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.
Published for the American Sociological Association, this important journal covers the full range of sociological theory - from ethnomethodology to world systems analysis, from commentaries on the classics to the latest cutting-edge ideas, and from re-examinations of neglected theorists to metatheoretical inquiries. Its themes and contributions are interdisciplinary, its orientation pluralistic, its pages open to commentary and debate. Renowned for publishing the best international research and scholarship, Sociological Theory is essential reading for sociologists and social theorists alike.
|Mustafa Emirbayer||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Gianpaolo Baiocchi||New York University|
|Stefan Bargheer||University of California-Los Angeles|
|Larissa Buchholz||Northwestern University|
|Megan Lee Comfort||RTI International|
|Michal Frenkel||Hebrew University-Jerusalem, Israel|
|Julian Go||Boston University|
|Chad Alan Goldberg||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Jeffrey Guhin||University of California-Los Angeles|
|Kimberly Kay Hoang||University of Chicago|
|Ronald N. Jacobs||SUNY-Albany|
|Greta R. Krippner||University of Michigan-Ann Arbor|
|Armando Lara-Millan||University of California-Berkeley|
|Sida Liu||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Aliza Luft||University of California-Los Angeles|
|Wes Markofski||Carleton College|
|Lisa McCormick||University of Edinburgh, UK|
|Christopher Michael Muller||University of California-Berkeley|
|Angela Onwuachi-Willig||UC Berkeley School of Law|
|Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra||University of California-San Diego|
|Anna Paretskaya||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Victor M. Rios||University of California-Santa Barbara|
|Lauren Rivera||Northwestern University|
|Theodore Schatzki||University of Kentucky, Department of Philosophy|
|Carla Shedd||CUNY-Graduate Center|
|Forrest Stuart||University of Chicago|
|A. Javier Trevino||Wheaton College|
|Andrea M. Voyer||University of Connecticut|
|Yingyao Wang||University of Virginia|
|Elizabeth Wrigley-Field||University of Minnesota-Twin Cities|
Notice to Authors
Editorial Policy: Sociological Theory (ST) publishes work in all areas of theory, including new substantive theories, history of theory, metatheory, formal theory construction, and synthetic contributions. Although aimed at a sociological readership, its orientation is pluralistic and it welcomes contributions by scholars in other fields. Peer reviewed and published quarterly, Sociological Theory is renowned for featuring the best international research and scholarship.
Manuscripts should be submitted through the web-based tracking system http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/soct. The site contains detailed instructions on how to submit the manuscript and track the progression of the review process. All manuscripts will be assigned a manuscript number, and authors will receive email confirmation acknowledging receipt of submission. Authors are asked not to send hard copies of their manuscripts to the journal office.
See below for further preparation guidelines.
All manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents. Please use a standard font in 12-point, double-spaced, with 1.5-inch margins all around. Submitted papers are usually around 40 manuscript pages in length. This includes (1) title page, (2) abstract, (3) text, (4) references, (5) endnotes, (6) tables, and (7) figures. Manuscripts that do not conform to the desired format will be returned to the author for rectification. To insure anonymity during the review process, authors should remove from the manuscript all identifying references, including references to their own past publications.
The maximum length for all submissions is 14,500 words inclusive of all footnotes, references, tables, figures and appendices.
In general, please refer to the ASA Style Guide (6th edition) for style and formatting guidelines. Available on the ASA bookstore here.
Detailed instructions for manuscript preparation are as follows:
- The title page should include the full title, the author's name (listed vertically if more than one), the institutional affiliation of each author, and a running head. Use an asterisk (*) to add a footnote to the title giving the full address of the author to whom communications about the article should be sent. In the same footnote, cite acknowledgements, credits, or grant numbers.
- Type the abstract (fewer that 150 words) on a separate page headed by the title. Omit author identification.
- The text of your manuscript should begin on a new page headed by the title. No author identification. References, footnotes, tables and figures each appear in separate sections following the text.
- Number tables consecutively throughout the text and type each on a separate sheet at the end. Insert a note in the text to indicate the placement, e.g. , “Table 2 about here.” Each table must include a descriptive title and headings for columns and rows (no abbreviations).
- Number figures and/or illustrations consecutively throughout. Each should be accompanied by a caption. Insert a note in the text to indicate placement, e.g. , “Fig. 1 about here.”
Statement of ASA Policy on Multiple Submission:
Submission of manuscripts to a professional journal clearly implies commitment to publish in that journal. The competition for journal space requires a great deal of time and effort on the part of editorial readers whose main compensation for this service is the opportunity to read papers prior to publication and the gratification associated with discharge of professional obligations. For these reasons the ASA regards submission of a manuscript to a professional journal while that paper is under review by another journal as unacceptable.
- Section II. B4, ASA Code of Ethics