American Sociological Association

How to Access Your Online ASA Journals

How to Access Your ASA Online Journals: A Step-by-step Guide

ASA members receive online access to all journals (excluding section journals, which require section membership) at no additional charge. Members can access ASA journals online through the regular member portal. This includes access to the full available archive of issues of ASA journals from ASA's publishing partners, as well as the archive of ASA content available on JSTOR. Follow the steps below to take advantage of this member benefit and access this wealth of scholarly content today.

1. Log in at using your ASA ID and password.

ASA Homepage screenshot.

2. Once logged in to the member portal, click on "Access ASA journal issues (2004-present)" in the menu on the left (under Journals/Newsletters).

Screenshot of ASA member portal webpage.

3. A new window will open with links to all ASA journals, as well as links to journals published by any sections you have joined. Click on a journal title to browse the full-text version of that journal.

Journal access page in the member portal with links to each ASA journal.

4. You can access current, past, and OnlineFirst articles by clicking Browse on the menu bar to navigate to a specific issue in the archive.

Sociology of Education page from SAGE Publishing

5. Articles (and other content) are available in a variety of formats, including .html and .pdf. There are also links to the abstract, reprint permissions, citation marking, RSS feeds, and e-mail alerts.

Sociology of Education table of contents from October 2016

6. To view content from ASA journals from 2014 and earlier, toggle back to the Member Portal welcome page and click the link Access ASA Journal Issues (2014 and earlier) on JSTOR in the menu on the left (under Journals/Newsletters). You will be directed to a page with a link to JSTOR.

Link to JSTOR from the ASA member portal.

7. You will then be directed to the American Sociological Association JSTOR publisher page. Here you can click on an ASA journal title and explore the archive of ASA material through 2014.

ASA Publisher page on JSTOR

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 2017, ASA's publishing partners, and the journals they print and distribute to members, are:


  • American Sociological Review
  • Contemporary Sociology
  • Contexts
  • Journal of Health and Social Behavior
  • Social Psychology Quarterly
  • Society and Mental Health (Mental Health Section)
  • Sociological Methodology
  • Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section)
  • Sociology of Education
  • Teaching Sociology


  • City & Community (Community and Urban Sociology Section)

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