History Journals

The below list of journals cover a wide variety of subject areas and career fields within U.S. history. If you know of a journal that should be included, please email membership@oah.org.

Agricultural History is a quarterly scholarly journal (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) focusing on the history of agriculture and rural life. Agricultural History is published by the Agricultural History Society.

Website: http://www.aghistorysociety.org/journal/

Agricultural History Society: http://www.aghistorysociety.org/

The Agricultural History Review is a biannual scholarly journal that publishes articles on the history of agriculture, rural society, and rural economy. The Agricultural Historical Review is published by the British Agricultural History Society.

Website: http://www.bahs.org.uk/AGHRvolumes.html

British Agricultural History Society: http://www.bahs.org.uk/index.htm

American Art is a triannual scholarly journal (Spring, Summer, and Fall) focused on the developments and interpretations in the fine arts, popular culture, public art, film, electronic multimedia, decorative arts, and craft through America’s history. American Art is published on behalf of the Smithsonian American Art Museum by the University of Chicago Press.

Website: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/amart/current

Smithsonian American Art Museum: https://americanart.si.edu/ 

University of Chicago Press: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/

American Antiquity is a quarterly scholarly journal (published in January, April, July, and October each year), focusing on the archaeological history of the New World. American Antiquity is published by the Society for American Archaeology.

Website: https://www.saa.org/publications/american-antiquity

Society for American Archaeology: https://www.saa.org/

 The American Historical Review is a scholarly journal published five times a year (February, April, June, October, and December), along with approximately 1,000 book reviews, focusing on a variety of fields of historical study. The AHR is published by Oxford University Press, but operates under the American Historical Association.

Website: https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/american-historical-review

American Historical Association: https://www.historians.org/

Oxford University Press:https://academic.oup.com/journals

The American Journal of Legal History is a quarterly scholarly journal (March, June, September, and December) focused on the legal history of America. AJLH is published by Oxford University Press.

Website: https://academic.oup.com/ajlh

Oxford University Press: https://academic.oup.com/journals

Biography is a quarterly scholarly journal (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) that publishes articles, reviews, and an annual bibliography pertaining to biographical scholarship. Biography is published by the University of Hawai’i Press.

Website: https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/title/bio/

University of Hawai'i Press: https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/

 The Black History Bulletin is a biannual scholarly journal (Spring and Fall) focused on enhancing teaching and learning in history, especially when it comes to proper black representation in middle and high school history classes. The Black History Bulletin is published by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Website: https://asalh.org/document/the-black-history-bulletin/

Association for the Study of African American Life: https://asalh.org/

 Business History is a scholarly journal published 8 times a year focusing on business throughout the history of the world. Business History is published by Taylor & Francis.

Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fbsh20/current

Taylor & Francis: https://www.tandfonline.com/

The Business History Review is a quarterly scholarly journal (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) that publishes articles addressing major topics of debate in the business world, and also about the history of entrepreneurs, firms, business systems, as well as many other business related fields. The BHR is published for Harvard Business School by Cambridge University Press.

Website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/business-history-review

Harvard Business School: https://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/Pages/default.aspx

Cambridge University Press: https://www.cambridge.org/

Church History is a quarterly scholarly journal (March, June, September, and December) that publishes articles and book reviews relating to every aspect of Christianity and the Church. Church History is published for the American Society of Church History by Cambridge University Press.

Website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/church-history 

Website: https://churchhistory.org/ 

Cambridge University Press: https://www.cambridge.org/

Diplomatic History is a scholarly journal published 5 times a year (January, April, June, September, and November) focusing on both historical and contemporary diplomacy and foreign relations. Diplomatic History is published for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations by Oxford University Press. 

Website: https://academic.oup.com/dh

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations: https://www.shafr.org/ 

Oxford University Press: https://academic.oup.com/journals

Early American Studies is a quarterly scholarly journal (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) focusing on the different historical aspects of North America in the Atlantic World before 1850. Early American Studies is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. 

Website: https://eas.pennpress.org/home/

University of Pennsylvania Press: https://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/

The Economic History Review is a quarterly scholarly journal (February, May, August, and November) focused on economic and social history throughout the world. The Economic History Review is published for the Economic History Society by Wiley Online Library. 

Website: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14680289

Economic History Society: http://www.ehs.org.uk/  

Wiley Online Library: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

Eighteenth-Century Studies is a quarterly scholarly journal (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer) focusing on historical aspects of the eighteenth century. Eighteenth-Century Studies is published for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies by the Johns Hopkins University Press. 

Website: https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth-century-studies 

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies: https://www.asecs.org/ 

Johns Hopkins University Press: https://www.press.jhu.edu/

Environmental History is a quarterly scholarly journal (January, April, July, and October) addressing issues facing the environment, typically from human interaction today and throughout history. Environmental History is published by Oxford University Press for the American Society for Environmental History and the Forest History Society.

Website: https://academic.oup.com/envhis

Oxford University Press: https://academic.oup.com/journals 

American Society for Enviornmental History: https://aseh.net/ 

Forest History Society: https://foresthistory.org/

Geopolitics, History, and International Relations (GHI) is a scholarly journal started in 2017 that is published twice a year (June and October) focusing on analyzing contemporary geopolitical and International Relations issues by connecting them with proper historical context. GHI is published by Addleton Academic Publishers.

Website: https://www.addletonacademicpublishers.com/geopolitics-history-and-international-relations

Addleton Academic Publishers: https://www.addletonacademicpublishers.com/index.php

The Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR) is a scholarly quarterly journal (February, May, August, and November) that publishes articles and book reviews, usually pertaining to the study of Latin American history. The HAHR is published by Duke University Press, but operates in cooperation with the Conference on Latin American History and the American Historical Association. 

Website: https://www.dukeupress.edu/hispanic-american-historical-review

Duke University Press: https://www.dukeupress.edu/

Conference on Latin American History: http://clah.h-net.org/ 

American Historical Association: https://www.historians.org/

History of Education Quarterly (HoEQ) is a quarterly scholarly journal (February, May, August, and November) focusing on the history of education in world history. Publications include articles, documents, debates, retrospectives, as well as film and book reviews. HoEQ is published for the History of Education Society by Cambridge University Press.

Website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/history-of-education-quarterly

History of Education Society: https://www.historyofeducation.org/ 

Cambridge University Press: https://www.cambridge.org/

History and Memory is a biannual scholarly journal (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter) focusing on how historical consciousness and collective memory are formed. History and Memory is published by Indiana University Press .

Website: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/pages.php?pID=80&CDpath=4

Indiana University Press: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/

History of Political Economy is a quarterly scholarly journal (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, along with an annual supplement) focusing on the historical aspect of economic events, figures, and principles through essays, articles, as well as book reviews. History of Political Economy is published by Duke University Press.

Website: https://read.dukeupress.edu/hope

Duke University Press: https://read.dukeupress.edu

The History Teacher is a quarterly scholarly journal (November, February, May, and August) dedicated to publishing pieces relating to unconventional or innovative teaching methods, as well as advice or models to helping history teachers improve on the pre-collegiate, community college, and university level. The History Teacher operates under and is published by The Society for History Education.

Link: https://www.thehistoryteacher.org/

Society for History Education: http://www.societyforhistoryeducation.org/

History Workshop Journal is a biannual scholarly journal (Spring and Autumn) that publishes essays, reports, and reviews on a wide variety of historical, economical, and social subjects. History Workshop Journal is published by Oxford University Press.

Website: https://academic.oup.com/hwj

Oxford University Press: https://academic.oup.com/journals

The Journal of African American History is a scholarly quarterly journal (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) focused on the different aspects of and issues facing the African American community throughout history. The JAAH is published through University of Chicago press, and with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Website: https://asalh.org/document/journal-of-african-american-history/

Association for the Study of African American Life: https://asalh.org/

University of Chicago Press: https://www.press.uchicago.edu/index.html

The Journal of African History is a triannual scholarly journal that publishes articles and book reviews covering all of Africa’s history. The Journal of African History is published by Cambridge University Press. 

Website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-african-history

Cambridge University Press: https://www.cambridge.org/

The Journal of Economic History is a quarterly scholarly journal (March, June, September, and December) focusing on combining economics and history, aiming to be relevant to both economists and historians. The Journal of Economic History publishes articles and essays on a wide variety of economic history, along with an extensive book review section each issue. The JEH is published for the Economic History Association by Cambridge University Press.

Website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-economic-history 

Economic History Association: https://eh.net/eha/

Cambridge University Press: https://www.cambridge.org/

The Journal of the History of Sexuality is a triannual scholarly journal (January, May, and September) focused on perceptions of sexuality throughout world history through articles and reviews. The Journal of the History of Sexuality is published by University of Texas Press.

Website: https://utpress.utexas.edu/journals/journal-of-the-history-of-sexuality

University of Texas Press: https://utpress.utexas.edu/

The Journal of Interdisciplinary History is a quarterly scholarly journal (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) that publishes articles, research notes, review essays, and book reviews. The focus of The Journal of Interdisciplinary History is the combined use of history with another scholarly discipline to achieve a more comprehensive result. The JIH is published by the MIT Press. 

Website: https://www.mitpressjournals.org/jinh

MIT Press: https://www.mitpressjournals.org/

 The Journal of Military History is a quarterly journal (January, April, July, and October) that publishes articles, book reviews, a list of articles and annual doctoral dissertations in military history, and an annual index, all relating to world military history. The Journal of Military History operates under the Society for Military History.

Website: http://www.smh-hq.org/jmh.html

Society for Military History: http://www.smh-hq.org/

The Journal of Social History is a quarterly scholarly journal (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer) focused on social history. The Journal of Social History is published by Oxford University Press. 

Website: https://academic.oup.com/jsh

Oxford University Press: https://academic.oup.com/journals

Labor History is a scholarly journal published six times a year. This Journal focuses on labor all over the world, from every time period, including contemporary events. Labor History is published by Taylor & Francis. 

Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/clah20/current

Taylor & Francis: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?journalCode=clah20

Law and History Review is a quarterly scholarly journal focused on legal history in America, Europe, and the ancient world, publishing articles, essays, commentaries, and book reviews. Law and History Review is published by Cambridge University Press. 

Website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/law-and-history-review

Cambridge University Press: https://www.cambridge.org/

Memory Studies is a quarterly scholarly journal (January, April, July, and October) focusing on how different groups or individuals remember, or forget, things throughout history and in modern day. Memory Studies is published by SAGE Publishing.

Website: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/memory-studies

SAGE Publishing: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam

The Oral History Review is a biannual scholarly journal (Winter and Spring) devoted to the study and advancement of oral history, primarily through both analytical and narrative articles. The Oral History Review is published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Oral History Association. 

Website: https://academic.oup.com/ohr

Oral History Association: https://www.oralhistory.org/publications/oral-history-review/

Oxford University Press: https://academic.oup.com/journals

The Public Historian is a quarterly scholarly journal (February, May, August, and November) focused on disseminating the newest information and developments in the field of public history. The Public Historian is published for the National Council on Public History by University of California Press. 

Website: https://tph.ucpress.edu/

National Council on Public History: https://ncph.org/ 

University of California Press: https://www.ucpress.edu/journals

Social Forces is a quarterly scholarly journal (published in March, June, September, and December of each year) focusing on social science, which often overlaps with history, as well as political science, anthropology, and economics. Social Forces is published by Oxford University Press in partnership with the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Website: https://academic.oup.com/sf

Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: https://sociology.unc.edu/social-forces/

Oxford University Press: https://academic.oup.com/sf 

Social History is a quarterly scholarly journal (February, May, August, and November) that publishes articles, reviews, and debates relating to the formation and development of social history. Social History is published by Taylor & Francis. 

Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rshi20

Taylor & Francis: https://www.tandfonline.com/

Urban History is a quarterly scholarly journal (February, May, August, and December) focused on the social, economic, political, and cultural history of towns and cities. Urban History is published by Cambridge University Press.

Website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/urban-history

Cambridge University Press: https://www.cambridge.org/

Victorian Studies is a quarterly scholarly journal (Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer) focused on the study of British culture in the Victorian age. Victorian Studies is published for the North American Victorian Studies Association by Indiana University Press.

Website: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/pages.php?pID=96&CDpath=4

North American Victorian Studies Association: https://www.navsa.org/

Indiana University Press: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/

The Western Historical Quarterly is a quarterly scholarly journal (Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter) focusing on the American West, publishing articles, book reviews, and bibliographic lists of articles and dissertations. The Western Historical Quarterly is published for the Western History Association by Oxford University Press. 

Website: https://academic.oup.com/whq

Western History Association: https://westernhistoryassociation.wildapricot.org/

Oxford University Press: https://academic.oup.com/journals

William and Mary Quarterly is one of America’s oldest scholarly journals, focusing on early American history and culture, specifically from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. William and Mary Quarterly is published quarterly (January, April, July, and October) by the Omohundro Institute.

Website: https://oieahc.wm.edu/publications/wmq/

Omohundro Institute: https://oieahc.wm.edu/