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About the Journal

African Affairs is published on behalf of the Royal African Society and is the top ranked journal in African Studies. It is an inter-disciplinary journal, with a focus on the politics and international relations of sub-Saharan Africa. It also includes sociology, anthropology, economics, and to the extent that articles inform debates on contemporary Africa, history, literature, art, music and more.

Each issue of African Affairs contains a substantial section of book reviews, with occasional review articles. There is also an invaluable list of recently published books, and a listing of articles on Africa that have appeared in non-Africanist journals.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

African Affairs is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:

Abstracts in Anthropology
Africa-Wide
America: History and Life
Anthropological Index Online
British Humanities Index
CAB Abstracts
Criminal Justice Abstracts
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Current Contents® /Social and Behavioral Sciences
Expanded academic ASAP
Geographical Abstracts
Global Health
Historical Abstracts
Humanities Index/Abstracts/Full Text
IBSS
Infotrac
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
International Development Abstracts
International Index to Black Periodicals
International Political Science Abstracts
Journal Citation Reports /Social Sciences Edition
Peace Research Abstracts
Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
PROQUEST DATABASE : Magazines
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000 International
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Central
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Discovery
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest International Academic Research Library
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest News & Magazines
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Platinum
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Political Science
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Research Library
Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS)
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Sciences Citation Index®
Social Scisearch®
Sociological Abstracts
Tropical Diseases Bulletin
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition
World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

IMPACT FACTOR AND RANKING


YearImpact FactorSsi: Area StudiesSsi: Political Science
20121.4742 out of 6527 out of 157
20111.5443 out of 6618 out of 148
20101.4901 out of 6020 out of 139
20091.6602 out of 4410 out of 112
20081.2642 out of 38
20071.0982 out of 37
20060.8523 out of 34

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually by ISI.