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The International journal of African historical studies

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities

Social Sciences
Cultural Studies
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherAfricana Pub. Co.
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1976, 1979-1981, 1985-1989, 1999-ongoing
Scope Norman R. Bennett was the founder and guiding force behind the journal’s growth from its first incarnation as African Historical Studies in 1968 and remained its editor for more than thirty years. The title was expanded to the International Journal of African Historical Studies in 1972, when Africana Publishers/ Holmes and Meier took over publication and distribution for the next decade. Beginning in 1982, the African Studies Center once again assumed full responsibility for production and distribution.


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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.

Cultural Studies2000Q3
Cultural Studies2001Q3
Cultural Studies2002Q3
Cultural Studies2003Q3
Cultural Studies2004Q1
Cultural Studies2005Q3
Cultural Studies2006Q1
Cultural Studies2007Q2
Cultural Studies2008Q2
Cultural Studies2009Q3
Cultural Studies2010Q1
Cultural Studies2011Q1
Cultural Studies2012Q1
Cultural Studies2013Q2
Cultural Studies2014Q2
Cultural Studies2015Q1
Cultural Studies2016Q2
Cultural Studies2017Q3
Sociology and Political Science2000Q4
Sociology and Political Science2001Q4
Sociology and Political Science2002Q4
Sociology and Political Science2003Q4
Sociology and Political Science2004Q3
Sociology and Political Science2005Q4
Sociology and Political Science2006Q2
Sociology and Political Science2007Q3
Sociology and Political Science2008Q3
Sociology and Political Science2009Q4
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q3
Sociology and Political Science2012Q3
Sociology and Political Science2013Q3
Sociology and Political Science2014Q3
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q3
Sociology and Political Science2017Q4

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)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.245
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.431
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.860
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.731
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.254
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.121
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.191
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.318
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.297
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.583
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.396
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.391
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.677
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.290
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.484
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.162
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 Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20051
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20091
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20131
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Total Cites19990
Total Cites20000
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20020
Total Cites20032
Total Cites20044
Total Cites20059
Total Cites200614
Total Cites20076
Total Cites200811
Total Cites20098
Total Cites201033
Total Cites201128
Total Cites201240
Total Cites201319
Total Cites201418
Total Cites201525
Total Cites201611
Total Cites20176
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
External Cites per document20000.000
External Cites per document20010.000
External Cites per document20020.000
External Cites per document20030.111
External Cites per document20040.121
External Cites per document20050.170
External Cites per document20060.295
External Cites per document20070.154
External Cites per document20080.297
External Cites per document20090.171
External Cites per document20100.689
External Cites per document20110.563
External Cites per document20120.813
External Cites per document20130.375
External Cites per document20140.391
External Cites per document20150.649
External Cites per document20160.256
External Cites per document20170.140
Cites per document19990.000
Cites per document20000.000
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.111
Cites per document20040.121
Cites per document20050.191
Cites per document20060.318
Cites per document20070.154
Cites per document20080.297
Cites per document20090.195
Cites per document20100.733
Cites per document20110.583
Cites per document20120.833
Cites per document20130.396
Cites per document20140.391
Cites per document20150.676
Cites per document20160.256
Cites per document20170.140
% 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 documents20102
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Citable documents19990
Citable documents20005
Citable documents20017
Citable documents20029
Citable documents200318
Citable documents200433
Citable documents200547
Citable documents200644
Citable documents200739
Citable documents200837
Citable documents200941
Citable documents201045
Citable documents201148
Citable documents201248
Citable documents201348
Citable documents201446
Citable documents201537
Citable documents201643
Citable documents201743
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 documents19990
Uncited documents20005
Uncited documents20017
Uncited documents20029
Uncited documents200317
Uncited documents200430
Uncited documents200540
Uncited documents200632
Uncited documents200734
Uncited documents200830
Uncited documents200935
Uncited documents201026
Uncited documents201133
Uncited documents201230
Uncited documents201334
Uncited documents201435
Uncited documents201522
Uncited documents201634
Uncited documents201738
Cited documents19990
Cited documents20000
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20020
Cited documents20031
Cited documents20043
Cited documents20057
Cited documents200612
Cited documents20075
Cited documents20087
Cited documents20097
Cited documents201021
Cited documents201117
Cited documents201220
Cited documents201315
Cited documents201412
Cited documents201515
Cited documents20169
Cited documents20175
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