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Sociology: Top Sociology Journals

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Top SOCIOLOGY Journals

Generally the most effective way to search for a topic is by using databases, however, sometimes you may want to look at a specific journal.  Following is a list of some of the top rated journals in Sociology, according to the 2015 JCR, Journal Citation Reports.  These are ranked by "impact factor," a measure of their influence in the discipline. While the JCR rankings may be somewhat controversial, they are nonetheless, a well-known standard in academia.

Annual Review of Sociology

American Sociological Review

Sociological Methods & Research

Journal of Consumer Culture

Social Networks

Work and Occupations

American Journal of Sociology

Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

Gender & Society

Rural Sociology

For a longer ranked list, and to find lists in related areas, such as Area Studies, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Demography, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Family Studies, Gerontology, History of Social Sciences, Industrial Relations & Labor, Planning & Development, Psychology (Social), Social Issue, Social Sciences (Interdisciplinary), Urban Studies and Womens Studies, see the InCites Journal Citation Reports (JCR) database. After selecting a subject, you will need to use the Submit button at the bottom of the left sidebar before the subject list will appear.