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Impact Factor & Ranking Results

Learn more about Sage journals’ research impact through the following areas: 

Impact Factor & Ranking Results

*From the Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2023)

With 965 journals now ranked in the JCR, SAGE continues to experience consistent growth within the reports.  This year ESCI and AHCI indexed journals were given Impact Factors resulting in 293 new journals receiving rankings. 76 SAGE journals have received a top 10 category rank, with 1 journal receiving their first Impact Factor (IF) in the SSCI/SCIE index. 191 titles are now ranked in the top 30% of the JCR, and 54% of SAGE journals are ranked within the top half of their subject category. In the 2023 release SAGE publishes the market leading journal within 6 categories shown below.

A 8% increase in coverage in the SSCI over the last five years means that there are now 452 SAGE journals in the SSCI.  49% of the SSCI journals received an increased IF in the 2023 release. 120 journals are now placed in the top 25% of the JCR rankings for their category.

In the 2023 release SAGE publishes the market-leading journal within 6 SSCI categories: Family Studies; Geography; Psychology, Multidisciplinary; Psychology, Psychoanalysis; Psychology, Social; Social Work.

Over the last five years, SAGE has seen a 7% increase in the number of titles in the SCI index, primarily due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth across the medical, engineering and technology disciplines, with SAGE continuing to be one of the top five publishers of medical journals in the world. SAGE’s coverage within SCI has 273 journals now ranked and 37 journals in the top 25% of their SCI category.

In the 2023 release SAGE publishes the market-leading journal by 5 year Impact Factor in 14 categories: Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology; Education & Educational Research; Education, Special; Family Studies; Geography (SSCI); History & Philosophy Of Science (SCIE and SSCI); Psychology, Multidisciplinary; Psychology, Social; Rehabilitation (SSCI); Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary; Social Work; Sociology; Womens Studies.

Article and journal-level metrics

Article-level metrics, including downloads and citations, are available and offer valuable insights into a researcher’s contribution to the discipline and the wider community. Furthermore, a full range of journal-level metrics, including downloads and impact data from abstracting and indexing services such as Google Scholar, Journal Citation Reports, and Scopus (where available), can be explored for each journal.

Sage and DORA

The above features highlight our ongoing commitment to balanced, broad, and responsible research. We are pleased to share our support for the principles of the Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA), which encourages publishers to report on a range of metrics based on the scientific content of an article rather than publication metrics of the journal in which it was published. Learn more about the various ways we are taking action.