American Journal of Sociology

The American Journal of Sociology is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly academic journal that publishes original research and book reviews in the field of sociology and related social sciences. It was founded in 1895[1] as the first journal in its discipline. The current editor is John Levi Martin.[2] For its entire history, the journal has been housed at the University of Chicago[3] and published by the University of Chicago Press.

American Journal of Sociology
Edited byJohn Levi Martin
Publication details
University of Chicago Press for The Department of Sociology at The University of Chicago (United States)
3.232 (2019)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Am. J. Sociol.
ISSN0002-9602 (print)
1537-5390 (web)
OCLC no.42017129

Past editors edit

Past editors-in-chief of the journal have been:

From 1926 to 1933, the journal was co-edited by a number of different members of the University of Chicago faculty including Ellsworth Faris, Robert E. Park, Ernest Burgess, Fay-Cooper Cole, Marion Talbot, Frederick Starr, Edward Sapir, Louis Wirth, Eyler Simpson, Edward Webster, Edwin Sutherland, William Ogburn, Herbert Blumer, and Robert Redfield.

Abstracting and indexing edit

According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2019 impact factor was 3.232, ranking it 8th out of 150 journals in the category "Sociology".[4]

Roger V. Gould Prize edit

In 2002, the American Journal of Sociology created the Roger V. Gould prize in memory of its former editor. The $1,000 prize is awarded annually at the American Sociological Association annual meeting to the paper from the previous volume of the journal that most "clearly embodies Roger's ideals as a sociologist: clarity, rigor, and scientific ambition combined with imagination on the one hand and a sure sense of empirical interest, importance, and accuracy on the other."[5] Winners include Peter Bearman, John Levi Martin, Michael J. Rosenfeld, Elizabeth E. Bruch, Robert D. Mare, Shelley Correll, and Roberto Garvía.

References edit

  1. ^ Elisabeth Gayon (1985). "Guide documentaire de l'étudiant et du chercheur en science politique". In Madeleine Grawitz [in French]; Jean Leca [in French] (eds.). Traité de science politique (in French). Presses Universitaires de France. p. 305. ISBN 2-13-038858-2.
  3. ^ Small, A. W. (1895). "The Era of Sociology". American Journal of Sociology. 1 (1): 14. ISSN 0002-9602.
  4. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Sociology". 2019 Journal Citation Reports (Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2020. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  5. ^ Abbott, Andrew (March 2002). "Roger V. Gould, 1966–2002". American Journal of Sociology. 107 (5). Chicago: University of Chicago Press: ii–iii. doi:10.1086/344090. JSTOR 10. S2CID 143122272.

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