Social Sciences

Journal Rankings
(The TQCC is the top quartile citation count: if all publications of a journal are sorted by citation count in descending order, then the TQCC is the citation count of the publication residing at the end of the top quartile; for example, given 100 publications, the TQCC is the citation count of the 25th ranked paper. The data are based on CrossRef. The ranking can be re-used under a CC0-license.)
(Using publications from roughly 2019-03-01 to 2023-03-01)
Rank Journal TQCC
1 Quarterly Journal of Economics107
2 Journal of Economic Perspectives79
3 International Organization71
4 Educational Research Review69
5 Review of Educational Research65
6 American Economic Review60
7 Health Technology Assessment59
- npj Digital Medicine59
- Nature Climate Change59
- Nature Sustainability59
11 Annual Review of Sociology55
- International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology55
13 Journal of Financial Economics54
14 Computers & Education53
15 Tourism Management52
16 Business Strategy and the Environment51
- American Sociological Review51
18 Educational Psychologist50
19 International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health49
20 Annual Review of Criminology48
21 Annual Review of Political Science47
22 Annual Review of Economics46
23 International Journal of Hospitality Management45
24 Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions44
25 Technological Forecasting and Social Change43
26 Journal of Political Economy42
27 Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management40
- Review of Environmental Economics and Policy40
29 Sports Medicine39
30 Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing38
- Economic Policy38
- Transportation Research Part E-Logistics and Transportation Review38
- Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Climate Change38
34 Energy Economics37
- Review of Financial Studies37
36 Internet and Higher Education36
- Transportation Research Part B-Methodological36
- Journal of Finance36
39 Environment and Behavior35
- Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management35
- Digital Journalism35
42 Sustainable Production and Consumption34
- International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education34
- Energy Policy34
45 Tourism Management Perspectives33
- Transportation Research Part D-Transport and Environment33
- Landscape and Urban Planning33
- Journal of Environmental Psychology33
49 Journal of Environmental Economics and Management32
- Progress in Human Geography32
- Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management32
- Review of Economic Studies32
- Journal of Sustainable Tourism32
54 Annals of Tourism Research31
- Learning Media and Technology31
- Communication Methods and Measures31
- Energy Research & Social Science31
- Journal of Medical Internet Research31
- Journal of Advertising31
- International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management31
- Small Business Economics31
- World Development31
63 Review of Economics and Statistics30
- Transport Reviews30
- Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews30
- Resources Policy30
- American Economic Journal-Applied Economics30
- British Journal of Sports Medicine30
69 Trauma Violence & Abuse29
- Ecosystem Services29
- Sustainable Development29
- Journal of Accounting & Economics29
- Journal of Destination Marketing & Management29
- JMIR mHealth and uHealth29
75 Political Communication28
- American Journal of Sports Medicine28
- Organization & Environment28
- Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research28
- European Research on Management and Business Economics28
- Accident Analysis and Prevention28
- Land Use Policy28
- Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions28
83 Sport Management Review27
- Journal of the Learning Sciences27
- Cities27
- Travel Behaviour and Society27
- British Journal of Educational Technology27
- Computers Environment and Urban Systems27
89 Current Issues in Tourism26
- One Earth26
- American Journal of Political Science26
- Journal of Travel Research26
- Urban Forestry & Urban Greening26
- Transport Policy26
- International Journal of Sports Medicine26
- Computer Assisted Language Learning26
- Implementation Science26
- Journal of Archaeological Research26
- IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies26
- Annual Review of Resource Economics26
- Habitat International26
102 Human Relations25
- Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism25
- Ecological Economics25
- Environment and Planning D-Society & Space25
- Sports Medicine-Open25
- Social Science & Medicine25
- New Media & Society25
- International Journal of Nursing Studies25
- British Journal of Political Science25
- Technology in Society25
- Learning and Instruction25
- Journal of Transport Geography25
- Journal of Research on Technology in Education25
115 Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association24
- Annual Review of Anthropology24
- International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning24
- Human Resource Management Journal24
- Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness24
- International Journal of Stem Education24
- Journal of Educational Computing Research24
- Food Policy24
- Science Communication24
- Criminology24
- Econometrica24
- Journal of Business Ethics24
127 Distance Education23
- Journal of Rural Studies23
- International Journal of Medical Informatics23
- Transportation Science23
- Journal of Sport and Health Science23
132 Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication22
- Journal of European Public Policy22
- Brain and Language22
- Journal of International Economics22
- Demography22
- Review of International Organizations22
- Climate Policy22
- Public Management Review22
- Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy22
- Journal of Computer Assisted Learning22
- European Journal of Political Research22
- Sociological Science22
- China Economic Review22
- International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism22
- Big Data & Society22
- npj Science of Learning22
- CBE-Life Sciences Education22
- American Economic Journal-Economic Policy22
150 Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis21
- Communication Research21
- Antipode21
- Applied Geography21
- Journal of Social Issues21
- Journal of Medical Systems21
- Sociology of Education21
- Journal of Mixed Methods Research21
- Journal of Clinical Epidemiology21
- International Journal of Drug Policy21
- Health Affairs21
- Population and Environment21
- Technological and Economic Development of Economy21
- Journal of Monetary Economics21
- Aggression and Violent Behavior21
- Journal of Urban Technology21
- Journal of Safety Research21
- Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning21
- Research on Language and Social Interaction21
- Journal of the European Economic Association21
- Forensic Science International-Genetics21
- Current Addiction Reports21
172 International Journal of Geographical Information Science20
- Scientific Studies of Reading20
- International Journal of Tourism Research20
- Transgender Health20
- Journal of Human Evolution20
- Journal of Teacher Education20
- ETR&D-Educational Technology Research and Development20
- Review of Finance20
- Cambridge Journal of Regions Economy and Society20
- Transportation Research Part A-Policy and Practice20
- Review of International Political Economy20
- Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education20
- Policy Studies Journal20
- Sports Health-A Multidisciplinary Approach20
- Palliative Medicine20
- Journal of Memory and Language20
- Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences20
- Transportation Research Part F-Traffic Psychology and Behaviour20
- Policy and Society20
- Educational Researcher20
- Journal of Peace Research20
- Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition20
- Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy20
- Psychology of Sport and Exercise20
- Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory20
- Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology20
- Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics20
- Journal of Cancer Survivorship20
- International Journal of Advertising20
(This list is limited to max. 200 journals; click here to see the full list)