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About the Journal

Founded in 1952, Past & Present is widely acknowledged to be the liveliest and most stimulating historical journal in the English-speaking world. The journal offers:

  • A wide variety of scholarly and original articles on historical, social and cultural change in all parts of the world.
  • Four issues a year, each containing around seven major articles plus occasional debates and review essays.
  • Challenging work by young historians as well as seminal articles by internationally regarded scholars.
  • A range of articles that appeal to specialists and non-specialists, and communicate the results of the most recent historical research in a readable and lively form.
  • A forum for debate, encouraging productive controversy.
  • The examination of particular problems and periods as well as wider issues of historical change.

IMPACT FACTOR AND RANKING

Year Impact Factor Ssi: History
2015 0.588 10 out of 87
2014 0.544 17 out of 87
2013 0.395 16 out of 72
2012 0.447 17 out of 69
2011 0.247 30 out of 55
2010 0.253 25 out of 43
2009 0.226 16 out of 31
2008 0.139 17 out of 22
2007 0.607 4 out of 17
2006 0.510 6 out of 16

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Social Science Citation Index by ISI.

ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES

Past and Present is covered by the following abstracting/indexing services:

America: History and Life
Arts and Humanities Citation Index®
Bibliography History of Art
British Humanities Index
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Current Contents® /Arts & Humanities
Expanded academic ASAP
Family Index Database
Geographical Abstracts
Historical Abstracts
History Study Center
Humanities Index/Abstracts/Full Text
IBSS
Info-South Abstracts
Infotrac
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
Journal Citation Reports /Social Sciences Edition
Magazine Search
Newspaper & Periodicals Abstracts
Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
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Scopus
Social Sciences Citation Index®
Social Scisearch®
Sociological Abstracts
The Left Index
The Standard Periodical Directory
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition

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