Submitted a paper for an ASA section award? Post it to SocArXiv.org by April 30 to be eligible for a SOAR (Sociology Open Access Recognition) award as well. All shared papers that win an ASA section award will, upon notifying SocArXiv, receive a $250 SOAR award in recognition of the achievement. Submissions for graduate student award competitions are also eligible. Support open access and get the word out about your research by sharing your work on SocArXiv today. For more information about the SOAR program and how to your paper, visit socopen.org, or contact email@example.com.
SocArXiv encourages ASA sections to open their awards.
- Read about the details on the SocArXiv Blog. We have money!
- Get SOAR on the agenda of your council or membership meeting this August in Montreal. Let us know if you’d like a SocArXiv Steering Committee Member to attend your meeting. We’re happy to provide information, answer questions, and talk through what the process may look like for your section.
- Individuals can participate too. If your ASA section does not participate, but you are submitting a paper for their award, upload the paper to SocArXiv before the award submission deadline. If you win the award, let us know and we will give you $250.
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SocArXiv will host the inaugural O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences symposium on October 26-27, 2017 at University of Maryland, College Park. We invite social science papers or presentations related to the following themes:
- Research on any topic that includes open scholarship components. This may entail a demonstration case showing how to do an open scholarship project, providing data and code for results, working with collaborators, or other examples of open scholarship in practice.
- Research about open scholarship itself. This may include mechanisms for making data and code public, workflow processes, publication considerations, citation metrics, or the tools and methods of open scholarship.
- Research about replication and transparency. This includes both replication studies and research about replication and reproducibility issues.
Travel stipends of $1,000 will be available to a limited number of presenters.
Submissions are due by June 1, 2017. Visit https://socy.umd.edu/centers/socarxiv-o3s-conference for details.
SocArXiv, the open archive of social science, has just launched in beta version. Led by a steering committee of sociologists and librarians, SocArXiv is a free, open access repository for prepublication versions of papers. Created as a not-for-profit alternative to sites like Academia.edu, ResearchGate, and SSRN, SocArXiv is built in collaboration with the Center for Open Science and supported by the Open Society Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.