List of history journals

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This list of history journals presents representative notable academic journals pertaining to the field of history and historiography. It includes scholarly journals listed by journal databases and professional associations such as: JSTOR, Project MUSE, the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association,[1] Goedeken (2000),[2] or are published by national or regional historical societies, or by major scholarly publishers (such as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, the University of Chicago Press and Taylor & Francis). It does not include many of the world's 5000 journals devoted to local history or highly specialized topics. This list is a compilation and not one based on an exhaustive examination and judgment of quality.

Historische Zeitschrift
first issue 1859

General history[edit]

By period[edit]


Modern and contemporary[edit]

Comparative and world[edit]

By region[edit]




East Asia[edit]

South Asia[edit]

Southeast Asia[edit]

Australasia and Oceania[edit]


Middle Ages[edit]


Regional or local[edit]


Eastern Europe and Balkans[edit]

Nordic Europe[edit]

Western Europe[edit]

Latin America and the Caribbean[edit]

Middle East[edit]

United States[edit]


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Business, labor and economics[edit]

Demography and family[edit]

Ethnic and racial studies[edit]

Food history[edit]


Ideas and historiography[edit]

International relations and diplomatic[edit]



Media and books[edit]


Politics and public policy[edit]


Science and technology[edit]


Teaching and methods[edit]


Women and gender studies[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The American Historical Society's Directory of Journals.
  2. ^ Goedeken, Edward A. (2002). "Journals of the Century in Modern History". In Stankus, Tony (ed.). Journals of the Century. New York: Haworth Press. pp. 243–270. ISBN 978-0-7890-1133-6.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dalton, Margaret Stieg, and Laurie Charnigo. "Historians and their information sources." College & Research Libraries (2004) 65#5 pp. 400–425. online
  • Henson, Kenneth T. "Writing for professional journals." Phi Delta Kappan 80.10 (1999): 780+. online
  • Hérubel, Jean-Pierre VM. "Acknowledging Clio's lesser children: The importance of journals for historical research and scholarship." Journal of Scholarly Publishing (2008) 39#3 pp: 241–256.
  • Hérubel, Jean-Pierre VM. "The nature of three history journals: A citation experiment." Collection Management 12.34 (1990): 57–67.
  • Hérubel, Jean-Pierre VM, and Edward A. Goedeken. "Trends in historical scholarship as evidenced in the American Historical Review: 1896–1990." Serials Review (1993) 19#2 pp: 79–84.
  • Kitchens, Joel D. "Clio on the Web: An Annotated Bibliography of Select E-Journals for History" Perspectives on History (Feb 2000) online
  • Lingelbach, Gabriele. "The Institutionalization and Professionalization of History in Europe and the United States." in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800–1945 4 (2011): 78+ online
  • Stankus, Tony, and Edward A. Goedeken. "Journals of the Century in Modern History" in Journals of the Century (Haworth Press, 2002) excerpt
  • Stieg, Margaret F. The origin and development of scholarly historical periodicals (University Alabama Press, 1986)

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