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The journal impact factors are derived from Journal Citation Reports. Most journals list the impact factors on their websites. For more comprehensive author information, click journal titles.

Journal TitleImpact Factor
Academic Emergency Medicine2.006
Accident Analysis and Prevention2.070
Acta Sociologica1.100
Addictive Behaviors2.764
Administrative Science Quarterly3.333
Age and Ageing3.642
Ageing and Society1.230
Ageing Internationaln/a
Ageing Research Reviews6.634
Aggression and Violent Behavior1.926
Aging and Mental Health1.751
Agriculture and Human Values1.617
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment3.402
AIDS and Behavior3.728
AIDS Care2.095
AIDS Education and Prevention1.881
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research3.205
Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders2.440
American Behavioral Scientist1.766
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics3.115
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy2.769
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics3.780
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics1.631
American Economic Review3.673
American Educational Research Journal2.157
American Journal of Agricultural Economics1.327
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.770
American Journal of Community Psychology2.145
American Journal of Criminal Justicen/a
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse1.779
American Journal of Education1.488
American Journal of Epidemiology4.230
American Journal of Evaluation1.804
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry4.235
American Journal of Human Biology1.700
American Journal of Human Genetics10.931
American Journal of Managed Care2.264
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology4.704
American Journal of Political Science3.269
American Journal of Preventive Medicine4.527
American Journal of Psychiatry12.295
American Journal of Public Health4.552
American Journal of Sociology3.545
American Political Science Review3.688
American Psychologist6.100
American Sociological Review4.390
American Statistician0.915
Annals of Behavioral Medicine4.144
Annals of Emergency Medicine4.695
Annals of Epidemiology2.000
Annals of Human Biology1.273
Annals of Internal Medicine17.810
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science1.606
Annals of the Association of American Geographers2.291
Annals of the New York Academy of Science4.383
Anthropological Forum0.333
Anthropology and Medicinen/a
Applied Cognitive Psychology1.321
Applied Developmental Science1.536
Applied Research in Quality of Life0.818
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policyn/a
Archives of Disease in Childhood2.899
Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health0.932
Archives of General Psychiatry14.480
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine5.731
Archives of Sexual Behavior2.589
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health1.459
Asia-Pacific Population Journaln/a
Asian Ethnicityn/a
Asian Journal of Criminologyn/a
Asian Population Studies0.636
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy0.336
Behavioral and Brain Sciences20.771
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggressionn/a
Biodemography and Social Biology1.522
Biometrical Journal0.945
BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology3.728
BMC Women's Health1.495
BMJ: British Medical Journal17.445
British Journal of Industrial Relations0.954
British Journal of Sociology1.314
Bulletin of the World Health Organization5.089
Child Development4.061
Child Indicators Research1.162
Children and Youth Services Review1.105
China Economic Review1.264
China Quarterly0.952
City and Community1.000
City, culture and societyn/a
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review3.146
Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation0.300
Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods 0.274
Community Developmentn/a
Community Development Journal1.174
Community, Work, and Familyn/a
Comparative Education1.083
Comparative Education Review0.840
Comparative Political Studies2.028
Conservation Biology4.165
Contemporary Justice Reviewn/a
Contemporary Social Sciencen/a
Contemporary South Asian/a
Continuity and Change0.267
Crime and Delinquency1.333
Criminal Justice Studiesn/a
Critical Public Health1.712
Cross-Cultural Research: The Journal of Comparative Social Science1.212
Culture, Health and Sexuality 1.784
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry0.938
Decision Analysis0.660
Demographic Research1.181
Developmental Biology3.547
Developmental Psychobiology3.307
Developmental Psychology4.141
Diabetes Care8.420
Disability and Health Journal1.291
Disability and Society0.815
Drug and Alcohol Dependence3.423
Du Bois Review0.553
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways Toward Terrorism and Genociden/a
Early Human Development1.785
Ecological Applications4.093
Ecological Modelling2.321
Ecology of Food and Nutrition0.807
Economic Development and Cultural Change1.321
Economic Development Quarterly0.830
Economic Journal2.336
Economics and Human Biology1.901
Economics Letters0.510
Economics of Education Review1.146
Economy and Society1.310
Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis1.688
Emerging Infectious Diseases6.751
Environment and Behavior2.612
Environment and Planning A1.604
Environment and Planning B0.983
Environmental Communication0.817
Environmental Health Perspectives7.977
Epidemiologic Reviews6.667
Epidemiology and Infection2.535
Ethnic and Racial Studies0.956
Ethnicity and Disease1.000
Ethnicity and Health1.667
European Economic Review1.144
European Journal of Ageing1.338
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition2.709
European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care1.394
European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology1.695
European Journal of Population1.622
European Journal of Public Health2.591
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity0.676
European Sociological Review1.740
Evaluation and Program Planning0.969
Evolution and Human Behavior3.130
Families In Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services0.657
Families, Systems, and Health1.131
Family and Community Health 0.952
Family Processes3.000
Family Relations1.024
Fertility and Sterility4.590
Field Methods0.872
Forum for Health Economics and Policyn/a
Gender and Society1.956
Gender Issuesn/a
Geocarto International1.370
Geographical Analysis1.543
Geography and Natural Resourcesn/a
Growth and Change0.642
Hallym International Journal of Agingn/a
Health Affairs4.966
Health and Place2.805
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes2.120
Health Care Analysis0.958
Health Economics2.227
Health Economics, Policy and Law1.696
Health Education and Behavior2.229
Health Education Research1.574
Health Policy1.907
Health Policy and Planning3.470
Health Psychology3.590
Health Research Policy and Systems1.810
Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodologyn/a
Health Services Management Researchn/a
Health Services Research2.781
Historical Methods0.724
History and Technologyn/a
History of Psychology0.688
History of the Family0.184
Housing Policy Debate1.071
Human Biology0.921
Human Ecology1.891
Human Ecology Review0.789
Human Nature2.500
Human Organization0.437
Human Relations2.398
Human Reproduction4.569
Identity in the Information Society n/a
Industrial and Labor Relations Review0.888
Injury Prevention1.891
International Economic Review1.210
International Journal for Equity in Health1.801
International Journal of Aging and Human Development0.391
International Journal of Behavioral Development1.316
International Journal of Comparative Sociology0.613
International Journal of Epidemiology9.176
International Journal of Geographical Information Science1.655
International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics0.424
International Journal of Health Geographics2.447
International Journal of Health Services0.881
International Journal of Intercultural Relations1.058
International Journal of Law, Policy, and the Familyn/a
International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research3.759
International Journal of Multiple Research Approachesn/a
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Societyn/a
international Journal of Psychology1.198
International Journal of Public Opinion Research1.228
International Journal of STD and AIDS1.054
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research1.672
International Migration Review1.033
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health2.000
International Regional Science Review1.182
International Review of Sociologyn/a
International Sociology0.812
International Statistical Review1.200
JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 4.556
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion0.958
Journal of Adolescence1.957
Journal of Adolescent Health 3.612
Journal of Adolescent Research1.455
Journal of Adult Development0.690
Journal of African American Studiesn/a
Journal of Aging and Health1.556
Journal of Aging Studies1.184
Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics0.910
Journal of Applied Econometrics1.673
Journal of Applied Gerontology1.125
Journal of Applied Psychology4.799
Journal of Applied Social Psychology0.790
Journal of Asian Studies0.493
Journal of Behavioral Medicine2.959
Journal of Bioeconomicsn/a
Journal of Biosocial Science1.260
Journal of Business and Economic Statistics2.241
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse0.625
Journal of Children and Povertyn/a
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology3.312
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism6.209
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology3.417
Journal of Clinical Oncology18.443
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry5.498
Journal of Community Health1.716
Journal of Comparative Economics1.170
Journal of Comparative Family Studies0.078
Journal of Consumer Psychologyn/a
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontologyn/a
Journal of Democracy1.180
Journal of Developing Areasn/a
Journal of Development Economics1.798
Journal of Development Studies0.983
Journal of Divorce and Remarriagen/a
Journal of Drug Issuesn/a
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control1.018
Journal of Economic History1.290
Journal of Economic Literature5.354
Journal of Economic Perspectives4.977
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics1.255
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics1.250
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health3.501
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Workn/a
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies1.228
Journal of Experimental Criminology1.167
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology2.285
Journal of Family and Economic Issuesn/a
Journal of Family History0.068
Journal of Family Issues1.269
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 1.600
Journal of Family Theory and Reviewn/a
Journal of Family Violence0.748
Journal of General Internal Medicine 3.449
Journal of Geographical Systems1.500
Journal of Happiness Studies1.683
Journal of Health and Social Behavior2.915
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 0.924
Journal of Health Economics2.579
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law1.373
Journal of Health Psychology1.748
Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition1.038
Journal of Housing and the Built Environment0.657
Journal of Human Resources1.507
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health1.482
Journal of Intergenerational Relationshipsn/a
Journal of International Development0.622
Journal of International Migration and Integrationn/a
Journal of Interpersonal Violence1.210
Journal of Labor Economics1.893
Journal of Marriage and Family1.770
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health1.067
Journal of Mixed Methods Research1.813
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease1.688
Journal of Nutrition3.875
Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging2.996
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene1.166
Journal of Official Statistics0.689
Journal of Pediatrics3.790
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology5.031
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management2.237
Journal of Political Economy3.593
Journal of Population Ageingn/a
Journal of Population Economics1.109
Journal of Population Researchn/a
Journal of Povertyn/a
Journal of Public Economics1.581
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice1.396
Journal of Quantitative Criminology2.385
Journal of Religion and Health1.019
Journal of Research on Adolescence1.915
Journal of Social Issues1.529
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference0.675
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs2.760
Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodologyn/a
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society4.572
Journal of the American Statistical Association1.979
Journal of the European Economic Association3.333
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A: Statistics in Society1.643
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B: Statistical Methodology3.515
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society C: Applied Statistics1.494
Journal of Traumatic Stress2.360
Journal of Urban Health1.902
Journal of Women's Health2.050
Journal of Youth and Adolescence2.777
Journals of Gerontology A: Biological and Medical Sciences4.314
Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences3.213
Latin American Perspectives0.404
Law and Policy1.710
Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciencesn/a
Marriage and Family Reviewn/a
Maternal and Child Health Journal2.083
Mathematical Biosciences1.303
Medical Anthropology Quarterly0.788
Medical Care3.232
Medicare and Medicaid Research Reviewn/a
Milbank Quarterly3.383
New Directions for Evaluationn/a
New England Journal of Medicine53.298
Obstetrics and Gynecology5.175
Osteoporosis International4.169
Papers in Regional Science1.012
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin2.909
Personality and Social Psychology Review6.692
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health2.339
PLoS Medicine14.429
Policing and Society0.569
Political Science Quarterly0.410
Population (INED)0.548
Population and Development Review1.667
Population and Environment1.617
Population Research and Policy Review0.803
Population Studies2.150
Population, Space and Place1.781
Prevention Science3.153
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America9.674
Psychiatric Services2.412
Psychological Assessment2.751
Psychological Bulletin14.756
Psychological Methods7.338
Psychological Review7.972
Psychological Science4.940
Psychology and Aging2.646
Psychosomatic Medicine3.473
Public Health Reports 1.547
Public Opinion Quarterly1.775
Qualitative Sociology0.711
Quality and Quantity0.720
Quality of Life Research2.486
Quarterly Journal of Economics6.654
Race and Social Problemsn/a
Regional Environmental Change2.628
Reproductive Health Matters1.855
Research in Human Development1.250
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility1.119
Research on Aging1.088
Review of Economics and Statistics2.749
Review of Economics of the Household0.982
Review of General Psychology1.156
Review of Religious Research 0.406
Review of Research in Education1.173
Rural Sociology1.409
Sex Roles1.735
Sexually Transmitted Diseases2.842
Sexually Transmitted Infections3.401
Social Forces1.303
Social Indicators Research1.395
Social Network Analysis and Miningn/a
Social Networks2.000
Social Policy and Administration0.854
Social Problems1.729
Social Psychology Quarterly1.406
Social Science and Medicine2.890
Social Science Computer Review1.364
Social Science History0.325
Social Science Quarterly0.791
Social Science Research1.295
Social Service Review0.867
Society and Natural Resources1.284
Socio-Economic Review1.545
Sociologia Ruralis 1.306
Sociological Focusn/a
Sociological Forum1.000
Sociological Methodology3.000
Sociological Methods and Research2.205
Sociological Perspectives0.618
Sociological Spectrum0.371
Sociology 1.504
Sociology of Education1.711
Sociology of Health and Illness1.665
Sociology of Religion1.000
Statistics in Medicine1.825
Studies in Comparative International Development0.526
Studies in Family Planning1.340
Substance Abuse2.097
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy1.230
Survey Methodology0.828
Survey Research Methodsn/a
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene2.699
The American Sociologistn/a
The Annals of Regional Science0.651
The Econometrics Journal0.818
The European Journal of Health Economics1.774
The Geographical Journal1.635
The High School Journaln/a
The Journal of Economic Inequality1.362
The Journal of Infectious Diseases 5.997
The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency2.702
The Journal of Social Psychology0.981
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 22.443
The Review of Economic Studies4.038
The Sociological Quarterly1.028
The Urban Reviewn/a
Theoretical Population Biology1.702
Theory and Society1.457
Theory, Culture, and Society0.859
Tobacco Control5.933
Trauma, Violence, and Abuse2.676
Tropical Medicine and International Health2.329
Urban Affairs Review0.895
Urban Forumn/a
Urban Studies1.592
Women and Health1.354
Women's Healthn/a
Women's Health Issues2.330
Work and Occupations1.222
Work, Employment and Society1.284
World Development1.965
Youth and Society1.722