List of social science journals

The following is a partial list of social science journals, including history and area studies. There are thousands of academic journals covering the social sciences in publication, and many more have been published at various points in the past. The list given here is far from exhaustive, and contains the most influential, currently publishing journals in each field. As a rule of thumb, each field should be represented by at most ten positions, chosen by their impact factors and other ratings. There are many important academic magazines that are not true peer-reviewed journals. They are not listed here.

For a list of periodicals in the physical, life, and applied sciences, see List of scientific journals.



  • African Archaeological Review
  • American Antiquity
  • American Journal of Archaeology
  • Ancient TL
  • Antiquity
  • Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy
  • International Journal of South American Archaeology
  • Journal of Archaeological Science
  • Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
  • Latin American Antiquity

Area studies

  • Abbia: Cameroon Cultural Review
  • American Journal of Chinese Studies
  • American Quarterly
  • Azure
  • Central Asia Monitor
  • Central Asian Review
  • Central European Journal of International and Security Studies
  • Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
  • Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
  • Iranian Studies Journal
  • Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt
  • Journal of Asian Studies
  • Journal of Japanese Studies
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
  • Journal of Modern Greek Studies
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
  • Monumenta Nipponica
  • Norte Grande Geography Journal
  • Pacific Northwest Quarterly
  • Palestine-Israel Journal
  • Problems of Post-Communism
  • Revista Universum
  • Sarmatian Review
  • SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research

Business, management & organization theory

  • Academy of Management Review
  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Business and Professional Communication Quarterly
  • Business Process Management Journal
  • International Marketing Review
  • International Small Business Journal
  • Journal of Media Business Studies
  • Management Science
  • Measuring Business Excellence
  • Organization Development Journal
  • Organization Science
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Journal of Management
  • Strategic Management Journal


  • Communication Monographs
  • Communication Research
  • Communication Theory
  • Human Communication Research
  • Journal of Communication



Education and educational technology

  • American Educational Research Journal
  • American Journal of Education
  • College Teaching
  • Educational Administration Quarterly
  • Educational Researcher
  • Educational Technology & Society
  • Harvard Educational Review
  • Journal of Higher Education
  • Research in Learning Technology
  • Review of Educational Research
  • Studies in Higher Education
  • Teachers College Record

Environmental social science

  • Ecology and Society
  • Environmental Research Letters
  • Environmental Values
  • Journal of Political Ecology
  • Nature and Culture
  • Organization & Environment
  • Population and Environment


  • Antipode
  • Area
  • The Geographical Journal
  • Journal of Biogeography
  • Journal of Quaternary Science
  • Polar Research
  • The Professional Geographer
  • Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers


  • American Historical Review
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt
  • Past & Present

Interdisciplinary Social Science



  • Social Science & Medicine


Political science



  • The American Journal of Semiotics
  • Semiotica
  • Sign Systems Studies

Social policy

  • Critical Social Policy
  • Global Social Policy
  • International Journal of Social Welfare
  • Journal of Disability Policy Studies
  • Journal of European Social Policy
  • Social Choice and Welfare

Social work

  • Children & Society
  • Clinical Social Work Journal
  • International Social Work
  • Journal of Social Work
  • Qualitative Social Work
  • Research on Social Work Practice



  • International Journal of Tourism Sciences

Women's studies

  • Asian Women
  • Gender & Society
  • Journal of Women's Health
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
  • Sex Roles
  • Women & Health
  • Women's Health Issues

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