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: 1.642 (2017)
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.188 (2017)

22 out of 85 on the Anthropology list
69 out of 108 on the Environmental Studies list
43 out of 146 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) 2017:   0.752

39 out of 349 on the Anthropology list

93 out of 400 on the Arts and Humanities (Misc) list

109 out of 352 on the Ecology list

70 out of 339 on the Environmental Science (miscellaneous) list

56 out of 281 on the Health (Social Science) list

46 out of 127 on the Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis list

168 out of 526 on the Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health list

219 out of 1103 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) 2017:  1.100

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 2017: 1.85







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