Journal of World Prehistory

ISSN: 0892-7537 (Print) 1573-7802 (Online)



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.


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

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2013


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. For more information, visit:

  • 27 Volumes
  • 102 Issues
  • 241 Articles
  • 4 Open Access
  • 1987 - 2014 Available between