Social Forces

Social Forces (formerly The Journal of Social Forces) is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal of social science published by Oxford University Press for the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It concentrates on sociology but also has a multidisciplinary approach, publishing works from the fields of social psychology, anthropology, political science, history, and economics. Each issue includes between 20 and 25 articles. In addition, the journal also publishes book reviews.

Social Forces  
Cover of Social Forces, Volume 94, Issue 1.jpg
DisciplineSocial science
Edited byArne L. Kalleberg
Publication details
Former name(s)
The Journal of Social Forces
2.113 (2016)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Soc. Forces
OCLC no.48534262

Social Forces was established by Howard W. Odum in 1922 as The Journal of Social Forces. The name was changed relatively quickly; since 1925 (volume 4), it has been published as Social Forces.

This journal is edited by Arne L. Kalleberg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

Abstracting and indexingEdit

Social Forces is abstracted and indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 1.095, ranking it 19th out of 143 journals in the category "Sociology".[1]

Former editorsEdit


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Sociology". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.

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