Sociology of Education publishes research that aims to examine how social institutions and individuals' experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development. The journal provides a forum for studies in the sociology of education and human social development.
Sociology of Education is abstracted and indexed in, among other databases: SCOPUS, and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2011 impact factor is 1.750, ranking it 17 out of 203 journals in the category ‘Education & Educational Research’. and 16 out of 137 journals in the category ‘Sociology’.