Social Science Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Social Science Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 3623319
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1978, 1980, 1982-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The Social Science Journal is the official journal of the Western Social Science Association. The principal purpose of the journal is to publish scholarly work in the social sciences defined in the classical sense, that is in the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences. The research that is published may take a theoretical or speculative model as well as statistical and mathematical. Contributions are welcome from all fields which have relevant and insightful comments to make about the social sciences. The journal also includes a Research Note section which is devoted to supporting scholarly research that is in progress. The journal has a well-established book review section which reflects the academic and intellectual diversity within the WSSA.

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 Science Journal
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 Science Journal
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.421 1.79 1.861
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.797 1.837 1.891
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.608 1.782 2.095
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.194 1.523 1.488
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.186 1.177 1.203
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.147 1.192 1.345
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.821 1.077 1.098
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.925 0.944 1.008
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.841 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.733 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.526 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.643 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.47 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.37 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.295 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.243 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.262 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.202 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.216 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.24 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.188 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.151 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.194 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