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Top Sociology Journals

To find articles, your best bet is to search SocIndex. You can also search Social Science Abstracts (or SocIndex and SocAbstracts together). Use the "Check for Full Text" button to find full text articles outside of EBSCO.

The following Sociology or Social Sciences journals are highly ranked:

  • American Journal of Sociology
    Earliest American journal in the field. Broad coverage of the Social Sciences. Published by University of Chicago Press
  • American Sociological Review: ASR
    Flagship journal of the American Sociological Association (ASA)
  • Annual Review of Sociology
    Reviews of major theoretical and methodological developments in the Social Sciences. Published by Annual Reviews
  • Population and Development Review
    Interdisciplinary approach to population. Published by the Population Council
  • Social Indicators Research
    Measurement of social indicators on quality of life. Published by Springer
  • Social Forces
    Social Sciences research. Published by Oxford University Press.
  • Social Networks
    Interdisciplinary journal featuring empirical studies, critical reviews, and book reviews related to social networks. Published by Elsevier
  • Social Science Research
    Quantitative social science research and methodology. Published by Elsevier
  • Sociological Methodology
    Research methods in the Social Sciences. Published by the American Sociological Association (ASA)
  • Sociological Methods & Research
    Recent and innovative research methods in the Social Sciences. Published by Sage
    • 1999-current: Sage
  • Sociology
    Flagship journal of the British Sociological Association
    • 1999-current: Sage
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
    Empirical and theoretical work on sociological aspects of health, illness, medicine, and health care. Published by Wiley and the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness

From top 10 journal lists in Eigenfactor, SCImago, and

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