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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
New England Journal of Medicine53.298
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association35.289
Behavioral and Brain Sciences20.771
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 19.446
Journal of Clinical Oncology17.879
BMJ: British Medical Journal17.445
Annals of Internal Medicine16.104
Psychological Bulletin14.392
PLoS Medicine14.000
Archives of General Psychiatry13.747
American Journal of Psychiatry13.559
American Journal of Human Genetics10.987
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America9.809
International Journal of Epidemiology9.176
Diabetes Care8.570
Psychological Review7.719
Ageing Research Reviews7.628
Personality and Social Psychology Review7.545
Epidemiologic Reviews7.333
Emerging Infectious Diseases7.327
Environmental Health Perspectives7.029
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.918
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism6.310
American Psychologist6.100
Quarterly Journal of Economics5.966
The Journal of Infectious Diseases 5.778
Psychological Methods5.708
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology5.478
Journal of Economic Literature5.354
Tobacco Control5.150
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry5.139
Bulletin of the World Health Organization5.112
Milbank Quarterly5.061
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology5.031
Journal of Economic Perspectives4.977
Health Affairs4.966
Psychological Science4.864
Journal of Applied Psychology4.799
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review4.750
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology4.704
Fertility and Sterility4.590
Human Reproduction4.585
American Journal of Public Health4.552
JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 4.394
American Sociological Review4.390
Annals of the New York Academy of Science4.383
Obstetrics and Gynecology4.368
Annals of Emergency Medicine4.333
Conservation Biology4.320
Journals of Gerontology A: Biological and Medical4.314
American Journal of Preventive Medicine4.281
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine4.252
American Journal of Epidemiology4.230
Journal of Nutrition4.227
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society4.216
Osteoporosis International4.165
Developmental Psychology4.141
Ecological Applications4.126
Psychosomatic Medicine4.085
Child Development4.061
Health Psychology3.954
BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology3.862
Journal of Pediatrics3.790
American Political Science Review3.688
American Economic Review3.673
Developmental Biology3.637
Annals of Behavioral Medicine3.621
Journal of Political Economy3.617
American Journal of Sociology3.545
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry3.519
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B: Statistical Methodology3.515
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health3.501
Health Policy and Planning3.470
Journal of General Internal Medicine 3.423
International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research3.421
Journal of the European Economic Association3.356
Administrative Science Quarterly3.333
AIDS and Behavior3.312
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research3.311
Drug and Alcohol Dependence3.278
American Journal of Political Science3.269
The Review of Economic Studies3.235
Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences3.213
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment3.203
Developmental Psychobiology3.163
Evolution and Human Behavior3.130
Age and Ageing3.107
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics3.079
Sexually Transmitted Infections3.078
Sociological Methodology3.000
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition2.950
Medical Care2.941
Trauma, Violence, and Abuse2.939
Journal of Health and Social Behavior2.915
Psychology and Aging2.913
Archives of Disease in Childhood2.905
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics2.887
Quality of Life Research2.864
Journal of Behavioral Medicine2.855
Psychological Assessment2.840
Prevention Science2.827
Archives of Sexual Behavior2.783
Health Services Research2.781
Sexually Transmitted Diseases2.748
Journal of Adolescent Health 2.748
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene2.736
Review of Economics and Statistics2.718
Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders2.688
Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging2.659
Environment and Behavior2.612
Economic Journal2.587
Journal of Health Economics2.579
Accident Analysis and Prevention2.571
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy2.561
Social Science and Medicine2.558
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology2.553
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin2.515
Epidemiology and Infection2.491
Economics and Human Biology2.461
The European Journal of Health Economics2.461
European Journal of Public Health2.459
Addictive Behaviors2.441
Health and Place2.435
Family Processes2.362
Ecological Modelling2.326
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2.326
Journal of Business and Economic Statistics2.319
Journal of Youth and Adolescence2.312
Population and Development Review2.306
Tropical Medicine and International Health2.302
Sociological Methods & Research2.292
Annals of the Association of American Geographers2.291
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs2.272
Sociology of Education2.270
Regional Environmental Change2.260
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management2.237
Academic Emergency Medicine2.198
AIDS Care2.194
American Journal of Managed Care2.166
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health2.164
The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency2.159
American Educational Research Journal2.157
Annals of Epidemiology2.145
Social Networks2.138
Health Economics2.137
Aggression and Violent Behavior2.119
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes2.099
Journal of Traumatic Stress2.083
Statistics in Medicine2.037
Public Opinion Quarterly2.033
Maternal and Child Health Journal2.015
Sociology of Health and Illness2.014
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health2.000
Decision Analysis1.996
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology1.993
Psychiatric Services1.987
Review of General Psychology1.984
Journal of the American Statistical Association1.979
American Journal of Community Psychology1.968
International Journal of Health Geographics1.967
Journal of Adolescence1.957
Gender and Society1.956
Health Education Research1.944
Journal of Urban Health1.943
Injury Prevention1.941
Early Human Development1.931
American Journal of Human Biology1.928
Journal of Research on Adolescence1.915
Health Policy1.907
Journal of Women's Health1.896
Journal of Labor Economics1.893
Human Relations1.867
Health Research Policy and Systems1.860
Work and Occupations1.853
European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care1.835
Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective1.826
Journal of Health Psychology1.826
Health Education and Behavior1.825
Journal of Public Economics1.820
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease1.812
Journal of Experimental Criminology1.810
Journal of Development Economics1.798
Journal of Happiness Studies1.772
Journal of Marriage and the Family1.770
Reproductive Health Matters1.740
Women's Health Issues1.735
World Development1.733
Aging and Mental Health1.718
Population, Space and Place1.717
Socio-Economic Review1.717
Sex Roles1.698
Environment and Planning A1.694
The Sociological Quarterly1.690
Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis1.688
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics1.679
Journal of Mixed Methods Research1.675
Journal of Applied Econometrics1.673
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research1.672
Sociology of Religion1.667
Journal of Quantitative Criminology1.660
BMC Women's Health1.657
Social Psychology Quarterly1.647
Public Health Reports 1.644
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A: Statistics in Society1.643
Studies in Family Planning1.638
The Geographical Journal1.635
Culture, Health and Sexuality 1.634
European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology1.627
European Journal of Population1.622
Substance Abuse1.620
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science1.606
Health Economics, Policy and Law1.593
International Journal for Equity in Health1.589
Research in Human Development1.586
Applied Developmental Science1.586
Journal of Community Health1.573
Journal of Aging and Health1.556
Social Science Computer Review1.542
Theoretical Population Biology1.531
Social Science Research1.515
Journal of Human Resources1.507
AIDS Education and Prevention1.505
Sociology 1.504
Disability and Health Journal1.500
International Journal of Behavioral Development1.495
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society C: Applied Statistics1.494
Mathematical Biosciences1.489
American Journal of Education1.488
International Journal of Geographical Information Science1.479
Comparative Political Studies1.477
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse1.470
Social Indicators Research1.452
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy1.451
Economy and Society1.436
Population Studies1.421
International Economic Review1.415
Applied Cognitive Psychology1.414
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition1.388
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law1.373
European Economic Review1.364
American Journal of Agricultural Economics1.363
Sociologia Ruralis 1.362
Social Problems1.360
Agriculture and Human Values1.359
The Journal of Economic Inequality1.352
Population (INED)1.342
Journal of Geographical Systems1.341
Crime and Delinquency1.333
Urban Studies1.330
Economic Development and Cultural Change1.321
Urban Affairs Review1.293
Human Biology1.288
Critical Public Health1.282
Ethnicity and Health1.276
Journal of Family Issues1.269
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health1.264
European Journal of Ageing1.262
Journal of Biosocial Science1.260
Geographical Analysis1.250
Biometrical Journal1.236
Ageing and Society1.230
Work, Employment and Society1.229
International Journal of Public Opinion Research1.228
Journal of Aging Studies1.227
Biodemography and Social Biology1.227
international Journal of Psychology1.226
Journal of Adolescent Research1.218
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics1.217
International Journal of Intercultural Relations1.216
Human Ecology1.215
Youth and Society1.211
Journal of Democracy1.210
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene1.207
Review of Economics of the Household1.204
International Statistical Review1.200
Women and Health1.194
Papers in Regional Science1.183
International Regional Science Review1.182
Demographic Research1.181
Journal of Comparative Economics1.176
Rural Sociology1.163
Journal of Interpersonal Violence1.162
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion1.153
Annals of Human Biology1.148
Economics of Education Review1.146
Social Policy and Administration1.143
China Economic Review1.142
The Econometrics Journal1.128
Journal of Applied Gerontology1.125
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry1.121
Research on Aging1.111
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health1.111
Journal of Population Economics1.109
Evaluation and Program Planning1.096
Social Forces1.095
Comparative Education1.083
Health Care Analysis1.078
British Journal of Industrial Relations1.074
Housing Policy Debate1.071
Society and Natural Resources1.065
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control1.057
International Journal of STD and AIDS1.054
Children and Youth Services Review1.046
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health1.039
Families Systems and Health1.039
Child Indicators Research1.038
International Migration Review1.033
Journal of Economic History1.032
European Sociological Review1.031
Family Relations1.024
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics1.016
British Journal of Sociology1.013
City and Community1.000
Ethnicity and Disease1.000
Sociological Forum0.988
Journal of Development Studies0.983
The Journal of Social Psychology0.981
Theory and Society0.980
Acta Sociologica0.977
American Journal of Evaluation0.965
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility0.965
Industrial and Labor Relations Review0.959
China Quarterly0.952
Law and Policy0.946
Journal of Religion and Health0.945
Disability and Society0.939
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies0.933
American Behavioral Scientist0.926
Journal of Social Issues0.923
American Statistician0.915
Review of Research in Education0.911
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 0.902
Geocarto International0.897
Population and Environment0.889
Ethnic and Racial Studies0.888
Environment and Planning B0.883
International Journal of Health Services0.881
Theory, Culture, and Society0.881
Field Methods0.875
Family and Community Health 0.855
Comparative Education Review0.840
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice0.840
International Sociology0.812
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity0.808
Environmental Communication0.803
Social Service Review0.791
Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics0.783
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse0.782
Ecology of Food and Nutrition0.780
Sociological Perspectives0.770
Quality and Quantity0.761
Policing and Society0.750
Human Organization0.750
Journal of Applied Social Psychology0.747
Social Science Quarterly0.741
The Annals of Regional Science0.739
Population Research and Policy Review0.727
Historical Methods0.724
International Journal of Health Care Finance & Economics0.710
Qualitative Sociology0.692
Journal of Official Statistics0.689
Studies in Comparative International Development0.686
International Journal of Comparative Sociology0.675
International Journal of Aging and Human Development0.667
Journal of Family Violence0.657
Cross-Cultural Research: The Journal of Comparative Social Science0.647
Applied Research in Quality of Life0.642
Asian Population Studies0.636
Survey Methodology0.630
Journal of International Development0.622
Journal of Housing and the Built Environment0.611
Medical Anthropology Quarterly0.607
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference0.598
Anthropological Forum0.571
Growth and Change0.558
Du Bois Review0.553
Economic Development Quarterly0.510
Review of Religious Research 0.500
Journal of Asian Studies0.493
Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health0.474
Journal of Adult Development0.468
Economics Letters0.457
History of Psychology0.438
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy0.432
Human Ecology Review0.414
Sociological Spectrum0.379
Community Development Journal0.360
Political Science Quarterly0.357
Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation0.300
Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services0.298
Latin American Perspectives0.293
Social Science History0.289
Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods 0.284
Continuity and Change0.267
History of the Family0.184
Journal of Comparative Family Studies0.078
Journal of Family History0.068
Asia-Pacific Population Journaln/a
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontologyn/a
Journal of Developing Areasn/a
Journal of Divorce and Remarriagen/a
History and Technologyn/a
Journal of Drug Issuesn/a
Journal of Family Theory and Reviewn/a
Ageing Internationaln/a
Hallym International Journal of Agingn/a
Journal of Consumer Psychologyn/a
New Directions for Evaluationn/a
Women's Healthn/a
International Journal of Multiple Research Approachesn/a
Survey Research Methodsn/a
Journal of Family and Economic Issuesn/a
American Journal of Criminal Justicen/a
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policyn/a
Asian Journal of Criminologyn/a
Gender Issuesn/a
Geography and Natural Resourcesn/a
Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodologyn/a
Identity in the Information Society n/a
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Societyn/a
Journal of African American Studiesn/a
Journal of Bioeconomicsn/a
Journal of International Migration and Integrationn/a
Journal of Population Ageingn/a
Journal of Population Researchn/a
Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciencesn/a
Race and Social Problemsn/a
Social Network Analysis and Miningn/a
Urban Forumn/a
The Urban Reviewn/a
International Review of Sociologyn/a
Community, Work, and Familyn/a
The American Sociologistn/a
Sociological Focusn/a
Journal of Povertyn/a
City, culture and societyn/a
Journal of Intergenerational Relationshipsn/a
Community Developmentn/a
Anthropology and Medicinen/a
Asian Ethnicityn/a
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggressionn/a
Criminal Justice Studiesn/a
Contemporary South Asian/a
Contemporary Justice Reviewn/a
Contemporary Social Sciencen/a
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways Toward Terrorism and Genociden/a
Journal of Children and Povertyn/a
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Workn/a
Marriage and Family Reviewn/a
Forum for Health Economics & Policyn/a
Medicare and Medicaid Research Reviewn/a
Health Services Management Researchn/a
The High School Journaln/a
International Journal of Law, Policy, and the Familyn/a
Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodologyn/a