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History, Recent U.S.: Scholarly Journals

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  • Need to search for articles by keyword or topic? Try Databases in the Databases tab

Top History Journals

Ranked by 2007 Impact Factors, from highest to lowest:

American Historical Review, Environmental History, Journal of American History, Past and Present, Journal of African History, Journal of Modern History, Journal of Social History, Comparative Studies in Society and History, English Historical Review.  Linked titles connect to MU Libraries journal holdings (online and print).

(Data from: Times Higher Education Supplement, 14. August 2008, “Top Journals in History, Ranked by 2007 Impact Factor.”)

SCImago Journal and Country Rank
Thumbnail links to SCImago website   Calculates journal and nation rankings from a formula similar but not identical to the one used to calculate journal impact factors, using cited reference data from the Scopus database. To see a ranking of history journals, with a good deal of archaeology and history of science thrown in, go to the Journal Indicators section, choose Subject Area: Arts & Humanities, Subject Category: History

Databases for Scholarly Articles by Historians