Journal Rankings – From the Graduate Office

Rank 1 – Most Prestigious

American Journal of Sociology

American Sociological Review

Annual Review of Sociology


Social Forces

Social Psychology Quarterly

Rank 2

Administrative Science Quarterly

Armed Forces and Society

British Journal of Sociology

City and Community

Comparative Studies in Society and History

Economic Development and Cultural Change

Gender and Society

International Migration Review

Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Journal of Marriage and the Family

Journal of Mathematical Sociology

Journal of Scientific Study of Religion

Latin American Research Review

Population and Development Review

Population Studies

Public Opinion Quarterly

Rural Sociology

Social Networks

Social Problems

Social Science Quarterly

Social Science Research

Sociological Forum

Sociological Methods and Research

Sociological Methodology

Sociological Theory


Sociology of Education

Theory and Society

Work and Occupations


Rank 3


AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV

Advances in Group Processes

American Behavioral Scientist

Annals of the Academy of Social and Political Science

Behavioral Science

Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology

Comparative Social Research

Consumer Culture

Current Research in Social Psychology

Current Sociology

Defense Analysis

Demographic Research

European Journal of Sociology

Family Planning Perspectives

Human Relations

International Family Planning Perspectives

International Journal of Comparative Sociology

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

International Journal of Sociology and the Family

International Sociology

Insurgent Sociologist

IT & Society

Journal of Biosocial Science

Journal of Comparative Family Studies

Journal of Conflict Resolution

Journal of Economics and Sociology

Journal of Family Issues

Journal of Political and Military Sociology

Journal of Social Issues

Journal of Social Psychology


Politics and Society

Population and Environment

Population Research and Policy Review

Race and Ethnic Studies

Representative Research in Social Psychology

Research in Social Stratification and Mobility

Review of Religious Research

Science, Technology, and Human Values

Social Research

Social Science and Medicine

Social Science Computer Review

Social Science Journal

Sociological Focus

Sociological Inquiry

Sociological Perspectives

Sociological Practice Review

Sociological Quarterly

Sociological Spectrum

Sociology and Social Research

Sociology of Health and Illness

Sociology of Religion

Studies in Family Planning

Symbolic Interaction

Teaching Sociology

The Sports Journal

Urban Affairs Review

World Development

Youth and Society


Although we do not list journals in areas primarily identified with other departments, the rankings of such departments should be consulted in cases where sociologists publish in them. We have not listed foreign language sociology journals; for colleagues working abroad who publish in these journals, the rankings will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as the need arises.


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