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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 Medicine2.198
Accident Analysis and Prevention2.571
Acta Sociologica0.977
Addictive Behaviors2.441
Administrative Science Quarterly3.333
Age and Ageing3.107
Ageing and Society1.230
Ageing Internationaln/a
Ageing Research Reviews7.628
Aggression and Violent Behavior2.119
Aging and Mental Health1.718
Agriculture and Human Values1.359
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment3.203
AIDS and Behavior3.312
AIDS Care2.194
AIDS Education and Prevention1.505
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research3.311
Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders2.688
American Behavioral Scientist0.926
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics3.079
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy2.561
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics2.887
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics1.679
American Economic Review3.673
American Educational Research Journal2.157
American Journal of Agricultural Economics1.363
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.918
American Journal of Community Psychology1.968
American Journal of Criminal Justicen/a
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse1.470
American Journal of Education1.488
American Journal of Epidemiology4.230
American Journal of Evaluation0.965
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry3.519
American Journal of Human Biology1.928
American Journal of Human Genetics10.987
American Journal of Managed Care2.166
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology4.704
American Journal of Political Science3.269
American Journal of Preventive Medicine4.281
American Journal of Psychiatry13.559
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 Medicine3.621
Annals of Emergency Medicine4.333
Annals of Epidemiology2.145
Annals of Human Biology1.148
Annals of Internal Medicine16.104
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 Forum0.571
Anthropology and Medicinen/a
Applied Cognitive Psychology1.414
Applied Developmental Science1.586
Applied Research in Quality of Life0.642
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policyn/a
Archives of Disease in Childhood2.905
Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health0.474
Archives of General Psychiatry13.747
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine4.252
Archives of Sexual Behavior2.783
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health1.111
Asia-Pacific Population Journaln/a
Asian Ethnicityn/a
Asian Journal of Criminologyn/a
Asian Population Studies0.636
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy0.432
Behavioral and Brain Sciences20.771
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggressionn/a
Biodemography and Social Biology1.227
Biometrical Journal1.236
BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology3.862
BMC Women's Health1.657
BMJ: British Medical Journal17.445
British Journal of Industrial Relations1.074
British Journal of Sociology1.013
Bulletin of the World Health Organization5.112
Child Development4.061
Child Indicators Research1.038
Children and Youth Services Review1.046
China Economic Review1.142
China Quarterly0.952
City and Community1.000
City, culture and societyn/a
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review4.750
Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation0.300
Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods 0.284
Community Developmentn/a
Community Development Journal0.360
Community, Work, and Familyn/a
Comparative Education1.083
Comparative Education Review0.840
Comparative Political Studies1.477
Conservation Biology4.320
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 Health1.282
Cross-Cultural Research: The Journal of Comparative Social Science0.647
Culture, Health and Sexuality 1.634
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry1.121
Decision Analysis1.996
Demographic Research1.181
Developmental Biology3.637
Developmental Psychobiology3.163
Developmental Psychology4.141
Diabetes Care8.570
Disability and Health Journal1.500
Disability and Society0.939
Drug and Alcohol Dependence3.278
Du Bois Review0.553
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways Toward Terrorism and Genociden/a
Early Human Development1.931
Ecological Applications4.126
Ecological Modelling2.326
Ecology of Food and Nutrition0.780
Economic Development and Cultural Change1.321
Economic Development Quarterly0.510
Economic Journal2.587
Economics and Human Biology2.461
Economics Letters0.457
Economics of Education Review1.146
Economy and Society1.436
Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis1.688
Emerging Infectious Diseases7.327
Environment and Behavior2.612
Environment and Planning A1.694
Environment and Planning B0.883
Environmental Communication0.803
Environmental Health Perspectives7.029
Epidemiologic Reviews7.333
Epidemiology and Infection2.491
Ethnic and Racial Studies0.888
Ethnicity and Disease1.000
Ethnicity and Health1.276
European Economic Review1.364
European Journal of Ageing1.262
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition2.950
European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care1.835
European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology1.627
European Journal of Population1.622
European Journal of Public Health2.459
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity0.808
European Sociological Review1.031
Evaluation and Program Planning1.096
Evolution and Human Behavior3.130
Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services0.298
Families Systems and Health1.039
Family and Community Health 0.855
Family Processes2.362
Family Relations1.024
Fertility and Sterility4.590
Field Methods0.875
Forum for Health Economics & Policyn/a
Gender and Society1.956
Gender Issuesn/a
Geocarto International0.897
Geographical Analysis1.250
Geography and Natural Resourcesn/a
Growth and Change0.558
Hallym International Journal of Agingn/a
Health Affairs4.966
Health and Place2.435
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes2.099
Health Care Analysis1.078
Health Economics2.137
Health Economics, Policy and Law1.593
Health Education and Behavior1.825
Health Education Research1.944
Health Policy1.907
Health Policy and Planning3.470
Health Psychology3.954
Health Research Policy and Systems1.860
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 Psychology0.438
History of the Family0.184
Housing Policy Debate1.071
Human Biology1.288
Human Ecology1.215
Human Ecology Review0.414
Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective1.826
Human Organization0.750
Human Relations1.867
Human Reproduction4.585
Identity in the Information Society n/a
Industrial and Labor Relations Review0.959
Injury Prevention1.941
International Economic Review1.415
International Journal for Equity in Health1.589
International Journal of Aging and Human Development0.667
International Journal of Behavioral Development1.495
International Journal of Comparative Sociology0.675
International Journal of Epidemiology9.176
International Journal of Geographical Information Science1.479
International Journal of Health Care Finance & Economics0.710
International Journal of Health Geographics1.967
International Journal of Health Services0.881
International Journal of Intercultural Relations1.216
International Journal of Law, Policy, and the Familyn/a
International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research3.421
International Journal of Multiple Research Approachesn/a
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Societyn/a
international Journal of Psychology1.226
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 4.394
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association35.289
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion1.153
Journal of Adolescence1.957
Journal of Adolescent Health 2.748
Journal of Adolescent Research1.218
Journal of Adult Development0.468
Journal of African American Studiesn/a
Journal of Aging and Health1.556
Journal of Aging Studies1.227
Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics0.783
Journal of Applied Econometrics1.673
Journal of Applied Gerontology1.125
Journal of Applied Psychology4.799
Journal of Applied Social Psychology0.747
Journal of Asian Studies0.493
Journal of Behavioral Medicine2.855
Journal of Bioeconomicsn/a
Journal of Biosocial Science1.260
Journal of Business and Economic Statistics2.319
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse0.782
Journal of Children and Povertyn/a
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology2.553
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism6.310
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology5.478
Journal of Clinical Oncology17.879
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry5.139
Journal of Community Health1.573
Journal of Comparative Economics1.176
Journal of Comparative Family Studies0.078
Journal of Consumer Psychologyn/a
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontologyn/a
Journal of Democracy1.210
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 Control1.057
Journal of Economic History1.032
Journal of Economic Literature5.354
Journal of Economic Perspectives4.977
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics1.016
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics1.217
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health3.501
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Workn/a
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies0.933
Journal of Experimental Criminology1.810
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology1.993
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 2.326
Journal of Family Theory and Reviewn/a
Journal of Family Violence0.657
Journal of General Internal Medicine 3.423
Journal of Geographical Systems1.341
Journal of Happiness Studies1.772
Journal of Health and Social Behavior2.915
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 0.902
Journal of Health Economics2.579
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law1.373
Journal of Health Psychology1.826
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition1.388
Journal of Housing and the Built Environment0.611
Journal of Human Resources1.507
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health1.264
Journal of Intergenerational Relationshipsn/a
Journal of International Development0.622
Journal of International Migration and Integrationn/a
Journal of Interpersonal Violence1.162
Journal of Labor Economics1.893
Journal of Marriage and the Family1.770
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health1.039
Journal of Mixed Methods Research1.675
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease1.812
Journal of Nutrition4.227
Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging2.659
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene1.207
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 Economy3.617
Journal of Population Ageingn/a
Journal of Population Economics1.109
Journal of Population Researchn/a
Journal of Povertyn/a
Journal of Public Economics1.820
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice0.840
Journal of Quantitative Criminology1.660
Journal of Religion and Health0.945
Journal of Research on Adolescence1.915
Journal of Social Issues0.923
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference0.598
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs2.272
Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodologyn/a
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society4.216
Journal of the American Statistical Association1.979
Journal of the European Economic Association3.356
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 Stress2.083
Journal of Urban Health1.943
Journal of Women's Health1.896
Journal of Youth and Adolescence2.312
Journals of Gerontology A: Biological and Medical4.314
Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences3.213
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 Biosciences1.489
Medical Anthropology Quarterly0.607
Medical Care2.941
Medicare and Medicaid Research Reviewn/a
Milbank Quarterly5.061
New Directions for Evaluationn/a
New England Journal of Medicine53.298
Obstetrics and Gynecology4.368
Osteoporosis International4.165
Papers in Regional Science1.183
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin2.515
Personality and Social Psychology Review7.545
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health2.164
PLoS Medicine14.000
Policing and Society0.750
Political Science Quarterly0.357
Population (INED)1.342
Population and Development Review2.306
Population and Environment0.889
Population Research and Policy Review0.727
Population Studies1.421
Population, Space and Place1.717
Prevention Science2.827
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America9.809
Psychiatric Services1.987
Psychological Assessment2.840
Psychological Bulletin14.392
Psychological Methods5.708
Psychological Review7.719
Psychological Science4.864
Psychology and Aging2.913
Psychosomatic Medicine4.085
Public Health Reports 1.644
Public Opinion Quarterly2.033
Qualitative Sociology0.692
Quality and Quantity0.761
Quality of Life Research2.864
Quarterly Journal of Economics5.966
Race and Social Problemsn/a
Regional Environmental Change2.260
Reproductive Health Matters1.740
Research in Human Development1.586
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility0.965
Research on Aging1.111
Review of Economics and Statistics2.718
Review of Economics of the Household1.204
Review of General Psychology1.984
Review of Religious Research 0.500
Review of Research in Education0.911
Rural Sociology1.163
Sex Roles1.698
Sexually Transmitted Diseases2.748
Sexually Transmitted Infections3.078
Social Forces1.095
Social Indicators Research1.452
Social Network Analysis and Miningn/a
Social Networks2.138
Social Policy and Administration1.143
Social Problems1.360
Social Psychology Quarterly1.647
Social Science and Medicine2.558
Social Science Computer Review1.542
Social Science History0.289
Social Science Quarterly0.741
Social Science Research1.515
Social Service Review0.791
Society and Natural Resources1.065
Socio-Economic Review1.717
Sociologia Ruralis 1.362
Sociological Focusn/a
Sociological Forum0.988
Sociological Methodology3.000
Sociological Methods & Research2.292
Sociological Perspectives0.770
Sociological Spectrum0.379
Sociology 1.504
Sociology of Education2.270
Sociology of Health and Illness2.014
Sociology of Religion1.667
Statistics in Medicine2.037
Studies in Comparative International Development0.686
Studies in Family Planning1.638
Substance Abuse1.620
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy1.451
Survey Methodology0.630
Survey Research Methodsn/a
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene2.736
The American Sociologistn/a
The Annals of Regional Science0.739
The Econometrics Journal1.128
The European Journal of Health Economics2.461
The Geographical Journal1.635
The High School Journaln/a
The Journal of Economic Inequality1.352
The Journal of Infectious Diseases 5.778
The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency2.159
The Journal of Social Psychology0.981
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 19.446
The Review of Economic Studies3.235
The Sociological Quarterly1.690
The Urban Reviewn/a
Theoretical Population Biology1.531
Theory and Society0.980
Theory, Culture, and Society0.881
Tobacco Control5.150
Trauma, Violence, and Abuse2.939
Tropical Medicine and International Health2.302
Urban Affairs Review1.293
Urban Forumn/a
Urban Studies1.330
Women and Health1.194
Women's Healthn/a
Women's Health Issues1.735
Work and Occupations1.853
Work, Employment and Society1.229
World Development1.733
Youth and Society1.211