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The publications listed below are some of the highest-ranked journals in categories related to the behavioral and social sciences, and may be of interest to researchers looking to disseminate their findings or individuals seeking to learn more about the latest advances in the field. This listing is not intended to be a comprehensive directory of peer-reviewed scientific journals that publish articles related to basic behavioral and social science research (b-BSSR), nor does inclusion of any particular publication imply endorsement by the National Institutes of Health or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Social Sciences–Biomedical


American Anthropologist

American Antiquity

American Journal of Human Biology

American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Annual Review of Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry

Current Anthropology

Evolutionary Anthropology

Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs

Human Ecology

Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective

International Journal of Osteoarchaeology

Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory

Journal of Archaeological Science

Journal of Human Evolution

Medical Anthropology Quarterly

Public Culture

Social Networks: An International Journal of Structural Analysis

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Demographic Research


European Journal of Migration and Law

European Journal of Population/Revue européenne de Démographie

International Migration

International Migration Review

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
(formerly known as International Family Planning Perspectives)

Journal of Biosocial Science

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Journal of Population Economics

Mathematical Population Studies: An International Journal of Mathematical Demography

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health


Population and Development Review

Population and Environment

Population Bulletins

Population Research and Policy Review

Population, Space and Place

Population Studies: A Journal of Demography

Studies in Family Planning

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The American Economic Review

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity


Economic Geography

The Economic Journal

Economic Policy

Journal of Accounting and Economics

Journal of Economic Geography

Journal of Economic Growth

Journal of Economic Literature

The Journal of Economic Perspectives

Journal of Financial Economics

Journal of Health Economics

Journal of International Economics

Journal of Labor Economics

Journal of Monetary Economics

Journal of Political Economy

The Quarterly Journal of Economics

The Review of Economics and Statistics

The Review of Economic Studies

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American Psychologist

Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Annual Review of Psychology

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Clinical Psychology Review

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development

Personality and Social Psychology Review

Psychological Bulletin

Psychological Inquiry

Psychological Methods

Psychological Review

Psychological Science

Trends in Cognitive Sciences

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Social Sciences–Biomedical

AIDS and Behavior

AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV

The American Journal of Bioethics


Culture, Health & Sexuality

Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry

Death Studies

Evolution & Human Behavior

The Hastings Center Report

Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine

Health, Risk & Society

Human Nature : An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
(formerly known as International Family Planning Perspectives)

Journal of Biosocial Science

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

Journal of Legal Medicine

Journal of Medical Ethics

Medical Anthropology Quarterly (MAQ): International Journal for the Analysis of Health


Social Science & Medicine

Sociology of Health & Illness

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American Journal of Sociology

American Sociological Review

Annual Review of Sociology

British Journal of Sociology

Economy and Society

Gender & Society

Journal of Marriage and Family

Law & Society Review

Population and Development Review

Social Forces

Social Networks: An International Journal of Structural Analysis

Social Problems

Sociologia Ruralis

Sociology of Education

Sociology of Health & Illness

Sociological Methodology

Sociological Methods & Research

Work and Occupations

Work, Employment & Society

Youth & Society

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