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African Health Sciences

Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 16806905
Publisher: Makerere University
History: 2001-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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African Health Sciences

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



The African Health Sciences is an internationally refereed journal publishing original articles on research, clinical practice, public health, policy, planning, implementation and evaluation, in the health and related sciences relevant to Africa and the tropics. Its objectives are to: Advocate for and promote the growth of reading culture in sub Saharan Africa; Provide a high quality journal in which health and policy and other researchers and practitioners in the region can and world wide, can publish their work; Promote relevant health system research and publication in the region including alternative means of health care financing, the burden of and solution of health problems in marginalized urban and rural communities amongst the displaced and others affected by conflict; Promote research and the systematic collection and collation and publication of data on diseases and conditions of equity and influence; Promote development of evidence-based policies and guidelines for clinical, public health and other practitioners. African Health Sciences acknowledges support provided by the African Health Journals Partnership Project that is funded by the US National Institutes of Health (through the National Library of Medicine and the Fogarty International Center) and facilitated by the Council of Science Editors.

African Health Sciences

2-year Impact Factor Trend
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African Health Sciences

3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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African Health Sciences

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 0.821
  • 2018 Impact Factor 0.881
  • 2017 Impact Factor 0.903
  • 2016 Impact Factor 0.756
  • 2015 Impact Factor 0.849
  • 2014 Impact Factor 0.967
  • 2013 Impact Factor 0.947
  • 2012 Impact Factor 0.857
  • 2011 Impact Factor 0.656
  • 2010 Impact Factor 0.569
  • 2009 Impact Factor 0.578
  • 2008 Impact Factor 0.528
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.456
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.516
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.281
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.244
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.024
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.053
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.000
  • 2000 Impact Factor NA
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.