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Sociology: Sociology Journals

Guide to resources for research and study of sociology.

Browse Current Print Periodicals

Browse the Current Periodicals section on the 2nd floor of library for these representative titles. Also, for electronic access use our E-Journals A-Z List to be taken directly to the database. 

American Journal of Sociology

Journal of Health & Social Behavior

Journal of Marriage & the Family

Law and Contemporary Problems


Social Problems

Sociology of Religion

Journal vs. Magazine

Peer-reviewed (also referred to as scholarly) articles appear in academic or professional journals.  The term "peer-review" means that the content of each article is reviewed by a panel of experts for accuracy and authority prior to publication.  Common components of a scholarly article include author credentials, literature review, methodology (if a research article), findings (if a research article), conclusions and a reference bibliography.

Magazine articles often do not include a reference bibliography, and in some cases the author and credentials are not listed.  Without that type of information, it is difficult to verify the source.  For most research projects, your professors will expect you to use strong, verifiable sources that have undergone peer-review prior to publishing.