The Journal of African History

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The Journal of African History
The Journal of African History.jpg
DisciplineHistory of Africa
Edited byKeith Breckenridge, Shane Doyle, Gregory Mann, and Emily Osborne.
Publication details
0.857 (ISI, History) (2015)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Afr. Hist.
ISSN0021-8537 (print)
1469-5138 (web)
OCLC no.1039207112

The Journal of African History (JAH) is a triannual peer-reviewed academic journal. It was established in 1960 and is published by Cambridge University Press. It was among the first specialist journals to be devoted to African history and archaeology and was founded by John Fage and Roland Oliver. As stated on the journal's website:

The Journal of African History (JAH) publishes articles and book reviews ranging widely over the African past, from ancient times to the present. Historical approaches to all time periods are welcome. The thematic range is equally broad, covering social, economic, political, cultural, and intellectual history. Recent articles have explored diverse themes including: labour and class, gender and sexuality, health and medicine, ethnicity and race, migration and diaspora, nationalism and state politics, religion and ritual, and technology and the environment.[1]

The current editors-in-chief are Professor Keith Breckenridge University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Dr Shane Doyle University of Leeds, UK, Professor Gregory Mann Columbia University, USA and Professor Emily Lynn Osborn University of Chicago, USA.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the official website, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 0.857.[2]


[1] Official website

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ "The Journal of African History". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013.