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We are inviting nominations for the 2020 Robert K. Merton Award. The prize will be presented at the 13th International Network for Analytical Sociologists Conference on May 30th-31st in the Gaushuin University of Tokyo, Japan.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are encouraged for papers on any topic related to analytical sociology, published in print (or online for online-only journals) during 2018 and 2019.

Papers paying special attention to the following elements will be particularly appreciated: careful research design; well-defined empirical explanatory focus; clear specification of explanatory mechanisms, detailing connections between levels of analysis; innovative and transparent methodological procedures, whether qualitative or quantitative; clarity in writing style.

If you would like to submit a paper, please send a copy of the nominated paper together with a brief motivation to the committee chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for submitting papers is March 31st, 2020.

The Award Committee for the 2020 edition is:

You can download the official call for papers here.