Sociological Research Online

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Sociological Research Online  
Sociol. Res. Online
Discipline Sociology
Language English
Publication details
SAGE Publications on behalf of the British Sociological Association (United Kingdom)
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 1360-7804

Sociological Research Online is a sociological journal, published quarterly (March, June, September, December) since March 1996. It is an online-only, peer revised journal. It was orignally published by a consortium of the British Sociological Association, SAGE Publications, the University of Surrey and the University of Stirling.[1] In 2017, the University of Surrey and the University of Stirling stepped down and SAGE began publishing the journal on behalf of the British Sociological Association.[2]

As of April 2013, according to the journal website, its editors are Rachel Brooks, Paul Hodkinson.[3] At the same time, SAGE lists Rosaline Barbour and Susan Eley as editors.[1]

Abstracting, indexing and impact factor[edit]

The journal is indexed by ISI, IBSS, and Sociological Abstracts.[1] As of 2010, the journal had an impact factor of 0.54.[1] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 0.446, ranking it 96th out of 137 journals in the category "Sociology".[4]


The journal is available without charge to individuals who do not have access to institutional networks, although it requires submitting a form asking for access.[5][1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "SAGE: Sociological Research Online: , 1360-7804". Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Sociological Research Online to be published by SAGE Publishing in partnership with The British Sociological Association | SAGE Publications Ltd". Retrieved 2018-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Board members". 1997-07-26. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Sociology". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 
  5. ^