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Impact Factor
1.291
5 year Impact Factor
2.373
SSI: Sociology
42 out of 142

Editor
Pamela Anne Quiroz

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Social Problems is the official publication of The Society for the Study of Social Problems and one of the most widely respected and read professional journals in the social sciences …

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Social Problems is ranked 42nd out of 142 sociology journals with an Impact Factor of 1.291 according to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016). In celebration of this accomplishment, a collection of highly cited articles is now freely available.

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Dr. Eric Anthony Grollman is the author of “Sexual Health and Multiple Forms of Discrimination Among Heterosexual Youth." (February 2017)

Dr. Dana M. Moss is the author of “Transnational Repression, Diaspora Mobilization, and the Case of The Arab Spring." (November 2016)

Dr. Ellis P. Monk, Jr. is the author of "The Consequences of “Race and Color” in Brazil." (August 2016)

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