African Security
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

African Security

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 19392206, 19392214
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
History: 2008-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


African Security explores fresh approaches to understanding Africas conflicts and security concerns. Its investigation of competing analytical approaches to security complements discussions of current security issues in Africa. The journal strives to investigate the myriad issues relating to conflict and security within and between African nations not only from the more traditional approaches to security studies but also from more novel and innovative perspectives.In order to truly understand conflict in Africa existing paradigms in national and international security must be challenged. African security cannot be understood by applying only traditional theories and approaches to the study of international security and to this end African Security seeks to push the envelope of traditional security studies while remaining firmly grounded in the extant security issues facing Africa.While African Security is based in the disciplines of political science international relations and international security it welcomes theoretical challenges to how we understand conflict and security drawn from the perspectives of other disciplines such as anthropology development studies environmental studies and economics.

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 Security
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 Security
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.659 1.632 1.466
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.625 1.604 1.476
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.172 1.023 1.138
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.903 1 1.317
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.655 1.182 1.379
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.655 1.395 1.298
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.69 0.674 0.667
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.821 0.833 0.818
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.536 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.778 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.44 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.519 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.476 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.667 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA 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)

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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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H-Index History