American Sociological Association

Publications Manual

ASA Publications Manual: A Guide for Editors

Revised June 2018

The Editor of each of the official publications of the Association shall be responsible for the editorial management of the publication. The Editor shall have the authority to appoint such special issue editors as the Editor may deem necessary. Each Editor must work within the policies established by the Committee on Publications and within the budget set by the Council.—ASA By-Laws, Article IV, Section 4

New editors of ASA journals and the ASA Rose Series experience profound changes in their daily concerns—their priorities shift from research and teaching to evaluating manuscripts and getting them published. It is the intent of this Publications Manual to guide new editors as they begin their new editorial responsibilities. This manual is a product of the Publications Committee of the ASA, whose responsibilities are established in the ASA Bylaws. 

In this manual the term “journal,” when used, refers to ASA journals and also to the ASA Rose Series and other peer-reviewed occasional volumes or series. The procedures and policies described within apply to all peer-reviewed ASA publications.



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