American Sociological Review

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
American Sociological Review
Edited byArthur S. Alderson, Dina G. Okamoto
Publication details
SAGE Publications (United States)
6.372 (2019)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Am. Sociol. Rev.
ISSN0003-1224 (print)
1939-8271 (web)
OCLC no.38161061

The American Sociological Review is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering all aspects of sociology. It is published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the American Sociological Association. It was established in 1936.[1] The editors-in-chief are Arthur S. Alderson (Indiana University-Bloomington) and Dina G. Okamoto (Indiana University-Bloomington).[2]


For its first thirty years, the American Sociological Society (now the American Sociological Association) was largely dominated by the sociology department of the University of Chicago, and the quasi-official journal of the association was Chicago's American Journal of Sociology. In 1935, the executive committee of the American Sociological Society voted 5 to 4 against disestablishing the American Journal of Sociology as the official journal of society, but the measure was passed on for consideration of the general membership, which voted 2 to 1 to establish a new journal independent of Chicago: the American Sociological Review.[3]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2019 impact factor is 6.372, ranking it 2nd out of 150 journals in the category "Sociology".[4]

Past editors[edit]

The following persons have been editors-in-chief:


  1. ^ Elisabeth Gayon (1985). "Guide documentaire de l'étudiant et du chercheur en science politique". In Madeleine Grawitz; Jean Leca (eds.). Traité de science politique (in French). Presses Universitaires de France. p. 305. ISBN 2-13-038858-2.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Lengermann, Patricia Madoo (1979). "The Founding of the American Sociological Review: The Anatomy of a Rebellion". American Sociological Review. 44 (2): 185–198. doi:10.2307/2094504. JSTOR 2094504.
  4. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Sociology". 2019 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2020.

External links[edit]