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What’s in the December AHR?

American Historical Review December Issue

The December issue of the American Historical Review will soon appear both in members’ mailboxes and online. It includes an article on religiosity in eighteenth-century Mexico, an AHR Forum on “Histories of the Future,” and an AHR Conversation on “The Historical Study of Emotions.” There are four featured reviews, followed by our usual extensive book review section.

In “The Supple Whip: Innovation and Tradition in Mexican Catholicism,” Matthew D. O’Hara examines a religious movement that flourished in 18th-century Mexico, the Holy Schools of Christ (Santas Escuelas de Cristo).

December 12, 2012

An Inside Look at the June 2012 AHR

June 2012 AHR coverThe June issue of the American Historical Review is now available, both online and in print. The June issue contains a stand-alone article on medical testing in early 20th-century Algeria and an AHR Forum on historiographical turns that consists of four essays and two comments. There are also two featured reviews, followed by our usual extensive book review section. “In Back Issues” draws attention to articles and features in the AHR from 100, 75, and 50 years ago.

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In “The International Politics of Vaccine Testing in Interwar Algiers,” Clifford Rosenberg examines a European debate over standards of scientific truth that resulted in a massive human experiment carried out in Algeria.

JSTOR Register & Read – Now Live

Earlier this month, JSTOR announced the impending release of its new Register & Read initiative. Yesterday, the program launched.

The Register & Read program allows users who don’t have access to JSTOR to register and gain read-only access to limited archival content. Hence the name, “Register & Read.” In this beta release of Register & Read, 75 journals, including the American Historical Review, will have some content available.

The AHA is pleased to participate in this program (as well as JSTOR’s Early Journal Content access), as we seek new ways to broaden historians’ access to JSTOR and other digital resources.

Oxford University Press to Publish American Historical Review

Oxford University PressIn an effort to open up new opportunities for the American Historical Review and its subscribers, the Association will shift publishing operations to Oxford University Press next summer. In the short term we do not expect members will note a substantial difference. Editorial responsibilities will remain with the Association, and the journal will continue to be delivered five times a year. But over the longer run, we expect this will offer a number of exciting new opportunities to make the journal more useful and accessible to our members.

September 14, 2011

Are Citations the Best Measure of History Journals?

Reported Impact Factor for Select History Journals 1999 to 2010The American Historical Review was the most cited journal in history in 2010, garnering one in every eight citations to a history journal in 2010, according to a Journal Citation Reports analysis of references to 1,000 articles from 43 history journals. But does “most cited” equal “best journal”?  The underlying data highlights some of the problems inherent in using this sort of information as a measure of history scholarship.

Perhaps most significantly, the database used to make the calculation includes articles from only a limited number of history journals in its analysis (from 43 journals, as compared to 406 peer-reviewed English-language journals in our Directory of History Journals database).

American Historical Review – June 2011

American Historical Review June 2011Note: AHA members should be receiving their print versions soon. The online version will also be available soon, and when it is members should login to member services and click the link to the American Historical Review to access the full text from these articles.

In This Issue
The June issue includes two stand-alone articles—one on Argentine popular music and national identity at the turn of the twentieth century, the other on the responses to and effects of the earliest images of Earth from space—as well as an AHR Roundtable containing ten essays on "Historians and the Question of ‘Modernity.’" There are also three featured reviews, followed by our usual extensive book review section.

American Historical Review – April 2011

April 2011 American Historical ReviewNote: AHA members should be receiving their print versions soon. The online version is now available, and members should login to member services and click the link to the American Historical Review to access the full text from these articles.

In This Issue
The April 2011 issue of the American Historical Review includes an article on narcotics trafficking and territoriality in the interwar Middle East and an AHR Forum on "The Senses in History." There are also three featured reviews, followed by our usual extensive book review section.

American Historical Review – February 2011

Note: AHA members should be receiving their print versions soon. The online version will also be available soon, and members should login to member services and click the link to the American Historical Review to access the full text from these articles (when they become available online).

The February issue of the American Historical Review opens with the 2011 AHA Presidential Address. Four articles range in subject from barbarians ancient and modern, to the first historian of human rights, to the Baghdadi Jewish diaspora, to the imperial policies of the Soviet state.

January 31, 2011