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Social Compass is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers research in the field of sociology of religion. The journal's editor-in-chief is Céline Polain (University of Louvain) and it is published by SAGE Publications.

Social Compass  
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DisciplineSociology of religion
LanguageEnglish, French
Edited byCéline Polain
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
Soc. Compass
ISSN0037-7686 (print)
1461-7404 (web)
OCLC no.42208179

It was established in 1953 and published in the Netherlands until coming to be administered by the Catholic organization of FERES (Fédération Internationale des Instituts Catholiques de Recherches socio-religieuses) in the early 1960s,[1] currently the International Federation of Institutes for Social & Socio-Religious Research.

Abstracting and indexingEdit

Social Compass is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2010 impact factor is 0.224, ranking it 112th out of 129 journals in the category "Sociology".[2]


  1. ^ Maître, J. (1960). "VIe Conférence internationale de sociologie religieuse (Bologne, 3-6 sept. 1959)". Revue française de sociologie. 1 (1–2): 222–223. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Sociology". 2010 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2011.

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