Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Research in African Literatures

CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Literature and Literary Theory
PublisherIndiana University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15272044, 00345210
Scope Founded in 1970, Research in African Literatures is the premier journal of African literary studies worldwide and provides a forum in English for research on the oral and written literatures of Africa, as well as information on African publishing, announcements of importance to Africanists, and notes and queries of literary interest. Reviews of current scholarly books are included in every issue, often presented as review essays, and a forum offers readers the opportunity to respond to issues raised in articles and book reviews. (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.

Literature and Literary Theory2003Q4
Literature and Literary Theory2004Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2005Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2006Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2007Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2008Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2009Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2010Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2011Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2012Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2013Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2014Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2015Q1

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)20030.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.141
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.348
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.409
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.067
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.135
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.277
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.232
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.172
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.363
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.425
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.431
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.253
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.281
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.173
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.337
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.169
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 Cites20030
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20055
Self Cites20062
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20087
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20104
Self Cites201111
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20149
Self Cites20154
Total Cites20033
Total Cites20048
Total Cites200517
Total Cites200614
Total Cites200733
Total Cites200835
Total Cites200927
Total Cites201057
Total Cites201157
Total Cites201235
Total Cites201355
Total Cites201453
Total Cites201530
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 document20030.067
External Cites per document20040.077
External Cites per document20050.109
External Cites per document20060.115
External Cites per document20070.252
External Cites per document20080.185
External Cites per document20090.153
External Cites per document20100.338
External Cites per document20110.343
External Cites per document20120.248
External Cites per document20130.397
External Cites per document20140.358
External Cites per document20150.211
Cites per document20030.067
Cites per document20040.103
Cites per document20050.155
Cites per document20060.135
Cites per document20070.277
Cites per document20080.232
Cites per document20090.172
Cites per document20100.363
Cites per document20110.425
Cites per document20120.271
Cites per document20130.455
Cites per document20140.431
Cites per document20150.244
% 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 documents20033
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents20067
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents201222
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201417
Non-citable documents20155
Citable documents200345
Citable documents200478
Citable documents2005110
Citable documents2006104
Citable documents2007119
Citable documents2008151
Citable documents2009157
Citable documents2010157
Citable documents2011134
Citable documents2012129
Citable documents2013121
Citable documents2014123
Citable documents2015123
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 documents200345
Uncited documents200474
Uncited documents2005102
Uncited documents200699
Uncited documents200797
Uncited documents2008129
Uncited documents2009137
Uncited documents2010121
Uncited documents2011101
Uncited documents2012127
Uncited documents2013102
Uncited documents2014101
Uncited documents2015100
Cited documents20033
Cited documents20048
Cited documents200515
Cited documents200612
Cited documents200728
Cited documents200827
Cited documents200922
Cited documents201041
Cited documents201139
Cited documents201224
Cited documents201339
Cited documents201439
Cited documents201528
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