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Annals of African Surgeryopen access



Universities and research institutions in Kenya
Media Ranking in Kenya

Subject Area and Category


Surgical Society of Kenya



Publication type



19999674, 25230816


2008-2016, 2019-2022



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The Annals of African Surgery ANN. AFR. SURG. (ISSN: 1999-9674 [print], ISSN: 2523-0816 [online]) is a bi-annual publication that aims to provide a medium for the exchange of current information between surgeons in the African region. The journal embraces surgery in all its aspects: basic science, clinical research, experimental research, and surgical education. The Annals of African Surgery will help surgeons in the region keep abreast of developing surgical innovations. This Ethics Policies document is intended to inform the public and all persons affiliated with The Annals of African Surgery of its general ethics policies. Types of articles published: -Original articles -Case reports -Case series -Reviews -Short communications -Letters to the editor -Commentaries Annals of African Surgery publishes manuscripts in the following fields: - Cardiac and thoracic surgery - General surgery - Neurosurgery - Oral and maxillofacial surgery - Trauma and orthopaedic surgery - Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat surgery) - Paediatric surgery - Plastic and reconstructive surgery - Urology surgery - Gynaecologic surgery - Surgical education -Medical education -Global surgery - Health advocacy - Innovations in surgery - Basic sciences - Anatomical sciences - Genetic and molecular studies 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.


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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.073
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.058
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.038
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.210
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.073
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.066
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.210
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.050
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.095
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.190
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20112
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20201
Self Cites20210
Self Cites20220
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20091
Total Cites20103
Total Cites20114
Total Cites20121
Total Cites20135
Total Cites20142
Total Cites20150
Total Cites20161
Total Cites20182
Total Cites20192
Total Cites20202
Total Cites202115
Total Cites202222
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 document20080
External Cites per document20090.056
External Cites per document20100.074
External Cites per document20110.039
External Cites per document20120.016
External Cites per document20130.067
External Cites per document20140.037
External Cites per document20150.000
External Cites per document20160.125
External Cites per document20180.222
External Cites per document20190.333
External Cites per document20200.053
External Cites per document20210.283
External Cites per document20220.222
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.050
Cites per document20100.100
Cites per document20110.073
Cites per document20120.016
Cites per document20130.066
Cites per document20140.037
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20160.111
Cites per document20180.167
Cites per document20190.250
Cites per document20200.095
Cites per document20210.263
Cites per document20220.210
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20202
Non-citable documents20214
Non-citable documents20226
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200918
Citable documents201027
Citable documents201151
Citable documents201261
Citable documents201375
Citable documents201454
Citable documents201528
Citable documents20168
Citable documents20189
Citable documents20196
Citable documents202019
Citable documents202153
Citable documents202299
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 documents20080
Uncited documents200919
Uncited documents201027
Uncited documents201151
Uncited documents201262
Uncited documents201371
Uncited documents201452
Uncited documents201528
Uncited documents20168
Uncited documents201811
Uncited documents20196
Uncited documents202019
Uncited documents202146
Uncited documents202289
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20091
Cited documents20103
Cited documents20114
Cited documents20121
Cited documents20135
Cited documents20142
Cited documents20150
Cited documents20161
Cited documents20181
Cited documents20192
Cited documents20202
Cited documents202111
Cited documents202216
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