American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes

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April/May 2019

Who Gets Accepted and Who Gets Rejected? A NSF-funded Workshop

Thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) at George Mason University, a two-day workshop will be held at NSF, June 6-7, 2019, for researchers interested in learning to manipulate a newly created digital archive of 20 years of manuscripts from the American Sociological Review. The ASA and CSSR created a digital archive of ASR’s accepted and rejected manuscripts, their peer reviews, and correspondence between editors, authors, and reviewers from 1991 and 2010. This workshop will provide access to the digital archive as well as training using the archive. Workshop participants will receive travel grants and stipends. Graduate students, junior and senior scholars who are interested in accessing and learning to use this archive should contact Dr. James Witte at or Dr. Roberta Spalter-Roth at