Palaeontologia Africana
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Palaeontologia Africana

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


South Africa
Journal ISSN: 788554
Publisher: University of Witwatersrand
History: 1980, 1986-1987, 1993-1995, 1997-2004, 2007-2013, 2015-2016, 2019
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Palaeontologia africana is a longstanding journal devoted to publishing scientifically significant palaeontological works with a focus on southern Africa. The journal was established in 1953 by the Board of the Bernhard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research which included such esteemed people as Dr. Bernard Price Professor Raymond Dart Dr. Robert Broom and Dr. Sidney Haughton. The publication arose as a necessity because of the Institutes rapidly growing collection of fossil material. Since its inception Palaeontologia africana has expanded to welcome any works that further the science of palaeontology palaeoanthropology and palaeobotany.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Palaeontologia Africana
SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Palaeontologia Africana
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.

Palaeontologia Africana
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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Palaeontologia Africana
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0 0 0
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0 0 0
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0 0 1.143
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0 0.833 0.545
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.833 0.636 0.636
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.182 1.182 1.118
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.2 1.091 0.706
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.5 0.25 0.471
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.083 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.273 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.7 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.5 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.133 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.688 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.3 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.667 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.857 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.421 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.8 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.65 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.619 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.273 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)

Palaeontologia Africana

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


Palaeontologia Africana
H-Index History