South African Family Practice
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

South African Family Practice

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 10251979, 1726426X
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
History: 2000-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The South African Family Practice SAFP journal is the official journal of the South African Academy of Family Physicians SAAFP and is aimed at all SAAFP members including family physicians registrars associate members students working within primary care both private and public health sectors as well as urban and rural practice settings within South Africa and the wider region. SAFP is a peerreviewed scientific journal which strives to provide primary care physicians and their teams as well as researchers with a broad range of scholarly work in the disciplines of family medicine primary health care rural medicine district health and other related fields. SAFP publishes original research clinical reviews and pertinent commentary that advance the knowledge base of these disciplines. The content of SAFP is designed to reflect and support further development of the broad basis of these disciplines through original research and critical review of evidence in important clinical areas as well as to provide practitioners with continuing professional development material. SAFP adheres to the international acceptable editorial standards as published by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ICMJE.The journals editors are supported by an editorial board which consists of South African members representing the nine academic training programmes as well as a representative from RuDASA Rural Doctors Association of South Africa and key members from the international family medicine and primary care community.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

South African Family Practice
SCR Impact Factor

South African Family Practice
SCR Journal Ranking

South African Family Practice
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.

South African Family Practice
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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South African Family Practice
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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South African Family Practice
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.683 0.631 0.662
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.489 0.58 0.719
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.409 0.569 0.549
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.698 0.592 0.594
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.278 0.431 0.383
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.261 0.299 0.315
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.182 0.212 0.207
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.184 0.192 0.185
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.126 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.169 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.101 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.214 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    0.217 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.202 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.142 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.044 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.02 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.063 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.094 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.05 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.05 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.075 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0 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)

South African Family Practice

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


South African Family Practice
H-Index History