About this journal
Journal of World Prehistory is an international forum for the publication of peer-reviewed original articles that synthesize the prehistory of an area or of a time-horizon within a larger region, or describe technical advances of wide and general application. These overview papers provide in-depth, thoughtful development of data and concepts in a fashion accessible to all archaeologists.
The journal focuses on prehistory, including the beginnings and early development of complex societies. Coverage extends to locales not normally available to American or West European archaeologists, including the Far East, parts of the Third World, and Eastern Europe.
Benefiting both scholars and teachers, Journal of World Prehistory is a source of timely and authoritative research syntheses from all fields of archaeology.
2-Year Impact Factor: 2.333 (2014)
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.615 (2014)
Subject Category "Anthropology": Rank 9 out of 83
Rated 'A' in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH)
Journal of World Prehistory is rated 'A' in the ERIH, a new reference index that aims to help evenly access the scientific quality of Humanities research output. For more information visit http://www.esf.org/research-areas/humanities/activities/research-infrastructures.html
SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2013: 0.829
Archeology 13 out of 209
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) 105 out of 439
SJR is a measure of the journal's relative impact in its field, based on its number of citations and number of articles per publication year.
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2013: 1.724
The IPP measures the ratio of citations per article published in the three previous years.
Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2013: 0.885
The SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.
- Journal of World Prehistory
- Springer US
- Volume 11/1997 - Volume 32/2019
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