In this blog post, we are providing a list of the best history journals. These top journals of history are selected based on the latest impact factor list.
The top journals expect researchers to submit quality research.
List of the best history journals
1. Journal of Economic History
The Journal of Economic History is an academic journal of economic history that has been published since 1941. Many of its articles are quantitative, often following the formal approaches that have been called cliometrics or the new economic history to make statistical estimates.
Impact Factor: 1.683 (2018)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
2. Social Forces
Social Forces is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal of social science published by Oxford University Press for the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Impact Factor: 1.953 (2019)
Discipline: Social science
Publisher: Oxford University Press for the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
3. Public Opinion Quarterly
Public Opinion Quarterly is an academic journal published by Oxford University Press for the American Association for Public Opinion Research, covering communication studies and political science.
Impact Factor: 2.494 (2020)
ISSN: 0033-362X (print); 1537-5331 (web)
Publisher: Oxford University Press for the American Association for Public Opinion Research
4. Explorations in Economic History
Explorations in Economic History is a peer-reviewed academic journal of quantitative economic history. It follows the quantitative or formal approaches that have been called cliometrics or the new economic history, applied to any place and time.
Impact Factor: 1.148 (2018)
History: 1949-1958, 1963-present
Discipline: Economic history
5. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science is a peer-reviewed, academic journal of philosophy, owned by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science and published by the University of Chicago Press.
Impact Factor: 2.605 (2019)
ISSN: 0007-0882 (print); 1464-3537 (web)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Discipline: Philosophy of science
6. Studia Historica Slovenica
Studia historica Slovenica (SHS) is a periodical scientific publication published by the Historical Association of Franc Kovačič PhD, Koroška cesta 160, Maribor. The publication publishes historical articles and other humanistic and sociological articles that adjoin historical science. Studia historica Slovenica is issued in three volumes a year.
PUBLISHER: Historical Society Dr. Franca Kovacica in Maribor
7. Social Studies of Science
Social Studies of Science is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers relating to the history and philosophy of science. The journal’s editor-in-chief is Sergio Sismondo. The journal was established in 1971 under the name Science Studies and assumed its present title in 1975.
Impact Factor: 4.038 (2020)
ISSN: 0306-3127 (print); 1460-3659 (web)
Disciplines: Science and technology studies, History of Science, Philosophy of science, Sociology of scientific knowledge
8. Journal of Archaeological Science
The Journal of Archaeological Science is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal that covers “the development and application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology”. The journal was established in 1974 by Academic Press and is currently published by Elsevier.
Impact Factor: 3.03 (2018)
ISSN: 0305-4403 (print); 1095-9238 (web)
Open access: Hybrid
9. Political Geography
Political Geography is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Elsevier covering the geographical and spatial dimensions of politics and the political.
Impact Factor: 3.043 (2019)
ISSN: 0962-6298 (print); 1873-5096 (web)
Publisher: Elsevier (United Kingdom)
Disciplines: Political science, Geography
The professional journal American Antiquity is published by Cambridge University Press for the Society for American Archaeology, an organization of professional archaeologists of the Americas. The journal is considered to be the flagship journal of American archaeology.
Impact Factor: 1.961 (2019)
History: 1935 – present
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