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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
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 22.443
Behavioral and Brain Sciences20.771
Journal of Clinical Oncology18.443
Annals of Internal Medicine17.810
BMJ: British Medical Journal17.445
Psychological Bulletin14.756
Archives of General Psychiatry14.480
PLoS Medicine14.429
American Journal of Psychiatry12.295
American Journal of Human Genetics10.931
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America9.674
International Journal of Epidemiology9.176
Diabetes Care8.420
Environmental Health Perspectives7.977
Psychological Review7.972
Psychological Methods7.338
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.770
Emerging Infectious Diseases6.751
Personality and Social Psychology Review6.692
Epidemiologic Reviews6.667
Quarterly Journal of Economics6.654
Ageing Research Reviews6.634
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism6.209
American Psychologist6.100
The Journal of Infectious Diseases 5.997
Tobacco Control5.933
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine5.731
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry5.498
Journal of Economic Literature5.354
Obstetrics and Gynecology5.175
Bulletin of the World Health Organization5.089
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology5.031
Journal of Economic Perspectives4.977
Health Affairs4.966
Psychological Science4.940
Journal of Applied Psychology4.799
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology4.704
Annals of Emergency Medicine4.695
Fertility and Sterility4.590
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society4.572
Human Reproduction4.569
JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 4.556
American Journal of Public Health4.552
American Journal of Preventive Medicine4.527
American Sociological Review4.390
Annals of the New York Academy of Science4.383
Journals of Gerontology A: Biological and Medical Sciences4.314
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry4.235
American Journal of Epidemiology4.230
Osteoporosis International4.169
Conservation Biology4.165
Annals of Behavioral Medicine4.144
Developmental Psychology4.141
Ecological Applications4.093
Child Development4.061
The Review of Economic Studies4.038
Journal of Nutrition3.875
Journal of Pediatrics3.790
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics3.780
International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research3.759
AIDS and Behavior3.728
BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology3.728
American Political Science Review3.688
American Economic Review3.673
Age and Ageing3.642
Journal of Adolescent Health 3.612
Journal of Political Economy3.593
Health Psychology3.590
Developmental Biology3.547
American Journal of Sociology3.545
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B: Statistical Methodology3.515
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health3.501
Psychosomatic Medicine3.473
Health Policy and Planning3.470
Journal of General Internal Medicine 3.449
Drug and Alcohol Dependence3.423
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology3.417
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment3.402
Sexually Transmitted Infections3.401
Milbank Quarterly3.383
Administrative Science Quarterly3.333
Journal of the European Economic Association3.333
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology3.312
Developmental Psychobiology3.307
American Journal of Political Science3.269
Medical Care3.232
Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences3.213
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research3.205
Prevention Science3.153
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review3.146
Evolution and Human Behavior3.130
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics3.115
Sociological Methodology3.000
Family Processes3.000
Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging2.996
Journal of Behavioral Medicine2.959
Journal of Health and Social Behavior2.915
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin2.909
Archives of Disease in Childhood2.899
Social Science and Medicine2.890
Sexually Transmitted Diseases2.842
Health and Place2.805
Health Services Research2.781
Journal of Youth and Adolescence2.777
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy2.769
Addictive Behaviors2.764
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs2.760
Psychological Assessment2.751
Review of Economics and Statistics2.749
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition2.709
The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency2.702
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene2.699
Trauma, Violence, and Abuse2.676
Psychology and Aging2.646
Regional Environmental Change2.628
Environment and Behavior2.612
European Journal of Public Health2.591
Archives of Sexual Behavior2.589
Journal of Health Economics2.579
Epidemiology and Infection2.535
Human Nature2.500
Quality of Life Research2.486
International Journal of Health Geographics2.447
Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders2.440
Psychiatric Services2.412
Human Relations2.398
Journal of Quantitative Criminology2.385
Journal of Traumatic Stress2.360
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health2.339
Economic Journal2.336
Women's Health Issues2.330
Tropical Medicine and International Health2.329
Ecological Modelling2.321
Annals of the Association of American Geographers2.291
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology2.285
American Journal of Managed Care2.264
Journal of Business and Economic Statistics2.241
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management2.237
Health Education and Behavior2.229
Health Economics2.227
Sociological Methods and Research2.205
American Educational Research Journal2.157
Population Studies2.150
American Journal of Community Psychology2.145
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes2.120
Substance Abuse2.097
AIDS Care2.095
Maternal and Child Health Journal2.083
Accident Analysis and Prevention2.070
Journal of Women's Health2.050
Comparative Political Studies2.028
Academic Emergency Medicine2.006
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health2.000
Annals of Epidemiology2.000
Social Networks2.000
Journal of the American Statistical Association1.979
World Development1.965
Journal of Adolescence1.957
Gender and Society1.956
Aggression and Violent Behavior1.926
Journal of Research on Adolescence1.915
Health Policy1.907
Journal of Urban Health1.902
Economics and Human Biology1.901
Journal of Labor Economics1.893
Human Ecology1.891
Injury Prevention1.891
AIDS Education and Prevention1.881
Reproductive Health Matters1.855
Statistics in Medicine1.825
Journal of Mixed Methods Research1.813
Health Research Policy and Systems1.810
American Journal of Evaluation1.804
International Journal for Equity in Health1.801
Journal of Development Economics1.798
Early Human Development1.785
Culture, Health and Sexuality 1.784
Population, Space and Place1.781
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse1.779
Public Opinion Quarterly1.775
The European Journal of Health Economics1.774
Journal of Marriage and Family1.770
American Behavioral Scientist1.766
Aging and Mental Health1.751
Journal of Health Psychology1.748
European Sociological Review1.740
Sex Roles1.735
Social Problems1.729
Youth and Society1.722
Journal of Community Health1.716
Critical Public Health1.712
Sociology of Education1.711
Law and Policy1.710
Theoretical Population Biology1.702
American Journal of Human Biology1.700
Health Economics, Policy and Law1.696
European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology1.695
Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis1.688
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease1.688
Journal of Happiness Studies1.683
Journal of Applied Econometrics1.673
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research1.672
Population and Development Review1.667
Ethnicity and Health1.667
Sociology of Health and Illness1.665
International Journal of Geographical Information Science1.655
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A: Statistics in Society1.643
The Geographical Journal1.635
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics1.631
European Journal of Population1.622
Population and Environment1.617
Agriculture and Human Values1.617
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science1.606
Environment and Planning A1.604
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 1.600
Urban Studies1.592
Journal of Public Economics1.581
Health Education Research1.574
Journal of Aging and Health1.556
Public Health Reports 1.547
Socio-Economic Review1.545
Geographical Analysis1.543
Applied Developmental Science1.536
Journal of Social Issues1.529
Biodemography and Social Biology1.522
Journal of Human Resources1.507
Sociology 1.504
Journal of Geographical Systems1.500
BMC Women's Health1.495
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society C: Applied Statistics1.494
American Journal of Education1.488
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health1.482
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health1.459
Theory and Society1.457
Journal of Adolescent Research1.455
Rural Sociology1.409
Social Psychology Quarterly1.406
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice1.396
Social Indicators Research1.395
European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care1.394
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law1.373
Geocarto International1.370
Social Science Computer Review1.364
The Journal of Economic Inequality1.362
Women and Health1.354
Studies in Family Planning1.340
European Journal of Ageing1.338
Crime and Delinquency1.333
American Journal of Agricultural Economics1.327
Economic Development and Cultural Change1.321
Applied Cognitive Psychology1.321
International Journal of Behavioral Development1.316
British Journal of Sociology1.314
Economy and Society1.310
Sociologia Ruralis 1.306
Social Forces1.303
Mathematical Biosciences1.303
Social Science Research1.295
Disability and Health Journal1.291
Journal of Economic History1.290
Work, Employment and Society1.284
Society and Natural Resources1.284
Annals of Human Biology1.273
Journal of Family Issues1.269
China Economic Review1.264
Journal of Biosocial Science1.260
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics1.255
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics1.250
Research in Human Development1.250
Ageing and Society1.230
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy1.230
International Journal of Public Opinion Research1.228
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies1.228
Work and Occupations1.222
Cross-Cultural Research: The Journal of Comparative Social Science1.212
International Economic Review1.210
Journal of Interpersonal Violence1.210
International Statistical Review1.200
international Journal of Psychology1.198
Journal of Aging Studies1.184
International Regional Science Review1.182
Demographic Research1.181
Journal of Democracy1.180
Community Development Journal1.174
Review of Research in Education1.173
Journal of Comparative Economics1.170
Journal of Experimental Criminology1.167
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene1.166
Child Indicators Research1.162
Review of General Psychology1.156
Economics of Education Review1.146
European Economic Review1.144
Families, Systems, and Health1.131
Journal of Applied Gerontology1.125
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility1.119
Journal of Population Economics1.109
Children and Youth Services Review1.105
Acta Sociologica1.100
Research on Aging1.088
Comparative Education1.083
Housing Policy Debate1.071
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health1.067
International Journal of Intercultural Relations1.058
International Journal of STD and AIDS1.054
Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition1.038
International Migration Review1.033
The Sociological Quarterly1.028
Family Relations1.024
Journal of Religion and Health1.019
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control1.018
Papers in Regional Science1.012
City and Community1.000
Ethnicity and Disease1.000
Sociological Forum1.000
Sociology of Religion1.000
Journal of Development Studies0.983
Environment and Planning B0.983
Review of Economics of the Household0.982
The Journal of Social Psychology0.981
Evaluation and Program Planning0.969
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion0.958
Health Care Analysis0.958
Ethnic and Racial Studies0.956
British Journal of Industrial Relations0.954
China Quarterly0.952
Family and Community Health 0.952
Biometrical Journal0.945
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry0.938
Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health0.932
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 0.924
Human Biology0.921
American Statistician0.915
Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics0.910
Urban Affairs Review0.895
Industrial and Labor Relations Review0.888
International Journal of Health Services0.881
Field Methods0.872
Social Service Review0.867
Theory, Culture, and Society0.859
Social Policy and Administration0.854
Comparative Education Review0.840
Economic Development Quarterly0.830
Survey Methodology0.828
Applied Research in Quality of Life0.818
The Econometrics Journal0.818
Environmental Communication0.817
Disability and Society0.815
International Sociology0.812
Ecology of Food and Nutrition0.807
Population Research and Policy Review0.803
Social Science Quarterly0.791
Journal of Applied Social Psychology0.790
Human Ecology Review0.789
Medical Anthropology Quarterly0.788
Journal of Family Violence0.748
Historical Methods0.724
Quality and Quantity0.720
Qualitative Sociology0.711
Journal of Adult Development0.690
Journal of Official Statistics0.689
History of Psychology0.688
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity0.676
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference0.675
Decision Analysis0.660
Journal of Housing and the Built Environment0.657
Families In Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services0.657
The Annals of Regional Science0.651
Growth and Change0.642
Asian Population Studies0.636
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse0.625
Journal of International Development0.622
Sociological Perspectives0.618
International Journal of Comparative Sociology0.613
Policing and Society0.569
Du Bois Review0.553
Population (INED)0.548
Studies in Comparative International Development0.526
Economics Letters0.510
Journal of Asian Studies0.493
Human Organization0.437
International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics0.424
Political Science Quarterly0.410
Review of Religious Research 0.406
Latin American Perspectives0.404
International Journal of Aging and Human Development0.391
Sociological Spectrum0.371
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy0.336
Anthropological Forum0.333
Social Science History0.325
Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation0.300
Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods 0.274
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 and 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