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The American Historical Association (AHA) is the largest professional organization in the United States devoted to the study and promotion of history and historical thinking. Only the AHA brings together historians from all specializations and professions, embracing their breadth, variety, and ever-changing activity.

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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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The AHR is sent to members of the American Historical Association and to institutions holding subscriptions. Persons interested in historical studies, whether professionally or otherwise, are invited to become members of the AHA. Learn more about the benefits of membership in the AHA.

Individual Subscriptions

Individual members of the AHA automatically receive a subscription to the American Historical Review. When joining or renewing, members may choose to receive the AHR in electronic format only.

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Institutional Subscriptions

Institutional subscriptions to the AHR are available from Oxford University Press. Pricing and order forms are available on the OUP website. Single issues are also available for purchase.

Electronic Access

The AHR can be accessed electronically in several ways. AHA individual members should log on at MY AHA and click the link for "American Historical Review at Oxford University Press" under "AHA Publications." E-book versions in MOBI and EPUB formats can be downloaded by AHA individual members.