Sociology of Health and Illness (journal)

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Sociology of Health & Illness (SHI) is a peer-reviewed academic journal which covers the sociological aspects of healthillnessmedicine, and health care. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness. Established in 1979, the journal was originally published by Routledge and Kegan Paul (up to 2002). The Editorial Team is currently led by Gareth Williams and Ian Rees Jones at Cardiff University as joint Editors in Chief. The other members of the Editorial Team are Davina Allen, Eva Elliott, David Hughes, and Joanna Latimer. SHI has an active twitter feed at @SHIjournal and regularly commissions author blogs where articles have been picked up in national and international news outlets. 

During the years, the annual number of issues has risen from three to four (1986), five (1993), six (1998) and seven (2003) to eight times a year since 2012. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal had an impact factor of 1.735 in 2012, and currently stands at 1.89 in 2016. The journal was ranked in 2016 as 12/39 (Social Sciences Biomedical) and 25/143 (Sociology).

Sociology of Health and Illness  
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Discipline Sociology of health and illness
Language English
Edited by Gareth Williams
Publication details
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness
Publication history
Frequency 8/year
ISSN 0141-9889 (print)
1467-9566 (web)
LCCN 81646145
OCLC no. 757396445

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