Membership

A huge thank you to all our members!

 

We’re almost 3 and a half! (But who’s counting?)

We’ve been hard at work (bringing rigor and relevance) since February 2014.

As of September 2017, we have;

  • Maintained an average of 13 days to “accept/reject” decisions
  • Kept the average time from submission to publication to under six months
  • Published over 123 papers (ALL open access; ALL free)
  • Had over 160,000 paper/article (pdf) views
  • Had many media mentions 

As you can see, we have tons of momentum and want to be even better in year 4!

Help us ensure the long-run sustainability of the journal.

How?

Become a member!

Why?

No one has to pay to read the articles we publish. We think that’s a great thing – and you probably do, too.

But the fact that the article is free to you (and everyone else) does not make it free to us. All of the editors at Sociological Science volunteer their time, but we still incur expenses for professional copy-editing, internet domain and web hosting, registration of our articles with CrossRef/DOI, submission handling, administrative costs, and so forth. We do not have an institution backing us, nor do we want the journal to become inextricably linked to one institution. And, let’s be honest, we couldn’t make very much money selling ads to sociologists.

What is left are submission fees and publication fees. Here’s the rub: we want to keep these fees as low as possible. We don’t want the size of your research account to determine whether your paper will be published. As a result, we have some of the lowest publication fees compared to other Open Access journals.

But those fees don’t fully cover the costs of producing a high-quality journal. That’s why we are asking you to become a member of the Society for Sociological Science.

As a member, you help cover our operating expenses and ensure the long-run sustainability of the journal. Your membership dues keep our publication fees low and more affordable to scholars with limited research funds.

The Society for Sociological Science is an independent, non-profit professional association whose mission is to promote and advance scientifically oriented sociological research and scholarship.

The primary activity of the Society is to operate Sociological Science. We don’t hold parties host conferences (yet), have a headquarters office, give out research grants, publish newsletters, or try to lobby Congress.

All we do is publish Sociological Science. As a result, every dollar of dues you pay as a member goes directly to offset the journal’s operating costs. In short, every dollar helps make high-quality, timely sociological research be freely and immediately available to everyone.

Oh, and by the way, we think you will find our membership dues refreshingly low.

Sounds like a great deal, right?

Click on one of the links below to become a member. Pay with your credit card; payments are handled securely by Stripe. As soon as you pay, you will receive a receipt from us by email.

The details

Any interested individuals may join the Society for Sociological Science as Regular Members. Students may join as Affiliate Members.

 Regular Member
(1 year)
Regular Member
(3 years)
Affiliate Member
(1 year)
EligibilityAnyone with an interest in the
advancement of scientific sociology
Undergraduate or graduate students (currently enrolled in accredited institutions)
Benefits$100 discount on the publication
fee for accepted manuscripts
$50 discount on the publication fee for accepted manuscripts
Duration12 months36 months12 months
Dues$100$275$25
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The fine print on membership benefits:

  • Regular Members are entitled to a $100 discount on the publication fee associated with any accepted manuscript(s) on which the member is an author. Authors must be members of the Society for Sociological Science in the year in which the paper is accepted. Only one discount may be applied for each accepted manuscript. Discounts may not be applied toward submission fees.
  • Affiliate Members are entitled to a $50 discount on the publication fee associated with any accepted manuscript(s) on which the member is an author, provided that all of the manuscript’s authors are undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at accredited institutions. Authors must be members of the Society for Sociological Science in the year in which the paper is accepted. Only one discount may be applied for each accepted manuscript. Discounts may not be applied toward submission fees.

Interested Libraries, Academic Institutions and other organizations may also join the Society for Sociological Science as Library or Organization/Academic Institution Members.

 Library Membership
(1 year)
Organization/Academic Institution Membership
(1 year)
EligibilityAny public or private library with an interest in the
advancement of scientific sociology.
Any organization or academic institution with an interest in the
advancement of scientific sociology.
BenefitsAcknowledgement that your organization supports open access, scientific sociology.
Duration12 months12 months
Dues$375$375
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Feeling extra generous?

Or would you rather give a little less than the options listed above?

We are grateful for your generous support, regardless of how much you give! Every penny helps. If you are not interested in becoming a member or if you would like to give a little more (or less), you can do so here.

Thank you!

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