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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
Nature42.351
Lancet39.207
Science31.477
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association30.387
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 19.446
Journal of Clinical Oncology17.879
BMJ: British Medical Journal16.3
Annals of Internal Medicine16.104
Behavioral and Brain Sciences14.962
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 Epidemiology9.197
Diabetes Care8.570
Psychological Review7.719
Hypertension7.632
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
AIDS6.557
Journal of Economic Literature6.341
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism6.310
Epidemiology6.178
Quarterly Journal of Economics5.966
The Journal of Infectious Diseases 5.778
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B: Statistical Methodology5.721
Psychological Methods5.708
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology5.510
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology5.478
American Psychologist5.450
Pediatrics5.297
Tobacco Control5.150
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry5.139
Bulletin of the World Health Organization5.112
Milbank Quarterly5.061
American Journal of Epidemiology4.975
Psychological Science4.864
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review4.750
Addiction4.596
Human Reproduction4.585
JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 4.394
Obstetrics and Gynecology4.368
Journal of Applied Psychology4.367
Annals of Emergency Medicine4.333
Health Affairs4.321
Conservation Biology4.320
Journals of Gerontology A: Biological and Medical4.314
Annals of the New York Academy of Science4.313
Fertility and Sterility4.295
American Journal of Preventive Medicine4.281
American Sociological Review4.266
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine4.252
Child Development4.235
Journal of Economic Perspectives4.230
American Journal of Public Health4.229
Journal of Nutrition4.227
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society4.216
Osteoporosis International4.165
Ecological Applications4.126
Psychosomatic Medicine4.085
American Journal of Sociology4.045
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology3.973
Health Psychology3.954
BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology3.862
American Political Science Review3.844
Developmental Psychology3.782
Journal of Pediatrics3.736
Developmental Biology3.637
Annals of Behavioral Medicine3.621
Journal of Political Economy3.617
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry3.519
Econometrica3.504
Journal of General Internal Medicine 3.423
International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research3.421
Journal of the European Economic Association3.356
AIDS and Behavior3.312
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research3.311
American Economic Review3.305
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health3.294
Drug and Alcohol Dependence3.278
The Review of Economic Studies3.235
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment3.203
Developmental Psychobiology3.163
Age and Ageing3.107
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics3.079
Sexually Transmitted Infections3.078
Criminology3.060
Health Policy and Planning3.000
Sociological Methodology3.000
Journal of Health and Social Behavior2.951
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition2.950
Medical Care2.941
Trauma, Violence, and Abuse2.939
Contraception2.932
Psychology and Aging2.913
Archives of Disease in Childhood2.905
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics2.887
Evolution and Human Behavior2.866
Quality of Life Research2.864
Journal of Behavioral Medicine2.855
Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences2.852
Psychological Assessment2.840
Prevention Science2.827
Archives of Sexual Behavior2.783
Gerontologist2.772
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
Gerontology2.681
Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging2.659
Demography2.631
Economic Journal2.587
Geomorphology2.577
Accident Analysis and Prevention2.571
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy2.561
Social Science and Medicine2.558
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology2.553
Appetite2.520
American Journal of Political Science2.516
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin2.515
Journal of Research on Adolescence2.507
Health Services Research2.491
Epidemiology and Infection2.491
Neuroepidemiology2.476
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
Journal of Development Economics2.411
Administrative Science Quarterly2.394
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
American Educational Research Journal2.275
Ambio2.273
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs2.272
Sociology of Education2.270
Regional Environmental Change2.260
Journal of Health Economics2.254
Biostatistics2.236
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
Annals of Epidemiology2.145
Social Networks2.138
Health Economics2.137
Aggression and Violent Behavior2.119
Journal of the American Statistical Association2.114
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management2.101
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes2.099
Annals of the Association of American Geographers2.088
Journal of Traumatic Stress2.083
Statistics in Medicine2.037
Public Opinion Quarterly2.033
Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis2.021
Maternal and Child Health Journal2.015
Sociology of Health and Illness2.014
Environment and Behavior2.013
Decision Analysis1.996
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology1.993
Psychiatric Services1.987
Review of General Psychology1.984
Journal of Labor Economics1.979
American Journal of Community Psychology1.968
International Journal of Health Geographics1.967
Health Education Research1.944
Journal of Urban Health1.943
Injury Prevention1.941
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health1.938
Early Human Development1.931
American Journal of Human Biology1.928
Journal of Marriage and the Family1.899
Journal of Women's Health1.896
Human Relations1.867
Health Research Policy and Systems1.860
Work and Occupations1.853
Cities1.836
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 Happiness Studies1.772
Reproductive Health Matters1.740
Women's Health Issues1.735
World Development1.733
Health Policy1.725
Aging & Mental Health1.718
Population, Space and Place1.717
Socio-Economic Review1.717
Sex Roles1.698
Environment and Planning A1.694
The Sociological Quarterly1.690
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics1.679
Journal of Mixed Methods Research1.675
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 Adolescence1.638
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
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research1.625
Substance Abuse1.620
Health Economics, Policy and Law1.593
American Journal of Education1.590
International Journal for Equity in Health1.589
Research in Human Development1.586
Applied Developmental Science1.586
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A: Statistics in Society1.573
Journal of Community Health1.573
Journal of Applied Econometrics1.562
Journal of Aging and Health1.556
Social Science Computer Review1.542
Theoretical Population Biology1.531
Biometrics1.521
Social Science Research1.515
Biometrika1.506
AIDS Education and Prevention1.505
Sociology 1.504
Disability and Health Journal1.500
International Journal of Behavioral Development1.495
Mathematical Biosciences1.489
International Journal of Geographical Information Science1.479
Comparative Political Studies1.477
Journal of Population Economics1.470
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse1.470
Area1.466
Social Indicators Research1.452
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy1.451
Economy and Society1.436
Population Studies1.421
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society C: Applied Statistics1.418
International Economic Review1.415
Applied Cognitive Psychology1.414
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition1.388
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
Urban Studies1.330
Ageing and Society1.323
Urban Affairs Review1.293
Human Biology1.288
Critical Public Health1.282
Ethnicity and Health1.276
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health1.264
European Journal of Ageing1.262
Geographical Analysis1.250
Biometrical Journal1.236
Work, Employment and Society1.229
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
European Journal of Population1.200
Gender and Society1.200
Women and Health1.194
Crime and Delinquency1.192
International Statistical Review1.190
Papers in Regional Science1.183
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
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry1.121
Demographic Research1.116
Research on Aging1.111
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health1.111
Evaluation and Program Planning1.096
Social Forces1.095
International Journal of Public Opinion Research1.093
Health Care Analysis1.078
British Journal of Industrial Relations1.074
Society and Natural Resources1.065
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control1.057
Children and Youth Services Review1.046
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health1.039
Families Systems and Health1.039
Child Indicators Research1.038
International Journal of STD and AIDS1.037
Journal of Economic History1.032
European Sociological Review1.031
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science1.028
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics1.016
British Journal of Sociology1.013
International Regional Science Review1.000
International Sociology1.000
International Journal of Health Services0.988
Sociological Forum0.988
Theory and Society0.980
Acta Sociologica0.977
Journal of Official Statistics0.965
American Journal of Evaluation0.965
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility0.965
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law0.962
Journal of Human Resources0.962
Industrial and Labor Relations Review0.959
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 Applied Gerontology0.923
Journal of Social Issues0.923
Ethnicity and Disease0.921
Review of Research in Education0.911
Comparative Education Review0.907
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 0.902
Geocarto International0.897
Population and Environment0.889
Ethnic and Racial Studies0.888
Journal of Biosocial Science0.883
Environment and Planning B0.883
Housing Policy Debate0.882
Childhood0.882
Theory, Culture, and Society0.881
American Statistician0.877
Osiris0.875
Field Methods0.875
Du Bois Review0.873
China Quarterly0.872
Economic Development and Cultural Change0.868
Family Relations0.862
Journal of Family Issues0.860
Family and Community Health 0.855
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice0.840
Isis0.818
International Migration Review0.812
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity0.808
Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture0.803
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
City and Community0.778
Sociological Perspectives0.770
Quality and Quantity0.761
Policing and Society0.750
Human Organization0.750
Journal of Applied Social Psychology0.747
Journal of Asian Studies0.742
Social Science Quarterly0.741
The Annals of Regional Science0.739
Population Research and Policy Review0.727
Comparative Education0.724
Journal of Development Studies0.714
The Journal of Social Psychology0.711
International Journal of Health Care Finance & Economics0.710
Qualitative Sociology0.692
Studies in Comparative International Development0.686
International Journal of Comparative Sociology0.675
Journal of International Development0.669
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
Survey Methodology0.630
Journal of Housing and the Built Environment0.611
Medical Anthropology Quarterly0.607
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference0.598
Signs0.593
Anthropological Forum0.571
Growth and Change0.558
Economic Development Quarterly0.510
Review of Religious Research 0.500
Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health: An International Journal0.474
Journal of Adult Development0.468
Continuity and Change0.467
Inquiry0.462
Economics Letters0.457
History of Psychology0.438
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy0.432
Human Ecology Review0.414
Asian Population Studies0.394
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
Journal of Family History0.250
Journal of Comparative Family Studies0.245
History of the Family0.103
Ethnology0.095
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Historical Methodsn/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
Gerontechnologyn/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
GeoJournaln/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