African Arts
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

African Arts

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00019933, 19372108
Publisher: MIT Press Journals
History: 2002-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


African Arts presents original research and critical discourse on traditional contemporary and popular African arts and expressive cultures. Since 1967 the journal has reflected the dynamism and diversity of several fields of study publishing richly illustrated articles in full color incorporating the most current theory practice and intercultural dialogue. The journal offers readers peerreviewed scholarly articles concerning a striking range of art forms and visual cultures of the worlds secondlargest continent and its diasporas as well as special thematic issues book and exhibition reviews features on museum collections exhibition previews artist portfolios photo essays contemporary dialogues and editorials. African Arts promotes investigation of the interdisciplinary connections among the arts anthropology history language politics religion performance and cultural and global studies.

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 Arts
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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African Arts
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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African Arts
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.147 0.202 0.213
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.286 0.3 0.238
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.265 0.18 0.178
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.163 0.174 0.148
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.231 0.2 0.203
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.268 0.227 0.258
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.107 0.192 0.185
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.342 0.3 0.279
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.159 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.194 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.143 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.185 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.149 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.1 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.143 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.125 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.021 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.043 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.034 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.071 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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 Arts

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 Arts
H-Index History