American Sociological Association

Reprint Permissions

ASA Reprint Permission Guidelines


For permission to reprint material published by the ASA in 2010 and later, please visit the individual journal website hosted by our publishing partner: Click Journal Info tab, then click Journal Permissions. For questions, email

Socius is an open access journal that uses Creative Commons licensing instead of transfers of copyright. The copyright of all published articles remains with the author. For more information, click here.

Volumes in the Rose Series in Sociology are subject to special terms and conditions that may differ from than those listed above and may be requested through the Copyright Clearance Center.

For material printed prior to 2010, requests for copyright permission should be directed to the ASA Executive Office via email: Please allow 7-14 business days for your request to be processed.

Please review the guidelines below before making your request.



Teaching and Research Purposes: The ASA allows reproduction of its material for teaching and research purposes without permission and without fee. This policy allows instructors and educational institutions to photocopy isolated articles for non-profit classroom or library reserve. Although ASA holds the copyright to all material published in its journals, this policy allows uses such as:  

  • Reproduction for classroom use distributed without fee
  • Short-run research reports distributed without fee
  • Use in unpublished dissertations (If the dissertation is published at a later date, permission will be required from ASA at that time.)

Electronic requests in this category must abide by the following conditions:

  • Online use is limited to a secure or password protected server for a maximum of one year.
  • Digital rights management (DRM) should be utilized to prevent unauthorized reproduction.

Material published prior to 1964 is now in the public domain and may be used without permission of the ASA. Material published on or after January 1, 1964, has a copyright term of 75 years, during which time the ASA must be contacted for permission to reprint.

Short passages of 200 words or less are considered fair use and do not require permission of the ASA.

ASA Authors Rights: Most ASA journals have a “Green Open Access” policy which allows authors to archive and re-use their contributions. For more information, please visit

Preprints and Repositories. ASA authors may post the accepted version of their manuscript on their personal website and in non-peer-reviewed repositories. Authors that choose to post their working papers on their personal websites are advised to protect their copyright by including a disclaimer on the paper itself. ASA suggests that authors use the following disclaimer: Copyright 20__. Name of author. All rights reserved. This paper is for the reader's personal use only.

Once the article is published, authors should modify the manuscript to indicate that a revised version of the paper is now published and should include a complete citation to the published paper.

Coursepacks: Organizations compiling coursepacks that will be reproduced and distributed on behalf of instructors or academic institutions should send their request to The fee for use in a coursepack is $3.00 per article per coursepack produced.

Online use is limited to a secure or password protected server for a maximum of one year; digital rights management (DRM) should be utilized to prevent unauthorized reproduction. Posting for longer than one year requires an additional request and payment of an additional fee.


If you need additional information, contact:

ASA Publications Department
American Sociological Association
1430 K Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

(202) 383-9005 x875
fax (202) 638-0882

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