African Affairs
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

African Affairs

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 00019909, 14682621
Publisher: Oxford University Press
History: 1901-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


African Affairs is published on behalf of the Royal African Society. It publishes articles on recent political, social and economic developments in sub-Saharan countries. Also included are historical studies that illuminate current events in the continent. 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.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

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.


African Affairs
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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African Affairs
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.636 3.034 2.876
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.926 2.682 2.917
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.152 2.505 2.474
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.866 2.117 2.259
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.29 2.782 3.008
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.279 2.58 2.825
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.859 3.129 3.421
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.42 3.02 3.059
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.652 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    3.273 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.31 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.984 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.18 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.745 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.583 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.586 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.352 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.54 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.34 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.531 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.085 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.789 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

African Affairs

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


African Affairs
H-Index History