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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be a member of TASA?

TASA membership is open to anyone with an interest in sociological research. There are no registration or qualification requirements, except for the completion of the membership form and the payment of the membership fee. TASA members are expected to abide by its Constitution and act according to the Ethical Guidelines of the Association and all other TASA membership Terms and Conditions.

How do I access the members' section?

Access to the members’ section is password protected and only available to current financial members of TASA. All members receive a login/password upon joining. If you are a TASA member and have forgotten your password, please use the password reminder function in the login box that appears when you try and access the members’ section. If you experience problems, please contact the TASA Office. To join TASA, complete the online membership form.

Why can't I access the members' section?

Access to the members’ section of TASAweb is available to current financial members of TASA. If you do not renew you membership by the expiry date, your membership becomes inactive and you will not be able to log into the members’ section. If you wish to have your account reactivated for the purposes of renewing your membership, please contact the TASA Office.

How do I access the online journals available to members

Click here for the instructions for access online journals via the members’ section.

How do I reset my password?

Instructions for resetting your password can be viewed here.

How can I update my credit card details and/or change my renewal payment method

Instructions for updating your credit card details and/or changing your renewal payment method can be accessed here.

How do I update the 'My Account' section?

Instructions for updating your ‘My Account’ section can be viewed here.

How do I switch my current membership to a different category?

Instructions for switching membership categories can be viewed here.

How do I join TASA?

To join TASA, complete the online membership form. Or contact the TASA Office and request a hard copy of the form.

What are the benefits of TASA membership?

TASA membership offers sociologists numerous ways to enhance their careers through professional activities, scholarly information exchange and networking opportunities. Click here for a list of current membership benefits and access to the online membership form with secure payment facilities.

How do I join TASA without a credit card?

If you don’t have or don’t want to use a credit card online, you can still pay online via an electronic funds transfer (EFT) or cheque.

How do I join the TASA Members' Newsletter?

Access to TASA’s eNewsletter is one of the benefits of TASA membership. To join TASA & receive the newsletter, complete the online membership form and choose the subscribe to TASA eNewsletter option. Once your application is processed, you will be automatically added to the list.

How do I send a message to the TASA Members' Newsletter?

To send a message re the newsletter, address your email to It will go to the Executive Officer and be passed onto the newsletter recipients if deemed of relevance to the sociological community.

If you are a member and experience problems with sending a message, please contact the TASA Executive Officer.

How do I unsubscribe from the TASA Members' Newsletter?

You can do the following to subscribe/unsubscribe to the list:

1. Login

2. Click in ‘Members’ located in the purple bar at the top of TASAweb

3. Move your mouse along the top purple bar to ‘My Account’ and select ‘General Information’ from the drop-down menu.

4.  Uncheck the box next to ‘I consent to have my email address subscribed to TASA’s weekly Members’ Newsletter

5. Scroll to the bottom and click on the blue button ‘UPDATE ACCOUNT’.

If you need any assistance please contact the TASA Executive Officer.


You can scroll down to the bottom of one of the Newsletters you have received and unsubscribe by clicking on the unsubscribe from these emails link. An example of the paragraph at the bottom of the Newsletter is shown below:

You are receiving this email as you have registered to become a member of The Australia Sociological Association. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time. Unsubscribing from these emails will prevent TASA from contacting you regarding news, conferences and renewal reminders

Where can I find the latest info on the TASA conference?

Information, abstract submission and registration details for TASA conferences can be found on the conference website.

How can I advertise with TASA?

TASA welcomes advertisements appropriate to the interests of the membership. Web advertising (including full job and scholarship advertisements), and sponsorship are all available. For details on advertising options and costs please view the Media Kit. Please contact the TASA Office for further details, if needed. You can view TASA’s Advertising policy and Privacy policy online.

How do I contact TASA, the Executive Committee, the Nexus and Journal editors?

To contact the TASA Office click here.

To contact any member of the TASA Executive Committee click here.

To contact the Nexus editors click here.

To contact the Journal of Sociology editors click here.

To contact the Health Sociology Review editors click here.

How do I updated my JoS preference

Instructions for updating your JoS preference can be accessed here.

How can I set up content email alerts for the Journal of Sociology.

Instructions for setting up Table of Contents alerts for Journal of Sociology are available here.

Where can I find out information about the Journal of Sociology?

Publication, editorial and submission details can be found on the Journal of Sociology web site.

Where can I find out information about Nexus?

Publication, editorial and submission details can be found on the Nexus section of TASAweb.

When was TASAweb established?

TASAweb was established by John Germov and first published on the 22 July 1996. It resided on the University of Newcastle server until December 2001, when it moved to its own domain: The members’-only section was launched in February 2002 and in January 2003, the TASA Directory Online and Update My Profile features were launched. In 2009 a Content Management system was added to TASAweb allowing the Executive Officer to make updates and upload documents to the site. In January 2011, a redesigned TASAweb and TASA logo was launched. In December 2014, the current website was launched.

Is it safe to use the online facilities?

Our secure membership application form processes your credit card details using 128-bit encryption – a highly sophisticated technology which scrambles your credit card number so that it can’t be deciphered by a potential “hacker”.

Why has my membership expired?

Depending on the membership length you purchased, TASA membership can be for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years from the date your membership was processed. To check your membership status, login to the members’ section and access the  ‘My Account’ menu visible in the top purple bar. Please email the TASA Office if you require further assistance.

Where are my journals?

If you are a member, and have opted in to receive hard copies of the Journal of Sociology, but haven’t received them, please contact the TASA Office.

What are TASA's ethical guidelines?

TASA has produced guidelines for ethical practice and decision-making with respect to research, teaching, publishing and conduct as practitioners of the discipline. To view the guidelines click here.

Do TASA conference proceedings count for DEST points?

Yes – TASA conference proceedings count for DEST points as they are refereed, have an ISBN and are available for sale. Previous editions of the proceedings are available here. However, some universities no longer recognise conference proceedings so you will need to check directly with your institution.

Where do we send updates to the directory?

The directory is now published online in the members section of TASAweb, which is accessed by an individualised login/password. You can update your entry in the directory via the ‘My Account’ menu visible in the top purple bar when you are logged in to TASAweb. The TASA Directory Online is a real-time directory and your details will be updated immediately.

How do I send feedback on the web site?

TASA welcomes feedback on corrections to the web site and suggestions for inclusion and improvement. To send us feedback click here