Sociology and Social Science Journals

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Categories (click to jump):

General (National/Regional)

General (International)

Applied/Humanist/Public Sociology

Behavior/Relationships/Social Psychology

Communication/Media

Criminology/Deviance

Culture

Demography/Environment

Economics/Organizations/Work

Education/Youth

Family

Gender/Sex

Global/Regional Studies

Health/Leisure/Sport

History/Law/Philosophy

Methods

Miscellaneous

Politics and Policy

Race/Ethnicity

Religion/Social Movements

Rural/Urban Studies

Science, Knowledge and Technology

Theory and Perspectives

 

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General (National/Regional)

American Journal of Sociology (68)

American Sociological Review (80)

Annual Review of Sociology (57)

Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews (7)

Social Forces (59)

Social Problems (39)

Sociological Focus (11)

Sociological Forum (22)

Sociological Inquiry (23)

Sociological Perspectives (23)

Sociological Quarterly (26)

Sociological Spectrum (17)

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General (International)

Acta Sociologica (28)

British Journal of Sociology (45)

Canadian Journal of Sociology (22)

Current Sociology (31)

European Sociological Review (40)

International Review of Sociology (15)

Journal of Sociology (22)

Social Science Information (18)

Sociological Analysis (1)

Sociological Research Online (18)

Sociological Review (33)

Sociology (53)

Thesis Eleven (12)

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Applied/Humanist/Public Sociology

American Sociologist (12)

Contexts (15)

Humanity & Society (4)

Journal of Applied Social Psychology (40)

Journal of Applied Social Science (13)

Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare (19)

Social Change (4)

Social Justice (11)

Social Justice Research (26)

Society (14)

Sociology Compass (11)

Spaces for Difference (1)

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Behavior/Relationships/Social Psychology

American Behavioral Scientist (49)

Emotion Review (7)

Environment and Behavior (45)

Human Relations (54)

Journal of Applied Social Psychology (40)

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (35)

Personal Relationships (33)

Social Behavior and Personality (24)

Social Psychology Quarterly (36)

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Communication/Media

Communication Research (45)

Crime, Media, Culture (13)

Critical Studies in Media Communication (24)

Discourse & Society (33)

European Journal of Communication (31)

First Monday (40)

Human Communication Research (39)

Information, Communication & Society (32)

Information Economics and Policy (37)

The Information Society (47)

Information Technology & People (34)

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (52)

Journal of Information Technology and Politics (10)

Journal of Media Sociology (N/A)

Language in Society (26)

Mass Communication & Society (22)

Media, Culture & Society (33)

Media, War & Conflict (5)

New Media & Society (47)

Poetics (22)

Political Communication (39)

Public Opinion Quarterly (41)

Social Science Computer Review (35)

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Criminology/Deviance

Crime, Media, Culture (13)

Criminology (56)

Deviance et Société (2)

Deviant Behavior (21)

Punishment & Society (26)

Social Justice (11)

Theoretical Criminology (30)

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Culture

Crime, Media, Culture (13)

Cultural Sociology (8)

International Journal of Intercultural Relations (31)

International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (11)

Media, Culture & Society (33)

Poetics (22)

Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, & Culture (14)

Space & Culture (15)

Theory, Culture & Society (47)

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Demography/Environment

Demography (65)

Environment and Behavior (45)

Human Ecology (30)

Organization & Environment (20)

Population and Development Review (51)

Population & Environment (24)

Society & Natural Resources (38)

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Economics/Organizations/Work

Administrative Science Quarterly (68)

American Journal of Economics and Sociology (24)

Armed Forces & Society (18)

Community, Work & Family (21)

Economy and Society (40)

Information Economics and Policy (37)

Journal of Political and Military Sociology (9)

Labor Studies Journal (15)

Organization & Environment (20)

Organization Studies (64)

Punishment & Society (26)

Race, Gender & Class (9)

Research in Social Stratification and Mobility (14)

Social Indicators Research (44)

Socio-Economic Review (20)

Work & Occupations (32)

Work, Employment & Society (42)

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Education/Youth

American Journal of Education (22)

British Journal of the Sociology of Education (35)

Childhood (28)

Future of Children (38)

Journal of Youth Studies (28)

Race, Ethnicity, and Education (23)

Sociology of Education (44)

Young (16)

Youth & Society (29)

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Family

Community, Work & Family (21)

Family Relations (39)

International Journal of Sociology of the Family (3)

Journal of Comparative Family Studies (21)

Journal of Family Issues (41)

Journal of Marriage and Family (70)

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Gender/Sex

European Journal of Women’s Studies (21)

Gender & Society (40)

Gender Issues (10)

International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies (10)

Journal of Gender Studies (15)

Journal of the History of Sexuality (9)

Journal of Marriage and Family (70)

Journal of Men’s Studies (18)

Men & Masculinities (24)

Race, Gender & Class (9)

Sex Roles (46)

Sexualities (25)

Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State, and Society (28)

Spaces for Difference (1)

Women’s Studies (3)

Women’s Studies Quarterly (9)

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Global/Regional Studies

Childhood (28)

Chinese Sociology and Anthropology (3)

Contributions to Indian Sociology (10)

East European Politics & Societies (20)

European Societies (27)

Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs (37)

International Journal of Comparative Sociology (17)

International Journal of Intercultural Relations (31)

International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (11)

International Sociology (26)

Journal of Developing Societies (9)

Journal of International Affairs (18)

Law, Social Justice, and Global Development (7)

Review of Middle East Studies (N/A)

Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, & Culture (14)

Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State, and Society (28)

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Health/Leisure/Sport

International Review for the Sociology of Sport (22)

Journal of Health and Social Behavior (51)

Journal of Leisure Research (33)

Journal of Sport & Social Issues (22)

Leisure Sciences (31)

Sociology of Health and Illness (44)

Sociology of Sport Journal (20)

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History/Law/Philosophy

Comparative Studies in Society and History (17)

Contemporary Justice Review (12)

Human Studies (10)

International Journal of the Sociology of Law (11)

Journal of Historical Sociology (10)

Journal of Law and Society (12)

Journal of Social History (15)

Law and Society Review (38)

Law, Social Justice, and Global Development (7)

Media, War & Conflict (5)

Social Change (4)

Social & Legal Studies (17)

Social Justice Research (26)

Social Science History (13)

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Methods

Ethnography (25)

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (26)

Journal of Mathematical Sociology (15)

Public Opinion Quarterly (41)

Qualitative Inquiry (34)

Qualitative Sociology (21)

Social Science Research (37)

Sociological Methods & Research (30)

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Miscellaneous

American Sociologist (12)

Body & Society (27)

Disability & Society (32)

Punishment & Society (26)

Social Indicators Research (44)

Space & Culture (15)

Teaching Sociology (17)

Time & Society (21)

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Politics and Policy

International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (11)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (17)

Journal of Information Technology and Politics (10)

Journal of International Affairs (18)

Journal of Political and Military Sociology (9)

Political Communication (39)

Politics & Society (33)

Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, & Culture (14)

Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State, and Society (28)

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Race/Ethnicity

Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race (12)

Ethnic & Racial Studies (39)

Ethnicities (19)

International Journal of Intercultural Relations (31)

Journal of Asian American Studies (9)

Journal of Black Studies (19)

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (41)

Latino Studies (13)

Race & Class (20)

Race, Ethnicity, and Education (23)

Race, Gender & Class (9)

Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, & Culture (14)

Spaces for Difference (1)

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Religion/Social Movements

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (40)

Mobilization (23)

Review of Religious Research (18)

Social Compass (13)

Sociology of Religion (23)

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Rural/Urban Studies

Agriculture and Human Values (29)

City & Community (20)

Human Ecology (30)

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (43)

Journal of Urban Affairs (33)

Rural Sociology (30)

Sociologia Ruralis (40)

Urban Studies (70)

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Science, Knowledge and Technology

Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society (20)

First Monday (40)

Information Technology & People (34)

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (52)

Journal of Information Technology and Politics (10)

Science, Technology & Society (8)

Science, Technology & Human Values (35)

Social Science Computer Review (35)

Social Studies of Science (37)

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Theory and Perspectives

Critical Sociology (14)

European Journal of Social Theory (30)

Feminist Theory (18)

Journal of Classical Sociology (11)

Rationality and Society (24)

Social Networks (41)

Sociological Theory (34)

Symbolic Interaction (22)

Theoretical Criminology (30)

Theory & Society (34)

Theory, Culture & Society (47)

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