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