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African Journal of Wildlife Research

Basic Journal Info


South Africa
Journal ISSN: 24107220, 24108200
Publisher: Southern African Wildlife Management Association
History: 2015-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Agricultural and Biological Sciences


The African Journal of Wildlife Research is an ISI ranked, leading peer reviewed scientific publication in wildlife research in Africa, Arabia and Madagascar, with a broad base covering scientific, applied, managerial, methodological and sociological issues related to wildlife research. The journal publishes original full-length scientific papers, short communications, book reviews as well as reviews on science-based research invited by the editor-in-chief. This research journal and has been published annually since 1971. Until 2014 (Volume 44) the journal was known as the South African Journal of Wildlife Research and from 2015 (volume 45) the name changed to African Journal of Wildlife Research. The journal reaches a wide readership, including both local and foreign wildlife managers, academics and wildlife owners, and libraries local and abroad. It is an important reference for anyone interested in the management and sustainable utilisation of natural resources.

African Journal of Wildlife Research

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2018 / 2019
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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 Journal of Wildlife Research

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 0.895
  • 2017 Impact Factor 0.795
  • 2016 Impact Factor 0.755
  • 2015 Impact Factor 1.949
  • 2014 Impact Factor 0.946
  • 2013 Impact Factor 0.756
  • 2012 Impact Factor 0.333
  • 2011 Impact Factor 0.971
  • 2010 Impact Factor 1.194
  • 2009 Impact Factor 0.543
  • 2008 Impact Factor 0.532
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.804
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.610
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.361
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.293
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.490
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.213
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.450
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.205
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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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African Journal of Wildlife Research


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 Journal of Wildlife Research

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.