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Journal of African History

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 14695138, 00218537
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
History: 1960-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Journal of African History

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



The Journal of African History publishes articles and book reviews ranging widely over the African past, from the late Stone Age to the present. In recent years increasing prominence has been given to economic, cultural and social history and several articles have explored themes which are also of growing interest to historians of other regions such as: gender roles, demography, health and hygiene, propaganda, legal ideology, labour histories, nationalism and resistance, environmental history, the construction of ethnicity, slavery and the slave trade, and photographs as historical sources. Contributions dealing with pre-colonial historical relationships between Africa and the African diaspora are especially welcome, as are historical approaches to the post-colonial period.

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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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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Journal of African History

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 0.316
  • 2018 Impact Factor 0.744
  • 2017 Impact Factor 0.744
  • 2016 Impact Factor 0.860
  • 2015 Impact Factor 1.167
  • 2014 Impact Factor 1.195
  • 2013 Impact Factor 0.818
  • 2012 Impact Factor 1.214
  • 2011 Impact Factor 0.786
  • 2010 Impact Factor 1.257
  • 2009 Impact Factor 0.816
  • 2008 Impact Factor 0.457
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.674
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.432
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.861
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.641
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.351
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.382
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.324
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.303
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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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Journal of African History


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


Journal of African History

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.