About the American Historical Review




College professors, historical administrators, editors, museum professionals, publishers, librarians, and students of history.

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Online Version

The American Historical Review is now available electronically to members via Oxford University Press.

Sizes, Prices, and Requirements

  • Full Page

    6 x 9

    Trim size: 7¼ x 10¼


  • PDF files should be created using Adobe Acrobat Distiller 4.0 or higher. 

  • Files should be composite PDFs, not separated. 

  • All fonts and images should be embedded and subset below 100%. 

  • All ads should have an effective resolution of 300 dpi (minimum). 

  • Colour ads should be supplied as CMYK only (e.g. no RGB, Lab colour, ICC colour based or Pantone Colour). 

  • Monochrome bitmap images (line-art) should have an effective resolution of 1200 dpi. 

  • Half-tone dot range should be in the range of 3% to 95%. 

  • Ads set to the type area should be surrounded by a box, and have no registration marks or catch lines. 

  • Bleed ads should have crop marks set to the trim size dimensions, and will be trimmed accordingly. Please allow 3mm bleed on all four sides. 

  • Any vector-based objects with transparency effect must be rasterized to 600 dpi in the source file itself, before creating the PDF.

Full specs can be found in the 2017 AHR Media Kit


Issue Date Deadline
February 2017 Issue November 14, 2016
April 2017 Issue January 31, 2017
June 2017 Issue March 30, 2017
October 2017 Issue July 27, 2017
December 2017 Issue September 29, 2017


Amy Foote
Account Manager
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AHR Still Has Highest “Impact” in History

The American Historical Review continues to have the highest "impact factor" among history journals, according to the new Journal Citation Reports from Thomson Reuters. 

The impact factor measures how often articles in a particular journal are cited by peer-reviewed journals in their database. While this is a rather crude gauge of the actual value of recent articles in these journals, it provides one of the few objective measures for testing the overall influence of journals. 

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AHR Now on eReader

AHR Mobile

The American Historical Review is on the go! AHA members can now download the AHR to read on the Kindle or other mobile devices. Click the link below to get your copy!

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