Social Forces

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Social Forces  
Former names
Journal of Social Forces
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Soc. Forces
Discipline Social science
Language English
Edited by Arne L. Kalleberg
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0037-7732
LCCN 2001-227382
OCLC no. 48534262
JSTOR 00377732

Social Forces (formerly Journal of Social Forces) is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal of social science published by Oxford University Press for the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It concentrates on sociology but also has a multidisciplinary approach, publishing works from the fields of social psychology, anthropology, political science, history, and economics. Each issue includes between 20 and 25 articles. In addition, the journal also publishes book reviews.

Social Forces was established by Howard W. Odum in 1922 as Journal of Social Forces. The name was changed relatively quickly and since 1925 (volume 4) it has been published as Social Forces.

This journal is currently edited by Arne L. Kalleberg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Social Forces is abstracted and indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 1.095, ranking it 50th out of 138 journals in the category "Sociology".[1]

Former editors[edit]


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Sociology". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 

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