American Sociological Review

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American Sociological Review
American Sociological Review (journal) cover – 2010.gif
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 [in French]; Jean Leca [in French] (eds.). Traité de science politique (in French). Presses Universitaires de France. p. 305. ISBN 2-13-038858-2.
  2. ^ "SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class research journals".
  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.

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