The American Sociological Association published its first style guide in 1997 to formalize publication standards for sociological research and writing. It is the authoritative reference for writing, submitting, editing, and copyediting manuscripts for ASA journals and other publications following ASA's unique format.
In 2019, the ASA released the sixth edition of the style guide, which features guidelines for the most common situations encountered by authors and editors. New features include reference formatting and additional information on grammar, as well as expanded information on the use of electronic, digital, and social media sources (ASA, 2019).
The ASA Style Guide is published in print version only. However, they have put many of their general guidelines online. To access information on ASA citations, you may: