If you are interested in becoming a Research Network Member but are unsure where to begin, let us assist you with this step by step guide.
Research Network Members benefit from a variety of classroom, networking, and publishing tools including electronic access to published books and articles.
Aging and Social Change
The Arts in Society
Books, Publishing, and Libraries
Climate Change: Impacts and Responses
Communication and Media Studies
Design Principles & Practices
Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Food Studies
Health, Wellness, and Society
New Directions in the Humanities
Religion and Spirituality in Society
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Spaces and Flows
Sport and Society
Technology, Knowledge & Society
e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies
Tourism and Leisure Studies
To register for a Research Network Membership, first create your CGScholar account. If you anticipate publishing your article or book submission with Common Ground, please use the same email address you provided us when you submitted your work for publication.
To register for a Research Network Membership, first navigate to the "About" section of the desired Research Network (links are provided on left side of this page). Then, select "Become a Member." Scroll down to and select "Join the Network." This will lead you into CGScholar, where you will select the "Network Membership" button. After completing payment for your membership fee, you will be granted your one-year personal electronic subscription to the complete journal collection and book imprint and have access to the other Research Network membership benefits listed above.
You may register for a Research Network Membership at any time. If you are registering for a membership as part of the publication process, you may wait to register until after the peer review process is complete.
As a member of the Research Network, you have access to a broad range of tools and resources to use in your own work: electronic access to the full journal and book collections; a full Scholar account, offering an innovative online space for collaborative learning in your classes or for broader collaborative interaction with colleagues (within a research project or across the globe); and you can contribute to the development and formalization of the ideas and works of others—as a journal or book reviewer, as a conference participant, and as a contributor to the newsletters and community dialogue.