Social Compass

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Social Compass  
Social Compass.jpg
Soc. Compass
Discipline Sociology of religion
Language English, French
Edited by Céline Polain
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0037-7686 (print)
1461-7404 (web)
LCCN 67122874
OCLC no. 42208179

Social Compass is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers research in the field of sociology of religion. The journal's editor-in-chief is Céline Polain (University of Louvain) and it is published by SAGE Publications.

It was established in 1953 and published in the Netherlands until coming to be administered by the Catholic organization of FERES (Fédération Internationale des Instituts Catholiques de Recherches socio-religieuses) in the early 1960s,[1] currently the International Federation of Institutes for Social & Socio-Religious Research.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Social Compass is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2010 impact factor is 0.224, ranking it 112th out of 129 journals in the category "Sociology".[2]


  1. ^ Maître, J. (1960). "VIe Conférence internationale de sociologie religieuse (Bologne, 3-6 sept. 1959)". Revue française de sociologie. 1 (1-2): 222–223. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Sociology". 2010 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2011. 

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