THE HISTORY JOURNALS GUIDE is a web directory for history journals. History is understood in a broad sense: with no chronological, geographical and topical limits.
Since a few weeks the HJG has a new URL:
Since the beginning of 1998 the directory was hosted by the "Nachrichtendienst fuer Historiker" (NFH): http://www.crispinius.com/nfh2/zeitschriften/hjg-start.html. If you have set a pointer to it, update your links, please.
The HJG started as a student project at the University of Cologne and was first published online in July 1997. At the beginning of 1998 it moved to the NFH-server und changed its title into "The History Journals Guide". There were a German and an English version, but the first one was ceased at the beginning of 1999 because it meant to much work to provide a bilingual service. Since a year the directory is a part of the WWW-Virtual Library and its History Index Network.
At the moment the HJG covers more than 1900 titles, including yearbooks, newsletters and e-journals. Besides the complete list you can browse the directory by period, region, topic, language, publishers or e-journals. Or you can use the WWW-VL search engine to search all entries of the HJG. You can find descriptions of the journals and information about editors, publishers, publication dates, ISSn and websites. The guide is permanently updated.
You can also find links to other web directories for (history) journals, to publishers, to ISSN centres etc. There is a category with announcement: "Call for Papers", "New Journals", "Editors Wanted".
Since November 1999 a new service is provided with the weekly electronic newsletter: THE HISTORY JOURNALS NEWS (ISSN 1439-8044). If you want to subscribe it, send a blank e-mail to:
It aims to inform subscribers about new und updated entries on the one hand, on the other hand to distribute Call for Papers and other announcements. Further short articles shall be published dealing with all topics regarding to history journals: for example, the development of e-journals or the electronic distribution of print journals.
Primary language of the newsletter is English. Announcements to journals, published in another language, can be written in this language, but an English summary must be enclosed. Send contributions to:
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