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About the Journal

The Journal of American History is the leading scholarly publication and journal of record in the field of American history and is the major resource for the study, investigation, and teaching of our country's heritage. Each volume of the quarterly journal contains interpretive essays on all aspects of American history, plus reviews of books, films, movies, television programs, museum exhibits and resource guides.

Impact factor and ranking

Year Impact Factor Ssi: History
2015 0.403 28 out of 87
2014 0.640 13 out of 87
2013 0.364 18 out of 72
2012 0.410 18 out of 69
2011 1.100 2 out of 55
2010 0.415 11 out of 43

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