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Africa Today

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherIndiana University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15271978, 00019887
Coverage1981, 1984, 1993, 1996-ongoing
Scope Africa Today, a leading journal for more than 50 years, has been in the forefront of publishing Africanist reform-minded research, and provides access to the best scholarly work from around the world on a full range of political, economic, and social issues. Active electronic and combined electronic/print subscriptions to this journal include access to the online backrun.


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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 Development1999Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q3
Sociology and Political Science1999Q2
Sociology and Political Science2000Q2
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q3
Sociology and Political Science2003Q2
Sociology and Political Science2004Q3
Sociology and Political Science2005Q3
Sociology and Political Science2006Q2
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q3
Sociology and Political Science2009Q2
Sociology and Political Science2010Q3
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q3
Sociology and Political Science2013Q2
Sociology and Political Science2014Q2
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2

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)19990.290
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.514
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.606
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.784
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.620
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.873
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.908
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.977
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.648
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.369
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.169
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.403
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.354
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.650
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.673
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.567
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.947
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.938
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.831
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.926
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.219
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.291
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.394
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.579
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.447
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.070
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.756
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.609
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.810
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 Cites20000
Self Cites20013
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20033
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20051
Self Cites20063
Self Cites20074
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20092
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20135
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20171
Total Cites199918
Total Cites200024
Total Cites200125
Total Cites200211
Total Cites200327
Total Cites200423
Total Cites200518
Total Cites200629
Total Cites200739
Total Cites200839
Total Cites200937
Total Cites201034
Total Cites201154
Total Cites201261
Total Cites201354
Total Cites201463
Total Cites201549
Total Cites201645
Total Cites201748
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 document19990.290
External Cites per document20000.369
External Cites per document20010.423
External Cites per document20020.154
External Cites per document20030.358
External Cites per document20040.323
External Cites per document20050.309
External Cites per document20060.500
External Cites per document20070.574
External Cites per document20080.650
External Cites per document20090.636
External Cites per document20100.550
External Cites per document20110.947
External Cites per document20120.908
External Cites per document20130.754
External Cites per document20140.897
External Cites per document20150.719
External Cites per document20160.642
External Cites per document20170.783
Cites per document19990.290
Cites per document20000.369
Cites per document20010.481
Cites per document20020.169
Cites per document20030.403
Cites per document20040.354
Cites per document20050.327
Cites per document20060.558
Cites per document20070.639
Cites per document20080.650
Cites per document20090.673
Cites per document20100.567
Cites per document20110.947
Cites per document20120.938
Cites per document20130.831
Cites per document20140.926
Cites per document20150.766
Cites per document20160.672
Cites per document20170.800
% 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 documents20062
Non-citable documents20075
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents201718
Citable documents199962
Citable documents200065
Citable documents200152
Citable documents200265
Citable documents200367
Citable documents200465
Citable documents200555
Citable documents200652
Citable documents200761
Citable documents200860
Citable documents200955
Citable documents201060
Citable documents201157
Citable documents201265
Citable documents201365
Citable documents201468
Citable documents201564
Citable documents201667
Citable documents201760
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 documents199947
Uncited documents200049
Uncited documents200134
Uncited documents200254
Uncited documents200348
Uncited documents200449
Uncited documents200540
Uncited documents200636
Uncited documents200742
Uncited documents200847
Uncited documents200938
Uncited documents201042
Uncited documents201138
Uncited documents201235
Uncited documents201334
Uncited documents201439
Uncited documents201539
Uncited documents201635
Uncited documents201751
Cited documents199915
Cited documents200016
Cited documents200118
Cited documents200211
Cited documents200319
Cited documents200416
Cited documents200515
Cited documents200618
Cited documents200724
Cited documents200820
Cited documents200924
Cited documents201024
Cited documents201123
Cited documents201232
Cited documents201331
Cited documents201430
Cited documents201526
Cited documents201633
Cited documents201727
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