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Social Science and Medicine

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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)  Soc. Sci. Med.
Publisher  Elsevier
Language  English
Publication history  1967-present
Discipline  Social sciences, health science
Edited by  Ichiro Kawachi, S.V. Subramanian

Social Science & Medicine is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering social science research on health, including anthropology, economics, geography, psychology, social epidemiology, social policy, sociology, medicine and health care practice, policy, and organization. It was established in 1967 and is published by Elsevier.



Social Science & Medicine (ISSN 0037-7856) was published quarterly from 1967-1977 by Pergamon Press and, according to the National Library of Medicine and the Library of Congress, was then split into:

  • Social Science & Medicine. Part A: Medical Psychology & Medical Sociology (ISSN 0271-7123)
  • Social Science & Medicine. Part B: Medical Anthropology (ISSN 0160-7987)
  • Social Science & Medicine. Part C: Medical Economics (ISSN 0160-7995)
  • Social Science & Medicine. Part D: Medical Geography (ISSN 0160-8002)
  • Social Science & Medicine. Part E: Medical Psychology (ISSN 0271-5384)
  • Social Science & Medicine. Part F: Medical & Social Ethics (ISSN 0271-5392)
  • In 1982, Parts A-F were merged back into one journal. It was published by Pergamon Press, until that company was acquired by Elsevier in 1992.

    Abstracting and indexing

    The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

    According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 2.733.


    Social Science & Medicine Wikipedia

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