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
|Year||Impact Factor||Ssi: Area Studies||Ssi: Political Science|
|2014||1.945||1 out of 65||16 out of 161|
|2013||1.554||1 out of 63||23 out of 156|
|2012||1.474||2 out of 65||27 out of 157|
|2011||1.544||3 out of 66||18 out of 148|
|2010||1.490||1 out of 60||20 out of 139|
|2009||1.660||2 out of 44||10 out of 112|
|2008||1.264||2 out of 38|
|2007||1.098||2 out of 37|
|2006||0.852||3 out of 34|
This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually by ISI.
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