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African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Developmentopen access



Universities and research institutions in Kenya
Media Ranking in Kenya

Subject Area and Category




Publication type



16845358, 16845374





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The African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) is a highly cited and prestigious quarterly peer reviewed journal with a global reputation, published in Kenya by the Africa Scholarly Science Communications Trust (ASSCAT). Our internationally recognized publishing programme covers a wide range of scientific and development disciplines, including agriculture, food, nutrition, environmental management and sustainable development related information. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q4
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q3
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q3
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2021Q3
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)2022Q4
Food Science2017Q4
Food Science2018Q3
Food Science2019Q4
Food Science2020Q3
Food Science2021Q3
Food Science2022Q4

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.531
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.561
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.758
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.862
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.693
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.181
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.561
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.654
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.181
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.448
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.723
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.477
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 Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20192
Self Cites20208
Self Cites202114
Self Cites20228
Total Cites20160
Total Cites201713
Total Cites2018103
Total Cites2019137
Total Cites2020164
Total Cites2021174
Total Cites2022191
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 document20160
External Cites per document20170.181
External Cites per document20180.521
External Cites per document20190.553
External Cites per document20200.624
External Cites per document20210.684
External Cites per document20220.627
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20170.181
Cites per document20180.531
Cites per document20190.561
Cites per document20200.656
Cites per document20210.744
Cites per document20220.654
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents201719
Non-citable documents201826
Non-citable documents201926
Non-citable documents20207
Non-citable documents20210
Non-citable documents20220
Citable documents20160
Citable documents201753
Citable documents2018168
Citable documents2019218
Citable documents2020243
Citable documents2021234
Citable documents2022292
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 documents20160
Uncited documents201762
Uncited documents2018149
Uncited documents2019179
Uncited documents2020169
Uncited documents2021135
Uncited documents2022174
Cited documents20160
Cited documents201710
Cited documents201845
Cited documents201965
Cited documents202081
Cited documents202199
Cited documents2022118
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