Best Social Sciences and Humanities Journals

The ranking of best journals for Social Sciences and Humanities was published by Research.com, one of the prominent websites for computer science research providing trusted data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The position in the ranking is based on a unique bibliometric score created by Research.com which is computed using the estimated h-index and the number of leading scientists who have endorsed the journal during the last three previous years. Show more

The ranking contains Impact Score values gathered on December 6th, 2021.

The process for ranking journals involves examining more than 7,504 journals which were selected after detailed inspection and rigorous examination of over 28,249 scientific documents published during the last three years by 5,652 leading and well-respected scientists in the area of computer science.

More details on the methodology for computing the score can be found on our Methodology Page.

Rank
Journal Details
Best Scientists
Documents
Impact Score
1 Social Science and Medicine

Social Science and Medicine

0277-9536
Best Scientists 394 518 Impact Score 11.50
2 BMC Public Health

BMC Public Health

1471-2458
Best Scientists 559 918 Impact Score 11.30
3 Implementation Science

Implementation Science

1748-5908
Best Scientists 88 134 Impact Score 7.20
4 American Journal of Public Health

American Journal of Public Health

0090-0036
Best Scientists 174 286 Impact Score 7.00
5 BMJ Global Health

BMJ Global Health

Best Scientists 174 283 Impact Score 6.90
6 BMC Health Services Research

BMC Health Services Research

1472-6963
Best Scientists 318 478 Impact Score 6.70
7 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

1661-7827
Best Scientists 489 941 Impact Score 6.60
8 Health and Place

Health and Place

1353-8292
Best Scientists 151 178 Impact Score 6.20
9 Academic Medicine

Academic Medicine

1040-2446
Best Scientists 98 316 Impact Score 6.20
10 AIDS and Behavior

AIDS and Behavior

1090-7165
Best Scientists 178 516 Impact Score 6.10
11 International Journal for Equity in Health

International Journal for Equity in Health

1475-9276
Best Scientists 149 214 Impact Score 5.50
12 Health Policy and Planning

Health Policy and Planning

0268-1080
Best Scientists 104 143 Impact Score 5.10
13 Annual Review of Public Health

Annual Review of Public Health

0163-7525
Best Scientists 42 35 Impact Score 5.00
14 Globalization and Health

Globalization and Health

1744-8603
Best Scientists 99 116 Impact Score 4.90
15 Health Affairs

Health Affairs

0278-2715
Best Scientists 95 141 Impact Score 4.90
16 Medical Teacher

Medical Teacher

0142-159X
Best Scientists 52 151 Impact Score 4.90
17 New Media and Society

New Media and Society

1461-4448
Best Scientists 49 67 Impact Score 4.90
18 Medical Education

Medical Education

0308-0110
Best Scientists 61 190 Impact Score 4.70
19 Journal of Urban Health

Journal of Urban Health

1099-3460
Best Scientists 104 145 Impact Score 4.60
20 Urban Studies

Urban Studies

0042-0980
Best Scientists 64 86 Impact Score 4.50
21 Teaching and Teacher Education

Teaching and Teacher Education

0742-051X
Best Scientists 60 87 Impact Score 4.50
22 International Journal of Public Health

International Journal of Public Health

1661-8556
Best Scientists 102 125 Impact Score 4.40
23 Computers & Education

Computers & Education

0360-1315 , Monthly
Best Scientists 28 58 Impact Score 4.40
24 European Journal of Public Health

European Journal of Public Health

1101-1262
Best Scientists 202 413 Impact Score 4.30
25 SSM - Population Health

SSM - Population Health

2352-8273
Best Scientists 159 166 Impact Score 4.30
26 British Journal of Educational Technology

British Journal of Educational Technology

0007-1013
Best Scientists 52 71 Impact Score 4.20
27 Prevention Science

Prevention Science

1389-4986
Best Scientists 98 107 Impact Score 4.10
28 Health Research Policy and Systems

Health Research Policy and Systems

1478-4505
Best Scientists 93 139 Impact Score 4.10
29 Organization Studies

Organization Studies

0170-8406
Best Scientists 37 51 Impact Score 4.10
30 Sociology of Health and Illness

Sociology of Health and Illness

0141-9889
Best Scientists 72 87 Impact Score 4.00
31 Cities

Cities

0264-2751
Best Scientists 48 80 Impact Score 4.00
32 Frontiers in Public Health

Frontiers in Public Health

Best Scientists 133 191 Impact Score 3.90
33 Global Public Health

Global Public Health

1744-1692 , Monthly
Best Scientists 92 119 Impact Score 3.90
34 Health Education and Behavior

Health Education and Behavior

1090-1981
Best Scientists 75 92 Impact Score 3.90
35 Landscape and Urban Planning

Landscape and Urban Planning

0169-2046
Best Scientists 34 40 Impact Score 3.90
36 International Journal of Health Policy and Management

International Journal of Health Policy and Management

Best Scientists 87 131 Impact Score 3.80
37 Quality of Life Research

Quality of Life Research

0962-9343
Best Scientists 80 121 Impact Score 3.80
38 Educational Technology Research and Development

Educational Technology Research and Development

1042-1629 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 42 68 Impact Score 3.80
39 Regional Studies

Regional Studies

0034-3404
Best Scientists 32 51 Impact Score 3.80
40 Progress in Human Geography

Progress in Human Geography

0309-1325
Best Scientists 28 43 Impact Score 3.80
41 Higher Education

Higher Education

0018-1560
Best Scientists 47 52 Impact Score 3.70
42 The Lancet Planetary Health

The Lancet Planetary Health

Best Scientists 47 48 Impact Score 3.70
43 Milbank Quarterly

Milbank Quarterly

0887-378X
Best Scientists 39 31 Impact Score 3.70
44 Patient Education and Counseling

Patient Education and Counseling

0738-3991
Best Scientists 71 99 Impact Score 3.60
45 Health Expectations

Health Expectations

1369-6513
Best Scientists 64 82 Impact Score 3.60
46 Global Health Action

Global Health Action

1654-9716 , Annual
Best Scientists 57 78 Impact Score 3.60
47 Educational Researcher

Educational Researcher

0013-189X
Best Scientists 42 43 Impact Score 3.60
48 Annual Review of Sociology

Annual Review of Sociology

0360-0572
Best Scientists 34 34 Impact Score 3.60
49 Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

0886-2605
Best Scientists 126 161 Impact Score 3.50
50 Culture, Health and Sexuality

Culture, Health and Sexuality

1369-1058 , Monthly
Best Scientists 64 91 Impact Score 3.50
51 Archives of Sexual Behavior

Archives of Sexual Behavior

0004-0002
Best Scientists 93 136 Impact Score 3.40
52 Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

0933-7954
Best Scientists 93 111 Impact Score 3.40
53 BMC Medical Education

BMC Medical Education

1472-6920
Best Scientists 80 144 Impact Score 3.40
54 Canadian Journal of Public Health

Canadian Journal of Public Health

0008-4263
Best Scientists 55 111 Impact Score 3.40
55 Journal of Health Communication

Journal of Health Communication

1081-0730
Best Scientists 54 62 Impact Score 3.40
56 American Journal of Men's Health

American Journal of Men's Health

1557-9883
Best Scientists 47 73 Impact Score 3.40
57 Studies in Higher Education

Studies in Higher Education

0307-5079
Best Scientists 47 63 Impact Score 3.40
58 Human Resources for Health

Human Resources for Health

1478-4491
Best Scientists 44 72 Impact Score 3.40
59 JMIR Public Health and Surveillance

JMIR Public Health and Surveillance

2369-2960
Best Scientists 44 61 Impact Score 3.40
60 Advances in Health Sciences Education

Advances in Health Sciences Education

1382-4996
Best Scientists 43 78 Impact Score 3.40
61 Journal of Business Ethics

Journal of Business Ethics

0167-4544
Best Scientists 42 59 Impact Score 3.40
62 Journal of Sex Research

Journal of Sex Research

0022-4499
Best Scientists 42 43 Impact Score 3.40
63 Journal of Research in Science Teaching

Journal of Research in Science Teaching

0022-4308
Best Scientists 40 55 Impact Score 3.40
64 American Educational Research Journal

American Educational Research Journal

0002-8312
Best Scientists 34 34 Impact Score 3.40
65 Demography

Demography

0070-3370
Best Scientists 48 54 Impact Score 3.30
66 Annals of the American Association of Geographers

Annals of the American Association of Geographers

2469-4452 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 41 43 Impact Score 3.30
67 Health Policy

Health Policy

1715-6580
Best Scientists 70 89 Impact Score 3.20
68 Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

1353-8047
Best Scientists 66 94 Impact Score 3.20
69 Geoforum

Geoforum

0016-7185
Best Scientists 60 76 Impact Score 3.20
70 Preventing Chronic Disease

Preventing Chronic Disease

1545-1151
Best Scientists 57 60 Impact Score 3.20
71 Health Economics

Health Economics

1057-9230
Best Scientists 53 63 Impact Score 3.20
72 Scientometrics

Scientometrics

0138-9130 , Monthly
Best Scientists 35 78 Impact Score 3.20
73 Qualitative Health Research

Qualitative Health Research

1049-7323
Best Scientists 86 100 Impact Score 3.10
74 Health Promotion International

Health Promotion International

0957-4824
Best Scientists 75 91 Impact Score 3.10
75 Health Services Research

Health Services Research

0017-9124
Best Scientists 69 95 Impact Score 3.10
76 Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

1326-0200
Best Scientists 64 119 Impact Score 3.10
77 Journal of Rural Studies

Journal of Rural Studies

0743-0167
Best Scientists 36 46 Impact Score 3.10
78 Human Relations

Human Relations

0018-7267
Best Scientists 33 42 Impact Score 3.10
79 Journal of Transport and Health

Journal of Transport and Health

2214-1405
Best Scientists 78 142 Impact Score 3.00
80 AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV

AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV

0954-0121
Best Scientists 78 87 Impact Score 3.00
81 Social Indicators Research

Social Indicators Research

0303-8300
Best Scientists 52 56 Impact Score 3.00
82 Journal of Quantitative Criminology

Journal of Quantitative Criminology

0748-4518
Best Scientists 28 45 Impact Score 3.00
83 Information Communication and Society

Information Communication and Society

1369-118X
Best Scientists 28 36 Impact Score 3.00
84 Science Education

Science Education

0036-8326
Best Scientists 26 50 Impact Score 3.00
85 Journal of Public Health

Journal of Public Health

1741-3842
Best Scientists 98 107 Impact Score 2.90
86 Health and Social Care in the Community

Health and Social Care in the Community

0966-0410
Best Scientists 71 89 Impact Score 2.90
87 Perspectives on Medical Education

Perspectives on Medical Education

2212-2761
Best Scientists 33 72 Impact Score 2.90
88 Harm Reduction Journal

Harm Reduction Journal

1477-7517
Best Scientists 27 50 Impact Score 2.90
89 Journal of Communication

Journal of Communication

0021-9916
Best Scientists 27 26 Impact Score 2.90
90 Journal of the Learning Sciences

Journal of the Learning Sciences

1050-8406
Best Scientists 20 20 Impact Score 2.90
91 Online Learning Journal

Online Learning Journal

2472-5749
Best Scientists 16 40 Impact Score 2.90
92 Journal of School Health

Journal of School Health

0022-4391
Best Scientists 57 77 Impact Score 2.80
93 International Journal of Educational Research

International Journal of Educational Research

0883-0355
Best Scientists 38 45 Impact Score 2.80
94 Urban Geography

Urban Geography

0272-3638
Best Scientists 32 48 Impact Score 2.80
95 Applied Geography

Applied Geography

0143-6228
Best Scientists 30 45 Impact Score 2.80
96 Interactive Learning Environments

Interactive Learning Environments

1049-4820
Best Scientists 27 75 Impact Score 2.80
97 Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education

0260-2938
Best Scientists 25 47 Impact Score 2.80
98 Language Teaching

Language Teaching

0261-4448
Best Scientists 21 29 Impact Score 2.80
99 Public Health

Public Health

0033-3506
Best Scientists 76 86 Impact Score 2.70
100 Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

0002-7162
Best Scientists 39 45 Impact Score 2.70

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