Since its foundation in 1974, Social Indicators Research has become the leading journal on problems related to the measurement of all aspects of the quality of life. The journal continues to publish results of research on all aspects of the quality of life and includes studies that reflect developments in the field. It devotes special attention to studies on such topics as sustainability of quality of life, sustainable development, and the relationship between quality of life and sustainability. The topics represented in the journal cover and involve a variety of segmentations, such as social groups, spatial and temporal coordinates, population composition, and life domains. The journal presents empirical, philosophical and methodological studies that cover the entire spectrum of society and are devoted to giving evidences through indicators. It considers indicators in their different typologies, and gives special attention to indicators that are able to meet the need of understanding social realities and phenomena that are increasingly more complex, interrelated, interacted and dynamical. In addition, it presents studies aimed at defining new approaches in constructing indicators.

  • Is the leading journal on quality of life measurement and indicators.
  • Covers all aspects of the measurement of the quality of life.
  • Incorporates developments occurring in the field.
  • Is a reference point on models, methods, and data.
  • Enhances the understanding of social reality and its complexity.

Journal information

  • Filomena Maggino
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.703 (2018)
Impact factor
2.353 (2018)
Five year impact factor
38 days
Submission to first decision
265 days
Submission to acceptance
655,937 (2018)

Latest articles

Journal updates

View all updates


Note this is only the net price. Taxes will be calculated during checkout.
  • Immediate online access
  • Full Journal access includes all articles
  • Downloadable in PDF
  • Subscription expires 12/31/2020


About this journal

Electronic ISSN
Print ISSN
Abstracted and indexed in
  2. CAB Abstracts
  3. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  4. EBSCO Academic Search
  5. EBSCO Business Source
  6. EBSCO Discovery Service
  7. EBSCO Education Research Complete
  8. EBSCO Education Source
  9. EBSCO Health Business
  10. EBSCO Health Policy Reference Center
  11. EBSCO Management Collection
  12. EBSCO MasterFILE
  13. EBSCO Public Affairs Index
  15. EBSCO Sociology Source Ultimate
  17. Gale
  18. Gale Academic OneFile
  19. Gale InfoTrac
  20. Geobase
  21. Google Scholar
  22. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  23. JSTOR
  24. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  25. Naver
  26. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  27. ProQuest ABI/INFORM
  28. ProQuest Business Premium Collection
  29. ProQuest Central
  30. ProQuest Education Database
  31. ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  32. ProQuest Healthcare Administration Database
  33. ProQuest International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  34. ProQuest Psychology Database
  35. ProQuest Public Health Database
  36. ProQuest Research Library
  37. ProQuest Social Science Collection
  38. ProQuest Sociology
  39. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  40. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  41. PsycINFO
  42. Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  43. SCImago
  44. SCOPUS
  45. Social Science Citation Index
Copyright information