American Journal of Sociology

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American Journal of Sociology

Area of ​​Expertise sociology
language English
publishing company University of Chicago Press
First edition 1895
Frequency of publication 6 times a year
Editor-in-chief Elisabeth S. Clemens
Web link website
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The American Journal of Sociology (AJS) is the oldest American journal for sociology . It was founded in Chicago in 1895 by Albion W. Small , has since been published bimonthly by the University of Chicago Press and is one of the world's most widely read journals in the field. According to the Social Sciences Citation Index , the AJS had an Impact Factor of 3.414 in 2012 , making it 4th on the list of the most influential journals in sociology.

The journal publishes works from all areas of sociology with a special focus on theory building and innovative methods. Sociologically informed articles from neighboring disciplines, including ethnology , economics , history and political science , are also published.

Web links

  • American Journal of Sociology website

Individual evidence

  1. ^ ISI Web of Knowledge, Journal Citation Reports, JCR Social Sciences Edition 2012.
  2. Self-description on the official website of the American Journal of Sociology , accessed on December 5, 2018.