscriptions. 

American Sociological Review ($45; Student/Not employed $30)
Contemporary Sociology ($45; Student/Not employed $30)
Contexts magazine ($45; Student/Not employed $30)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior ($45; Student/Not employed $30)
Social Psychology Quarterly ($45; Student/Not employed $30)
Sociological Methodology ($45; Student/Not employed $30)
Sociological Theory ($45; Student/Not employed $30)
Sociology of Education ($45; Student/Not employed $30)
Teaching Sociology ($45; Student/Not employed $30)

 

My journal hasn't arrive. When should it have mailed? 

Visit our Mailing and Receipts Date page to review when journal subscriptions lists are pulled, when the journal is mailed, and when it arrives in the ASA office. This should provide a general idea of when your journal should arrive.

 

Can I change my journal selection during the year?

Unfortunately, ASA is not able to change any print journal selection after you have joined or renewed. You may, however, add another print journal at any time on your ASA Portal. 

 

What are the time parameters of the ASA membership year?

ASA memberships run on a calendar year cycle (January 1 to December 31). All back issues (print journals only) already published for the membership year will be mailed within 4-6 weeks of receipt of membership. Applications received prior to October 1 will become effective for the current calendar year. Applications received on or after October 1 will be processed for the next calendar year. ASA does not offer pro-rated membership fees to members joining or renewing after January 1.

 

Does ASA offer multiple-year memberships?

After renewing or joining for 2021, ASA members (other than Student, Unemployed, and Affiliate members) can prepay for membership through 2023.  A current 2021 membership is required in order to take advantage of the pre-pay benefit. The prepayment process can be completed through you ASA Portal. 

 

Has my membership been renewed?

We strongly encourage online renewal, as your member benefits become available immediately. You may log on to see the status of your renewal at any time. If you renew by mail, you may receive another renewal reminder prior to ASA receiving and entering your renewal, so please allow adequate processing time. Please feel free to contact the Member Support Center to confirm your status at (202) 383-9005, Ext. 1 or membership@asanet.org.

 

How do I report a change of address?

Log in to your ASA Portal to update your address and/or contact information. An instructional guide is available here.  If you prefer, address changes may be sent to the Member Support Center at membership@asanet.org or by mail to the ASA office. Change of addresses are not accepted by telephone.

 

I don't see my receipt. How can I get a copy? 

If you don't immediately see your receipt in your inbox, please check your spam filter. Receipt are automatically generated from our database and are often caught in institutional spam filters. If you still do not see it, you can access a history of your transactions and any receipt through the online ASA Portal. Simply log in here and click "Order Receipts" under the heading Member Info.

 

Are memberships transferable?

Individual memberships are non-transferable.

 

Can I cancel my membership during the year and receive a refund?

Membership may be cancelled by contacting the ASA Member Support Center at membership@asanet.org, but ASA is not able to offer a refund for cancelled memberships.

 

May I add an additional section or journal to my membership mid-year?

If you are a current member, you may add sections or print journals by logging in to your ASA Portal.

 

May I join a section without being a member?

No, section membership is reserved for individuals with current ASA membership only.

 

Do you offer lifetime memberships?

ASA does not offer lifetime memberships. 

 

For any other questions, please contact the ASA Member Support Center at membership@asanet.org or (202) 383-9005, Ext. 1. 

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