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.

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  • Filomena Maggino
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.703 (2018)
Impact factor
2.353 (2018)
Five year impact factor
54 days
Submission to first decision
265 days
Submission to acceptance
776,992 (2019)
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