Human Ecology

ISSN: 0300-7839 (Print) 1572-9915 (Online)


Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal publishes papers probing the complex and varied systems of interaction between people and their environment. Contributions examine the roles of social, cultural, and psychological factors in the maintenance or disruption of ecosystems and investigate the effects of population density on health, social organization, and environmental quality. Articles also address adaptive problems in urban environments and the interrelationship between technological and environmental changes.

2-Year Impact Factor: 1.215 (2013)
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.065 (2013)

Subject Category "Anthropology": Rank 23 out of 81
Subject Category "Environmental Studies": Rank 54 out of 96
Subject Category "Sociology": Rank 36 out of 137

Thomson-Reuters ScienceWatch Top Journals in Anthropology from 2001-2011
Citation Impact 6.65 (11/20)

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2013


Health, Social Science 82 out of 222

Anthropology 60 out of 255

Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis 59 out of 108

Arts and Humanities (Misc) 162 out of 439
Environmental Science (miscellaneous) 94 out of 279
Sociology and Political Science 302 out of 902

Ecology 124 out of 292

Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health 209 out of 473

SJR is a measure of the journal’s relative impact in its field, based on its number of citations and number of articles per publication year. For more information, visit:

  • 42 Volumes
  • 190 Issues
  • 1,597 Articles
  • 39 Open Access
  • 1972 - 2014 Available between