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The American Historical Association (AHA) was founded in 1884 and chartered by Congress in 1889 to serve the interests of the entire discipline of history. Aligning with the AHA's mission, the AHR has been the journal of record for the historical profession in the United States since 1895—the only journal that brings together scholarship from every major field of historical study. The journal also publishes approximately one thousand book reviews per year, surveying and reporting the most important contemporary historical scholarship in the discipline.


YearImpact FactorSsi: History
20151.3391 out of 87
20142.6151 out of 87
20131.2931 out of 72
20121.0003 out of 69

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Impact factor: 1.339

5-Yr impact factor: 1.618

Interim Editor

Robert A. Schneider