Human Ecology

An Interdisciplinary Journal

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: 1.743 (2016)
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.087 (2016)

22 out of 84 on the Anthropology list
51 out of 104 on the Environmental Studies list
32 out of 142 on the Sociology list

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

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2016:   0.984

22 out of 315 on the Anthropology list

91 out of 445 on the Arts and Humanities (Misc) list

63 out of 311 on the Ecology list

48 out of 273 on the Environmental Science (miscellaneous) list

31 out of 238 on the Health, Social Science list

21 out of 113 on the Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis list

96 out of 477 on the Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health list
154 out of 951 on the Sociology and Political Science list

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.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016:  1.248

The SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.

CiteScore 2016: 2.08







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