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British Journal of Sociology

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 00071315, 14684446
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
History: 1965-1977, 1979-1984, 1987-ongoing
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Social Sciences


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.

British Journal of Sociology

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2018 / 2019
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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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British Journal of Sociology

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 3.133
  • 2017 Impact Factor 2.130
  • 2016 Impact Factor 2.282
  • 2015 Impact Factor 2.704
  • 2014 Impact Factor 2.671
  • 2013 Impact Factor 1.892
  • 2012 Impact Factor 2.055
  • 2011 Impact Factor 1.622
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.293
  • 2009 Impact Factor 2.161
  • 2008 Impact Factor 2.164
  • 2007 Impact Factor 3.347
  • 2006 Impact Factor 1.383
  • 2005 Impact Factor 2.075
  • 2004 Impact Factor 1.222
  • 2003 Impact Factor 1.269
  • 2002 Impact Factor 1.925
  • 2001 Impact Factor 1.242
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.797
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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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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


British 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.