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American Quarterly

Editor :

Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

76 (2024)
American Quarterly has been the preeminent guide to American studies since 1949. With a broad, humanistic understanding of American culture, the journal encourages cross-disciplinary work. In addition, it publishes forums, exhibition and book reviews, and short, timely think pieces. American Quarterly is the official publication of the American Studies Association (ASA).
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Peer Review Policy

Submission Policy

American Quarterly accepts only original work that has not been published nor is under review elsewhere, including in other languages.

Type of preliminary review

Independent review by the Editor and one of three Associate Editors. 

Type of review


Criteria for review

  • Rigor of research and analysis
  • Originality of argument 
  • Grounding in relevant current scholarship
  • Relevance to a broad interdisciplinary audience of American Studies
  • Clarity of writing

Revisions process

All submissions getting moderate to positive reviews by external reviewers are asked to revise and resubmit. (No submission is ever accepted as is, even with positive reviews.)

Review process once revised

The revised manuscript is reviewed by the entire Board of Managing Editors along with the original manuscript and the reviewers’ reports. The Board decides whether to accept, reject, or ask for another revision. In case of another revision, the revised manuscript is again reviewed by the Board.


For the submissions that are eventually accepted for publication, the turnaround from submission to publication is approximately 18-24 months, depending on the time it takes for external review and the number of revisions involved.

Review process for informal pieces

Forum (convener proposes the forum to the Board of Managing Editors and, if accepted, solicits and reviews essays and makes editorial comments) essays do not go out to blind peer review, but once the forum is compiled, it is submitted to the Board of Managing Editors, which may make some editorial suggestions for further revision.

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Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Association for Asian Studies
    • Bibliography of Asian Studies (Online), 1970
  • Brill
    • Linguistic Bibliography (Online)
  • 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, 7/1/1990-
    • Academic Search Complete, 7/1/1990-
    • Academic Search Elite, 7/1/1990-
    • Academic Search Premier, 7/1/1990-
    • America: History and Life, 3/1/1949-
    • Art & Architecture Source, 1/1/1955-1/2/1957
    • Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (H.W. Wilson)
    • ATLA Religion Database (American Theological Library Association), 1967-2003, dropped
    • Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), vol.35, 1983-vol.61, no.4, 2009
    • Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Sep.1983-
    • Chicano Database, v.40, n.3, 1988-v.51, n.2, 1999
    • Current Abstracts, 1/1/2000-
    • Film & Television Literature Index, 1/1/1986-
    • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text, 1/1/1986-
    • Gender Studies Database, 1/1/1964-
    • Historical Abstracts (Online), 6/1/1954-
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), 3/1/1955-4/15/1983
    • Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), 1/15/1983-
    • Humanities Index (Online), 1983/09-
    • Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), 3/1/1955-4/15/1983
    • Humanities International Complete, 7/1/1990-
    • Humanities International Index, 7/1/1990-
    • Humanities Source, 3/1/1955-
    • Humanities Source Ultimate, 3/1/1955-
    • International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text, 6/1/1991-
    • Library & Information Science Source, 7/15/1961-10/25/1976
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), 1/15/1983-
    • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 3/1/1979-
    • Political Science Complete, 1/1/1980-
    • Public Affairs Index, 9/1/1998-
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)
    • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
    • SocINDEX, 10/1/1971-
    • SocINDEX with Full Text, 10/1/1971-
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/1995-
    • Women's Studies International, 1/1/1964-
  • Elsevier BV
    • Scopus, 2000-ongoing, 1988-1989, 1986, 1979-1982, 1976-1977, 1970-1973
  • Gale
    • Academic ASAP, 03/1987-
    • Advanced Placement Fine Arts and Music, 03/1987-
    • Book Review Index Plus
    • Gale Academic OneFile
    • Gale Academic OneFile Select, 03/1987-
    • Gale General OneFile, 03/1987-
    • Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice, 03/1987-
    • Gale OneFile: Fine Arts, 03/1987-
    • Gale OneFile: Gender Studies, 03/1987-
    • InfoTrac Custom, 1/1987-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
  • National Library of Medicine
    • PubMed
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.42, no.1, 1990-vol.63, no.3, 2011
    • Book Review Digest (Online), vol.41, 1989-vol.60, no.4, 2008
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.9, no.1, 1996-vol.63, no.3, 2011
    • Humanities Index (Online), 1983/09-
    • Periodical Abstracts, v.41, n.1, 1989-v.62, n.2, 2010
    • Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective
  • Personal Alert (E-mail)
  • ProQuest
    • Art, Design & Architecture Collection, 03/01/1989-
    • Arts & Humanities Database, 03/01/1989-
    • Arts Premium Collection, 3/1/1989-
    • Literary Journals Index Full Text
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • PAIS Index (Public Affairs Information Service), Selective
    • Periodicals Index Online, 7/1/1987-12/1/1990
    • Philosophy Collection, 03/01/1989-
    • Professional ProQuest Central, 03/01/1989-
    • ProQuest 5000, 03/01/1989-
    • ProQuest Central, 03/01/1989-
    • Research Library, 03/01/1989-
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)
    • Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective
    • The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)
    • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Selective

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Children's Book Review Index   (Active)  (Print)
  • Abstracts of English Studies   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Academic Index   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Chicano Index   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Children's Literature Abstracts   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Literary Criticism Register   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • MLA Abstracts of Articles in Scholarly Journals   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Religion Index One: Periodicals   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Religion Index Two: Multi-Author Works   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Middle East: Abstracts and Index   (Researched / Unresolved)  (Print)

Source: Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

0.7 (2022)
1.0  (Five-Year Impact Factor)
0.00218 (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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Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December

Readers include: Scholars, teachers, students and others interested in history, gender studies, anthropology, literature, architecture, art, material and popular culture, sociology, religion, ethnic studies, film, and landscape history; and, of course, all members of the American Studies Association

Print circulation: 1,356

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