Social Science & Medicine

Social Science & Medicine

  • Volume 24
  • Issue 24
  • ISSN 0277-9536
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.913
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.331
  • Impact Factor: 4.634
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 5.299
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Social Science & Medicine provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of social science research on health. We publish original research articles (both empirical and theoretical), reviews, position papers and commentaries on health issues, to inform current research, policy and practice in all areas of common interest to social scientists, health practitioners, and policy makers. The journal publishes material relevant to any aspect of health from a wide range of social science disciplines (anthropology, economics, epidemiology, geography, policy, psychology, and sociology), and material relevant to the social sciences from any of the professions concerned with physical and mental health, health care, clinical practice, and health policy and organization. We encourage material which is of general interest to an international readership.

The journal publishes the following types of contribution:

1) Peer-reviewed original research articles and critical analytical reviews in any area of social science research relevant to health and healthcare. These papers may be up to 9000 words including abstract, tables, figures, references and (printed) appendices as well as the main text. Papers below this limit are preferred.

2) Systematic reviews and literature reviews of up to 15000 words including abstract, tables, figures, references and (printed) appendices as well as the main text.

3) Peer-reviewed short communications of findings on topical issues or published articles of between 2000 and 4000 words.

4) Submitted or invited commentaries and responses debating, and published alongside, selected articles.

5) Special Issues bringing together collections of papers on a particular theme, and usually guest edited.

Please see our Guide for Authors for information on article submission.

The journal has also launched three specialist titles that authors are welcome to submit to:

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  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.913
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.331
  • Impact Factor: 4.634
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 5.299
  • ISSN: 0277-9536
  • Issues: 24
  • Volume: 24
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270C2021Feb 12, 2021Feb 16, 2021
271C2021Feb 25, 2021Feb 25, 2021
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273C2021Mar 22, 2021Apr 01, 2021
274C2021Apr 01, 2021Mar 31, 2021
275C2021Apr 09, 2021Apr 06, 2021
276C2021Apr 27, 2021Apr 22, 2021
277C2021May 17, 2021May 18, 2021
278C2021May 27, 2021May 24, 2021
279C2021Jun 11, 2021Jun 11, 2021
280C2021Jun 28, 2021Jun 23, 2021
281C2021Jul 08, 2021Jul 01, 2021
282C2021Jul 22, 2021Jul 13, 2021
283C2021Aug 05, 2021Aug 04, 2021
284C2021Aug 19, 2021Aug 18, 2021
285C2021Sep 14, 2021Sep 08, 2021
286C2021Sep 23, 2021
287C2021Oct 13, 2021
288C2021Oct 28, 2021
289C2021Nov 04, 2021
290C2021Nov 18, 2021
291C2021Dec 09, 2021