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American Journal of Sociology

Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00029602, 15375390
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
History: 1948-1950, 1964-ongoing
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American Journal of Sociology

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



Established in 1895 as the first US scholarly journal in its field, the American Journal of Sociology (AJS) presents pathbreaking work from all areas of sociology, with an emphasis on theory building and innovative methods. AJS strives to speak to the general sociology reader and is open to contributions from across the social sciences—sociology, political science, economics, history, anthropology, and statistics—that seriously engage the sociological literature to forge new ways of understanding the social. AJS offers a substantial book review section that identifies the most salient work of both emerging and enduring scholars of social science. Commissioned review essays appear occasionally, offering readers a comparative, in-depth examination of prominent titles. Although AJS publishes a very small percentage of the papers submitted to it, a double-blind review process is available to all qualified submissions, making the journal a center for exchange and debate "behind" the printed page and contributing to the robustness of social science research in general.

American Journal of Sociology

2-year Impact Factor Trend
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American Journal of Sociology

3-year Impact Factor Trend
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American Journal of Sociology

4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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American Journal of Sociology

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 3.657
  • 2018 Impact Factor 4.973
  • 2017 Impact Factor 4.534
  • 2016 Impact Factor 3.544
  • 2015 Impact Factor 3.571
  • 2014 Impact Factor 5.115
  • 2013 Impact Factor 5.179
  • 2012 Impact Factor 4.648
  • 2011 Impact Factor 4.250
  • 2010 Impact Factor 4.537
  • 2009 Impact Factor 4.580
  • 2008 Impact Factor 3.465
  • 2007 Impact Factor 4.803
  • 2006 Impact Factor 4.203
  • 2005 Impact Factor 4.533
  • 2004 Impact Factor 3.232
  • 2003 Impact Factor 3.000
  • 2002 Impact Factor 2.060
  • 2001 Impact Factor 2.896
  • 2000 Impact Factor 3.096
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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American Journal of Sociology


The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


American Journal of Sociology

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.