Member Access to AERA Journals
Member Access to AERA Journals

For 2022 AERA Members: Starting January 2022, AERA will provide all members with free electronic access to its six journals. You will receive instructions on free electronic access to AERA journals in January 2022.

For 2021 AERA Members: 
Your 2021 AERA journals of up to two subscriptions are available electronically in fully searchable HTML and PDF formats. All 2021 members receive in print and online Educational Researcher and one other journal of choice as a benefit of membership. Nonmembers may purchase access directly from our publisher, SAGE Publications. All AERA members also receive complimentary online access to two non-AERA journals: Qualitative Inquiry and Sociological Methods & Research, courtesy of SAGE. AERA Open, a peer-reviewed, online open access journal, is freely available to all.

In order to activate your account, please follow the instructions below:

  • Please click the following link: 
  • Complete your account setup by using the email address on file with AERA and setting a new password. 
  • Access to your AERA journals will then be automatically available to you. Click on "My Tools" and "My Account" to view your journals under "My Content." 
  • Should you wish to change your email address on the SAGE Journals platform, first log in with the email address AERA has on file, then go to "Personal Details" on the "My Account" screen to update your email address. 
  • You may wish to bookmark the following link for your easy access:

Online access to your 2021 subscribed journals includes both current content and all past content. AERA journals are available at the following websites:

Right-click on a link to bookmark your favorite journals on your browser.

The SAGE journals are available at the following websites:

For assistance accessing your online 2021 journals, please contact SAGE Customer Service at 805-499-9774 or