Sci-Hub users cost ASA journals thousands of downloads, and that’s OK

UPDATED to include Sci-Hub data from six months: September 2015--February 2016, and correcting a coding error that inflated download counts. Well, they might not have lost the downloads, but they didn't get them. Sci-Hub is a pirate operation that uses stolen university login credentials to harvest, store, and distribute for free virtually every academic article…

Two talks on public sociology (with audio)

I gave two talks at the American Sociological Meetings in New York City this week. I recorded them and removed some of the ums for you here. They're each less than 11 minutes. The first was in a session titled, "Tools for Communicating Sociology Outside the Discipline: What Works, What Doesn't Work, and What's Promising,"…

Amend your ASA/Sage author agreement!

This is a followup to a previous post, and contains some duplication. I have spoken well of the policy that permits authors to post preprint versions of their papers before submitting them to journals of the American Sociological Association. That means you can get your work out more broadly while it's going through the review process.…

Michael Kimmel’s American Sociological Association Award

UPDATE: I am disappointed to report that the American Sociological Association did not follow this advice, and announced Kimmel as the winner of this award at their annual meeting award ceremony -- while falsely claiming that he was "unable" to be there. How the American Sociological Association can stop Michael Kimmel from winning the Jessie…

Let’s improve the ASA/Sage journal author agreement

I have spoken well of the policy that permits authors to post preprint versions of their papers before submitting them to journals of the American Sociological Association. That means you can get your work out more broadly while it's going through the review process. The rule says: ASA authors may post working versions of their…