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American Jewish History

Editors :

Judah M. Cohen, Indiana University; Jessica Cooperman, Muhlenberg College; and  Marni Davis, Georgia State University

107 (2023)
Bringing readers all the richness and complexity of Jewish life in America through cutting-edge historical and interdisciplinary research, American Jewish History (AJH) is the most widely recognized journal in its field. Founded in 1892, AJH is the official publication of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS), the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States.
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Journal Details

107 (2023)
Print: 0164-0178
Online: 1086-3141

Direct all correspondence concerning contributions and all editorial matters to:

Nick Underwood
Managing Editor

Send books for review to:

Melissa R. Klapper
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Dept. of History, 429 Campbell Library
Glassboro, NJ 08028

For complete submission guidelines, visit the American Jewish History Webpage at:

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found at the ethics-and-malpractice page.

Peer Review Policy

American Jewish History welcomes submissions of original research on the history and culture of Jews in the Americas.

When a piece is submitted to the journal, the editors read it and make an initial assessment concerning its suitability for the journal. Occasionally, they enlist a member of the editorial board to help them do so. If the article is not appropriate for the journal or if it does not meet the journal’s editorial standards, the article will be rejected. If a piece is suitable for the journal, but the editors feel that it needs revision before passing through the formal review process, they will send it to the author with requests for revisions. Articles that are appropriate for the journal and that meet editorial standards are sent out for a double-blind peer review, generally by two reviewers. Reviewers are asked to assess whether the submission advances our understanding of Jewry in the Americas; is situated in the literature in the field; is sufficiently analytical and original; presents a strong, clear argument that is well supported by primary source material; has appropriate methodology; and is clearly and accessibly written. Reviewers are asked to submit their evaluations within 4 and 6 weeks, and to recommend that the article be “accepted,” “conditionally accepted,” or “rejected.” Reviewers’ and editors’ comments are then shared with authors, with requests for revisions if necessary. AJH does not use a “revise and resubmit” designation, though sometimes revised conditionally-accepted articles are sent back to reviewers to re-evaluate. In any case, the editors make the final judgment as to whether an article is ready to be published. Once all conditions are met, the final version is moved to the copy-editing queue. 

American Jewish History occasionally publishes non-peer-reviewed features. These are generally recruited by the editors, who then make decisions concerning publication, sometimes in consultation with members of the editorial board.


Judah M. Cohen, Indiana University
Jessica Cooperman, Muhlenberg College
Marni Davis, Georgia State University

Managing Editor

Nick Underwood

Book Review Editor

Melissa Klapper, Rowan University

Editorial Board

Dianne Ashton, Rowan University (Editor, 2012-2017)
Sarah Benor, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Judah Cohen, Indiana University
Hasia Diner, New York University
Karla Goldman, University of Michigan
Eric Goldstein, Emory University
Jeffrey Gurock, Yeshiva University (Associate Editor, 1982-2002)
Ari Y. Kelman, Stanford University
Rebecca Kobrin, Columbia University
David Koffman, York University
Markus Krah, University of Potsdam, Germany
Josh Lambert, University of Massachusetts
Eli Lederhendler, Hebrew University
Laura Arnold Leibman, Reed College
Devi Mays, University of Michigan
Rafael Medoff, David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies (Associate Editor, 2002-2007)
Tony Michels, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Deborah Dash Moore, University of Michigan
Pamela S. Nadell, American University (Book Review Editor, 2000-2010)
Julia Oestreich, University of Delaware
Riv-Ellen Prell, University of Minnesota
Marc Lee Raphael, William and Mary (Editor, 1982-2002)
Raanan Rein, Tel Aviv University
Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University
Gerald Sorin, State University of New York at New Paltz
Beth S. Wenger, University of Pennsylvania

Send books for review to:

Melissa R. Klapper
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Dept. of History, 429 Campbell Library
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Please send book review copies to the contact above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    • Current Contents
    • Web of Science
  • De Gruyter Saur
    • Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
    • IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
    • Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur
  • EBSCOhost
    • Academic Search Alumni Edition, 7/1/1991-
    • Academic Search Complete, 7/1/1991-
    • Academic Search Elite, 7/1/1991-
    • Academic Search Premier, 7/1/1991-
    • America: History and Life, 1/1/1961-
    • American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (Online), 1990-, dropped
    • ATLA Religion Database (American Theological Library Association), 1986-1988, dropped
    • Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), vol.73, 1983-vol.94, no.4, 2008
    • Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Sep.1983-
    • Current Abstracts, 1/1/2000-
    • Historical Abstracts (Online), 1/1/1961-3/1/1978
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/1974-6/1/1978
    • Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), 9/1/1983-
    • Humanities Index (Online), 1983/09-
    • Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/1974-6/1/1978
    • Humanities International Complete, 7/1/1991-
    • Humanities International Index, 7/1/1991-
    • Humanities Source, 1/1/1974-6/1/1978
    • Humanities Source Ultimate, 1/1/1974-6/1/1978
    • Index to Jewish Periodicals (Online)
    • MasterFILE Complete, 9/1/1983-
    • MasterFILE Elite, 7/1/1991-
    • MasterFILE Premier, 7/1/1991-
    • Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies, 9/1/1979-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • New Testament Abstracts (Online)
    • OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), 9/1/1983-
    • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 9/1/1983-
    • Political Science Complete, 9/1/1983-
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)
    • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
    • SocINDEX, 1/1/1978-
    • SocINDEX with Full Text, 1/1/1978-
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/1995-
    • Women's Studies International, 1/1/1978-
  • Elsevier BV
    • Scopus, 2007-, 2002-2004, 1981
  • Gale
    • Academic ASAP, 03/1989-
    • Book Review Index Plus
    • Gale Academic OneFile, 03/1989-
    • Gale Academic OneFile Select, 03/1989-
    • Gale General OneFile, 03/1989-
    • Gale in Context: College
    • Gale in Context: Middle School, 03/1997-
    • Gale in Context: US History, 03/1989-
    • Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice, 03/1989-
    • Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies, 03/1989-
    • Gale OneFile: High School Edition, 03/1989-
    • Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy, 03/1989 -
    • Gale OneFile: US History, 03/1989-
    • General Reference Center, 03/1989-
    • General Reference Center Gold, 03/1989-
    • General Reference Centre International, 1/1989-
    • InfoTrac Custom, 1/1989-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Student Resources in Context, 03/1989-
    • World History in Context, 03/1989-
  • Gale In Context: Canada, 03/1989-
  • Gale in Context: High School
  • National Library of Medicine
    • PubMed
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.LXXXI, no.1, 1993-vol.95, no.3, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.84, no.1, 1996-vol.95, no.3, 2011
    • Humanities Index (Online), 1983/09-
    • Periodical Abstracts, v.80, n.1, 1990-v.95, n.3, 2009
    • Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective
  • Personal Alert (E-mail)
  • ProQuest
    • Ethnic NewsWatch, 10/01/1990-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Periodicals Index Online, 1/1/1906-1/1/1926
    • Professional ProQuest Central, 10/01/1990-
    • ProQuest 5000, 10/01/1990-
    • ProQuest Central, 10/01/1990-
    • Religion Database
    • Research Library, 10/01/1990-
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)
    • Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective
    • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Selective

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • New Testament Abstracts (Print)   (Active)  (Print)
  • Jewish Abstracts   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Religion Index One: Periodicals   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Religion Index Two: Multi-Author Works   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Middle East: Abstracts and Index   (Researched / Unresolved)  (Print)

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0.1 (2022)
0.2 (Five-Year Impact Factor)
0.00028 (Eigenfactor™ Score)

Rank in Category (by Journal Impact Factor):
Note: While journals indexed in AHCI and ESCI are receiving a JIF for the first time in June 2023, they will not receive ranks, quartiles, or percentiles until the release of 2023 data in June 2024.

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Readers include: All members of the American Jewish Historical Society, scholars and students of Jewish history, library patrons, and those interested in Jewish studies

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