Social Sciences Impact Factors

Browse the latest Impact Factors for your favourite Taylor & Francis Group titles. Search for journals in Social Sciences below.

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Accounting and Business Research (0.991) publishes papers that cover any area of accounting, broadly defined and including corporate governance, auditing and taxation.

European Accounting Review (2.107) is the official journal of the European Accounting Association and is devoted to the advancement of accounting knowledge, providing a forum for the publication of high quality accounting research manuscripts.

Scandinavian Actuarial Journal (1.347) is a journal for actuarial sciences that deals, in theory and application, with mathematical methods for insurance and related matters.

Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting/Revista Española de Financiación y Contabilidad (0.550), the official journal of AECA (Asociación Española de Contabilidad y Administración de Empresas), is a quarterly academic journal founded in 1972. It aims to publish high quality research papers in accounting and finance.

Business & Management

Asia Pacific Business Review (1.000) addresses key issues and draws together the lessons of the analysis of culture, economies, history, politics and societies in the Asia Pacific, in order to explore business-related phenomena in the Asia Pacific countries, both in their general and specific contexts.

Asian Journal of Technology Innovation (0.698) is a multi-disciplinary journal devoted to the exploration of innovation policy and management problems posed by these players and their interaction with economic, social and political processes.

Business History (0.830) is an international journal concerned with the long-run evolution and contemporary operation of business systems and enterprises.

Entrepreneurship & Regional Development (1.776) provides a multi-disciplinary forum that addresses the central factors in economic development - entrepreneurial vitality and innovation - as local and regional phenomena.

Industry and Innovation (0.791) is an international refereed journal presenting high-quality original scholarship of the dynamics of industries and innovation.

International Journal of Advertising (2.896) is the official journal of the Advertising Association. It publishes original contributions on all aspects of marketing communications from the academic, practitioner and public policy perspectives, including advertising and media, direct marketing, sales promotions, sponsorship, public relations and integrated marketing communications (IMC).

International Journal of Electronic Commerce (3.900) is the leading refereed quarterly devoted to advancing the understanding and practice of electronic commerce. It serves the needs of researchers as well as practitioners and executives involved in electronic commerce.

International Journal of Human Resource Management (1.650) is the forum for HRM scholars and professionals worldwide. Concerned with the expanding role of strategic human resource management in a fast-changing global environment, the journal focuses on future trends in human resource management.

International Journal of Strategic Property Management (0.710) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal which publishes original research papers. The journal provides a forum for discussion and debate relating to all areas of strategic property management.

International Public Management Journal (1.723) publishes high-quality empirical and theoretical work from scholars around the world who conduct research in the areas of public management and government reform, comparative public administration, organizational theory, and organizational behavior.

Journal of Advertising (2.896) aims to provide a public forum that reflects the current understanding of advertising as a process of communication, its role in the changing environment, and the relationships between these and other components of the advertising business and practice.

Journal of Business Economics and Management (0.968) covers global business, transition issues, economic growth and development, economics of organizations and industries, finance and investment, strategic management, and innovations.

Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing (1.312) encourages diversity in approaches to business marketing theory development, research methods, and managerial problem solving.

Journal of Management Information Systems (2.356) is quarterly journal that aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice of management information systems.

Journal of Risk Research (1.340) is an international peer-reviewed journal that is committed to publishing theoretical and empirical research and commentaries at the forefront of the communication, regulation, and management of risk.

Maritime Policy & Management (1.741) brings together papers on the different topics that concern the maritime industry. Emphasis is placed on business, organizational, economic, sociolegal and management topics at port, community, shipping company and shipboard levels.

Public Management Review (2.293) seeks to explore the developing field of public management, embrace research both about the strategic and operational management of public services and about social/public policy development and implementation, and encourage in particular work which either presents new empirical knowledge about public management and/or developed theory.

Public Money and Management (1.133) is the official journal of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA). PMM publishes papers and articles which contribute new knowledge as a basis for policy or management improvements, or which reflect on evidence from public service management and finance.

Public Performance & Management Review (0.812) addresses a broad array of influential factors on the performance of public and nonprofit organizations.

Research-Technology Management (2.429) is the Industrial Research Institute’s award-winning, bimonthly journal focused on the practice of innovation. 

The Service Industries Journal (1.172) is an international journal of service management, and exists to improve our knowledge of service industries, service businesses and the effective management of services.

Technology Analysis & Strategic Management (1.273) is an international research journal, linking the analysis of science and technology with the strategic needs of policy makers and management.

Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (1.368) is an international journal which sets out to stimulate thought and research in all aspects of total quality management and to provide a natural forum for discussion and dissemination of research results.

Criminology & Law

Deviant Behavior (1.052) is the only journal that specifically and exclusively addresses social deviance. International and interdisciplinary in scope; it publishes refereed theoretical, descriptive, methodological, and applied papers.

Justice System Journal (0.457) is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research articles on all aspects of law, courts, court administration, judicial behavior, and the impact of all of these on public and social policy.

Justice Quarterly (3.072) is an official publication of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). It is a refereed, multi-disciplinary journal that publishes theoretical, empirical and interpretive studies of issues related to criminal justice.

Ocean Development & International Law (0.667) is devoted to all aspects of international and comparative law and policy concerning the management of ocean use and activities.

Policing and Society (1.632) is widely acknowledged as the leading international academic journal specialising in the study of policing institutions and their practices.

Psychology, Crime & Law (1.408) promotes the study and application of psychological approaches to crime, criminal and civil law, and the influence of law on behavior.


Asian Population Studies (0.629) is hosted by the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore. The first international population journal to focus exclusively on population issues in Asia, publishing original research on matters related to population in this large, complex and rapidly changing region.

Biodemography and Social Biology (0.781) is the official journal of the Society for Biodemography and Social Biology and is devoted to furthering the discussion, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge about biological and sociocultural forces affecting the structure and composition of human populations. This interdisciplinary publication features contributions from scholars in the fields of sociology, demography, psychology, anthropology, biology, genetics, criminal justice, and others.

Mathematical Population Studies (0.286) publishes carefully selected research papers in the mathematical and statistical study of human populations and populations related to humans. The journal is strongly interdisciplinary and invites contributions by mathematicians, demographers, (bio)statisticians, sociologists, economists, biologists, epidemiologists, actuaries, geographers, and others who are interested in the mathematical formulation of population-related questions

Population Studies: A Journal of Demography (1.038) reports significant advances in methods demographic analysis, conceptual and mathematical theories of demographic dynamics and behaviour, and the use of these theories and methods to extend scientific knowledge and to inform policy and practice.

Development Studies

Canadian Journal of Development Studies (0.738) is an interdisciplinary, bilingual forum for critical research and reflection on the complex problems of international development theory, policy and practice.

Journal of Development Effectiveness (0.484) aims to support evidence-based policy making to enhance development effectiveness.

Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development (0.766) is the journal of the Human Development and Capabilities Association . The Journal aims to stimulate innovative development thinking that is based on the premise that development is fundamentally about improving the well-being and agency of people, by expanding the choices and opportunities they have.

The Journal of Development Studies (1.134) was the first and is one of the best known international journals in the area of development studies.

The Journal of Peasant Studies (4.149) provokes and promotes critical thinking about social structures, institutions, actors and processes of change in and in relation to the rural world.

Economics & Finance

Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies  (0.725) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Indonesia Project at The Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific, providing a well-respected outlet for high-quality research on any and all matters pertaining to the Indonesian economy.

Economic Systems Research (2.691) is dedicated to the furtherance of theoretical and factual knowledge about economic systems, structures and processes, their interaction with the natural environment, and their change through time and space, at the subnational, national and international level.

Journal of Economic Policy Reform (0.925) analyses and examines what can be learned from the successes and failures of countries undertaking reforms, and how existing theories can be developed to shed light on positive as well as normative aspects of the reform process.

Applied Economics (0.648) encourages the application of economic analysis to specific problems in both the public and private sectors, particularly fostering the use of quantitative and empirical studies.

Applied Economics Letters (0.478) is a companion journal to Applied Economics, publishing short accounts of original research and encouraging discussion of papers previously published in its companion journal.

Agrekon (0.224) provides a respected forum for research, debate, policy, and practice regarding agricultural economics in southern Africa.

Baltic Journal of Economics (0.529) welcomes contributions which have theoretical or empirical emphasis as well as papers that take a political economy approach to research on transitional economies, primarily Baltic or Central European economies.

The European Journal of Finance (0.795)  publishes a full range of research into theoretical and empirical topics in finance, with an emphasis on issues that reflect European interests and concerns.

The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought (0.325) is a leading forum for lively discussion on a wide range of issues in the history of economic thought, with contributions from both established international scholars and younger academics.

Feminist Economics (1.476) provides an open forum for dialogue and debate about feminist economic perspectives, aiming not only to develop more illuminating theories but also to improve the conditions of living for all children, women, and men.

Global Economic Review (0.409) publishes scholarly economic research, both theoretical and empirical, on issues of vital concern to businesses, governments, and decision makers in Asia and the world.

Quantitative Finance (0.960) welcomes original research articles that reflect the dynamism of the ever-changing field of finance, and takes particular note of the increasing use of quantitative methods.

Technological and Economic Development of Economy (2.268) is a refereed journal that publishes original research and review articles and book reviews.

Journal of Behavioral Finance (0.576) addresses the implications of current work on individual and group emotion, cognition, and action for the behavior of investment markets.

The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development (0.475) focuses on international economics, economic development, and the interface between trade and development.

Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja (0.742) publishes rigorous scientific papers which make a significant contribution to any field of economics – theoretical, applied or empirical – with special attention given to experiences of the transition from socialism to market economies in Eastern Europe.

Scandinavian Actuarial Journal (1.347) is a journal for actuarial sciences that deals, in theory and application, with mathematical methods for insurance and related matters.

Eastern European Economics (0.288) aims to reflect developments in Central and Eastern European economic thought and policy that are of the most relevance to academic and professional specialists in economics, finance and international relations who have an interest in these countries and in the future of the new Europe.

Journal of Economic Issues (0.581) explains economic phenomena through a description and analysis of the formal and informal rules that regulate the use of natural resources and technology, define the distribution of economic power between individuals and groups, and delimit the scope of human agency. 

Emerging Markets Finance & Trade (0.826) is recognized worldwide for the quality and timeliness of the research on emerging markets that it publishes. 

Research-Technology Management (2.429) is the Industrial Research Institute’s award-winning, bimonthly journal focused on the practice of innovation. 

Library & Information Sciences

Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association (0.255) is an internationally recognised journal that showcases the best of Australian library and information research and practice. It contains a wide coverage of Australian library issues ranging from ongoing research to day-to-day articles from practitioners in the workplace.

The Information Society (1.558) is a multidisciplinary journal intended to answer questions about the Information Age. It provides a forum for thoughtful commentary and discussion of significant topics in the world of information.

Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services (0.200) provides a forum for the international exchange of ideas and experiences among members of the library collection management, technical services, vendor and publishing communities throughout the world.

Serials Review (0.379) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal for the international serials community. Articles focus on serials in the broadest sense of the term and cover all aspects of serials information; regular columns feature interviews, exchanges on controversial topics, book reviews, and conference reports.

Science, Technology & Society and History of Science

Ambix (0.212) is an internationally-recognised, peer-reviewed journal and the leading specialist publication in its field, which is viewed as a major outlet for current research

Annals of Science (0.294), launched in 1936, publishes work on the history of science, technology and medicine, covering developments from classical antiquity to the late 20th century.

Engineering Studies (0.234) is an interdisciplinary, international journal devoted to the scholarly study of engineers and engineering.

History and Philosophy of Logic (0.286) contains articles, notes and book reviews dealing with the history and philosophy of logic. ’Logic’ is understood to be any volume of knowledge which was regarded as logic at the time in question. ’History’ refers back to ancient times and also to work in this century.

Information Technology for Development (1.333), with an established record for publishing quality research and influencing practice for over 20 years, is the first journal to have explicitly addressed global information technology issues and opportunities.

Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (0.404) is a quarterly journal that aims to set contemporary and historical developments in the sciences and technology into their wider social and cultural context and to illuminate their interrelations with the humanities and arts.

New Genetics and Society (1.300) publishes papers on the social aspects of the new genetics (widely defined), including genetic engineering and modification; genomics, proteomics and systems biology, and the rapidly developing biosciences such as biomedical and reproductive therapies and technologies, xenotransplantation and stem cell research.

Science as Culture (0.771) places science within the wider debate on the values which constitute culture.

Sociology & Related Disciplines

Australian Feminist Studies (0.810) promotes innovative and field-defining feminist scholarship within and across academic disciplines.

Chinese Sociological Review (1.476) seeks to advance the understanding of contemporary Chinese society and contribute to general knowledge in the discipline of sociology.

Consumption Markets & Culture (1.585) focuses on consumerism and the markets as the site of social behaviour and discourse.

Economy and Society (1.882) covers questions ranging from economic governance to developments in the life sciences and beyond, and publishes major new work on current issues confronting progressive politics throughout Europe and the Americas, Africa, Australasia and the Pacific Rim.

European Societies (0.676) is the official journal of the European Sociological Association and publishes research from every part of the planet on all aspects of European social life and socioculture.

Ethnic and Racial Studies (0.994) is the leading journal for the analysis of the issues of race, ethnicity and nationalism throughout the world.

Health Sociology Review (0.913) is an international peer-reviewed journal, which publishes high quality conceptual and empirical research in the sociology of health, illness and medicine.

Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power (0.769) explores the formation and transformation of racial, ethnic, national, transnational and postcolonial identities in the contemporary world.

Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research (0.811) welcomes articles on all aspects of European developments that contribute to the improvement of social science knowledge and to the setting of a policy-focused European research agenda.

International Journal of Social Research Methodology (1.396) is the mix of academic and theoretically-slanted methodological articles, articles relating to research practice in professional and service settings, and those considering the relationship between the two.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (1.362) publishes the results of first-class research on all forms of migration and its consequences, together with articles on ethnic conflict, discrimination, racism, nationalism, citizenship and policies of integration.

Journal of Family Studies (0.690) aims to develop the understanding of families, households and relationships in society, from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.

Journal of Gender Studies (0.676) is an interdisciplinary journal which publishes articles relating to gender and sex from a feminist perspective covering a wide range of subject areas including the Social, Natural and Health Sciences, the Arts, Humanities, Literature and Popular Culture.

Journal of Mathematical Sociology (0.567) publishes models and mathematical techniques that would likely be useful to professional sociologists.

Journal of Youth Studies (1.440) is an international scholarly journal devoted to a theoretical and empirical understanding of young people’s experiences and life contexts.

Patterns of Prejudice (0.591) provides a forum for exploring the historical roots and contemporary varieties of social exclusion and the demonization or stigmatisation of the Other.

Policy Studies (0.609) is a multi-disciplinary journal which attempts to strike an important balance in the production of descriptive, explanatory and evaluative policy oriented research.

Social Movement Studies (1.307) is an international and inter-disciplinary journal providing a forum for academic debate and analysis of extra-parliamentary political, cultural and social movements throughout the world.

Society & Natural Resources (1.534) publishes a broad range of social science research and thinking on the interaction of social and bio-physical processes, policies and practices occurring around the world and at multiple scales.

Sociological Spectrum (0.421) is the official journal of the Mid-South Sociological Association and publishes papers on theoretical, methodological, quantitative and qualitative research, and applied research in areas of sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and political science.