Journal of African History
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of African History

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 00218537, 14695138
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
History: 1960-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


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.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Journal of African History
SCR Impact Factor

Journal of African History
SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of African History
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.


Journal of African History
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Journal of African History
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Journal of African History
Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Journal of African History
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.591 0.661 0.723
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.462 0.5 0.725
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.487 0.61 0.557
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.293 0.393 0.568
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.7 0.933 0.953
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.725 0.879 0.978
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.783 1.027 1.056
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.057 1.116 1.186
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.093 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.788 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.214 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.821 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.222 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.769 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.447 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.66 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.459 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.861 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.641 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.351 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.382 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.353 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.333 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)

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
H-Index History