September/October 2015 Issue • Volume 43 • Issue 6

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ASA Open Access Journal Socius Is Accepting Manuscripts

Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World is the ASA’s first general sociology, open-access journal. Covering all areas of the discipline, ASA and inaugural editors Lisa A. Keister and James Moody (Duke University) are pleased to announce that Socius is now accepting manuscripts. The journal will be funded through support from the ASA and SAGE Publications, as well as article processing charges (APCs), although waivers are offered for at least the first 12 months for any author unable to pay an APC for any reason.

Footnotes is reprinting the inaugural editorial below. For additional information and to find out how to to submit an article, visit

Inaugural Editorial

Welcome to Socius, the open-access journal of the American Sociological Association. The goal of Socius is to make new research readily available by providing an online forum for the rapid dissemination of high-quality, peer-reviewed research, produced in time to be relevant to ongoing research and public debates. Socius will feature original research that is relevant to sociologists of all subfields, and we are committed to an efficient peer-review process and broad accessibility.

We have several specific goals for the journal:

We think sociology is ripe for a journal like Socius; a journal that is open access and has quick turnaround allows our work to be relevant and accessible. The inclusion of speculative theory, new data-based discovery, and a code and data repository are features that take seriously a dynamic, interactive model of science that is forward focused.

Lisa A. Keister and James W. Moody, Editors

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