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- Mean review time: 37 days to first decision (learn more)
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- 2018 average monthly full-text downloads: 37,408
- 2018 impact factor: 5.391 (learn more)
- 2018 impact factor rank: 2 of 146 journals in Sociology (SSCI)
- 2018 five-year impact factor: 7.380
- Immediacy index: 0.762 (learn more)
- Article influence score: 4.578 (learn more)
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The American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. With nearly 15,000 members, ASA encompasses sociologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities, researchers, practitioners, and students. About 20 percent of the members work in government, business, or non-profit organizations. ASA hosts an annual meeting with more than 6,000 participants and publishes 14 professional journals and magazines.
As the national organization for sociologists, ASA, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, ASA aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.
American Sociological Review (ASR) is the American Sociological Association’s flagship journal. The ASA founded this journal in 1936 with the mission to publish original works of interest to the discipline of sociology in general, new theoretical developments, results of research that advance understanding of fundamental social processes, and important methodological innovations. All areas of sociology are welcome in ASR. Emphasis is on exceptional quality and general interest.
|Omar A. Lizardo||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|Rory M. McVeigh||University of Notre Dame|
|Sarah A. Mustillo||University of Notre Dame, USA|
|Tak Wing Chan||University College London, UK|
|Laura J. Enriquez||University of California-Berkeley|
|Bridget K. Gorman||Rice University|
|Adia M. Harvey Wingfield||Washington University-St. Louis|
|Alexandra A. Killewald||Harvard University|
|Karyn Lacy||University of Michigan-Ann Arbor|
|Olav Sorenson||Yale University|
|Cawo Mohamed Abdi||University of Minnesota-Twin Cities|
|Seth Abrutyn||University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Jody Agius Vallejo||University of Southern California|
|Sharla N. Alegria||University of California-Merced|
|Weihua An||Emory University|
|Katrin Auspurg||University of Munich, Germany|
|Regina S. Baker||University of Pennsylvania|
|Joyce M. Bell||University of Minnesota-Twin Cities|
|Kelly Bergstrand||University of Texas-Arlington|
|Kraig Beyerlein||University of Notre Dame|
|Alison J. Bianchi||University of Iowa|
|Bart Bonikowski||Harvard University|
|Jenifer L. Bratter||Rice University|
|Karida Brown||University of California-Los Angeles|
|Feinian Chen||University of Maryland|
|Siwei Cheng||New York University|
|David Cunningham||Washington University-St. Louis|
|Christina Diaz||University of Arizona|
|John-Paul Ferguson||Stanford University|
|Isabel Fernandez-Mateo||London Business School, UK|
|Claude S. Fischer||University of California-Berkeley|
|Neil Fligstein||University of California-Berkeley|
|Chenoa Flippen||University of Pennsylvania|
|Eric Fong||The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Michelle Frisco||Pennsylvania State University|
|Andrew S. Fullerton||Oklahoma State University, USA|
|Amir Goldberg||Stanford University|
|Neha Gondal||Boston University|
|Tod G. Hamilton||Princeton University|
|Michael J. Handel||Northeastern University|
|Caroline Hanley||College of William and Mary|
|Alexes Harris||University of Washington|
|Angel Harris||Duke University|
|Anna R. Haskins||Cornell University|
|Greta Hsu||University of California-Davis|
|Marcus Anthony Hunter||University of California-Los Angeles|
|Michelle Jackson||Stanford University|
|Kara Joyner||Bowling Green State University|
|James A. Kitts||University of Massachusetts|
|Sharon Koppman||University of California-Irvine|
|Daniel Laurison||Swarthmore College|
|Michael T. Light||University of Wisconsin|
|Ken-Hou Lin||University of Texas at Austin|
|Freda B. Lynn||University of Iowa|
|Ann Meier||University of Minnesota-Twin Cities|
|David M. Melamed||Ohio State University|
|Victor Nee||Cornell University|
|Vilma Ortiz||University of California-Los Angeles|
|Jeremy Pais||University of Connecticut|
|Andrew V. Papachristos||Northwestern University|
|Lisa D. Pearce||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
|David Pedulla||Stanford University|
|Becky Pettit||University of Texas-Austin|
|Kimberly Brooke Rogers||Dartmouth College|
|Louise Marie Roth||University of Arizona|
|Sheryl L. Skaggs||University of Texas-Dallas, USA|
|Jeffrey A. Smith||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Sameer Srivastava||University of California-Berkeley|
|Mitchell L. Stevens||Stanford University|
|Megan M. Sweeney||University of California-Los Angeles|
|Robert Vargas||University of Notre Dame|
|Katherine Weisshaar||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
|Cristobal Young||Cornell University|
|Alford A. Young, Jr.||University of Michigan-Ann Arbor|
|Wei-hsin Yu||University of Maryland-College Park|
|Ezra W. Zuckerman||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
Manuscript Submission Format: Manuscripts should meet the format guidelines specified in the Notice to Contributors published in the February and August issues of each volume. All text must be double-spaced and typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font size. Margins should be at least 1 inch on all four sides. You may cite your own work, but do not use wording that identifies you as the author.
Submission Requirements: Manuscripts submitted to ASR are processed electronically through SAGE Track. Authors can create an account and log in to submit a manuscript at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asr. As part of the blind peer review process, authors will need to upload a blinded manuscript without a title page, as well as a separate title page with the authors' institutional affiliations, acknowledgments, and contact information for the corresponding author.
Authors will need to upload the following separate files/items into SAGE Track:
- Cover Letter. Please provide complete contact information for the corresponding author (name, address, phone/fax, e-mail), the complete manuscript title, and any other important and relevant information.
- Abstract. Please upload an abstract of 200 words or fewer describing the purpose, methods, and general findings of the study.
- Title Page. Please include authors' institutional affiliations, acknowledgments, and contact information for the corresponding author.
- Blinded Manuscript. Blinded manuscripts do not include the title page (or any self identifying information, see below). There is no need to include the abstract with the blinded manuscript.
- $25.00 Non-refundable Manuscript Processing Fee. Authors must pay the non-refundable $25.00 manuscript processing fee electronically through SAGE Track. All new manuscripts require a fee unless authored by ASA student members.
Address for Correspondence: American Sociological Review, University of Notre Dame, 810 Flanner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556; Phone: (574) 631-0330; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Additional details on preparing manuscripts for ASR are published in the ASA Style Guide (6th ed., 2019) available from the American Sociological Association.
Ethics: Submission of a manuscript to another professional journal while it is under review by the ASR is regarded by the ASA as unethical. Significant findings or contributions that have already appeared (or will appear) elsewhere must be clearly identified. All persons who publish in ASA journals are required to abide by ASA guidelines and ethics codes regarding plagiarism and other ethical issues. This requirement includes adhering to ASA’s stated policy on data-sharing: “Sociologists make their data available after completion of the project or its major publications, except where proprietary agreements with employers, contractors, or clients preclude such accessibility or when it is impossible to share data and protect the confidentiality of the data or the anonymity of research participants (e.g., raw field notes or detailed information from ethnographic interviews)” (ASA Code of Ethics, 1997).
All pages must be double-spaced (including notes and references) with margins measuring at least 1 inch (i.e., line length must not exceed 6-1/2 inches). Please use 12-point Times New Roman font. ASR Articles may not exceed 15,000 words in length including text, references, and footnotes (excluding tables and figures). ASR Comments/Replies should not exceed 3,000 words. Upload Comments and Replies directly into SAGE Track; ASR does not require that Comments first be sent to article authors.
Sections in a manuscript may include the following: (1) Title page, (2) Abstract, (3) Text, (4) Notes, (5) References, (6) Tables, (7) Figures, and (8) Appendixes.
- Title page. Please include the following:
- Full article title
- Acknowledgments and credits
- Each author’s complete name and institutional affiliation(s)
- Grant numbers and/or funding information
- Key words (four or five)
- Corresponding author (name, address, phone/fax, e-mail)
- Abstract. The abstract (150 to 200 words) should not include authors' names or other identifying information.
- Blinded Manuscript. The manuscript should not include the title page, authors' names or affiliations, or any other identifying information. ASR uses anonymous peer reviewers for manuscript evaluation. Delete or rewrite any text that identifies you as the author: when citing your own work, please write “Smith (1992) concluded...,” but do not write “I concluded (Smith 1992)....”
- Headings and subheadings. Generally, three heading levels are sufficient to organize text. See recent issues for examples.
- Citations in the text should provide the last name of the author(s) and year of publication. Include page numbers for direct quotes or specific passages. Cite only those works needed to provide evidence for your assertions and to refer to important sources on the topic. In the following examples of text citations, ellipses (...) indicate manuscript text:
- When author’s name is in the text, follow it with the year in parentheses—... Duncan (1959).
- When author’s name is not in the text, enclose the last name and year in parentheses—... (Gouldner 1963).
- Pages cited follow the year of publication after a colon—... (Ramirez and Weiss 1979:239–40).
- Provide last names for joint authors—... (Martin and Bailey 1988).
- For three authors, list all three last names in the first citation in the text—... (Carr, Smith, and Jones 1962). For all subsequent citations use “et al.”—... (Carr et al. 1962). For works with four or more authors, use “et al.” throughout.
- For institutional authorship, supply minimal identification from the complete citation—... (U.S. Bureau of the Census 1963:117).
- List a series of citations in alphabetical order or date order separated by semicolons—... (Burgess 1968; Marwell et al. 1971).
- Use “forthcoming” to cite sources scheduled for publication. For dissertations and unpublished papers, cite the date. If no date, use “n.d.” in place of the date—... Smith (forthcoming) and Oropesa (n.d.).
- For machine-readable data files, cite authorship and date—... (Institute for Survey Research 1976).
- Notes should be numbered in the text consecutively using superscript Arabic numerals. When referring to a note later in the text, use a parenthetical note—... (see note 3).
- Equations in the text should be typed or printed. Use consecutive Arabic numerals in parentheses at the right margin to identify important equations.c. Notes should be numbered in the text consecutively using superscript Arabic numerals. When referring to a note later in the text, use a parenthetical note—…(see note 3).
- Notes should be typed, double-spaced, in a separate “ENDNOTES” section. Begin each note with the superscript numeral to which it is keyed in the text (e.g., “1 After 1981, there were…”). Notes can (a) explain or amplify text, (b) cite materials of limited availability, or (c) append information presented in a table or figure. Avoid long notes: consider (a) stating in the text that information is available from the author, (b) depositing the information in a national retrieval center and inserting a short footnote or a citation in the text, or (c) adding an appendix. Each note should not exceed 100 words.
- References are presented in a separate section headed “REFERENCES.” All references cited in the text must be listed in the reference section, and vice versa. Publication information for each must be complete and correct. List the references in alphabetical order by authors’ last names; include first names and middle initials for all authors when available. List two or more entries by the same author(s) in order of the year of publication. When the cited material is not yet published but has been accepted for publication, use “Forthcoming” in place of the date and give the journal name or publishing house. For dissertations and unpublished papers, cite the date and place the paper was presented and/or where it is available. If no date is available, use “n.d.” in place of the date. If two or more cited works are by the same author(s) within the same year, list them in alphabetical order by title and distinguish them by adding the letters a, b, c, etc., to the year (or to “Forthcoming”). For works with more than one author, only the name of the first author is inverted (e.g., “Jones, Arthur B., Colin D. Smith, and James Petersen”). List all authors; using “et al.” in the reference list is not acceptable. References for data sets should include a persistent identifier, such as a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Persistent identifiers ensure future access to unique published digital objects, such as a text or data set. Persistent identifiers are assigned to data sets by digital archives, such as institutional repositories and partners in the Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS). Refer to the ASA Style Guide (6th ed., 2019) for additional examples:
Bernard, Claude.  1957. An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine. Translated by H. C. Greene. New York: Dover.
- Mason, Karen O. 1974. Women’s Labor Force Participation and Fertility. Research Triangle Park, NC: National Institutes of Health.
- U.S. Bureau of the Census. 1960. Characteristics of Population. Vol. 1. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
Goodman, Leo A. 1947a. “The Analysis of Systems of Qualitative Variables When Some of the Variables Are Unobservable. Part I—A Modified Latent Structure Approach.” American Journal of Sociology 79(5):1179–1259.
- Goodman, Leo A. 1947b. “Exploratory Latent Structure Analysis Using Both Identifiable and Unidentifiable Models.” Biometrika 61(2):215–31.
- Szelényi, Szonja and Jacqueline Olvera. Forthcoming. “The Declining Significance of Class: Does Gender Complicate the Story?” Theory and Society.
Sampson, Robert J. 1992. “Family Management and Child Development: Insights from Social Disorganization Theory.” Pp. 63–93 in Advances in Criminology Theory. Vol. 3, Facts, Frameworks, and Forecasts, edited by J. McCord. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.
Charles, Maria. 1990. “Occupational Sex Segregation: A Log-Linear Analysis of Patterns in 25 Industrial Countries.” PhD dissertation, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
- Web sites:
American Sociological Association. 1997. “Call for Help: Social Science Knowledge on Race, Racism, and Race Relations” (ASA Action Alert, October 15). Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. Retrieved October 15, 1997 (http://www.asanet.org/racecall.htm).
- Kao, Grace and Jennifer Thompson. 2003. “Racial and Ethnic Stratification in Educational Achievement and Attainment.” Annual Review of Sociology 29:417–42. Retrieved October 20, 2003 (http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.soc.29.010202.100019).
- Data Sets:
Deschenes, Elizabeth Piper, Susan Turner, and Joan Petersilia. Intensive Community Supervision in Minnesota, 1990–1992: A Dual Experiment in Prison Diversion and Enhanced Supervised Release [Computer file]. ICPSR06849-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06849.
- Tables should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text and must include table titles. Tables will appear in the published article in the order in which they are numbered initially. Each table must include a descriptive title and headings for all columns and rows. Gather general notes to tables as “Note:”; use a, b, c, etc., for table footnotes. Use asterisks *, **, and *** to indicate significance at the p < .05, p < .01, and p < .001 levels, respectively, and always specify one-tailed or two-tailed tests. Generally, results at p > .05 (such as p < .10) should not be indicated as significant.
- Figures should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text and must include figure captions. Figures will appear in the published article in the order in which they are numbered initially. Preferred programs and formats for figures include the following: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, .wmf, .emf, and .tif (300 dpi).
PERMISSION: The author(s) are responsible for securing permission to reproduce all copyrighted figures or materials before they are published by ASR. A copy of the written permission must be included with the manuscript submission.
- Appendixes should be lettered to distinguish them from numbered tables and figures. Include a descriptive title for each appendix (e.g., “Appendix A. Variable Names and Definitions”)
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