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Journal of Contemporary African Studies

CountryUnited Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Political Science and International Relations
PublisherCarfax Publishing Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN02589001, 14699397
Coverage1983, 1986, 1993, 1995-ongoing
Scope The Journal of Contemporary African Studies (published four times a year, in January, April, July and October) is an interdisciplinary journal seeking to promote a scholarly understanding of developments and change throughout the African continent, as well as the location of Africa within the global political economy. Its scope extends across the social sciences, as well as encouraging articles relating to the social dimensions of the wider humanities, sciences and the environment. It welcomes contributions reviewing general trends in the academic literature, as well as those offering careful analyses of developments at national, regional and continental level. It also publishes special issues and welcomes proposals for new topics. (source)

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Geography, Planning and Development1999Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q2
Political Science and International Relations1999Q2
Political Science and International Relations2000Q2
Political Science and International Relations2001Q2
Political Science and International Relations2002Q2
Political Science and International Relations2003Q1
Political Science and International Relations2004Q1
Political Science and International Relations2005Q1
Political Science and International Relations2006Q2
Political Science and International Relations2007Q2
Political Science and International Relations2008Q2
Political Science and International Relations2009Q1
Political Science and International Relations2010Q2
Political Science and International Relations2011Q2
Political Science and International Relations2012Q1
Political Science and International Relations2013Q2
Political Science and International Relations2014Q1
Political Science and International Relations2015Q2

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of 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 It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)19990.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.396
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.468
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.589
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.740
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.810
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.933
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.824
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.119
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.513
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.551
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.695
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.887
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.034
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.480
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.265
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.553
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.761
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.760
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.536
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.869
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.740
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites19990
Self Cites20001
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20036
Self Cites20045
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20094
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20113
Self Cites20124
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20147
Self Cites20150
Total Cites19996
Total Cites200015
Total Cites200120
Total Cites200212
Total Cites200332
Total Cites200427
Total Cites200531
Total Cites200629
Total Cites200718
Total Cites200834
Total Cites200941
Total Cites201050
Total Cites201163
Total Cites201261
Total Cites201398
Total Cites201481
Total Cites201590
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document19990.167
External Cites per document20000.378
External Cites per document20010.513
External Cites per document20020.300
External Cites per document20030.667
External Cites per document20040.449
External Cites per document20050.549
External Cites per document20060.431
External Cites per document20070.296
External Cites per document20080.607
External Cites per document20090.627
External Cites per document20100.754
External Cites per document20110.845
External Cites per document20120.704
External Cites per document20131.032
External Cites per document20140.804
External Cites per document20151.034
Cites per document19990.167
Cites per document20000.405
Cites per document20010.513
Cites per document20020.300
Cites per document20030.821
Cites per document20040.551
Cites per document20050.608
Cites per document20060.500
Cites per document20070.333
Cites per document20080.607
Cites per document20090.695
Cites per document20100.769
Cites per document20110.887
Cites per document20120.753
Cites per document20131.054
Cites per document20140.880
Cites per document20151.034
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20159
Citable documents199936
Citable documents200037
Citable documents200139
Citable documents200240
Citable documents200339
Citable documents200449
Citable documents200551
Citable documents200658
Citable documents200754
Citable documents200856
Citable documents200959
Citable documents201065
Citable documents201171
Citable documents201281
Citable documents201393
Citable documents201492
Citable documents201587
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents199931
Uncited documents200026
Uncited documents200124
Uncited documents200230
Uncited documents200324
Uncited documents200433
Uncited documents200526
Uncited documents200636
Uncited documents200740
Uncited documents200834
Uncited documents200935
Uncited documents201041
Uncited documents201137
Uncited documents201249
Uncited documents201343
Uncited documents201448
Uncited documents201551
Cited documents19995
Cited documents200011
Cited documents200115
Cited documents200210
Cited documents200315
Cited documents200416
Cited documents200525
Cited documents200622
Cited documents200714
Cited documents200822
Cited documents200925
Cited documents201027
Cited documents201138
Cited documents201235
Cited documents201352
Cited documents201446
Cited documents201545
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