The Journal of Peasant Studies
|The Journal of Peasant Studies|
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|J. Peasant Stud.|
|Edited by||Saturnino Borras, Jr.|
The Journal of Peasant Studies, subtitled Critical Perspectives on Rural Politics and Development, is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering research into the social structures, institutions, actors, and processes of change in the rural areas of the developing world. It was established in 1973 with Terence J. Byres, Charles Curwen, and Teodor Shanin as founding editors-in-chief. The current chief editor is Saturnino "Jun" Borras.
Abstracting and indexing
The Journal of Peasant Studies is abstracted and indexed in Current Contents/Social & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences Citation Index, International Political Science Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 5.805, ranking it first out of 83 journals in the category "Anthropology" and first out of 55 journals in the category "Planning and Development".
Past editors of the journal have been Terence J. Byres (1973–2000), Charles Curwen (1973–1984), Teodor Shanin (1973–1975), Henry Bernstein (1985–2000), and Tom Brass (1990–1998, 2000–2008). The current editor is Saturnino Borras, Jr. (International Institute of Social Studies).
- "Aims and Scope". The Journal of Peasant Studies (Taylor & Francis). Retrieved 2011-01-06.
- http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pdf/joac002.pdf Bernstein, H. and Byres, T. J. (2001), From Peasant Studies to Agrarian Change. Journal of Agrarian Change, 1:1–56. (Accessed May 2011)
- Byres, Terence J., 1994. ‘The Journal of Peasant Studies: Its Origins and Some Reflections on the First Twenty Years’. In The Journal of Peasant Studies: A Twenty Volume Index 1973–1993, eds Henry Bernstein, Tom Brass and T.J. Byres, with Edward Lahiff and Gill Peace, 1–12. London: Frank Cass.
- Brass, T. (2005) The Journal of Peasant Studies: the third decade. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 32(1): 153–180.
- "Journals Ranked by Impact: Anthropology". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013.
- "Editorial Board". The Journal of Peasant Studies (Taylor & Francis). Retrieved 2011-01-06.