Social Movement Studies

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Social Movement Studies  
Soc. Mov. Stud.
Discipline Sociology, political science, anthropology
Language English
Edited by Kevin Gillan
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 1474-2837 (print)
1474-2829 (web)
OCLC no. 50327191

Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering sociological research on protests, social movements, and collective behavior, including reviews of books on these topics. It was established in 2002 and is published by Routledge. The editor-in-chief is Kevin Gillan (Aston University).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index,[1] Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences,[1] and Scopus.[2]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 0.944, ranking it 58th out of 161 journals in the category "Political Science" and 60th out of 142 journals in the category "Sociology".[3]


  1. ^ a b "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Political Science and Sociology". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 

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