British Journal of Sociology
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

British Journal of Sociology

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 00071315, 14684446
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
History: 1965-1977, 1979-1984, 1987-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


British Journal of Sociology is published on behalf of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is unique in the United Kingdom in its concentration on teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the LSE is one of the largest colleges within the University of London and has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence nationally and internationally. Mission Statement: • To be a leading sociology journal in terms of academic substance, scholarly reputation , with relevance to and impact on the social and democratic questions of our times • To publish papers demonstrating the highest standards of scholarship in sociology from authors worldwide; • To carry papers from across the full range of sociological research and knowledge • To lead debate on key methodological and theoretical questions and controversies in contemporary sociology, for example through the annual lecture special issue • To highlight new areas of sociological research, new developments in sociological theory, and new methodological innovations, for example through timely special sections and special issues • To react quickly to major publishing and/or world events by producing special issues and/or sections • To publish the best work from scholars in new and emerging regions where sociology is developing • To encourage new and aspiring sociologists to submit papers to the journal, and to spotlight their work through the early career prize • To engage with the sociological community – academics as well as students – in the UK and abroad, through social media, and a journal blog.

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.


British 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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British Journal of Sociology
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.432 2.876 3.023
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.072 3.027 4.162
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.742 2.938 2.907
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.057 3.056 3.049
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.071 3.112 3.274
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.308 3.043 3.438
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.313 2.931 3.442
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.613 3.31 3.187
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.676 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.907 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.126 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.595 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.231 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.343 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.328 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    3.351 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.431 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.964 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.219 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.25 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    2 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.333 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.813 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)

British 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


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H-Index History