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Impact Factor Collection

According to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016), Social Problems has an Impact Factor of 1.291 and a 5-year Impact Factor of 2.373. This places the journal 42/142 in Sociology. 

The Impact Factor is a ratio of citations to articles published, and it shows the average number of times recent articles in Social Problems were cited within the relevant year (2015). The five-year Impact Factor is calculated in the same way as the standard Impact Factor, except the standard two-year window for inclusion of articles is extended to five years. 

To celebrate, we have greanted free access to five of Social Problems' most highly cited articles. These articles are just a sample of the impressive collection from Social Problems.

Begin reading by simply clicking the links below.


Race, Space, and Cumulative Disadvantage: A Case Study of the Subprime Lending Collapse
Jacob S. Rugh Len Albright Douglas S. Massey
Social Problems (2015) 62 (2): 186-218.


Legitimating Contexts, Immigrant Power, and Exclusionary Actions
Kim Ebert Dina Okamoto
Social Problems (2015) 62 (1): 40-67.


Liminal Men: Incarceration and Relationship Dissolution
Kristin Turney
Social Problems (2015) 62 (4): 499-528.


"New American Relief and Development Organizations: Voluntarizing Global Aid
Allison Schnable
Social Problems (2015) 62 (2): 309-329.


Racial Income Inequality and Public Sector Privatization
George Wilson Vincent J. Roscigno Matt Huffman
Social Problems (2015) 62 (2): 163-185.



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