American Journal of Sociology
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

American Journal of Sociology

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00029602, 15375390
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
History: 1948-1950, 1964-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


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.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

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.


American Journal of Sociology
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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American Journal of Sociology
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    4.098 4.989 5.64
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.643 5.189 5.9
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    4.031 4.644 5.459
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.284 4.847 5.673
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    4.464 5.286 5.586
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.304 4.661 5.859
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.706 4.898 6.351
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.603 5.719 7.568
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    5.063 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    5.101 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    4.421 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.923 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    4.619 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    4.429 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.307 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.705 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    4.284 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    4.55 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    3.211 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    3.125 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    2.25 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.948 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    3.205 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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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


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H-Index History