Description: In 1964 the Mississippi Valley Historical Review, published
by the Organization of American Historians, became The Journal of
American History. The change in title reflected not only an
awareness of a growing national membership in the Association, but
recognized a decided shift in contributor emphasis from regional to
nationally-oriented history. The Journal of American History
remains the leading scholarly publication and journal of record in the
field of American history and is well known as the major resource for the
study, investigation, and teaching of our country's heritage. Published
quarterly in March, June, September and December, the Journal
continues its distinguished career by publishing prize-winning and widely
reprinted articles on American history. Each volume contains interpretive
essays on all aspects of American history, plus reviews of books, films,
movies, television programs, museum exhibits and resource guides, as well
as microform, oral history, archive and manuscript collections,
bibliographies of scholarship contained in recent scholarly periodicals
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.
JSTOR Essential Collection,