Social Problems
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Social Problems

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00377791, 15338533
Publisher: Oxford University Press
History: 1973, 1975, 1977-1979, 1982, 1984, 1989-1990, 1993, 1995-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Social Problems brings to the fore influential sociological findings and theories that have the ability to help us both better understand--and better deal with--our complex social environment. Some of the areas covered by the journal include: •Conflict, Social Action, and Change •Crime and Juvenile Delinquency •Drinking and Drugs •Health, Health Policy, and Health Services •Mental Health •Poverty, Class, and Inequality •Racial and Ethnic Minorities •Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities •Youth, Aging, and the Life Course

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.


Social Problems
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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Social Problems
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.98 4.231 4.063
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.985 3.674 3.831
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.585 2.468 3.048
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.038 2.344 2.805
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.719 3.287 3.568
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.397 2.667 2.825
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.017 2.494 3.128
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.945 2.642 3.224
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.735 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.02 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.655 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.129 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.19 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.25 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.5 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.864 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.733 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.158 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.196 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.82 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.153 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.172 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.356 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