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Journal TitleImpact Factor
Academic Emergency Medicine2.537
Accident Analysis and Prevention2.070
Acta Sociologica1.150
Addiction4.972
Addictive Behaviors2.795
Administrative Science Quarterly5.316
Age and Ageing4.201
Ageing and Society1.827
Ageing Internationaln/a
Ageing Research Reviews7.526
Aggression and Violent Behavior1.912
Aging and Mental Health1.861
Agriculture and Human Values2.222
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment3.564
AIDS4.407
AIDS and Behavior3.063
AIDS Care1.902
AIDS Education and Prevention1.524
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research2.829
Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders2.530
Ambio2.555
American Behavioral Scientist1.907
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics4.038
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy2.791
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics2.567
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics1.359
American Economic Review3.833
American Educational Research Journal2.924
American Journal of Agricultural Economics1.436
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.703
American Journal of Community Psychology2.068
American Journal of Criminal Justicen/a
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse1.828
American Journal of Education0.925
American Journal of Epidemiology5.036
American Journal of Evaluation0.808
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry3.130
American Journal of Human Biology1.875
American Journal of Human Genetics10.794
American Journal of Managed Care1.657
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology4.681
American Journal of Political Science4.515
American Journal of Preventive Medicine4.465
American Journal of Psychiatry13.505
American Journal of Public Health4.138
American Journal of Sociology2.574
American Political Science Review3.272
American Psychologist5.454
American Sociological Review3.989
American Statistician1.215
Annals of Behavioral Medicine4.195
Annals of Emergency Medicine5.008
Annals of Epidemiology2.335
Annals of Human Biology1.570
Annals of Internal Medicine16.440
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science1.708
Annals of the Association of American Geographers2.756
Annals of the New York Academy of Science4.518
Anthropological Forum0.447
Anthropology and Medicine0.560
Appetite3.125
Applied Cognitive Psychology1.481
Applied Developmental Science1.364
Applied Research in Quality of Life0.894
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy0.686
Archives of Disease in Childhood3.231
Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health1.603
Archives of General Psychiatry14.480
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine5.731
Archives of Sexual Behavior2.704
Area1.349
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health1.722
Asia-Pacific Population Journaln/a
Asian Ethnicityn/a
Asian Journal of Criminologyn/a
Asian Population Studies0.941
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy0.250
Behavioral and Brain Sciences20.415
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggressionn/a
Biodemography and Social Biology1.500
Biometrical Journal0.683
Biometrics1.360
Biometrika1.130
Biostatistics2.109
BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology4.039
BMC Women's Health1.353
BMJ: British Medical Journal19.697
British Journal of Industrial Relations1.820
British Journal of Sociology1.871
Bulletin of the World Health Organization5.296
Child Development3.791
Child Indicators Research1.011
Childhood0.970
Children and Youth Services Review0.969
China Economic Review1.116
China Quarterly1.540
Cities2.051
City and Community1.079
City, culture and societyn/a
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review3.146
Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation0.397
Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods 0.300
Community Developmentn/a
Community Development Journal1.145
Community, Work, and Familyn/a
Comparative Education1.052
Comparative Education Review0.943
Comparative Political Studies2.214
Conservation Biology4.267
Contemporary Justice Reviewn/a
Contemporary Social Sciencen/a
Contemporary South Asian/a
Continuity and Change0.276
Contraception2.788
Crime and Delinquency1.240
Criminal Justice Studiesn/a
Criminology4.778
Critical Public Health2.530
Cross-Cultural Research: The Journal of Comparative Social Science0.805
Culture, Health and Sexuality 1.588
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry1.032
Decision Analysis1.132
Demographic Research1.221
Demography2.800
Developmental Biology3.155
Developmental Psychobiology2.128
Developmental Psychology3.116
Diabetes Care8.934
Disability and Health Journal1.345
Disability and Society1.030
Drug and Alcohol Dependence3.349
Du Bois Review1.065
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways Toward Terrorism and Genociden/a
Early Human Development1.913
Ecological Applications4.252
Ecological Modelling2.275
Ecology of Food and Nutrition0.894
Econometrica3.804
Economic Development and Cultural Change1.392
Economic Development Quarterly0.826
Economic Journal2.370
Economics and Human Biology1.639
Economics Letters0.603
Economics of Education Review1.146
Economy and Society1.204
Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis2.020
Emerging Infectious Diseases6.994
Environment and Behavior2.892
Environment and Planning A1.460
Environment and Planning B1.195
Environmental Communication0.860
Environmental Health Perspectives8.443
Epidemiologic Reviews9.333
Epidemiology6.075
Epidemiology and Infection2.515
Ethnic and Racial Studies1.070
Ethnicity and Disease1.014
Ethnicity and Health2.055
Ethnology0.095
European Economic Review1.095
European Journal of Ageing1.470
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition2.935
European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care1.236
European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology1.662
European Journal of Population2.636
European Journal of Public Health2.751
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity1.364
European Sociological Review1.760
Evaluation and Program Planning1.000
Evolution and Human Behavior3.223
Families In Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services0.758
Families, Systems, and Health1.299
Family and Community Health 0.633
Family Processes3.000
Family Relations0.912
Fertility and Sterility4.426
Field Methods1.100
Forum for Health Economics and Policyn/a
Gender and Society2.400
Gender Issuesn/a
Geocarto International1.380
Geographical Analysis1.571
Geography and Natural Resourcesn/a
GeoJournaln/a
Geomorphology2.813
Gerontechnologyn/a
Gerontologist3.168
Gerontology3.096
Growth and Change0.877
Hallym International Journal of Agingn/a
Health Affairs5.230
Health and Place2.441
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes2.212
Health Care Analysis0.875
Health Economics2.151
Health Economics, Policy and Law1.095
Health Education and Behavior2.312
Health Education Research1.667
Health Policy2.035
Health Policy and Planning2.513
Health Psychology3.611
Health Research Policy and Systems2.107
Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodologyn/a
Health Services Management Researchn/a
Health Services Research2.865
Historical Methods0.353
History and Technologyn/a
History of Psychology0.667
History of the Family0.608
Housing Policy Debate1.540
Human Biology1.095
Human Ecology1.604
Human Ecology Review0.769
Human Nature1.895
Human Organization0.814
Human Relations2.619
Human Reproduction4.621
Hypertension6.294
Identity in the Information Society n/a
Industrial and Labor Relations Review1.261
Injury Prevention1.693
Inquiry1.079
International Economic Review1.290
International Journal for Equity in Health2.378
International Journal of Aging and Human Development0.507
International Journal of Behavioral Development1.610
International Journal of Comparative Sociology1.028
International Journal of Epidemiology7.522
International Journal of Geographical Information Science2.065
International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics0.730
International Journal of Health Geographics2.270
International Journal of Health Services0.782
International Journal of Intercultural Relations0.963
International Journal of Law, Policy, and the Family0.500
International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research2.857
International Journal of Multiple Research Approachesn/a
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Societyn/a
international Journal of Psychology1.276
International Journal of Public Opinion Research1.016
International Journal of STD and AIDS1.300
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research1.868
International Migration Review1.618
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health2.030
International Regional Science Review0.917
International Review of Sociologyn/a
International Sociology0.621
International Statistical Review1.789
Isis0.894
JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 3.806
JAMA37.684
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion1.231
Journal of Adolescence2.007
Journal of Adolescent Health 3.838
Journal of Adolescent Research1.439
Journal of Adult Development0.738
Journal of African American Studiesn/a
Journal of Aging and Health1.660
Journal of Aging Studies1.437
Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics0.790
Journal of Applied Econometrics1.274
Journal of Applied Gerontology1.258
Journal of Applied Psychology3.810
Journal of Applied Social Psychology1.006
Journal of Asian Studies0.338
Journal of Behavioral Medicine2.227
Journal of Bioeconomicsn/a
Journal of Biosocial Science1.056
Journal of Business and Economic Statistics1.648
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse0.437
Journal of Children and Povertyn/a
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology4.027
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism5.531
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology4.703
Journal of Clinical Oncology20.982
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry5.408
Journal of Community Health1.476
Journal of Comparative Economics1.380
Journal of Comparative Family Studies0.309
Journal of Consumer Psychology2.009
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontologyn/a
Journal of Democracy1.425
Journal of Developing Areas0.357
Journal of Development Economics1.837
Journal of Development Studies0.896
Journal of Divorce and Remarriagen/a
Journal of Drug Issues1.086
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control0.879
Journal of Economic History0.742
Journal of Economic Literature6.614
Journal of Economic Perspectives5.012
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics1.083
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics1.146
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health3.865
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Workn/a
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies1.536
Journal of Experimental Criminology2.229
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology2.500
Journal of Family and Economic Issuesn/a
Journal of Family History0.238
Journal of Family Issues1.697
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 1.308
Journal of Family Theory and Review1.829
Journal of Family Violence0.767
Journal of General Internal Medicine 3.494
Journal of Geographical Systems1.175
Journal of Happiness Studies1.846
Journal of Health and Social Behavior3.190
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 0.963
Journal of Health Economics2.339
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law1.436
Journal of Health Psychology2.010
Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition0.724
Journal of Housing and the Built Environment0.810
Journal of Human Resources2.000
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health1.579
Journal of Intergenerational Relationshipsn/a
Journal of International Development0.659
Journal of International Migration and Integrationn/a
Journal of Interpersonal Violence1.579
Journal of Labor Economics3.214
Journal of Marriage and Family1.873
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health1.432
Journal of Mixed Methods Research1.927
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease1.836
Journal of Nutrition3.740
Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging3.199
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene1.155
Journal of Official Statistics0.467
Journal of Pediatrics3.890
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology4.736
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management2.329
Journal of Political Economy3.750
Journal of Population Ageingn/a
Journal of Population Economics1.109
Journal of Population Researchn/a
Journal of Povertyn/a
Journal of Public Economics1.440
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice1.510
Journal of Quantitative Criminology2.226
Journal of Religion and Health0.977
Journal of Research on Adolescence2.480
Journal of Social Issues2.080
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference0.727
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs2.197
Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodologyn/a
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society3.842
Journal of the American Statistical Association1.725
Journal of the European Economic Association3.461
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A: Statistics in Society1.702
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B: Statistical Methodology4.222
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society C: Applied Statistics1.354
Journal of Traumatic Stress2.624
Journal of Urban Health2.046
Journal of Women's Health2.032
Journal of Youth and Adolescence3.562
Journals of Gerontology A: Biological and Medical Sciences5.476
Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences2.813
Lancet44.002
Latin American Perspectives0.512
Law and Policy1.233
Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciencesn/a
Marriage and Family Reviewn/a
Maternal and Child Health Journal1.917
Mathematical Biosciences1.256
Medical Anthropology Quarterly1.067
Medical Care3.081
Medicare and Medicaid Research Reviewn/a
Milbank Quarterly2.869
Nature38.138
Neuroepidemiology2.784
New Directions for Evaluationn/a
New England Journal of Medicine59.558
Obstetrics and Gynecology5.656
Osiris0.281
Osteoporosis International3.445
Papers in Regional Science1.144
Pediatrics5.196
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin2.560
Personality and Social Psychology Review7.571
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health3.214
PLoS Medicine13.585
Policing and Society1.610
Political Science Quarterly0.366
Population (INED)0.562
Population and Development Review1.926
Population and Environment1.609
Population Research and Policy Review1.154
Population Studies1.690
Population, Space and Place1.895
Prevention Science2.926
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America9.423
Psychiatric Services2.335
Psychological Assessment2.901
Psychological Bulletin14.839
Psychological Methods5.000
Psychological Review7.581
Psychological Science5.476
Psychology and Aging2.725
Psychosomatic Medicine3.638
Public Health Reports 1.737
Public Opinion Quarterly1.429
Qualitative Sociology1.250
Quality and Quantity0.867
Quality of Life Research2.429
Quarterly Journal of Economics5.538
Race and Social Problemsn/a
Regional Environmental Change2.664
Reproductive Health Matters1.221
Research in Human Development1.970
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility1.379
Research on Aging1.209
Review of Economics and Statistics2.979
Review of Economics of the Household1.290
Review of General Psychology1.500
Review of Religious Research 0.414
Review of Research in Education1.727
Rural Sociology2.317
Science34.661
Sex Roles1.582
Sexually Transmitted Diseases2.968
Sexually Transmitted Infections3.015
Signs1.347
Social Forces1.736
Social Indicators Research1.380
Social Network Analysis and Miningn/a
Social Networks2.784
Social Policy and Administration1.069
Social Problems1.291
Social Psychology Quarterly1.457
Social Science and Medicine2.814
Social Science Computer Review1.525
Social Science History0.170
Social Science Quarterly0.752
Social Science Research1.539
Social Service Review1.119
Society and Natural Resources1.758
Socio-Economic Review1.926
Sociologia Ruralis 1.380
Sociological Focusn/a
Sociological Forum0.864
Sociological Methodology1.765
Sociological Methods and Research3.224
Sociological Perspectives0.745
Sociological Spectrum0.295
Sociology 2.165
Sociology of Education2.000
Sociology of Health and Illness1.988
Sociology of Religion1.217
Statistics in Medicine1.533
Studies in Comparative International Development0.900
Studies in Family Planning2.192
Substance Abuse2.576
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy1.713
Survey Methodology0.270
Survey Research Methods1.031
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene2.453
The American Sociologistn/a
The Annals of Regional Science0.571
The Econometrics Journal1.116
The European Journal of Health Economics2.266
The Geographical Journal3.206
The High School Journaln/a
The Journal of Economic Inequality1.041
The Journal of Infectious Diseases 6.334
The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency2.446
The Journal of Social Psychology0.772
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 21.372
The Review of Economic Studies4.077
The Sociological Quarterly0.768
The Urban Reviewn/a
Theoretical Population Biology1.452
Theory and Society1.776
Theory, Culture, and Society1.702
Tobacco Control6.321
Trauma, Violence, and Abuse3.191
Tropical Medicine and International Health2.519
Urban Affairs Review0.933
Urban Forumn/a
Urban Studies1.934
Women and Health1.337
Women's Healthn/a
Women's Health Issues1.811
Work and Occupations2.667
Work, Employment and Society2.153
World Development2.438
Youth and Society1.418