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The journal impact factors below are derived from Thomson Reuters 2011 Journal Citation Reports. For more comprehensive author information, click journal titles.

Journal TitleImpact Factor
Academic Emergency Medicine1.757
Accident Analysis and Prevention1.964
Acta Sociologica0.714
Addiction4.577
Addictive Behaviors2.021
Administrative Science Quarterly2.394
Age and Ageing3.816
Ageing and Society1.323
Ageing Internationaln/a
Ageing Research Reviews5.953
Aggression and Violent Behavior2.137
Aging & Mental Health1.677
Agriculture and Human Values1.355
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment2.859
AIDS6.557
AIDS and Behavior2.979
AIDS Care1.834
AIDS Education and Prevention1.484
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research3.421
Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders2.728
Ambio2.295
American Behavioral Scientist0.622
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics3.539
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy2.000
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics3.191
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics1.884
American Economic Review3.305
American Educational Research Journal2.275
American Journal of Agricultural Economics0.990
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.504
American Journal of Community Psychology1.978
American Journal of Criminal Justicen/a
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse1.733
American Journal of Education1.590
American Journal of Epidemiology4.975
American Journal of Evaluation1.447
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry4.131
American Journal of Human Biology2.335
American Journal of Human Genetics11.202
American Journal of Managed Care2.117
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology3.973
American Journal of Political Science2.516
American Journal of Preventive Medicine3.945
American Journal of Psychiatry14.721
American Journal of Public Health4.229
American Journal of Sociology4.045
American Political Science Review3.844
American Psychologist5.450
American Sociological Review4.266
American Statistician0.877
Annals of Behavioral Medicine3.169
Annals of Emergency Medicine4.285
Annals of Epidemiology2.479
Annals of Human Biology1.484
Annals of Internal Medicine13.976
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science1.028
Annals of the Association of American Geographers2.088
Annals of the New York Academy of Science4.313
Anthropological Forum0.377
Anthropology and Medicinen/a
Appetite2.541
Applied Cognitive Psychology1.469
Applied Developmental Science0.727
Applied Research in Quality of Life0.627
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policyn/a
Archives of Disease in Childhood3.051
Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health: An International Journal1.194
Archives of General Psychiatry13.772
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine4.282
Archives of Sexual Behavior3.280
Area1.685
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health1.057
Asia-Pacific Population Journaln/a
Asian Ethnicityn/a
Asian Journal of Criminologyn/a
Asian Population Studies0.394
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy0.551
Behavioral and Brain Sciences14.962
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggressionn/a
Biodemography and Social Biology1.368
Biometrical Journal1.152
Biometrics1.412
Biometrika1.506
Biostatistics2.427
BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology3.760
BMC Women's Health1.505
BMJ: British Medical Journal16.3
British Journal of Industrial Relations0.987
British Journal of Sociology1.684
Bulletin of the World Health Organization5.250
Child Development4.235
Child Indicators Research0.864
Childhood1.046
Children and Youth Services Review1.006
China Economic Review1.390
China Quarterly0.872
Cities1.143
City and Community0.778
City, culture and societyn/a
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review4.216
Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation0.300
Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods 0.298
Community Developmentn/a
Community Development Journal0.602
Community, Work, and Familyn/a
Comparative Education0.724
Comparative Education Review0.907
Comparative Political Studies1.673
Conservation Biology4.355
Contemporary Justice Reviewn/a
Contemporary Social Sciencen/a
Contemporary South Asian/a
Continuity and Change0.467
Contraception2.932
Crime and Delinquency1.192
Criminal Justice Studiesn/a
Criminology3.060
Critical Public Health0.882
Cross-Cultural Research: The Journal of Comparative Social Science0.667
Culture, Health and Sexuality 1.494
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry1.627
Decision Analysis1.933
Demographic Research1.116
Demography2.631
Developmental Biology3.868
Developmental Psychobiology2.595
Developmental Psychology3.782
Diabetes Care7.735
Disability and Health Journal1.446
Disability and Society0.981
Drug and Alcohol Dependence3.141
Du Bois Review0.873
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways Toward Terrorism and Genociden/a
Early Human Development2.020
Ecological Applications3.815
Ecological Modelling2.069
Ecology of Food and Nutrition0.800
Econometrica3.504
Economic Development and Cultural Change0.868
Economic Development Quarterly0.618
Economic Journal2.118
Economics and Human Biology1.797
Economics Letters0.509
Economics of Education Review0.981
Economy and Society1.551
Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis2.021
Emerging Infectious Diseases5.993
Environment and Behavior2.013
Environment and Planning A1.630
Environment and Planning B1.084
Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture0.645
Environmental Health Perspectives7.260
Epidemiologic Reviews9.269
Epidemiology5.738
Epidemiology and Infection2.867
Ethnic and Racial Studies1.169
Ethnicity and Disease0.921
Ethnicity and Health1.203
Ethnology0.095
European Economic Review1.331
European Journal of Ageing0.833
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition2.756
European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care1.808
European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology1.843
European Journal of Population1.200
European Journal of Public Health2.516
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity0.909
European Sociological Review1.860
Evaluation and Program Planning1.295
Evolution and Human Behavior2.866
Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services0.442
Families Systems and Health1.735
Family and Community Health 0.907
Family Processes1.609
Family Relations0.862
Fertility and Sterility4.295
Field Methods0.551
Forum for Health Economics & Policyn/a
Gender and Society1.200
Gender Issuesn/a
Geocarto International0.575
Geographical Analysis1.500
Geography and Natural Resourcesn/a
GeoJournaln/a
Geomorphology2.552
Gerontechnologyn/a
Gerontologist2.772
Gerontology2.676
Growth and Change0.489
Hallym International Journal of Agingn/a
Health Affairs4.321
Health and Place2.419
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes2.272
Health Care Analysis0.981
Health Economics2.232
Health Economics, Policy and Law1.796
Health Education and Behavior1.682
Health Education Research1.615
Health Policy1.725
Health Policy and Planning3.000
Health Psychology3.832
Health Research Policy and Systems1.409
Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodologyn/a
Health Services Management Researchn/a
Health Services Research2.491
Historical Methodsn/a
History and Technologyn/a
History of Psychology0.750
History of the Family0.103
Housing Policy Debate0.882
Human Biology1.522
Human Ecology1.361
Human Ecology Review0.92
Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective1.814
Human Organization0.487
Human Relations1.938
Human Reproduction4.670
Hypertension6.873
Identity in the Information Society n/a
Industrial and Labor Relations Review1.141
Injury Prevention1.755
Inquiry0.462
International Economic Review1.162
International Journal for Equity in Health1.839
International Journal of Aging and Human Development0.725
International Journal of Behavioral Development1.591
International Journal of Comparative Sociology0.652
International Journal of Epidemiology9.197
International Journal of Geographical Information Science1.613
International Journal of Health Care Finance & Economics0.576
International Journal of Health Geographics2.195
International Journal of Health Services0.988
International Journal of Intercultural Relations0.940
International Journal of Law, Policy, and the Familyn/a
International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research1.764
International Journal of Multiple Research Approachesn/a
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Societyn/a
international Journal of Psychology0.632
International Journal of Public Opinion Research1.093
International Journal of STD and AIDS1.037
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research1.625
International Migration Review0.812
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health1.938
International Regional Science Review1.000
International Review of Sociologyn/a
International Sociology1.000
International Statistical Review1.190
Isis0.915
JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 4.653
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association30.387
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion1.396
Journal of Adolescence1.638
Journal of Adolescent Health 2.966
Journal of Adolescent Research0.983
Journal of Adult Development0.522
Journal of African American Studiesn/a
Journal of Aging and Health1.556
Journal of Aging Studies1.139
Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics1.235
Journal of Applied Econometrics1.562
Journal of Applied Gerontology0.923
Journal of Applied Psychology4.367
Journal of Applied Social Psychology0.834
Journal of Asian Studies0.742
Journal of Behavioral Medicine2.216
Journal of Bioeconomicsn/a
Journal of Biosocial Science0.883
Journal of Business and Economic Statistics1.932
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse0.482
Journal of Children and Povertyn/a
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology2.665
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism6.430
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology5.332
Journal of Clinical Oncology18.038
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry5.812
Journal of Community Health1.293
Journal of Comparative Economics0.657
Journal of Comparative Family Studies0.245
Journal of Consumer Psychologyn/a
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontologyn/a
Journal of Democracy1.147
Journal of Developing Areasn/a
Journal of Development Economics2.411
Journal of Development Studies0.714
Journal of Divorce and Remarriagen/a
Journal of Drug Issuesn/a
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control0.807
Journal of Economic History0.766
Journal of Economic Literature6.341
Journal of Economic Perspectives4.230
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics0.935
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics1.486
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health3.294
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Workn/a
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies1.085
Journal of Experimental Criminology1.553
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology2.219
Journal of Family and Economic Issuesn/a
Journal of Family History0.250
Journal of Family Issues0.860
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2.100
Journal of Family Theory and Reviewn/a
Journal of Family Violence0.940
Journal of General Internal Medicine 3.278
Journal of Geographical Systems1.366
Journal of Happiness Studies1.462
Journal of Health and Social Behavior2.951
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 1.491
Journal of Health Economics2.254
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law0.962
Journal of Health Psychology1.882
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition1.121
Journal of Housing and the Built Environment0.596
Journal of Human Resources0.962
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health1.007
Journal of Intergenerational Relationshipsn/a
Journal of International Development0.669
Journal of International Migration and Integrationn/a
Journal of Interpersonal Violence1.355
Journal of Labor Economics1.979
Journal of Marriage and the Family1.899
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health1.254
Journal of Mixed Methods Research2.091
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease1.842
Journal of Nutrition4.196
Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging2.394
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene1.278
Journal of Official Statistics0.965
Journal of Pediatrics3.736
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology5.510
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management2.101
Journal of Political Economy3.617
Journal of Population Ageingn/a
Journal of Population Economics1.470
Journal of Population Researchn/a
Journal of Povertyn/a
Journal of Public Economics1.520
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice1.465
Journal of Quantitative Criminology1.673
Journal of Religion and Health0.768
Journal of Research on Adolescence2.507
Journal of Social Issues1.857
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference0.713
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs1.676
Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodologyn/a
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society3.978
Journal of the American Statistical Association2.114
Journal of the European Economic Association2.049
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A: Statistics in Society1.573
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B: Statistical Methodology5.721
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society C: Applied Statistics1.418
Journal of Traumatic Stress2.550
Journal of Urban Health1.887
Journal of Women's Health1.417
Journal of Youth and Adolescence2.695
Journals of Gerontology A: Biological and Medical4.314
Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences2.852
Lancet39.207
Latin American Perspectives0.293
Law and Policy0.946
Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciencesn/a
Marriage and Family Reviewn/a
Maternal and Child Health Journal2.015
Mathematical Biosciences1.454
Medical Anthropology Quarterly1.938
Medical Care3.227
Medicare and Medicaid Research Reviewn/a
Milbank Quarterly4.644
Nature38.597
Neuroepidemiology2.370
New Directions for Evaluationn/a
New England Journal of Medicine53.298
Obstetrics and Gynecology4.798
Osiris0.870
Osteoporosis International4.039
Papers in Regional Science1.541
Pediatrics5.119
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin2.383
Personality and Social Psychology Review8.195
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health1.708
PLoS Medicine15.253
Policing and Society0.444
Political Science Quarterly0.465
Population (INED)0.459
Population and Development Review2.085
Population and Environment2.585
Population Research and Policy Review0.610
Population Studies1.081
Population, Space and Place1.861
Prevention Science2.566
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America9.737
Psychiatric Services2.013
Psychological Assessment2.994
Psychological Bulletin15.575
Psychological Methods4.315
Psychological Review9.797
Psychological Science4.543
Psychology and Aging3.089
Psychosomatic Medicine4.077
Public Health Reports 1.421
Public Opinion Quarterly1.522
Qualitative Sociology0.603
Quality and Quantity0.728
Quality of Life Research2.412
Quarterly Journal of Economics5.278
Race and Social Problemsn/a
Regional Environmental Change1.945
Reproductive Health Matters1.394
Research in Human Development1.067
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility0.904
Research on Aging1.298
Review of Economics and Statistics2.346
Review of Economics of the Household0.708
Review of General Psychology2.523
Review of Religious Research 0.339
Review of Research in Education2.111
Rural Sociology1.585
Science31.027
Sex Roles1.531
Sexually Transmitted Diseases2.594
Sexually Transmitted Infections2.611
Signs0.556
Social Forces1.672
Social Indicators Research1.264
Social Network Analysis and Miningn/a
Social Networks3.381
Social Policy and Administration0.976
Social Problems1.782
Social Psychology Quarterly2.543
Social Science and Medicine2.733
Social Science Computer Review1.303
Social Science History0.622
Social Science Quarterly1.407
Social Science Research1.266
Social Service Review1.140
Society and Natural Resources1.034
Socio-Economic Review2.059
Sociologia Ruralis 1.022
Sociological Focusn/a
Sociological Forum0.833
Sociological Methodology3.000
Sociological Methods & Research1.844
Sociological Perspectives0.763
Sociological Spectrum0.441
Sociology 1.504
Sociology of Education1.697
Sociology of Health and Illness1.735
Sociology of Religion1.079
Statistics in Medicine2.044
Studies in Comparative International Development0.722
Studies in Family Planning1.960
Substance Abuse1.245
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy1.561
Survey Methodology0.541
Survey Research Methodsn/a
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene2.534
The American Sociologistn/a
The Annals of Regional Science0.901
The Econometrics Journal1.000
The European Journal of Health Economics2.095
The Geographical Journal1.635
The High School Journaln/a
The Journal of Economic Inequality0.912
The Journal of Infectious Diseases 5.848
The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency2.220
The Journal of Social Psychology0.711
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 19.966
The Review of Economic Studies2.860
The Sociological Quarterly1.545
The Urban Reviewn/a
Theoretical Population Biology1.241
Theory and Society0.614
Theory, Culture, and Society1.584
Tobacco Control4.111
Trauma, Violence, and Abuse2.400
Tropical Medicine and International Health2.938
Urban Affairs Review1.211
Urban Forumn/a
Urban Studies1.493
Women and Health1.054
Women's Healthn/a
Women's Health Issues1.638
Work and Occupations1.324
Work, Employment and Society1.255
World Development1.527
Youth and Society0.897