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The American Archivist

The American Archivist


Gregory S. Hunter, Editor, AmericanArchivist@archivists.org


Established in 1938, The American Archivist is the best publication of its kind in the archives field. Published semi-annually by the Society of American Archivists, this refereed journal is available both in print (ISSN 0360-9081) and online. The journal seeks to reflect thinking about theoretical and practical developments in the archival profession, particularly in North America; about the relationships between archivists and the creators and users of archives; and about cultural, social, legal, and technological developments that affect the nature of recorded information and the need to create and maintain it. 


The American Archivist Online is available free to the public and includes more than 260 back issues. No log-in required to access the publically available journal content. Please note that in the six most recent issues (approximately three years), only the table of contents, article abstracts, and book reviews are publically available. The articles from the six most recent issues may be downloaded for a fee by the public; they are reserved for complementary viewing by SAA individual members, institutional members, and journal subscribers. SAA Individual Members may access the full online version by logging in and visiting the “members only” page. Institutional Members and journal subscribers should log in via the MetaPress site. For additional information, see box in right column.


The American Archivist Online Supplement appears occasionally when circumstances warrant publication of peer-reviewed content that cannot be accommodated in the regular semi-annual issues of the journal. The supplement is published online and access is unrestricted. The American Archivist Editor and Editorial Board, in collaboration with SAA, make the decision to publish supplements. Proposals for guest-editing supplements should be directed to the Editor.


Reviews Portal: Stay on top of the latest resources! This portal expands and complements the Reviews section in The American Archivist by providing additional information about resources for archives and professional archivists.   


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