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Social sciences: Journals

Finding journals

If you are looking for a particular journal:

  1. Go to Andor's e-journal search
  2. Contact the Library's acquisitions service

Andor journal search

Search Andor for journals

Printed journals

The library subscribes several printed journals and magazines. Journals can't be borrowed.

All printed journals can be found in Andor.


The Library has an ongoing subscription to several Finnish newspapers and a few foreign newspapers (Frankfurter Allgemeine and The Financial Times). Foreign newspapers are available in Linna (City centre campus).

Read more about our newspaper collections on our website

How to evaluate journals?

Compare the Publication Forum levels Browse the JUFO ratings 

The Publication Forum (Julkaisufoorumi, JUFO) is a Finnish qualitative classification of scientific journals, publication series and book publishers in all  fields of science. The rating has three levels: 1 = basic; 2 = leading; 3 = top. See the classification criteria.

Get acquainted with Impact Factors (IF) Visit the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) database

Impact Factor (IF) is the average number of citations received by an article in a given journal. Journal Citation Reports (JCR) database includes IFs for 2 and 5 year periods. Read more about evaluating research.

Is a journal peer-reviewed? See Ulrichsweb

Ulrichsweb Serials Directory includes information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials). The icon of a referee's shirt black and white referees shirt icon indicates that the journal is peer-reviewed.