Social Science History
|Social Science History|
|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||Soc. Sci. Hist.|
|Discipline||History, social history, economic history, political history|
|Edited by||Anne McCants|
|Publisher||Duke University Press (United States)|
Social Science History is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal. It is the official journal of the Social Science History Association. Its articles bring an analytic, theoretical, and often quantitative approach to historical evidence. Its editor-in-chief is Anne McCants (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
The journal's founders intended to "improve the quality of historical explanation" with "theories and methods from the social science disciplines" and to make generalizations across historical cases. The first issue came out in the fall of 1976. The journal's articles that are most-accessed and cited through JSTOR are about social and political movements and associated narratives.[improper synthesis?]
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed in: Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, America: History and Life, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Current Contents/Arts and Humanities, Historical Abstracts, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ), International Political Science Abstracts, Scopus, Social Sciences Citation Index, SocINDEX, SocINFO, and Sociological Abstracts. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 0.622.
- Editors' Foreword, 1976. Social Science History, 1(1): i-ii
- Library of Congress Catalog Record: Social Science History
- Social Science History: Most accessed at JSTOR
- Social Science History: Most cited at JSTOR
- Social Science History: Details, Abstractors/Indexers
- "Social Science History". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013.