Sociological Theory
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Sociological Theory

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 07352751, 14679558
Publisher: SAGE Publications
History: 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Published for the American Sociological Association, this important journal covers the full range of sociological theory - from ethnomethodology to world systems analysis, from commentaries on the classics to the latest cutting-edge ideas, and from re-examinations of neglected theorists to metatheoretical inquiries. Its themes and contributions are interdisciplinary, its orientation pluralistic, its pages open to commentary and debate. Renowned for publishing the best international research and scholarship, Sociological Theory is essential reading for sociologists and social theorists alike.

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.


Sociological Theory
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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Sociological Theory
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    4.516 4.449 4.594
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.457 4.073 4.63
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.368 3.089 3.419
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.676 2.893 3.042
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.514 2.647 2.942
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.438 2.627 3.119
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.909 2.673 3.738
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.559 3.72 5.031
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.938 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.969 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.795 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.814 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.364 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.613 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.576 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.127 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.902 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.955 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.077 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.8 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.63 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.897 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)

Sociological Theory

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