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American Historical Review – December 2010

American Historical Review - December 2010Note: 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.

The December issue of the American Historical Review should be received by members shortly. This issue includes stand-alone articles 20th-century decolonization in Central Eurasia and on humanitarianism in the Eastern Mediterranean. An AHR Forum examines new perspectives on the Enlightenment via three original essays and a lengthy comment.

December 7, 2010

American Historical Review – October, 2010

October 2010 American Historical ReviewNote: 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.

The October issue includes an article on the links between the 17th-century English Revolution and the origins of abolitionism, a piece on the granting of independence to Iraq in 1932, and an AHR Forum on “Intimate Life and Sexuality in Mid-Twentieth-Century France.” There are also five featured reviews, followed by our normal extensive book review section.

October 18, 2010

AHR Still Has Highest “Impact” in History

The American Historical Review continues to have the highest “impact factor” among history journals, according to the new Journal Citation Reports from Thomson Reuters.

The impact factor measures how often articles in a particular journal are cited by peer-reviewed journals in their database. While this is a rather crude gauge of the actual value of recent articles in these journals, it provides one of the few objective measures for testing the overall influence of journals.

The AHR ranks well above the other history journals measured in the report.

American Historical Review – June 2010 Online

American Historical Review June 2010Note: AHA Members, login to member services to access the full text from these articles.

The June issue of the American Historical Review is now available on-line at the University of Chicago Press website. It includes two articles on food in early modern colonial contexts, a piece on the history of language in official efforts to create a “national language” in Meiji Japan, an analysis of an all but forgotten U.S. congressional act that freed the wives and children of slaves who enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War, and an AHR Exchange on “The ‘Myth’ of the ‘Weak’ American State.” There are also five featured reviews followed by our normal extensive book review section.

American Historical Review – April 2010 Online

American Historical Review April 2010The April 2010 issue of the American Historical Review is now available on-line at the University of Chicago Press webpage (AHA members should log in to access the full content of the April 2010 issue of the AHR online). The issue includes articles on the physicality of Martin Luther and suicide in colonial Africa, and an AHR Forum on aspects of political culture in South Asia. There are also five Featured Reviews along with our normal extensive book review section.  There is also new section, introduced last year: “In Back Issues,” which calls attention to articles and features in the AHR 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago.

American Historical Review – October 2009 Online

American Historical Review October 2009The October 2009 issue of the American Historical Review is now on-line at the University of Chicago Press.  It contains two forums, one on “Truth and Reconciliation in History;” the other on “Taylor Branch’s America during the King Years.”  There is also our usual extensive book review section.  In addition, readers will discover something new: Following “In this Issue,” we introduce  “In Back Issues,” an attempt to draw attention to our extensive inventory of articles by taking a look at what was in the AHR 100, 50, and 25 years ago.

October 28, 2009

Is There a Future for Journals in the Humanities?

STM and HSS JournalsDiscussions about the future of journal publishing in history tend to be driven by speculation, not information. In an effort to place some facts on the table, eight of the largest disciplinary societies in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) pooled financial data for their flagship journals, trying to assess the financial viability of different business models for online publishing of their publications. The study reports that the costs for preparing content in HSS journals are significantly higher than their counterparts in scientific, technical, and medical (STM) fields.

American Historical Review Remains Tops in History

The American Historical Review had the highest “impact factor” in its history in 2008, according to the latest Journal Citation Reports from Thomson Reuters.

Put succinctly, the citation reports measure how often articles in a particular journal are cited by peer-reviewed journals in the same discipline. While this is a rather crude gauge of the actual value of recent articles in these journals, it provides one of the few objective measures for testing the overall influence of journals.

By this measure, the AHR has been the top-rated journal in history for more than a decade, ranking well above more specialized journals such as the Journal of American History and the Journal of Modern History (Figure 1).