The 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.

Impact Factor: 3.240 (2020)
5-Year Impact Factor: 4.577 (2020)

11 out of 88 on the Anthropology list

Included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) PLUS (https://dbh.nsd.uib.no/publiseringskanaler/erihplus/about/index): The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) was created and developed by European researchers under the coordination of the Standing Committee for the Humanities (SCH) of the European Science Foundation (ESF).    

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2020:  1.888

1 out of 274 on the Archeology list
13 out of 445 on the Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) list

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.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2020: 1.866

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.

CiteScore 2020: 5.5

h-index: 53

Highlights:

  • Presents peer-reviewed articles that synthesize the prehistory of an area or of a time-horizon within a larger region
  • Coverage extends to the Far East, parts of the Third World, and Eastern Europe
  • Provides in-depth, thoughtful development of archeological data and concepts

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  • Timothy Taylor
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

3.545 (2021)
Impact factor
4.019 (2021)
Five year impact factor
94,225 (2021)
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1573-7802
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0892-7537
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