by Kelsey Drotning
This year, in recognition of a commitment to open access publishing and research excellence, SocArXiv granted the Sociology Open Access Recognition (SOAR) award to the authors of seven papers. Each paper was shared on SocArXiv, and then won a section award from the American Sociological Association (ASA). These authors elected to make their important research accessible to researchers, practitioners, legislators, students.
Each paper won a $250 travel prize for attending the 2018 ASA meetings.
We want to thank every scholar who shared a paper on SocArXiv, and encourage all researchers to keep posting papers on SocArXiv. Showcasing award-winning papers on SocArXiv helps us get the word out and motivates others to share their work. We don’t have the money to grant the awards again next year (unless someone makes a donation for this purpose!), but we believe that openly sharing research is good for both the field and for the scholars who participate. The practice produces more interested readers, quicker feedback and citations, and more connections between scholars and those they’re trying to reach. Thank you!
If your ASA section or other scholarly community would like to use SocArXiv as a platform for your award submissions, please contact us; we’re happy to help.
Here are the 2018 SOAR award recipients, with links to the papers:
- Joel Mittleman, Princeton University. Sociology of Population and Education sections, Outstanding Graduate Student Paper: “A Downward Spiral? Childhood Suspension and the Path to Juvenile Arrest”
- Alvin Camba, Johns Hopkins University. Marxist Sociology section, Graduate Student Paper Award: “From Colonialism to Neoliberalism: Critical Reflections on Philippine Mining in the ‘Long Twentieth Century”
- Margaret Frye, Princeton University. Sociology of Population and Education sections, Outstanding Article: “Cultural Meanings and the Aggregation of Actions: The Case of Sex and Schooling in Malawi”
- Scott Duxbury, Ohio State University. Mathematical Sociology section, Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award: “Diagnosing Multicollinearity in Exponential Random Growth Models”
- Daniel Schneider and Orestes Pat Hastings, Colorado State University. Family section, Article of the Year: “Income Inequality and Household Labor”
- Anya Degenshein, Northwestern University. Culture section. Best Student Paper. “Strategies of Valuation: Repertoires of Worth at the Financial Margins”
- Landon Schnabel, Indiana University Bloomington. Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award: “Opiate of the Masses? Social Inequality, Religion, and Politics”