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Human Ecology

Human Ecology

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Editor: Daniel G. Bates

ISSN: 0300-7839 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-9915 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10745

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  • Studies the interactions between people and their environment
  • Examines social, cultural, and psychological factors in the maintenance of ecosystems
  • Investigates the effects of population density on health, social organization, and environmental quality
  • Addresses adaptive problems in urban environments and the interrelationship between technological and environmental changes

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

0.481

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

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Related subjects » Anthropology & Archaeology - Environmental Management - Geography - Social Sciences

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    The theoretical orientation of Human Ecology emphasizes the problem-solving significance of human culture and behavior, from food procurement to systems defining kinship—not to mention political and religious life. The perspective generally embraced here is that human ecology is part and parcel of the larger field of ecology and not simply analogous to it. Contributions to Human Ecology emphasize the complex ways in which humans shape and in turn are shaped by their environment. Original articles, research reports, and brief communications based on empirical research are welcome from fields as diverse as environmental impact studies, resource or habitat maintenance, health and nutrition, risk management, land use history—to name a few. Disciplines commonly represented include anthropology, biological, life and health sciences, geography, and sociology. The journal is peer reviewed. A book review section appears in each issue.

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