Social Research
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Social Research

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 0037783X
Publisher: New School University
History: 1972-1974, 1976, 1979-1980, 1982-1986, 1988, 1995-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Most issues of Social Research address a single theme, which is addressed by scholars, writers, and experts from a wide range of disciplines. Some of these issues are the proceedings of our conference series; others are guest coedited by scholars who bring their unique expertise to bear on multifaceted explorations of the subjects of their interest. Some of our themes are explicitly drawn from the social sciences (such as "Civil Society" or "Prospects for Democracy" or our several issues devoted to Hannah Arendt’s work).

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.


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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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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.322 0.586 0.61
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.67 0.667 0.621
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.48 0.519 0.71
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.216 0.435 0.512
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.5 0.483 0.473
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.624 0.494 0.574
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.29 0.446 0.477
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.5 0.519 0.605
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.46 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.557 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.457 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.395 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.379 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.453 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.414 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.352 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.304 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.237 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.212 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.139 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.192 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.344 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.325 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