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Sociology of Religion

Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 10694404
Publisher: Association for the Sociology of Religion
History: 1996, 1998-2001, 2005-ongoing
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Sociology of Religion

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Sociology of Religion, the official journal of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, is published quarterly for the purpose of advancing scholarship in the sociological study of religion. The journal publishes original (not previously published) work of exceptional quality and interest without regard to substantive focus, theoretical orientation, or methodological approach. Although theoretically ambitious, empirically grounded articles are the core of what we publish, we also welcome agenda setting essays, comments on previously published works, critical reflections on the research act, and interventions into substantive areas or theoretical debates intended to push the field ahead. Sociology of Religion has published work by renowned scholars from Nancy Ammerman to Robert Wuthnow. Robert Bellah, Niklas Luhmann, Talcott Parsons, and Pitirim Sorokin all published in the pages of this journal. More recently, articles published in Sociology of Religion have won the ASA Religion Section’s Distinguished Article Award (Rhys Williams in 2000) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion’s Distinguished Article Award (Matthew Lawson in 2000 and Fred Kniss in 1998). Building on this legacy, Sociology of Religion aspires to be the premier English-language publication for sociological scholarship on religion and an essential source for agenda-setting work in the field.

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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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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Sociology of Religion

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 2.568
  • 2018 Impact Factor 1.600
  • 2017 Impact Factor 1.462
  • 2016 Impact Factor 1.979
  • 2015 Impact Factor 1.644
  • 2014 Impact Factor 1.500
  • 2013 Impact Factor 2.167
  • 2012 Impact Factor 1.684
  • 2011 Impact Factor 1.135
  • 2010 Impact Factor 1.889
  • 2009 Impact Factor 0.649
  • 2008 Impact Factor 1.043
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.854
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.550
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.000
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.000
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.720
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.250
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.830
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.364
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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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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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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.